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April: A Month of Books, Busyness and Blossoms

Henry sunbathing beside Chico

April is the crazy month at work, hence the silence on the blog. But, fear not, I have a huge update and lots of good things to share. So grab a cuppa something nice and sit back. First, let’s get the obligatory Henry photo out of the way. Here he is sunbathing in the Spring sunshine at the end of March. Such a cutie! Chico’s cage is in the background and I have since moved it to the other side of the room so he doesn’t get the morning and afternoon sun as directly. Next up to the plate is Continue Reading »

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It’s Springtime for Vancouver and Monica!


Winter for England and CW! Okay so that’s me TOTALLY butchering the hilarious Producers lyrics for “Springtime for Hitler”. If you haven’t seen the movie (1968 with Gene Wilder and Max Bialystock) you totally should! I’ve not seen the stage-show but sometime in my life I would. Anyway, Springtime here definitely sprung this weekend! The day I left Manchester they got snow… so I think Spring will take a bit of time there.

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Lovely first days of Spring


For many years, my birthday also marked the First Day of Spring. This year, being a leap year, the first day of spring was not the 21st but the 20th. Today however really felt like Spring – warm sun and windy weather. Yesterday I received lots of lovely messages online from friends back home, and online blogging friends. Thank you everyone sooo much! It means so much to me! (And thanks for Facebook!) I also got a host of lovely things from the BF’s family: (Not shown: pyjama pants which are already in bed!) Yesterday for my birthday, CW took Continue Reading »

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Happy Birthday to me!!


Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to meee!!! Happy Birthday dear…. ME!!! Happy Birthday to me!! Today (March 21st), 20 years ago, my mother and father went to the hospital. It wasn’t stressful, and it wasn’t a rush… I was a scheduled C-section as my mom is a small woman and she had already had my older sister via C-section too. Our main babysitter at the time, Lisa, took my sister to the Purdy’s Chocolate Factory open house. My hospital photo My Nanny’s (Grandma) writing on the back, and her lipstick kiss My 2nd birthday (I think…) My 4th birthday Continue Reading »

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