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I took a long walk today and noticed that the temperatures on the Canadian west coast are just beginning to turn towards spring, which is lovely. I look forward to the blossoms, but autumn and winter are my most favourite seasons.

Autumn in 2017 had many highlights. A dear cousin was visiting Victoria with family and friends and we all went to Pagliacci’s for great food and live music.

Pagiacci's with live music.

There was fun with an international flare to be had right in our beloved neighbourhood of Chinatown.

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All Hallow’s Eve was spooky and filled with scary surprises around the city. We had a blast with tricks and treats visiting friends in Oak Bay.

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In late November we spent two days in Vancouver for a tiny vacation and rendezvous with my sister and Randy. Day one we enjoyed the festive lights of the big city, ate at the always-delicious Bao Bei, and were mesmerized under the Grand Chapiteau for Cirque du Soleil’s show Kurios.

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Day two, more wandering before a delicious dinner at Vij’s, then off to the last ferry home.

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Victoria, so pretty with festive lights, window displays, and a very impressive “Whoville” gingerbread village at The Empress Hotel.

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I catered dessert for a private Holiday party, and saw an impressive Santa and Mrs Claus at a local diner!

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Christmas arrived with lots of treats (including Glerup slippers), and tissue paper and gift bag fun for the cats.

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And the best gift of all, snow for Christmas Eve and Day!

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Altho at our home, we try to drag this season of light out as long as possible, alas the city is now wrapping it up and taking down all the lights and decorations. I love Victoria at Christmastime; it’s even more magical to me than when it’s all in bloom the rest of the year. Here’s a few last glimpses from around my neighbourhood from an early morning walk a few days ago.

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Here’s a few shots of some of our Holiday Ho, Ho, Ho around the studio, plus a nice shot of the Inner Harbour in Victoria BC.

Little deer pokes out from the part of the spider plant the cats chewed away.

Little deer pokes out from the part of the spider plant the cats chewed away.

All our little glass animals with red and silver balls.

All our little glass animals with red and silver balls.

Birdie and brick.

Birdie and brick.

Little felted wool balls strung to make colourful garlands, along with camels from India and my favourite glass fox.

Little felted wool balls strung to make colourful garlands, along with camels from India and my favourite glass fox.

That's No Man, by GJ Pearson, all lit up for the Holidays.

That’s No Man, by GJ Pearson, all lit up for the Holidays.

Taken yesterday in front of The Fairmont Empress, looking towards the Legislature. The sky was amazing.

Taken yesterday in front of The Fairmont Empress, looking towards the Legislature. The sky was amazing.