Saturday, 16 June 2012

the encampment at fort york

As part of this year's Luminato Festival, this installation was created at Fort York.

chasing the pipers at fort york

dad and suzanne taking pictures at fort york

tip top tailors from fort york

You can still see the beloved sign from Fort York

but you have to be quick!

the dratted gate at fort york

The Bathurst entrance to Fort York has been locked for over a year now, much to my father's chagrin. He now has to walk all the way around the Fort from the Bathurst streetcar stop.

But wait a minute, why is this bike locked here?

Turns out that this guy has another approach.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

waiting for suzanne

... at spadina and bloor.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

may 2-4 in the backyard

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

coffee and sympathy

Mum gave me this mug today.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

auntie lily

Auntie Lily died tonight at 11:30ish GMT.

She was a truly beloved aunt to me, my sister and all the children who found comfort and laughter in her home and in her garden.

Jill, Mum, Auntie Lily and me.

If we are lucky in this life we get two kinds of family members, both equally dear. We have the family we are born to and the people who become family through love and years and constancy.

My mum and Lily met as youngsters when they were working in London.

Auntie Lily

They remained the very best of friends through wind and rain

and all the things grand and trivial, wonderful and awful, that this life brings us.

They became sisters through love and years and constancy.

They loved each other deeply and we all got to be a part of it.

Auntie Lily, Uncle Joe,
Grandad and me.
Grandad, Uncle Joe,
Mum and me.

Thank you Mum for finding us this good aunt.

Thank you Auntie Lily for being my aunt.

I keep trying to write all the ways I am going to miss you but they are countless. Endless. Boundless.

I am the luckiest of nieces.

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