|Skirt- H&M(also remixed like this); Chambray Shirt- Liz Clairborne (also remixed like this); Heels- Spring; Necklace- Smart Set; Bracelet-The Bay; Headband- Primark|
I arrived in Ottawa yesterday evening, after a two hour delayed flight. If you are reading MY blog, www.thevalleyhouseincanada.blogspot.com, you will appreciate that Brian and I are living (happily) in a construction site. It is quite a change to stay in completed houses/condos that have flooring, walls and lighting fixtures.
I had a great visit with my dear friend Carrie. We talked a lot. In fact, we talked for England and Canada combined! We had a delicious lunch at "The Two Monkeys" in Barrhaven, and Carrie gave me some great preschool art ideas. She is an Early Childhood Educator, and really knows her stuff. We also shopped at Value Village, Loblaws and Dollarama. I bought some great supplies for the kid's summer art camps I will be running back in Nova Scotia later in July/August.
Then to "the boy" and Emily's lovely condo for a delicious vegetarian taco and salad dinner. We then watched a hilarious English show called "The Idiot Abroad".
Although I lived in Ottawa for several years, I had forgotten how moist and hot the humidity levels are, and how grateful you are for air conditioning. The rain this afternoon was amazingly torrential, but the Barrhaven people struggling with a water ban were probably grateful!
I am being treated to a pedicure and spa visit this weekend! Such fun. Emily will be back with you next post!
|Mother (with bunions, yes, I am aged) showing young Emily that she can stand without putting her little toes together like a pigeon|
|She doesn't quite understand, so I manually position her tootsies|
|This was taken before foot re-positioning occured, and I am holding up young, hairy Marley. He is actually quite a charming cat. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Mama Sita, as she is still hiding under the bed.|
|I would like the gentle readers to know that I too had a waist this petite, many moons ago!|
|Trying to block out Mother's words of advice!!!|
Emily's sidebar: My Mum and I will be spending the weekend catching up, getting pampered at the spa and enjoying some quality mother-daughter time. I'll be back in the blogosphere on Monday and can't wait to see how y'all spent your weekends!
P.S. Because I'm the goody two shoes daughter (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Steph), my Mum was presented with this early birthday goodie bag upon arrival:
|This beautiful beach bag was embroidered by one of my favourite fashion bloggers, Silvergirl!|
|Check out more of her work at Silver Needle Designs.|
|A few of my Mum's favourite things.|