2 squares of Belgium chocolate
Lapsang Souchong tea
a delightful magazine Victoria with a favourite French focus.
Mother's Paragon cup and saucer, now mine, and her sweet wee sterling basket.
A bittersweet day
as we handed the keys to mom's former condo over to the new owners...
the end of an era.
I took the afternoon "off" and cocooned at home.
It was wise to stay home as there were a few moments when I teared up.
Mom was a strong believer in stoicism and she bore all her trials with grace and dignity.
She never "aired her dirty laundry" in public and advised us to do the same.
I am doing quite well under the circumstances...
am taking one day at a time
taking life slow
going to Yoga
appreciating beauty where it pops up
Home grown asparagus
harvested from The Humble Bungalow Garden.
Steamed lightly and served with a dollop of mayonnaise.
Sweet and tasty.
It is two years since I was in Paris
nibbling fresh white asparagus dipped in mayonnaise.
Its hard to believe that it has been so long since that dream trip.
Chartreuse green Euphorbia putting on a stellar show in the garden.
I like to think of these as flowers but I believe they are considered bracts.
A pretty little mix of perennials stand out against a weathered tree trunk.
The Demitasse Garden Centre has a wide assortment of plants.
They are located not too far from the home where I grew up and I love to pop by and wander along the aisles
perusing their stock for something new and different.
Many of our Humble Bungalow plants were purchased from this special nursery.
Soup for lunch after plant shopping...
this is a popular spot for local landscapers and trades people to grab a bite of lunch.
Cleaned out my closet and pared down my wardrobe even more...
who knew it was possible that I could find more things to consign?
I am making room for a few new things that I have on my wish list.
Bought a pink ball for the grandchildren to play with in the garden
and on the boat.
Have you heard of the Big Love Balls?
They have quite a following on Instagram.
New fragrance from France.
I ordered the reasonably priced sample pack of testers from Sylvaine Delacourte awhile back
and after wearing them for a few weeks I finally decided which one I like best.
a beautiful atomizer
with a spray bottle inside and a spare one to use after the original is empty.
picked up from the wee library
outside author Laura Bradbury's home in Oak Bay.
"Beach Combers Library"
when I am finished the book I will return it and drop of another one to share with the readers in that neighbourhood.
Public art on Oak Bay Avenue...
Time for me to close for now and get our dinner.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
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