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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.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

ABC Wednesday Round 3 - The Letter C

Gee, I thought of a whole bunch of C words this morning so raced around the house taking photos to prepare for your visit or social Call. I will pick you up in my Car,


and bring you over. You will notice that I don't have a garage, but rather a Carport. As we enter the house through the front door, you'll see my lovely entry Carpet.

Please have a seat in my favourite Chair, a beautiful wing chair that we bought in 1986 at Paramount Furniture in Richmond, BC. It cost us $650.00 then, which was half price so you can imagine its value now. However, I just had it reCovered two years ago in this lovely dragonfly pattern that my daughter helped me Choose.

Perhaps you will notice the pretty Cushion with irises on it. If you like, you may turn it over to its plain Cream side, or if you prefer just toss it on the Chesterfield (or sofa) with the other Cushions that I have received from my sister on various occasions.

Relax for a few moments while I make us some Coffee in my new Coffee Maker. I love the red trim because it goes with the other red bits of Colour in my kitchen.


Let's take our Coffee outside to the patio - it's lovely today, warm right now but will be getting much hotter this afternoon. We'll take advantage of my Covered patio and have a Chat while sitting on my patio Chairs.


Are you finished your Coffee? Come along then, and I'll show you a bit more of my Cosy home. As we pass through the family room (where I watch TV) you might notice that my Cacti need a drink. I thought I'd get some of this type of plant since even someone like Moi surely Couldn't kill them! However, it looks as though they might be on their way!

Here are some of the Catalogues that I often browse through. I purchase quite a bit from Sears and every January I pick up the latest Trafalgar catalogue to dream of my future travels. My daughter loves the Ikea catalogue so I always give it to her so she can dream of her future dream home.


Okay, let's go upstairs to see my "office" where I have my Computer and my Comfortable Computer Chair that has lumbar support. I really need to Clean and tidy this room one day! So please exCuse its Condition!

Behind the desk and to the left of the window sits my favourite and most Comfortable Chair! It was my mother's Chair when she was alive and my Dad gave it to me because he thought I'd be comfortable sitting in it with my bad back. It may be old-fashioned but trust me, when my back is aching, I can put my feet up, lay back to relax, and it isn't long before I'm sound asleep.

If the phone rings, I don't even have to get up but just reach over to answer. I have a handy dandy lamp so that I have enough light to read the daily newspaper or my book of the moment as well as do my daily Crossword puzzle.

Well, I'm so happy you Came for a visit. I hope you enjoyed our time together and that you will Come again. As you can see, I'm not finished my Crossword yet so I'll get back to that while you go visiting other ABC Wednesday participants Courtesy of Mrs. Nesbitt.

35 comments:

ArneA said...

Yes please,
lovely Cs and I will take a crossword tonight

Texas Travelers said...

Did you make some of those words up? Not even the Webster big dictionary has that many c's. (grin)

Great job.
Well done.

Our "C" is Here.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

Ruth D~ said...

What a great tour of the Cs in your life. Who have thought there'd be do many? You should do that for all the letters and make a book for your grandchildren.

Ruth D~ said...

Or make a letter blog for your grandchildren. when they're ready to read that'll be a help. and fun for them . . . and you.

Petrus said...

Lots of C's today - love the carpet - such a rich green colour ..

sally in norfolk said...

brilliant... i loved the guided tour :-)

nancygrayce said...

I've never heard so many c words in my life! You are good!

david mcmahon said...

Great fun, Leslie - especially the cushions!

ellen b said...

How Can a Canadian Compose a C post Communicating countless collections of carefully aCCumulated C items...
Well done...
Fun post Leslie!

leslie said...

Hi Ellen! Hey I shoulda done CANADA!!! Duh!

nonizamboni said...

What fun I had roaming through your house, peeking at your pillows, plants, catalogues and your computer room. Oh, and thanks for the coffee. A great post! and an abundance of 'c's.
Happy Wednesday!

Gemma said...

Cute post Leslie! Thanks for the charming tour.
:-)

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" likes the Cushion with "My other house is in France!

He is also jealous because you have your 2009 IKEA catalogue and he doesn't.... It hasn't arrived either in the mail or in the local IKEA.

Lynette said...

Wow! What a creative C you've given us. Nice, nice, job!

RuneE said...

One of the things which we must have in common must be a recent visit to IKEA, though probably not the same outlet...

Any othes Cs left?? ;-)

Liz said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely home!

That chair does look comfy!!

Denise said...

Fantastic leslie. Gosh my study......is uner construction so to speak. It is the next room to be re-decorated. I will ONLY show pictures when it is finished! LOL! Yes, I too have my parent's chairs. A lovely memory.

Aileni said...

I am sure you forgot something... but I can't imagine what :)

Bear Naked said...

You are very creative.
So many C's in your home.
I LOVE your cushions by the way.

Bear((( )))

Smalltown RN said...

Well my goodness...are you the talented one....finding all those "C" words in your house....very well done....

Kim said...

There are a lot of C words in your house. I love the dragonfly fabric on that chair.

Daryl said...

What a cozy place!

:-Daryl

AphotoAday said...

Well, that was an interesting collection of "c"'s...   Enjoyed looking around your place -- and love your pillow -- the "queen is not accepting an audience today"...
Best regards, Don.

Nydia said...

That was soooo cool, Leslie!!! Love the creativity, and yes, it's was a pleasure to visit you at your cosy and lovely home! Thanks for opening your doors to us! :0)

Kisses from Nydia to you and your little babies.

Miss_Yves said...

Lots of "C" !
I love your cacti, your cushions,(with the sentence full of humour)and I 'm ready to take a tea (not a coffee) in your armChair
miss Yves

babooshka said...

You weren't joking about a trip around your home. I am exhausted after the virtual tour. Ecxellent.

VP said...

What a cacophony of C's!

BTW you can come and visit my garden - it'll be open on the web as it's a new blog :)

15th August to 21st September - hope you can fit it in sometime then!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Wow! I love all of those C's! Your car looks wonderful, I want your carpet, computer chair and everything else!

Sherry Stewart said...

Wow, no shortage of c's lying round your place, I C !

lol

Good work Leslie...

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Well Leslie, I am really impressed with all of your C words! It's as if I had a tour of your home!! I even had a cup of coffee from your fancy coffee maker!!
Very fun post!
I hope all is well with you... =)

Alan said...

Wow, that's a lot of Cs to digest! :)

kml said...

A great collection of C's! Love the pillow - My other house is in France!!

chanpheng said...

Nice collection of C's. Thanks for taking us along for the visit!

My C contribution is here. Hope you enjoy the pictures of Laos.

CherryPie said...

Lovely selection of C's in your day :-)

KathyB. said...

With all the 'C' words, I missed out on your CAT . Do you have a cat ? KathyB.