Mama Mia!

Love how morning light spills all over Garden.  

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Makes me pause and hold my breath.    Throat  constricts, if I’m alone I might cry.

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Good gracious, whatever for?
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Gotta tell the world about it!

 Finally here…

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Father’s Day is special.  Thankful for husband’s recovery.  (See Never Again!)

We celebrate, Husband and  his girls. 

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Daughters and me make three girlies

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Chick flick, as always.  Husband is outnumbered three to one.  (That’s why he insisted on Male Dog.) 

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“Who me? (I didn’t do it!)”

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Daughters choose Me Before You and swoon over Tragic Hero.  Husband agrees:  good movie.                

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A girlish must-see … sigh!
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The men of the house – Husband and Puppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surprise Saturday brunch with Husband and daughters.  Mouthwatering pastries and chic small town charm at Mainstreet Bakehouse.

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Mainstreet Bakehouse, Stouffeville.  Sparkling rustic chic.

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Blair Champion, friend from TOB,  elbow-deep in flour.  

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Blair Champion, Owner.  Living the dream.

Two cheerful young ladies behind the counter.  

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All in the family.  Blair’s daughters

Never met such a blueberry muffin  before.  Moist,  mouthwatering.  Out of this world.  

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Mainstreet Bakehouse Signature blueberry muffin. Heaven in a paper cup!
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Bakehouse kerbside chalkboard 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blair’s recipes:  “I learned from my mom.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday evening and Concert in the Park at the Mill Pond.  

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Quiet moment
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Canada Geese – Mill Pond poop machines

 

 

 

 

 

ABBAMANIA Canada wows and delights!

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ABBAMANIA –Canada’s own, happy to pose

Cleverly put together ABBA lookalikes –

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ABBAMANIA with fans
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The real ABBA in its heyday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blonde/Brunette Combo begins to croon –

You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen

Oh, mama mia …

Baby boomers (in various states of preservation) leap to their feet.  

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The good, the bad and the downright ugly!

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Drowning in nostalgia.  Husband’s toes tap.

Voulez-vous?

Ring, ring …

Honey, honey …

Can you hear the drums Fernando?

(Click on song titles  to listen to You-Tube clips of original ABBA recordings.)

Crowd goes wild.  Barb (from the pharmacy),  jigging and jiving.

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Go, baby, go …

 

Definitely not in pharmaceutical mode tonight.  Nice halter top, Barb!

 

 

 

 

Mellow evening.  No rain, no mosquitoes.

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Lawn chairs.  Dogs.  Camera phones.  Selfies.

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One is the loneliest number

Line-ups for refreshments and cold drinks.

Pause to browse at Ginger’s Cupcakes & Desserts  booth.

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Nut-free delights under glass-dome tray covers.  Delectable.

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Check them out
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Ginger’s Girls – Sofia and Amanda, friendly ladies 

Band is back on stage.  Blonde Singer dedicates I Have A Dream to Sweet Sixteen Birthday Girl. 

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“Happy birthday, may all your dreams come true!”

I believe in angels, something good in everything I see  (CLICK HERE to sing along with ABBAMANIA at Concert In The Park.)

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Pre-dawn runs. (What a feeling!) –

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Music to jog by
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Rosy dawn skies
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Sun’s up, heading home

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes I feel like this  car –

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Supermarket parking lot
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Can’t help it.

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JOY!!

 

Eight years cancer-free this summer. Survivor. Second Chance-er. Grateful. Thankful.  Crazy, giddy joy.

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Purple dusk evenings.  Gentle bliss.

 

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Dusk through kitchen window
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Late sunset.  Purple twilight shrouds the court.

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When sun smiles warm, nothing seems impossible –

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Clipped wings! Signature dish at Ferdie’s Filipino church banquet
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Who said they won’t?

 

 

 

 

 

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… So NEVER say never

 

 

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Ready for take off from front porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The final weeks are still 

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, so I

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Me and my pen
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Lest I forget

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… to more joy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woo hoo! (Marilyn and me)

 

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Get that squirrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emrbacing it all –

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Until next time,   

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“Bye every-pawdy!” (Puppy and Daughters)                                                                                 
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Keep going till the sun comes up ...

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sincerely

P.S.

 

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Wai Ling and Puppy

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5 thoughts on “Mama Mia!

  1. Great post, Selina! The new format is pleasing and as always, I love your subject matter. (I still have an old Abba album!) Nothing like amazing times in the summer. Here’s a loving, heartfelt Michigan toast to your and David’s health.

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