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I get a little warm in my heart when I think of Winter

I stole the title of my post from Tori Amos' song, "Winter". It's one of my favorites. I have always loved Winter. Winter is a beautiful season in New England but lately it has been unseasonably warm. In fact most of our Winter here in New England has been too warm.

Due to our mild temperatures, the opening ceremony for our outdoor skating rink on the Town Common had been delayed from December 23rd to January 2nd to January 16th to finally January 23rd. We had the good fortune of having the rink donated by Celli Century 21 and Cassidy Brothers Landscaping.

So we had our opening ceremony on January 23rd which was a bitterly cold day. Go figure, from one extreme to the other. Of course we want cold temperatures in order to maintain our outdoor skating rink but there was a ridiculous wind chill that day. The ice was pristine and inviting.


The wind on my face took me back to days skating or trying to skate on the ice at my elementary school's outdoor rink. I rememb…

Stuck in 2015?

Stuck in 2015 because I spent hours making this collage and then I couldn't upload it. I must have redone the collage 3 times. Oh well at least I got it on the blog.

So continuing with the year's highlights. In May, I went to Newport for the day and I stayed until after the sunset. It was beautiful eating by the ocean.

June brought warmer weather and I went on a sunset cruise in New Hampshire. I also took two photography workshops, one on edible flowers and styling for photos and the second one was food photography. I learned a lot and they were enjoyable.  I also cat sat for two adorable kitties, Leo and Forest. That is Forest hiding on the top of the refrigerator. I thought I had lost him, the little devil.

In July, the L'Hermione the French tall ship came to Boston. My sister saw some of her reenactor friends there. We had lunch afterwards at the Boston Harbor Hotel. I also saw the Amazing Acrocats perform. Yes you can train a cat! I enjoyed the evening with friends De…

Year in Review 2015, Part 1

2015 was quite a full year. I had so much going on that I am going to need more than one blogpost to share it with you.

The year started off in sadness as my Mom passed away in January. She had a stroke in 2004 and was in a nursing home ever since. As the months go by I am remembering her as my Mom, a vibrant woman who loved fashion, her family and close circle of friends and animals. The memory of my mother as a stroke victim is fading away. She was stylish as a young woman (pictured here with my sister) and for most of her life.  In fact, she was often described as elegant. She once confessed to me that she wished she had gone to school for fashion.


Here's another pic of my Dad, Mum and sister. My mother loved to dress us in the latest fashions as well.


We said a final goodbye to my mother on a bitter cold day and shortly thereafter it snowed. And snowed and snowed and snowed. 101 inches in Boston in about 6 weeks. My condo was buried with snow and we had to get a bobcat to sta…

Happy 2016

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Today we are lazing around and we didn't even go out on New Year's Eve. I guess I'll have to do the year in review in my next post. No time to go through all my photos tonight.

I did complete 11 of the 15 items on the Christmas Bucket List. I must admit the list was rather ambitious. It was good that I had racked up the vacation days so I had time to do some fun things this season.

Wishing everyone a fantastic 2016!