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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.

Monday, June 09, 2014

V is for VILLAGE

Again, a difficult letter to work with for ABC Wednesday, the letter V speaks to me about my village of Ladner, just south of Vancouver in Canada.  I have lived here since 1978 with a brief foray to Ottawa when my first husband took a temporary posting with Telecom Canada.  The house in which I and Lorne currently make our home is about a 5-minute walk from "downtown" Ladner so we are quite close to the shops and special events that take place there at different times of the year.

When I first moved here in 1978, it was a very rural area with a small population and not too many people were familiar with the area.  However, as house prices rose in the big city, people started looking for other places to live so they could commute to work.  Now we feel like we live in a small town and the traffic is getting so bad that we'd love to move further out.  But it still is a very pretty area on the banks of the Fraser River, with fantastic weather and good access to the city. Also, the quaint coastal fishing setting and heritage buildings bring in vast numbers of film crews for movies. 

Basically, we believe that we live in a "wonderful world" here, so will most likely stay forever.  Enjoy the slideshow and be sure to turn up the music to give you the right ambiance.  Cheers!

Before you click on the video, though, be sure to think of the vivacious Mrs. Nesbitt (creator of ABC Wednesday) and the venerable Roger, our current administrator and thank them for their vigilance in keeping ABCW going.  Also, do remember the team whose participation is vital to the success of ABCW.  If you'd like to participate as a "team member" by visiting about 10 posts per week, please contact Roger.  Thanks!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
 
 

25 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

V is difficult for the VITAL, VIVACIOUS Leslie, full of VIM and VIGOR? What does your VALENTINE have to say about this?

ROG, ABCW

Richard Lawry said...

A VERY nice village. Makes me want to VISIT! An Arkie's Musings

Ann said...

A Village with everything it looks like. The birdlife is wonderful, the Herons especially pretty.
ann

photowannabe said...

What a beautiful place Leslie. I can see why you live there.

Leovi said...

Delicious village!

Photo Cache said...

charming village. i'd like to live in a village too.

frankly my dear

Joy said...

Yes it does look like a wonderful world. Love that dozing snowy owl.

Susan Moore said...

Looks like a beautiful place! I have been to Vancouver several times and the island and I imagine the climate is similar - very pleasant place to call home :)

ellen b. said...

I love all that the word Village conjures up in my mind. Driving through or exploring a village are always fun for me. Thanks for sharing yours!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I live in what the community call a village, and I work in the local school. When you go to the local shop, you met parents and kids.

Indrani said...

A beautiful place to live. :)
Happy ABCW!

AmitAag said...

Very nice!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/06/voyage.html

jeannettestgermain said...

Life in this village is much more varied than some of the ones I know! Gourmet garlic (market) - I didn't know there was such a thing:):) Those houseboats must be inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

lotusleaf said...

What a wonderful village!The birds are fabulous.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Wonderful description about the village..!

Maria Gagliano said...

Thank you so much for the tour. What a wonderful place to live.

Hazel Ceej said...

Pretty villages like yours make me dream all day. And I survive another crappy day at work. Thanks for an inspiring V post.

Reader Wil said...

Villages are generally preferred to towns.Thanks for this inspiring post as always!
I love the music of the slide show and the photos are heavenly! Thanks.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Hildred said...

If you can't live in the country then a village fills the bill nicely. Ladner is delightful, and so is your smilebox, Leslie.

uberrhund said...

You really do live in a wonderful world! A welcoming Village makes life a fine thing indeed, thanks for sharing!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

A walk through that village could be inVigorating!

Lisa said...

Your little corner of the world looks and sounds delightful! Thanks for taking us on a tour.

Powell River Books said...

Village has such a nice ring to it. Powell River used to be a municipality, which I kind of liked. But we had to move into the modern world and are now called city. Maybe I'm getting too old for progress. I like things the way they are. - Margy

retriever said...

Very nice village and market, lovely video

retriever said...

Very nice village and market, lovely video