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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tag....you're it!

Sally in Norfolk has tagged me so I'll oblige her. There's Sally over to the right with a fancy Easter decoration she found in a shop.

What I was doing 10 years ago: working at South Delta Baptist Church as a church secretary, assisting in the Music and Children's Ministries. The following year I went back to teaching.

Five things on my to-do list today: go to Easter Sunday service; have lunch with Cathy; visit Jamie & Jason, Noah & Eden and give them their Easter goodies; do the polyfilling in preparation for painting the guest bedroom and bathroom; relax.
Snacks I enjoy: apples & cheese, trail mix, chocolate caramel peanut bars, popcorn.

Things I would do if I were a Billionaire: give 10% or more away to charities, travel the world, buy my kids a beautiful house/car/boat/summer home, take one sister to Hawaii and the other to Scotland, buy a home in the English countryside and live there 6 months a year.

Three of my bad habits: daydreaming (see above), procrastinating about housework, worry about money.

Five places I have lived: Vancouver, Richmond, South Delta, Ottawa, the BC wilderness (Bella Coola Valley). The following photo of Mount Nusatsum is the exact view I had from my house on the outskirts of Hagensborg in the Bella Coola Valley where I taught for a year. I think I might do a post about my time there - it really was quite the experience!

Can you make out the chieftan and the maiden or the decapitated princess and her lover?

Five jobs I have had: Sears (age 16), BC Telephone Co (age 17-21), teaching at various schools and grade levels, Church secretary, private tutor.

Five people who I would like to tag: hmmm, let's see - who hasn't done this one? I'll put down 5 names and let them know I've tagged them, but I don't expect them to do it if they prefer not to. If anyone else wants to do this, please feel free to do so.

Russell at Iowa Grasslands

David at authorblog



Leslie, thank you for visit me.

Have a HAPPY EASTER with her family!


Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie: I don't have a blog but read yours faithfully. I enjoy your travels, experiences and photos and you have so many wonderful people who you have listed so that I read their blogs too. Today I read that you taught school for a year in the Bella Coola Valley and I have just been reading about the beginning of the settlement there in the 1890's (Drums and Scalpel by R.Geddes Large. I look forward to your future post on your year there. Your Easter Sunday sounds like a very full day. Have a wonderful Easter. Donna

leslie said...

Gee Donna, I had no idea I had such a following! lol Feel free to pop in any time and join in on the discussions! Are you in my area? What made you read about the BC Valley?

geewits said...

My first job was at Sears when I was 16. I'll tell you all about it when I meet you in June. This is a pretty cool meme. I may do it next week. The picture of Josie with the driftwood is awesome. You should definitely put that in your portfolio. Happy Easter!

Josie said...

My first job was as a dish washer in a summer lodge, when I was in high school. By the end of the summer I had been promoted to dish dryer. LOL. A few times I was the dish breaker.

david mcmahon said...

Happy Easter, Leslie,

Thanks for the tag. We're in Sydney at the moment, with limited Net access.

Will be in touch when we get home midweek.

God bless and have a wonderful Easter.



Casdok said...

I procrastinate about housework too!! :)

Ellee Seymour said...

Have a very happy Easter Leslie, I'm sure it will be a special time with your family. I like your new photo with your grandson, he looks cute.

sally in norfolk said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this and for the link .
Have a fab Easter.. x x

Ruth W. said...

My first job was working as a shelver at the local library at age 15, yes, the first year was free, but I wanted to do it so bad. It's still the best job I have had. I just love being surrounded with books.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Leslie and happy Easter, a bit late! Glad you procrastinate about housework, too!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Leslie, thank you for the nice comment and for goodness sake, stay warm... don't get swept out to sea in that storm!!

Sienna said...

First and most important!!

Congratulations everyone on Eden!!!!

Leslie I love her name, hope your daughter and bub are doing well. (hope your heart has stopped pounding).

I love your new photo of you and Noah up on the front blog thing bit, he has your smile.


Sienna said...

Strewth, I meant hope your having a great easter too

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh Leslie this post sure brought back some long forgotten memories - when I lived in Prince George we often went camping in Bella Coola - I have traveled 'The Hill' many times ( and burned out the brakes a couple times too LOL) I always loved the view of Hagensborg from the 'hill' - on the mountain you were deep into winter and there below you was the cleanest and greenest little community I've ever seen - thanks for this trip back through memory lane!

Smalltown RN said...

OH I love your answers...I will do mine today...