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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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On Sunday last we walked to our friend  Billy’s place in James Bay for our annual pumpkin carving evening. Just the walk through the gorgeous autumn dusk was spectacular, and then we had so much fun with friends old and new!

The Inner Harbour and a sliver of waxing moon.

The Inner Harbour and a sliver of waxing moon.

Billy cut the bottoms off the pumpkins instead of the tops so he could put them over his patio lights.

Billy cut the bottoms off the pumpkins instead of the tops so he could put them over his patio lights.

Glowing ghoulishness.

Glowing ghoulishness.

This is GJ's pensive fellow.

This is GJ’s pensive fellow.

I think this was my favourite; old style and totally spooky.

I think this was my favourite; old style and totally spooky.

Our sleepy cat poses (reluctantly) for Halloween pic.

On our way to the walking tour yesterday we spied a house that was full-on ready for Hallowe’en, complete with giant blow-up black cat on the roof, its head moving back and forth. I guess when you live across the street from the graveyard…

Here are some images of the hand-cut stamp Hallowe’en cards I have in my Etsy shop:

Ravens, owls and bats for spooky Hallowe’en cards.

More spooky in a more simple card.