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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Introducing Our Newest Addition to the Family

…born January 24, 2020

Our son and his beautiful wife just blessed us with a new granddaughter on the 24th of January. Her name is Sevin (pronounced Seveen) and she came into this world weighing just over 8 pounds. We are looking forward to meeting her when we fly to London, England on March 16th. For now we have photos, videos and live WhatsApp chats.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Curves, Circles and Arches

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Design

thanks to Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

Design is everywhere. We often travel far and wide to capture beautiful design elements in architecture when there are wonderful design elements right under our noses here at home.

Design in London, England

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Here at home and in the neighbourhood
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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Chair

….thanks to Snow for this week’s theme for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

I feel like I’ve posted some of these photos before. Hopefully for those of you who are new to my blog you’ll find them interesting.P1060269
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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Alleys

….thanks to Amanda for hosting Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

The best alleys are in Italy, especially Venice.

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Alley in front of our hotel.
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Alley leading to our hotel.
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Bologna
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Assisi
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London, England
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Stairs or Steps

thanks Cee for hosting Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Stairs and steps. We see them everyday and usually take them for granted unless we have to climb up to get where we’re going.IMG-3002
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