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Family Day in the country

What a gloriously sunny day today was, and perfect to spend the day out in the country with some of my family on this Family Day. Chloe and I met Kerstin, Adam, and our friends Warren and Taven in the charming little town of…

February 8, 2016
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Sunshine till the last possible moment

Chloe and I have been running around all day. When we finally got home in the early afternoon we thought, “let’s get out of here!” Now our beautiful Vancouver weather is about to change to rain…we knew it was too good to last…so we…

November 30, 2015
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Evenings round here

It’s beginning to look a lot like high summer round here. Our English summer is the typical on the cool side summer, but at least the blackberries are ripening. I’m worried though that I might miss the majority of our garden plums because they…

August 18, 2015
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My birthday and RBG Kew

First I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone, over 100 of my friends, for wishing me a Happy Birthday yesterday on my Facebook. I’m absolutely overwhelmed with the outpouring of love. Thank you my friends. I treasure each and every one…

July 14, 2015
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Round here, and a little gardening

Oh boy, I’m really having to THINK to pick up my camera these days. But I’m trying to get my garden in some sort of order to look lovely and welcoming for the Art in the Garden show at the end of May. The…

April 21, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

City and country, a perfect blend this week. The sun keeps shining, the daffodils are up, some of the cherry trees are in full bloom, the weeping willow in the country has that bright green flush of new leaves…you know the kind that I…

March 8, 2015
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Happy anniversary to me!

Gosh! Wordpress sent me a Happy 5th Anniversary notice. Five? How in the world did that happen? It’s hard to believe that five years of my life are chronicled here. (OK, maybe four, because the first year I was so scared of that blank…

March 4, 2015

Hello from Sunday night, yes I know it’s Monday morning

You know what I discovered recently? I actually only have two hellebores in my garden and they’re not very exciting hellebores at that. Out at my favourite nursery, Southlands, Thomas had all sorts of these beautiful guys. I love winter bloomers. Is it me…

March 2, 2015
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A randomness on Friday

This morning I got an email from my friend Nancy, who has resurrected her Random Friday blog hop. I used to really enjoy that hop and am really happy she’s made this decision. So welcome back to the randomness 😀 I’m so sorry about…

February 27, 2015