Last week our family went on a working holiday to Victoria (Dimitri was doing training for the Fire Department and we were going along to play). What a treat to see the cherry trees in full bloom and sunny blue skies every day! Some afternoons it even warmed up enough for bare toes and t-shirts on the beach! Oh I needed that…five days of relaxing and being goofy, away from the responsibilities of home and work. Time to lollygag and time connecting with friends. Un-rushed cups of tea, girls napping in sunbeams with cat kisses, shopping for new clothes (the kids were spoiled by their Auntie at Abra-Kid-Abra and I spoiled myself at Smoking Lily….oh how I love my new duds – some groovy organic tees, the chic octopus backed cardigan, and the incredible CeCe dress too), gourmet dinners on the town (thank you Karen and Dennis), beach walks every day, putt-putt boat adventures with seals and gelato, hotel pool mermaids splashing with huge smiles, even a beach picnic dinner (so lovely dear Gina). To add to the perfection. we capped off the visit with a cheesecake lunch — I think that might have been the best cheesecake I have ever had! For those that know me and how much I love cheesecake, you are probably trying to figure out how to get an invite to my friend Karen’s table right now!
We definitely kicked off spring a bit early (as I think they always do in Victoria) and so enjoyed our “southern” holiday! Now we are home to the rain and a fire in our woodstove, but those tree frogs are singing LOUD and reminding me that spring is coming soon to our little island too. I am so grateful for this time of year that brings with it so much energy for new growth. It is a particularly creative time for me and so I hope to have some actual TIME to be creative during the coming weeks. Here’s hoping you will also enjoy the magic of SPRING!