I snapped this before running out the door to go to French Class but more on that later in the post...
a selfie with some serious attitude!
Oak Bay is the area of Victoria in which I grew up and attended school.
When I was young people used to joke that we lived behind the "Tweed Curtain."
Old money, heritage homes and people wearing tweed, tweed and you guessed it, more tweed!
Those days are long gone and now you'll more likely see Barbour jackets and Hunter boots on the well heeled walking under the canopy of Garry Oak Trees.
Mother has been getting more confused over little details lately so we all met with the bank manager for clarification of her accounts and investments. She could ask questions and we could help interpret the answers.
She is feeling much more at ease after the meeting and we are better equipped to help her when she need us.
We did have some trouble parking and getting into the bank as the film crew using Oak Bay as the town of Grace Point had cordoned off several surrounding streets and the cameras, lights, trucks and cast were actively working.
The company had taken over various shops and the actors and extras were in the midst of a scene.
The shops were open for business despite masquerading as Grace Point merchants and there was a fresh outdoor market stand set up on the sidewalk. It was all very exciting to watch...I will be watching Grace Point when it airs.
After our meeting, which was about an hour, they had wrapped up their filming and were putting everything back to normal.
When I picked up my monthly copy of Country Living UK at Ivy's book shop the gals were chatting about the filming on The Avenue and meeting Nick Nolte when he came in to buy some books.
I've seen the film crew in various parts of Fairfield on my walks as well but have not had the chance to sneak a peek at any of the leading actors. I'll be sure to let you know if our paths cross anytime soon!
Mink brooch on the Spenser Jeremy jacket that I found it in thrift shop a few weeks ago.
Still loving the details.
Simon Chang black ponte knit trousers
Coldwater Creek white tank
Mee Too black ballet flats
I spied these lovely sweet scented dianthus at the garden shop.
A little bit of cheer for a wee price.
I wore this vintage coin necklace again this week.
I usually don't wear faux jewelry but I like this one quite a bit.
I wore this sterling cuff to French class.
Pure Knit black cotton sweater
over the same pants, top and belt.
Since rebuilding my wardrobe I have fewer items so I get more wear out of each piece.
It is so much easier getting dressed these days.
I wish I knew about a minimum basic workable wardrobe years ago.
I could have saved time, money and I think I would have been happier about my personal style.
I wore some old pants and a Tee shirt when I re grouted the bathroom floor.
It was a dirty job!
I didn't wear make up or do my hair until after I had finished.
You would not have recognized me...
The tiles look good from here but it is far from a professional job.
Hope it will stand up for a few years...
next time I'll hire a tiler.
One of the neighbourhood raccoons.
We have a family of them that regularly walk through our yard.
Generations of raccoons have been wandering through our garden for 30 years...
(that's how long we've been here)
I am sure that they have been coming here for many more years.
They play with the decorative silver globes that I have in the garden...
in the morning when I see them in various different locations,
I know that the raccoons have been bowling at midnight.
A friend loaned me the third Louise Penny novel...
I am excited to read it.
I love it when you discover an author whose book you enjoy and has a series of books ahead just waiting...
I found this beautiful magazine when I was at the pharmacy...
it's chock full of charming homes decorated in an easy breezy carefree cottage style.
Which inspires me to look at The Humble Bungalow decor with fresh eyes.
Maybe I'll rearrange a few things or put some away until fall and invite some lighter pieces to take stage.
One thing's for sure...I'll be actioning a bit of Spring Cleaning!
I'll be back in a few days...
after I tackle my French homework,
I plan to read some magazines and my novel.
Until next time...
Be Well and Be Kind.