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A quiet and gentle Yuletide Season has come and gone. The gift of a head cold on Christmas Day forced me to rest for a week, which I needed. We ate great food,  completed a puzzle, watched our favourite festive films, and took some naps.

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Victoria was, as usual, decorated and filled with festive cheer. There was no snow this year, but the winter rain made way for many bright clear days.

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We enjoyed two amazing Holiday performances: the Victoria Symphony‘s Christmas Pops concert, and local jazz heroes The Tom Vickery Trio playing the Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas Suite at a private party in Chinatown.

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And now a new year ahead, filled with possibilities! I will be completing the stories from my autumn trip to the UK, and continuing to work on the art projects which that trip inspired.

Wishing you all the best year ahead!

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Snow said “NO!” today for flying to Castlegar, so a new plan in place and we try again tomorrow! Has given me the opportunity for one more seasonal post about our lovely Victoria. A random sampling:

All the downtown streets have jolly decorations of delight.

All the downtown streets have jolly decorations of delight.

Dozens of decorated trees illuminate the lobby at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Money raised from the public paying to vote for their favourites goes to BC Children's Hospital.

Dozens of decorated trees illuminate the lobby at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Money raised by the public paying to vote for their favourites goes to BC Children’s Hospital.

A lovely little gingerbread village mixed in with the festive trees at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. A large display of gingerbread houses is also viewable at the Inn at Laurel Point.

A lovely little gingerbread village mixed in with the festive trees at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. A large display of gingerbread houses is also viewable at the Inn at Laurel Point.

A ferris wheel has been erected in Centennial Square again this year; festive fun for all ages!

A ferris wheel has been erected in Centennial Square again this year; festive fun for all ages!

 

A few samples of the gingerbread houses at the Inn at Laurel Point, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

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