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Posted: 14/12/2012 at 03:27

Hello,all--if anyone is still up. I have just returned from taking my friend Zona to the doctor's in Victoria--a 12-hour day , with ferries and freeways--we lucked out, as the cold rain held off until late in the afternoon. We had fun-thrift stores and shopping--but I am now knackered, being up since 4 am. I went to the garden center and bought a wee skimmia, plus some stuff to fumigate the greenhouse. Even managed the last of my Christmas shopping! And so to bed.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 19:12

Morning, Zippy--so far, so good!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 19:01

Or perhaps you are eating those poor fish that have toes for breakfast! Poor things! I tried sticking my feet in the goldfish pond, but no luck.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 at 18:59

Here in Canada our fish don't have fingers, just fins--are yours genetically modified, or do you live near a nuclear power plant?

I like smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onion and capers or pickled nasturtium seeds. And a squeeze of lemon.

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 22:54

I'll bring Nanaimo Bars!

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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 20:22

Drat--was going to do some baking today--Pink Lady squares and Nanaimo Bars--but forgot the butter!!! Back to the shop I go!!!

Don't suppose Nanaimo Bars are world-famous, but they should be!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:14

Sorry to hear about the cat, Jean-----I hope your daughter is comforted by the Rainbow Bridge story.

Gloomy and rainy here--have to take my friend into the doctor in Victoria on Thursday--her daughter can't do it--means up at 5 to catch the 6:30 ferry it will rain.\, driving the freeway and downtown traffic---not looking forward to it. Haven't been off the island since June!

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Posted: 06/12/2012 at 05:08

Well, my friend Zona is a tough old bird--she was told she probably had pancreatic cancer, but was going to have to wait for tests--she drove herself to the hospital emergency ward[after taking the ferry to Victoria]--and sat there all day waiting for a cat scan. Turns out she doesn't have cancer at all--a blocked bile duct! So she has been admitted, and is waiting for surgery!!!!!!Wonderful news!!!Well, better than a death sentence!

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 19:20

Her garden is her passion and is a true work of art. It is too manicured for my taste, and needs constant maintenance[which she gets help with, as it's 3 acres]--but she is out in it every day. Rides along on her mower--it has 2 ponds with a Japanese bridge connecting, a stream and many magnificent specimen trees.

It is not really treatable, and usually goes quite quickly, I understand--6 months if she's lucky, depending on how you look at it. She hopes to be at home as long as she possibly can.

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Posted: 05/12/2012 at 19:00

Just got some sad news--my friend Zona, who is 89 has pancreatic cancer--so she won't have long. She has the most magnificent garden--you can see a tiny part of it through the window.

You may remember this photo, taken last year---


I am really going to miss her.


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