Category Archives: memories

Love Haiku : Reflection

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At the end I dream

of days when we, besotted,

shared ourselves in time.

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Alberta Snapshots Part 2

Continuing on from yesterday’s post. here are some more travel photos from my recent trip to beautiful Alberta. Canada. I’m already counting the days till I can return.

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Ahhh, lovely.

I’m Back / Ralphie Haiku

I know I’ve gone missing for a few months. Sometimes that happens. But now I’m back.

Much has happened since my last post in May. But before I pick up with new blogs, I pay tribute to Ralphie, my loyal canine companion of my year in Nanaimo who passed away to doggie heaven in June. So I’m now a girl without a dog and good shoes. Ralphie, you will be missed.

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Ralphie

May your path weave through

forests green-scented — a loyal

friend at your heel.

Thinking About 2013

This is it. My last blog of the year – 365 blogs, one for every day (not always published on the day, but I did always catch up). Was it worth it? Absolutely. I’ve become more observant from all my walks with Princess Ralphie on Vancouver Island…

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…more creative (I’ve written over fifty flower haiku which I’m now putting into an ebook)…

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… I’ve taken up photography (thank you Tootsie for all the photography books for Christmas!).

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I’ve lived in two countries (Canada…

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… and Britain)…

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…and travelled around Morocco with my dearest Berberman.

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…I have put out my novel to agents, had many rejections and some near misses, and it’s now on the “To Read” pile on a wonderful New York agent’s desk, having jumped the hurdle of her reader. So, that’s good. 🙂

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…I’ve eaten some fabulous meals out and about…

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…and in the company of good friends and relatives (thank you Jamjarjude, Tootsie, Wineguy, Hankenstein, Drumguy, Winehippie, Designergirl, Modman, Brewgirl, Socky, Magman, Cousin K,  Tangogirl, Fieldpoppy, Spicegirl, Prince T, Craftgirl, Marky Mark and Berber Angel…

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…and played (a lot) with my nephew Hankenstein.

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I’ve met some animal friends…

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I went back to my Newfoundland roots…

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… and did some interior design…

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…and started jogging…

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…and dusted off my tango shoes.

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A new year looms ahead, and I’m packing (again) to move into a new place in January, away from the lovely swans…

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…and cheerful canal boats of the River Lea…

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… to a flat in Hammersmith or Brighton…we’ll see how it all pans out. Then, who knows? I’m ready for new places, new adventures, new experiences and making new friends (human and otherwise). I’ll keep writing, and photographing, and tangoing, and I’ll put it all in my blog, maybe not every day but pretty often, even if my dog is in BC with Jamjarjude…

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… and my good shoes have now seen better days.

Keep moving, keep growing, keep curious and be kind.

Happy New Year to all my fantastic blog followers! Thank you for sharing the journey with me.

Christmas Tree Cats

I’ve been with my friends Modman and Brewgirl (not to forget Brewgirl’s 6-year-old daughter  The Sockless Wonder (Socky for short)) at their house near Canterbury for a few days. Oh, and the cats. Sminky…

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…who is very fond of chasing the sun…

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…and new arrival, 2-month-old Kipper, who, went not annoying Sminky or chasing tin foil bows around the floor, was usually found looking something like this.

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Except for this morning. When he suddenly discovered the delight of adding himself to the Christmas tree as a decoration.

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Sminky wasn’t going to be left out of the fun.

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“Have you seen the cats, Age?” Modman asked me as he wandered into the living room.

“No idea.” No point spoiling their fun.