Monday, July 3, 2017

Family matters

What a hectic seven days that’s been!

Just last week, Megan graduated from high school. I took time off work to manage all the driving around to and from the rehearsal and the graduation ceremony. It was a long ceremony with around 250 students graduating.

No caps and gowns here, because they followed straight on with a dinner/dance, then on to the Dry Grad party until the small hours. I volunteered to help out at the latter, knowing she’d need to be picked up anyway. We got home as it was getting light at 5am!

This weekend, of course, was Canada Day, and we had friends around for a curry last night. I don’t often post pics of food in progress, but here’s a few showing the initial preparation (there’s so many ingredients involved that I like to get most of it lined up before anything hits the pan), some dishes on the go, and the final products ready to serve.

Then, to cap it all, it was Megan’s birthday. She decided she wanted to go skydiving, so a tandem jump was our gift to her. We live near the airport, and can often see the plane circling the drop zone in the summer weekends, but it was a different matter knowing our own daughter was up in that plane.

Well, after all that excitement I’m hoping for a quieter summer! How about you? And happy July 4th to all those south of the border.


  1. My heart would be in my throat if our child jumped out of an airplane, but I wouldn't stop him if it was something he was determined to do.

  2. Stephen, that pretty much sums up my situation.

  3. Talk about a crazy week! That meal looks amazing btw, and sky diving? I'm insanely jealous at the moment. Not that I could do anything like that in my current condition...

  4. Hi Ian,

    What an action-paced, momentous week for Megan and of course, all of you!

    Canada Day, eh! Oh my, on Canada Day, they had Canada Day celebration at Trafalgar Square. Tim Hortons supplied free coffee.

    And yep, a special mention to our American friends on the Fourth of July.

    Take care, Ian and go rest!

    Gary :)

  5. Crystal, it's all been pretty crazy. Hope things are well with you and forthcoming addition :)

    Gary, Tim Hortons in London? Really???

    1. Yes, really, Ian. They've just opened a Tim Hortons in Glasgow. Starbucks, be very afraid!

      Have a good rest of your weekend, eh.


  6. Hi Ian - Megan looks stunning ... so wonderful to see them reach one of the stages in their lives ... must have been a fun time (though wearying one for one and all - driving etc).

    Now sky-diving is something else ... I'd be having heart palpitations if my daughter was up there - not having one helps!

    Lovely to see - cheers and that curry looks good too - Hilary

  7. Congrats to Megan! I love her dress. ^_^

    Things are going a bit hectic here because I'm trying to finish up writing this draft of Book 3.

  8. Hilary, this has certainly been a landmark month!

    Misha, good luck with the book.


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