Pull Up a Seat Challenge – Week 4

thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Challenge https://xingfumama.blog/2021/01/22/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-4/

The temperatures are finally beginning to fall and with that comes abandoned outdoor seating. Over in London, where my family has to work from home, even a spot at the end of the bed becomes a seat to work from and in the case of our granddaughter the floor under a desk is good spot to sit so that she can be close to her Papa.

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Drive-by Gift Exchange, Donuts and a Walk in the Park

….on Christmas Eve

We decided as a family this year to celebrate Christmas in our homes and connect via Zoom. On Christmas Eve, early in the afternoon our kids drove to our house to drop off and pick up gifts. Gaelan ordered special donuts to share with everyone. It was not a particularly nice day but our meeting took place between rain showers so we also managed to get in a walk to to the park at the bottom of our street.

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Everyone wore their masks, some more festive than others and some of us wore our special hats and antlers.

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I even got Frances to get into the festive spirit for all of 10 seconds. My husband said she’s slowing down in her old age.

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Our get together was short because we all had to get back home and do a Zoom Christmas with Brendan and his family in London, England. It was Sevin’s first Christmas and it was fun watching her open her gifts from the family.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Morning Rituals

thanks to Sandy for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge https://thesandychronicles.blog/2020/09/18/friendly-friday-morning-rituals/

My morning ritual changes depending on the time of year and where I am. The one constant, though, is my morning coffee.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Commercial Buildings or Store Fronts

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge, https://ceenphotography.com/2020/09/01/cees-fun-foto-challenge-all-about-buildings-commercial-buildings-or-store-fronts/

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It’s all in the Details – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

…thanks to Cee for hosting this week’s Fun Foto Challenge – Anything to do With Cars

In London, England
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At the hockey arena
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At Henderson’s Brewery
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At the ROM
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At the V&A in London
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In the neighbourhood
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In our driveway
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Friendly Friday – Nostalgia

…thanks to Amanda for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

Everyone once in awhile Facebook or my Photo Stream appear on my phone and remind me of events that took place in the past. It seems that I have done a most of my travelling in July which isn’t really unusual because the summer was the only time I could get away as a teacher.

Here are a few of my favourite moments from the past.

My husband when I first met him in 1972.2-B2890-D1-451-F-4-A30-B628-CBFC6-CDD175-B-1-201-a

Our daughter’s wedding day, 9/10/11
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Hiking up the cliff side in Houth, Ireland 2011
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Can you believe this is the same guy but 30 years younger?
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My Dad meeting his first great grandchild, Winnie.
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At Andrea’s and Josie’s wedding
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Travelling with our daughter and granddaughter in Italy, July 2016
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The family at Azadeh’s and Brendan’s wedding in Assisi, July 2016
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Venice with my husband in July 2020
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Gaelan, Winnie and me in Florence in July 2020
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Touring the neighbourhoods of London with Andrea and Josie, 2018
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Photo a Week Challenge – Fleeting

….thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Fleeting

fleet·ing
/ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
“hoping to get a fleeting glimpse of a whale underwater”
Similar: brief, transient, short-lived, momentary, sudden, cursory, transitory
Children grow up so quickly. A newborn quickly transitions from a helpless babe in your arms to an infant trying to push herself up and learning to express herself vocally. These are all the steps that I’m missing because of COVID-19. Thank goodness for the digital world where I can witness these things second hand.

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Yesterday for a fleeting moment we saw our oldest granddaughter from a safe distance in front of their home in Hamilton. We were able to finally deliver her Easter gifts. Later in the day her mom sent us a photo of her enjoying her gifts.
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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Going Back

thanks to John Steiner for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

I think we all appreciate photo challenges that don’t require going outside of our homes during this pandemic. We certainly aren’t travelling to exotic places but we can look back on trips we took in the past. Here are a few of my favourite trips over the last few years.

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Florence, Italy
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Assisi, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Prince Edward County
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London, England
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Saturday Sculpture – April 11, 2020

….thanks to Mind Over Matter for hosting Saturday Sculpture

I love this sculpture in front of the Design Museum in London, England. The artist is Eduardo Paolozzi. This photo was taken on our trip to London in October 2018.5-B7-BE807-88-FC-4-DE6-9629-4-D72-A28-AB18-B-1-201-a
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