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Last post from home, next post from … home!

Well here we are again. The summer is here and it’s time for me to move countries for a couple of months. So I’ve cuddled our babies, hugged my children, and especially Chloe, who I hate to leave for two months, watered the garden,…

June 28, 2015
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Drawing challenge: Plate (gelatin plate)

Since Joke announced her lovely drawing challenge: plate, I thought and thought about “plate” as art. And, you all know me, I’m not happy with an actual plate, although I wondered about going to one of those “decorate your own pottery while we fire…

June 26, 2015
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Our little girls are here

There are some lovely new toys round here. Among them are two frog princes and two beautiful porcelain dolls, (one with red hair), sitting, waiting to be discovered, because Kerstie is bringing our little girls, (one with red hair) down for a few days.…

June 25, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Happy midsummer eve everyone. Isn’t it wonderful? I believe most children are out of school now and we’re full steam ahead into that tall meadow, firefly evening magic that is summer. With summer comes summer’s bounty, and we made a little trip out to…

June 21, 2015
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Visiting the bird sanctuary on the last day of spring

As luck would have it, C and I had to drive clear across town to the nearest Apple store so she could buy a replacement charger for her Mac. And, as luck would have it, it was a beautiful, sunny, balmy day, and to…

June 20, 2015
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Happiness is the Bakelite phone

I’ve been out and about today. Long drive, crazy rush hour traffic, finally home, sit down, and the phone rings. Do you all get that? Last thing in the world I feel like answering is an 1-800 call asking me some impertinent questions; like…

June 19, 2015
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You win some, you lose some

Aw hell! It just wasn’t a good day to push myself. I went for a walk to run some errands and walked past some lovely street art. Both city consigned and not so city consigned, but both equally lovely. It put me in the…

June 17, 2015
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Harvesting garlic and garden happiness

It’s that fine time of the year when my garden is incredibly lush and productive. The patio pots of annuals, encouraged by good soil and a little boost of 20-20-20, are stunning in their old favourites simplicity, the bird bath at the west fence…

June 16, 2015
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Sunday at the cabin and coming home

Oh boy, we didn’t want to leave! Sunday came around way too soon, but still time for one more lazy morning and one more walk around the cabin, then we cleaned up and shut the cabin down and took our time heading back to…

June 15, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

We’re back from a glorious weekend at the cabin. I’ve just downloaded hundreds of photos…typical, lol…and have had time to only go thru Saturday. So here’s what our Saturday looked like: We arrived quite late Friday evening and stayed up to see the first…

June 14, 2015