Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I'm starting to get excited about having a new house to play with; I really want to show you guys our new home, but until we have exchanged contracts I think it would be tempting fate. All I will say is; it's the oldest house I will have ever lived in...

Having said that I have to admit that last night I had my first 'wobble', thinking about leaving Canada behind. This is where my two youngest have lived most of their lives. Max was 4 and Eva was 2 when we arrived on July 1st 2005. Eva had her best tantrums here!

As she demonstrates here...

She really wasn't happy about the one on one with Dora!

And they both started the year with ice-skating lesson...that was the only year they took ice-skating lessons! Our first snow storm, getting the kids into their snow gear, digging our way out of the drive, all things that drive me nuts about Canada, but things I will never experience again and that have been our life for the last 4 years.

The baking hot summers, barbies, walks around the pond; we have loved our summers in Unionville.

And our Jessica has grown into a young woman in her four years here. Her love of the arts has been cemented during her time here...

...we will always have fantastic memories of our Mother/Daughter trip to New York for her 16th

I have found several new loves; sewing, taking photos and blogging - all covered here:-

And my lovely, clever husband came, started a new job, conquered it and has moved on to the next.

Part of me wishes we'd spent less time flying home to England in the summers and enjoyed our limited time in our Canadian home.

Can you leave memories behind? I kind of feel like leaving this land will leave a part of us here too. Silly... isn't it? B x

edit: My apologies for some of the photo's sizing etc (they looked ok in the preview)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Magic Moments: Part 3

Part 3 of my magic moments has been threatening to happen for a while and this week was the moment.

My little girl, my last baby (unless there's a surprise ahead) lost her front tooth and became a 'big girl'.

In the same week she learned to ride her bike - without stabilisers...

...graduated from grade 1 and received her first real award; for excellence in Language Arts.

As I cuddled her last night before bed and lamented my loss, she profoundly said;

"I may get bigger Mummy, but I will always be your baby."


Have a lovely weekend ladies. x

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My special place

It may not be much to look at

but this place has been my sanctuary

my calm in the storm

I'll be sorry to leave it behind, but I'll be sure to find a new quiet place; just for me and my thoughts.

Do you have somewhere you go to 'get away from it all'?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

You gotta have friends

Hi guys, I hope you've had a good week and are now kicking back and doing something you enjoy this weekend. Well, we are on the THREE WEEK countdown to our relocation to the UK.

Am I packed? No.

Do we have a removal company yet? No.

Have I had my garage sale yet? No.

Have I checked out the kennels for the dog? No.

Ok, so I still have stuff to do...I'm working on it!

I'm now starting to think about what it's going to be like not living here any more. I drive down streets and think; "I may never drive down this street again" (I've always been a little dramatic) When we left England we knew it was always going to be home, so there was never the question that we might not return. But Canada is a long way away and I am aware that when life is happening we don't always get the opportunities to go back. The thing I'm most sad about leaving is our friends. My friends, the kids friends, it's going to be tough. Eva and Max were 2 and a half and 4 when we came here, so the friends they have here have been their friends for most of their lives. Jess didn't want to come to Canada; I still have memories of a gang of 13 year old girls crying hysterically and chasing our car up the road - not wanting her to leave! Now she is older, she is excited about the new opportunities that await her, but sad about the people she will leave behind. And Chris and I have made some great friends who we will always be grateful to for making us feel so welcome.

But I also have a new group of friends who I am packing up and taking with me; I'll take them with me on the flight, put them in the car at the other end and then introduce them to my new home. You lovely ladies!

I have met some fabulous girlies since I started this journey in February and I look forward to developing those friendships over the months and years even if I am moving continent! On this note; I was happily surprised to find that I had received 2 blog awards this week. My first! So, "Thank you" to Design it Chic and Robbie S Redmond @ A Spiritual Connection who gave me this award this is how it works;

The "Love Ya" Award states:These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

The ladies listed here have made me feel so welcome to the blogging world, I wanted to say "Thanks" and ask that you stop by and leave them a comment - you'll be glad you did!

Kasey @ Lola B's

Koralee @ Blue Bird Notes

Nydia @ Polymer Clay Snails

Mandi @ Miss(es) Canadian Pie

Jessica @ 3 including me

Sweetly Lovely Afternoon

Kriste @ The Geek and the Belle

Mom's Fortress of Solitude

Lastly; I must apologise for the long post. I have tried to make up for it by sharing the flowers that are blooming in my front garden with you! -

Happy Sunday x

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