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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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Supper at mom’s house

C and I drove across town to my mom’s beautiful house, to give her a hand hosting an Easter supper for ten friends. Mom planned a traditional Czech supper of roast ducks with dumplings and poached pears, I love traditional food from my homeland.…

April 5, 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

Getting into the holiday spirit

It’s beginning to feel very wintery here…as much as the West Coast gets “winter”, but as you can see from this “artfully arranged” reflections shot 😀 the atmosphere here is cooler, whiter, and darker than ever. Recently mom bought some beautiful little Christmas lights…

November 27, 2014
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Yesterday I painted in my very personal journal. I found some words and painted a poppy around them. Today I spent Remembrance Day with my mother. We remembered my father and his years of dedication to veterans as the head doctor of the Vancouver…

November 11, 2014
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A small window on Sunday

It’s been one of those warmer West Coast days where we didn’t even mind not getting a table inside the Whole Foods and we happily sat outside with our lunch. Boy have we been lucky this fall and into winter with plenty of sunshine…

November 24, 2013
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X town and lunch

The lovely bright October sunshine. Sometimes it feels just too bright. Do you have that kind of light where you are? It’s the oblique angle of the autumn sun I think. I almost want to wear sunglasses inside the house. I was so lucky…

October 24, 2013
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Happiness from Saturday night.

Remember I told you on Wednesday that my friend turned 100yrs old? Well, tonight was his birthday party. What a wonderful age, what a remarkable life! Chloe and I dressed in evening dress, drove to mom’s house and waited for her to get ready……

October 6, 2013