Friday, June 29, 2012

Wine weekend

Hello again, Naramata Bench.

Many things have changed since last year, but your beauty surely hasn't. And the joy I find in getting away from the city to this incredible landscape and spending time with dear friends hasn't either.

Embracing, and letting go. And trying not to drink too much as the designated driver on the wine route.

And remembering to savour every minute of it.


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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Living life on Instagram

Having fun with Instagram - I know it will get tiresome eventually, but for now it's keeping me mildly entertained. 

If your life is boring enough to warrant it, you can find me and follow me.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Where I was, and where I am

I'm back from Ontario now, and getting back into the rhythm of the rainy west coast. Next time, I will stay out east a few days longer. It was good for me, in more ways than one. (see the first three photos below, including the portrait of handsome young Hamish!)

That being said, being home feels even better. The last two shots are from a walk I took yesterday - and they don't even scratch the surface of how beautiful this place is, even if it WONT STOP RAINING!

Sometimes it is good to remember there are bigger things than you.


Saturday, June 09, 2012

This post

... Starts with a big Hi to Rich's Mom - thanks for stopping by and reading!

A really lovely night out with my dear pals, a decadent meal at Nota Bene, and a nightcap at my hotel. So good to see them both- it's been far too long. Another belated Gemini birthday to celebrate (I'm a couple of weeks older than yesterday's birthday boy...and those two weeks make me oh so much wiser ;)

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Location:The end of the night...

Cutest. Cake. EVER.

And it came with the Best. Tea. Ever.

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The Big Smoke

I've been in Toronto since Wednesday night. The flight over was fine - except for the two hour delay in deplaning after we touched down. Oh Ontario electrical storms, how you like to toy with us! What I'd don't understand is why they don't seem to be able to air condition planes that aren't in flight - it turned into a sauna in, that makes it sound too pleasant. Thank god for my trusty iPad, at least I had something to entertain myself with.

Overall it has been a good trip - work has gone pretty well, we did some dragon boating which was actually pretty fun, and for the first time in a long time I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about being in Toronto. Nostalgic in a good way, I think. I am sure it is in part that I'm really looking forward to seeing friends over the next few days - which I am, I am feeling a strong need to reconnect and regroup with my Toronto peeps - and in part just a product of my life shape shifting over the last little while. This I think will help me find my bearings again, at least a little bit.

One thing that is killing me is the weather - the stormy pressure changes have my head pounding, reminding me that this is truly the breeding ground of migraines and all sorts of other noggin pain. I will soldier on, tossing back Tylenol with codeine and hoping the wine I look forward to consuming with Rich & MM tonight will make things better, not worse (let me hang on to that delusion please)

Had dinner in the Distillery District last night...this snap was taken there. I think next time I'm out this way I'm going to stay for a bit longer and dig myself back into this city a bit more tightly once again. I would never move back, but a home away from home is a nice thing to have.

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