Sunday, May 22, 2011

a measure of time

The sun has finally come out over the past few days and the leaves are loving it. Our backyard landscape is slowly changing as the sky that was previously etched with branches fills up with green. I can't quite believe it's the end of May. I fly to London, England on Thursday with my dear friend Mille for our dear friend Valerie's wedding. Val is from PEI but has been living in the UK for a good while now with her partner Dave and their son Reuben (who just turned 1 year old). This will be the first time I have traveled outside of Canada in almost 11 years, the first time Mille and I have traveled together despite a friendship that spans half our lives, and the first time I've visited Val in her London life. The whole trip is very exciting, and yet very surreal - so many other things have been occupying my mind lately with our move and all the changes that go with that...but adventure awaits and I am thrilled. I've started a list of everything I need to do in London (the Tate Modern, the V & A, the Handweavers Studio and Gallery) while trying to leave plenty of time for things to unfold in a relaxing vacation kind of way.

So, spring brings change, weddings, and my parents' anniversary. On Friday night, Damien and I shared a wonderful meal out with my parents who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year (May 20th is the date they were married). They are getting ready for a big change in their lives. They just sold their downtown Charlottetown home of 16 years, and bought a house close to PEI's north shore, about 30 minutes outside of town. They will be living the country life and I am so excited for this next chapter in their lives.

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