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Hello from Sunday night, and happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in North America who celebrated today. I had the most marvellous time. Chloe and I took a long drive out to the old ship yards by the river and had lunch with my mother and my son…

May 10, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Well then! I’m feeling terrifically accomplished and successful and even am getting this post up on Sunday night! 😀 …although I’m hopelessly behind on commenting, visiting and replying to my comments. Boy, blogging is hard work. And to think that today I told Robbie…

April 26, 2015
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Drawing challenge: Coat, the von Alemann coat

I was so happy when Patrice called this week’s drawing challenge: coat, and, for me, this started with a book. Not just any book, THE BOOK. One of the most precious books I have, the book of my family, the von Alemann family. The…

April 24, 2015
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A night out with my children

These days, with everybody so busy in all corners of the world, it’s such a rare treat that I have the chance to get together with my three all at the same time. And now that my three have multiplied to nine! It’s even…

April 1, 2015
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Happy birthday mom

It’s not easy being a Christmas baby. One’s Boxing Day birthday is often very conveniently wrapped up with a Christmas celebration, but we’ve always tried to make it a special day for mom in some way. My mother turned 80 years young yesterday, and…

December 27, 2014
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Hello from Sunday night, which turned into a Monday post again

Well, well, well, after days of leaden skies the promise of sunshine thru the velvet curtains turned the whole room rosy pink. Mornings like these make my world so much better. Milo and Morgan love the sun and try to hang out in the…

November 17, 2014
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I aten’t dead yet!

That line is one of my favourite lines in fiction. For anyone who doesn’t read Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, this line is attributed to Granny Weatherwax, a witch, who lives outside the small village of Bad Ass, which incidentally is what my children figure that…

September 10, 2014
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Random things I love

I love that I have green eyes and Chloe has blue and Jonathan and Kerstie have brown eyes. I love that I have the whole gamut in the family. Robert’s eyes are very unusual because they tend to be very chatoyant and can look…

December 27, 2013