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London

Wednesday 20. 03. 19 Just got back from a busy 4 days in London. Besides seeing the Bonnard show at the Tate, I also saw the excellent Sorolla show at the National Gallery and a Rembrandt show at the British Museum. The highlight was probably the Doreen Fletcher show at the Nunnery gallery in Bow. Her paintings of the vanishing architecture of the East End of London in the 60s were wonderful altho the Sorolla paintings of children playing on the beach were also pretty great too! 

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But it’s still February!

 

Tuesday 28. 02. 19 Drove to Meze today with Patricia for lunch at L’Oscarine, an excellent  restaurant right on the seashore. It was warm enough to sit there in our Tshirts! Afterwards we had a stroll along the étang and spoke to some fishermen who were collecting sea urchins.

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Back home

 

Thursday 21. 02. 19 I arrived back in Clermont on Monday afternoon after a great visit to Toronto inspite of the cold and the snow. It is warm and sunny here with a projected high today of 17!!!

 

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Winter

 

Tuesday 29. 01. 19 Winter arrived last night – 32 cm of snow this morning and perhaps more today. Shovelled a narrow path to the road as far as the snow bank created by the snow plough. TTC not running between Victoria Park and Woodbine this morning – brings back memories!

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Christmas & New Year

Wednesday 02. 01. 19 Have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Christmas morning was the usual extravaganza opening all the presents at Jason’s followed by a hearty Christmas breakfast. We all reconvened at Carole’s for dinner of turkey and plum pudding which was very tasty followed by mince pies and Christmas cake – a regime might be called for in the New Year!!! Carole and I spent a quiet but very pleasant few days up north at Fran and Clive’s cottage. We came back to town yesterday afternoon on the bus and I’m now staying with Julia.

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Back in Canada

Tuesday 11. 12. 18 I arrived back in Toronto on Friday and there was snow on Saturday morning to remind me that it was winter and Christmas was approaching! Daisy decorated the tree yesterday so I now feel Christmas is really coming.

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London

Wednesday 21. 11. 18 Just back from a week in London with Carole, Julia and Daisy. Did the usual round of galleries, went to Windsor for the day and even managed to see Bohemian Rhapsody – a busy week.

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Remembrance day

Monday 12. 11. 18 Yesterday I walked down to the small local ceremony at the war memorial at 11 am and then I also went to an excellent choral concert at St Paul’s with old photos on a screen – they even sang It’s a long way to Tipperary!!!

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Montpellier

Sunday 04. 10. 18 Met Claire for lunch in Montpellier yesterday. We had an excellent Couscous outside on the esplanade in the sunshine and then afterwards went to a photo expo at the Pavillon Populaire. An interesting show on the American Civil Rights Movement in the 60s by mainly local journalists. And it was free!!

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A Life

Wednesday 17. 10.18 Spent yesterday on my visual biography as a book on Blurb based on the postcards that I sent Daisy and Poppy earlier this year.

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