Hello from Monday night and a lovely Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

October 12, 2015

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There’s something so very special about Thanksgiving, isn’t there? Whether you celebrate the Canadian holiday now in the middle of this beautiful autumn, or the American holiday, which heralds in the Christmas season, there’s nothing more special than friends, turkey and a lovely long weekend to get away from everything.

Again this year, as in years past, Chloe and I spent Thanksgiving 200 miles away from the city, in Margot and Leo’s cabin in Princeton, with six 20-somethings, six dogs, five parental types, two horses and two cats.

Chloe Bryson and I arrived quite late Friday night, but just in time for a campfire.

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Everyone else arrived on Saturday, but the day turned out to be completely grey and rainy.

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Just perfect to hang around in sweats and jammies cuddling with the animals, watching movies and reading a book.

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A little ledge outside the kitchen window holds a little bowl of water and some seeds and nuts for the birds.

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And provided endless photo ops…

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…and entertainment, as, just around supper time, Levi decided that the birds had had enough seeds and nuts, and now it was his turn. 😀

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And at the end of this rainy Saturday I got this far on the first pages in a new found poetry journal. This old book is a children’s story called King Oberon’s Forest. The pages are creamy and thick and the blue cover has the prettiest little golden bird. I’m going to love working in it.

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Hiking the Kettle Valley Railway
This is lovely!

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  • Reply michellepond October 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. It looks like a good time was had by all, including the family members of the animal persuasion!

    • Reply Veronica October 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Oh Michelle, I so miss having a dog you know. Such a wonderful addition to life.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks October 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Looks like a perfect Thanksgiving! How poor our lives would be without animals!

    • Reply Veronica October 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Oh my gosh, so true Debra. 😀

  • Reply Lorrie October 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Thanksgiving in a cabin sounds blissful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Pondside October 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    That sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving! I love the thought of a cosy fire and a day spent in jammies!

  • Reply daryledelstein October 14, 2015 at 3:20 am

    belated wishes for a lovely thanksgiving

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm October 14, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Hey V .. .what a fabulous post. I just love the photos. Looks like a wonderful weekend. No better time than when it is grey and damp than hang about in sweats and jammies. That cabin must be the best place to disappear to! Thank you for sharing your lovely w/end Miss!

    • Reply Veronica October 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Julie. 😀 Actually, it’s pretty hard to take a bad photo out there. I love it. And yes, a disappearing act is all too easy out there because the internet is a dial-up and very spotty and poor. Great excuse to disappear though. 😀

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