Filled with family, friends, flights and good food, April is a hard month to beat no matter how hard you try!
Visit my mom (92) before flying to Hong Kong.
In HK with our son, Creighton, Charling and the dog, Kuro (under the table)!
After three weeks in HK we had a 2 night break before our third son Shaun’s 40th birthday celebration.
Here’s the whole gang minus our son HK and our birthday son (who was still recovering at the time of this photo)!
But you have to admire May. For a month of staying at home, there was a lot to see and do. Here are some photos from my camera phone to remind me of what I’ve done.
May 1: This beautiful beach is just a short walk from our house. Every time I walk there, there is always something unique to see.
May 3rd: A new coffee shop opened near our house – super cool and funky!
May 7th: I love it when friends from near and far visit us on the island. It was wonderful to see Odette and Greg, formerly from Kelowna, now from Calgary!
May 13 and 14: I had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.
Which included a lovely lunch overlooking the water…
and a fun 30th Annual Garden Tour.
May 14 – Richard and I watched The Blackberry Movie (Highly Recommended).
May 18: One of my book groups went to the Book Club sequel (light, predictable, but still made us laugh out loud)!
Richard and I helped Deb (WBA) build her new pergola (see The Widow Badass posts for more details).
May 20: I really enjoyed Art in Bloom (Courtney).
And somehow he came home with this beautiful piece.
Speaking of backyard residents, this guy has moved in and made himself right at home!
Of course there was the twice weekly Dog Walking Group (Muttley Crew), book clubs, trainings, gatherings with friends… that’s what life is made of!
I updated my Samsung phone (and I love it!)
Richard and I booked a fall trip to Portugal for our fifth Camino. We are now in full walk mode, completing 16km + 8km hikes this week, with a 23km hike planned for next Tuesday!
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Before retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing, China for fourteen years (high school principal/Deputy Principal of Beijing Western Academy). Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. I hope you enjoy reading these reflections and that you are willing to share your own.
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