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About winesoakedramblings - The Blog of Vickie van Dyke

Writing is therapy. Wine is therapy. Writing while drinking wine is the best therapy. Reading while drinking can also be fun. Listening while drinking is also fun so check out my podcast! And then there's that book (memoir) that I wrote: Confessions of a Potty-Mouthed Chef: How to Cheat, Eat and be Happy! My life has provided me with a wealth of inspiration. Maybe something here will inspire you too? ~Vickie

Do You Believe In Signs From The Universe?

One morning last week on my walk, I saw a fox. Not once but twice. The first time he strutted right in front of me (crossing the road), turned to me and smiled, like “How you doing, baby?” and kept … Continue reading

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Do You Believe In Unconditional Love?

After many weeks of pondering this question I have come to the conclusion that my answer is … No. I do not believe there is any such thing as unconditional love. Unless you are Mother Theresa (only alive). Then there … Continue reading

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What Did You Say (I Mean – Tweet)?

So now we’re in another lockdown. A state of emergency lockdown. Shit’s getting real. Well, my shit has been pretty real ever since last March because I take all of this shit seriously but now there will be dire consequences … Continue reading

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I Hereby Resolve to Leave Everything Unresolved

Oh my, the pundits have been busy these first few days of 2021. And by pundits I mean my friends on social media. The smart ones. The ones who share sage counsel with us regularly, reminding us to keep our … Continue reading

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Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Live “Forward”.

Just the other day I was feeling all verklempt. As in – overcome with emotion. Oddly, I was thinking about German Christmas carols which makes the word verklempt even more appropriate. You see, I was contemplating the retirement of traditional … Continue reading

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Just a Tiny Blog About Christmas Songs

I love Christmas music. I start listening on November 1 and truth be told, I have a few favourites that stay on my phone all year long. Those Grinches who purport that November 1 is “way too early” to hark … Continue reading

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The Year Christmas Came Late …

It was December 1992. The year that my Christmas belly-full-of-jelly was about as big as Santa’s himself. Except my belly was full of baby. However, the only bells that were jingling were the ones on the blood pressure monitor. The … Continue reading

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What Does A Covid Christmas Look Like?

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And by that I mean it’s snowing. The trees are pretty. We’ve put up some decorations. Other than that I have no idea what Christmas will look like this year. I know … Continue reading

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Are You a Poet or a Mariner?

I’ve been pretty consumed with the US election these last few days so decided it might be worthwhile to think about something else for a minute. And where we now live, the way the sun currently sets through our living … Continue reading

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What If Your Life WAS The Adventure?

Today we closed up our trailer. Our little summer home that we have enjoyed immensely for the last five years. It was actually snowing when we awoke this morning and the weird snow-shower-sunny-rainy morning continued as we packed away deck … Continue reading

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