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Eowyn picking gum leaves for Mummy's Australia presentation in Coco's class!
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The view from our front window at twilight... We're having sobremesa as a family. And Mummy is drinking Mad Housewife wine!
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Coco loves creating intricate aminal stories! I'm really missing your lovely blogs - both B and my 'puters are toast... MUCH love, M
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In autumn, autumn is my favourite season!
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HALLOWE'EN is in the air!
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Coco of Bridal Veil Falls!
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Searching for Chantrelle mushrooms...
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Beautiful Coco. she is jumping out and scaring strangers!
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Coco is keen to hike with Mama to Lake Serene! FABOO!
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Coco loves her Bucca!

My mother heart feels so

My mother heart feels so sad. Eowyn doesn't want to come. The hike is to Lake Serene, where she, Mum, Dad and I went in 2002.

BOTH our laptops are broken!

BOTH our laptops are broken! And Eowyn and i are off on a hike in the cascade mountains, autumn splendour extraordinaire!
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Our Arboretum !
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Big Sister reading Dirty Bertie to Little Sister!
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The salmon pool, with hundreds of spawning salmon to spot!
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Riding Waves, Portage Bay Style!
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A peaceful autumnal afternoon walk at Coco's school...

My favourite song, October 2008

I love the lyrical poetry, the energetic bounce of the music, the mystery of the words, the wonder, the expression of loss and grief and disappointment and hope! Enjoy!!!
Love,
MAJA
xoxo

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY WRITING GROUP!

Karen, Monica, Maryam and I have been meeting for a year! I am so very thankful for my writing group. We're meeting at my place this afternoon (and I've not written anything yet...) - it's a cosy, foggy fall day, the fire burning, the girls' pumpkins sat atop the stoop (we don't actually have a stoop, it just worked nicely in that particular sentence...) awaiting carving, the straw witch who lost her cat dangling on the door...

A toast to our writing group! Here's to many years more! And, in honour of our year anniversary, here is the first story I worked on in the group (copyright Megan Ann Jones Ady, October 2008!!)

LIPSTICK MOONBy Megan Ann Jones Ady
She stretched her fingers beneath her underpants to the niche where firm, dry skin turned into the soft moisture of the inside edges of her body. The light brown blood on her finger tips glistened momentarily in the moonlight. It felt warm and thin. She smeared some over her bronzed tummy, entranced by the sens…
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Mount Baker hot springs, where Eowyn and Cosette bathed as wee baby bairns!
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In the forest faerie ferns and goblin mushrooms abound...
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Laurelian
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Apple pickin' - lovely autumn
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Thanks, Mum! My bright, clear spring red!
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Thank you Grandma for our wonderful stripey jumpers! Love, Eowyn and Flat Eowyn!
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Thank you Grandma for the lovely yellow jumpers! Love, Coco and Flat Coco!
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The Pacific Crest Trail! Life is an adventure!!
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The dearest freshness!
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The Kendall Catwalk!
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Eowyn Turtle! Thanks Serendip!
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Grandma's GREAT KNITTING!
Lioness power! Go Coco go!
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people will say what is a real lion doing in Seattle?, Coco speculates...RAAAAAAA!
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Coco's lion costume arrived. THANK YOU AUNTY SEREN! RAAAAAAA! We canna wait to show Eowyn her turtle suit!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICTOR!!!

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The Story of Benjamin and Megan (We both have to write statements for Bens' Australian residency application - kind of like 'Greencard'!!)

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E's First day at her new school!
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School's out!
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That tricky change-out-of-swimming-cossie twist! Coco took this and wanted me to send it to you! Off we go by bike to Eowyn's new school!