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Atrus Loves the Tap

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Our little Manx cat Atrus loves anything to do with water...

The guitar arrived today!

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Liona's guitar arrived... it was in a huge box which got the cats all excited and curious, and they helped very zealously in opening the box and exploring what was in it.

Oh my! What a gift!

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Murray bought me a guitar!

Beatles Midi Jukebox

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Heheh, I think that being sick in bed with a cold does have its advantages... finally I managed to port over one of my ancient websites to a newer format - though with the same old look and content.

Happy Anniversary!

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Happy Fifth Anniversary my darling, it feels like only yesterday that we said "JA"!

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 13

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I know... I know... I have been a bit lazy lately and not progressed as fast as I would have liked. To make up, here is another Sor study shortly after the previous one.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 12

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Finally I got around to recording the next Sor Etude... not flawless, but it will have to do -

Incredible zoom

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Just a movie to show off my incredible zoom camera... wow!

No Electricity

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Today, our electricity was cut off for several hours, to replace all the wires and poles in the entire neighborhood.

Indian Summer

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After all the rain and cold in September or rather almost all summer, finally the weather has changed.

Sunsets

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It's that time of the year again... the Fall here has the most gorgeous sunsets.

Kimberley/Fort Steele

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Yesterday we visited Kimberley for our special assembly day.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 11

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Finally I got around recording the next Sor tune.

De Krant

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A while ago, a friend here in Creston alerted me to a Dutch newspaper for Canada immigrants: De Krant.

The Library

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Some pictures of the current state of our basement... looking back at the mess only a short time ago, I think Mur has done a fantastic job!

How the Burns' argue...

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The text below is very tongue in cheek, by no means take it too seriously!... but for once I have decided to give the readers a little insight how a typical Burns argument starts.

And... another project!

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The sewing machine is being kept busy! I have been invited to a baby shower on the 25th... and what better to give than a homemade baby towel bathrobe...

Little sewing project

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Two little girls from the congregation are going to school for the first time (Kindergarten)... they are all excited!

Visitors

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About a week ago, I received an e-mail: "Hi, this is Marlies, we moved to Regina Saskatchewan two years ago, we know each other from a Dutch Canada forum and we're on holiday in BC. Can we come by and visit you?"

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 10

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My very favourite piece from the Sor Opus 60 book, so pretty!

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 9

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Sweet melody

Sparrows

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We finally filled the bird bath we have had for years... and within a day, we were flabbergasted to see it so intensively used!

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 8

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Yet another little Sor tune:

Mouse and Mickey Having a Cuddle

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Aren't they the sweetest cats on earth?

Atrus (un)leashed!

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In anticipation of the enclosed area under our deck, we decided to let our youngest cat Atrus have a taste of the outside.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 7

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Time for another Sor piece!

Our new door

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We have lived here in Goat Canyon Rd for 2.5 years now... and one of the first things we said we'd change was the door.

Lizard

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Saw a lizard today when I watered the plants. It looks so fat, must be stocking up for the winter!

Hummingbirds

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The hummingbirds are gone... just like that! All summer we enjoyed their antics.

Squirrel

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Today, we went outside and heard the funniest sounds - tock! tick! toing! plonk! We were very puzzled... but then we found the culprit.

Outdoor Living

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My dream... to be able to sit outside and enjoy the Great Outdoors of Canada. Up to now, it was almost impossible for one reason alone - mosquitoes!

Rosie is purdy

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For years we have had a serious problem with Rosie clawing the furniture. None of our other cats is that destructive, but Rosie loves to sharpen her claws on our chairs and other furniture. Some of our chairs have no fabric left on them!

Giant slug

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Oh my, today we saw the biggest slug in our lives!

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 6

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Got Sor fingers from this one...

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 5

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This is a pretty little tune, I enjoyed practising that very much.

Clothes-pegs Ann

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I had finally enough of bending down every time to pick up a few cloth pegs, so I looked up a pattern on the Internet, and Clothes-pegs Ann was born!

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 4

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Ugh, not all Sor pieces are pretty, skip this one :(

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 3

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Sor etude in the lower register. Good thumb exercise!

Kahler

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Well... this blog will not be as happy as most of my blogs...

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 2

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The second Sor piece.

Fernando Sor Opus 60 Etude No 1

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I have started to practise from a new book: Sor Opus 60.

Pasodoblillo

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My Dad gave me this tune to practise, it's not as easy as it looks!

Frosty the Raccoon is getting tamer

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Amazing what a little patience can accomplish.

Mule deer

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Murray saw these deer today, sneaked up on them, and took some pictures.

My strawberries...

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... And blueberries. Yum!

Frosty the Raccoon and Happy Deer

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A raccoon has been getting more and more friendly, until we can almost feed it by hand.

Clouds

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We saw the most unusual cloud formation, the camera could only grab part of it.

New guitar!

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When I visited The Netherlands in April, I picked up my Dad's guitar for the first time again after about 20 years.

Bear Country

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We live in bear country... there are many black bears and even grizzlies. This little critter we saw today, isn't it cute?

Home Sweet Home

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Well, I'm finally home. Once the planes flew their regular schedule again, I was able to get home earlier this week.

Trips & Things

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Having such a lovely time... we went to the zoo, around town and just spending quality time together.

Sheep!

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Dad and I went for a walk, and what did we see?

Lisbeth

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Whoo hoooo, I'm so happy! My friend Lisbeth came all the way from Bovenkarspel to visit us.

Guitar

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My Dad has recently started to play the guitar, and needless to say, I was infatuated immediately.

Iceland ash...

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Wow... it doesn't look like I will be home any time soon. No planes fly at all, and it's a total chaos everywhere.

Family

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So nice to be with Mom and Dad again... Mur honey, I miss you!

Guess what?

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I'm in the Netherlands!

Broken toe

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Yesterday night Murray came into the bedroom - "ouch! ouch! ouch! ouch!" with every step.

One room finished

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Finally, we finished our guest room downstairs. We bought some furniture, bedding and wallpaper, and somehow it all fit together.

Myst Online: URU Live is back!

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Well... after having given up all hope, URU is back as open source - that means it's here to stay. Glad to hear it Cyan, and all the best for the future! Check out http://mystonline.com to play online with us, it's free!

Theater/library progress

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As Mur says, he has a flea up his, er, bum, to get the basement finished.