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Downton ends – sob!

Cold but wonderfully sunny. This afternoon Anne-Marie and I went for a long walk by the water in Ashbridge’s Bay. Glorious – ice frozen on branches.

Yesterday, the family visited. My daughter has her hands full. Someone pinched.

I’m busy, as usual – the Y Mega-run on Wednesday evening, a vigorous run-fit fundraiser that had me limping all day Thursday. Friday, the Francophone discussion and feasting group, featuring, among other foodstuffs, a leek and potato gratin to die for.

Tonight – the last Downton! And first, Justin Trudeau on Sixty Minutes. Richard, his friend Paul and Wayson are coming for dinner; we’ll watch Justin, take a break and then mourn and celebrate the end of our beloved show.

It was International Book Day the other day.

This hit home – this is my library, only it needs to include library books I need to rush through and return. Sigh.

Time to set the table and change into something Downton worthy. Or at least clean.

You notice I am not mentioning the U.S. election – the apparent rise of racism and profound intolerance there. Too terrifying.

A final image: my son the champion cocktail maker is in a big competition in April. I was at Mark the butcher’s this week when he told me he was at a food festival and saw a big poster of Sam. Colour me proud.



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