Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Back, but only barely… just in time for Father’s Day.

Monday found me sporting a little circular bandage after, yet again, more blood work. I’ve turned into a human pincushion and I’m not liking it one little bit - though the actual poking and extracting blood is not bothersome in the least; it’s the fact that it needs to be done at all that’s annoying.

After my weekly light banter with the guy that does the poking, and after holding the little circular bandage for two minutes (he insists), I was outta there and a free woman for another day or two. 

This little heart was blowing gently in the wind, outside the medical building.
It paused long enough for me to capture it on film.
Everyone needs a little heart now and then.

My route home takes me in the general vicinity of my dad’s place and given this is Father’s Day month I thought I’d snag him early and take him for lunch. He was willing, and still pretty able, so off we went down to the beach. 

It was epic (yes, yes, Bushman… I know, I do overuse epic) but it truly was - and I really enjoyed some quality time with my dad.

Here are photos of our outing… 

Taken from the bench we sat on while enjoying a tasty grilled hot dog!
This is English Bay!










The Sylvia Hotel - a heritage building from 1912



We ended up at Seasons in the Park Restaurant (a favourite of mine), up at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park, for coffee and dessert - the last photo was taken from there. 

All in all, a spectacular day… well, after the poking!


Thanks for dropping in and taking a visual walk with Dad and me. 


Cheers, Jenny
Modified June 4/14
PS - I’ve done some house cleaning around this place, thinned out some old - making room for some new. I love sharing photos and have decided when the mood moves me I’ll pop in and leave a few treasures behind. Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. Nice to see you, sorry about the blood work. Great photos.

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    1. Thanks Happy! It was a great day, weather cooperated and my camera did the rest.

      Your avatar is a smile generator - and smiling I am!

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  2. Good to see you again!

    I thought about removing posts but meh, it's like deleting history.

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    1. This was the surprise I had not expected… You've just set the planets back in alignment - thanks!

      As to deleting history, meh, mines not for the books…

      Thanks for dropping in on me - see, I'm smiling! :) :) :)

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    1. Thanks Linda! How's it going - I hope all's well in your neck of the world.

      Cheers, Jenny

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  4. Welcome back, Jenny. Great photos...though it still tickles me that buildings barely a hundred years old are regarded as such antiquities this side of the pond :)

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    1. Hey Botanist - thanks for the visit. I'm with you, I chuckle when I think of our "heritage" buildings - barely 100 and we jump around like we've got the pyramids beat. Too funny!

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  5. I'm growing accustomed to Epic! It suits you. :)
    Pics are great except you missed dear old dad.
    Hot dogs on the beach? I think that may be what heaven is like.

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    1. Dear old dad is camera shy! :)

      Great to see you here, there, and everywhere! LOL, thought I'd add something here so it didn't seem like I'd missed replying to my favourite blogger! :P

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  6. Hi Jenny - good to see you .. and I'm so glad your Dad and you had such a lovely day being at the beach and waterside, then having a lovely hot-dog and then the coffee high up looking over the city .. amazing views ..

    Hope the blood-letting helps over time and you won't have to endure too much more .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, thanks for dropping by. You visit adds a smile to my face and ups my happiness quota. :)
      Dad and I are trying to make the most of our beautiful city… before theirs an oil spill and we no longer have this view.

      The blood-letting (great word) is ongoing… for now at least.

      I hope all is well over in your little part of the planet - I think of you often.
      Cheers, Jenny

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  7. Hey you, welcome back.
    Beautiful photos. Loving the warning sign and all the beautiful trees.

    And the blue skies, something that has been missing in my part of the world lately.

    :)

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    1. It's been a while since I went for a walk in that particular area and was quite surprised by the Heron area. Apparently this has been going on for years, whereby the local Herons have made these gigantic nests and the city has made it an official breeding ground. Wow, who'd'a thought!

      It's one of my favourite walks - Dad suggested it - it was a peaceful and relaxing outing. :)

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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