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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014

{pink & green}

{hooray for green & pink!}

Pink & green make a lovely colour combination. Not entirely autumnal, but still lovely nontheless!
{pink & green vespa}
{pink & green in the home}

{for the table}
{kitchen appliances}
{kitchen essentials}
{fancy pink & green}
{pink & green à la tinza}


Thursday, 23 October 2014

{quotable thursdays}

Some great quotes from Austen this Thursday in October...(which so happens to be my Dad's birthday, a father of five girls--very Pride & Prejudice!)

'You mistake me, my dear. I have the utmost respect for your nerves. They've been my constant companion these twenty years.'
                         -Pride and Prejudice
{my poor nerves}

'Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.'
-Personal Correspondence

{take flight}

& Happy B-day Dad!!


Sunday, 19 October 2014

{Nova Scotia summer 2014}

Finally time to catch up blogland!
In August I visited my parents who recently relocated to Nova Scotia. They are fixing up a beautiful cottage on a lovely piece of land with waterfront property. Simply peaceful and naturally beautiful...
While there, my parents hosted a housewarming party, we travelled to Lunenberg to hear the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, we visited good old friends in Halifax, we launched Ratty my parents' latest boat and christened her with a bottle of champagne, & spent the days wandering the shores, & the nights drinking nice wine and cooking & eating splendid food.
Delightful! here are some pics...
{at the waterfront of my parents' property}

{nothing says 'home' better than my Dad at the piano}

{house warming party/still under construction}

{off we go to launch Ratty--from my parents' property no less!}


{true love--childhood sweethearts!}

{LaHave bakery, just down the road}
 A trip to Lunenberg--the home of the Bluenose and the site where many of the grandbanks fishing schooners were built, including the Robertson II, the boat I grew up on:

{lobster traps}

{time for a seafood dinner!--the two chefs}

{yes please!}

{Gaudeamus--the name of my parents' home}

{visit with old friends in Halifax}

{chart of the area}

It's lovely to see my parents settled so close to the sea and to see that they've already made numerous friends. They continue to inspire me in their resilience, their ability to rise to challenges, & to make anywhere home--whether it's on a boat or on land.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

{quotable thursdays}

So much to catch up on, blogland! I travelled to my cousin's wedding in Germany a couple of weeks ago, and hosted a Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend and I still haven't posted any pics from my trip to Nova Scotia in August! 
how did it get to mid-October already? I'm happy to report that my insane work schedule is starting to slow down, so hopefully I can catch up on some things in the coming weeks...
Sorry I missed quotable thursdays last week! But here's a quote that is important for those of us who often say 'yes' and then find ourselves either really stretched, or having to give up something for ourselves. I think of the countless women in my life, especially those who are mums, who continuously make sacrifices and forget their needs for the needs of their kids or husbands. However, I think we often do this at work as well--I've had a lot of conversations recently with academic colleagues that have noted that women tend to take on a lot more administrative and teaching tasks over their male colleagues because they often are afraid to say no--often resulting in them being overstretched and worse, behind on publications.
{your yes should be worth the less}
well said!
{at work}

{mother & child}
Most importantly, make sure you always reserve some time for 'you' time...
{& also time to get out in nature, go for a walk etc...}