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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.

Sunday, March 06, 2016


I have finally moved into my new condo, but am still in a mess.  However, so many people showed interest in the place, that I took a few (not great) photos for you.  As you can see, there are still boxes in the dining room (where I have no table or chairs yet) and lots of things are in disarray. 
My two Lazy Boy chairs are great in the bay window area with lots of light for reading.  I throw a blankie on one of them for Tegan to snuggle in, but plan on removing it if I have company, of course.  The previous owner had her TV above the gas fireplace, but I have so much artwork, that I have opted to have my small TV in the corner and either my big framed mirror or some art above the mantle.  I also have a BIG TV in my bedroom as it's so huge that I love to lie in bed and watch in there.  I realize now that my area rug is too small for the living room, so will get a larger one and put this fluffy one in my bedroom.  The hardwood floors are cold in the mornings!
I could almost get lost in my bedroom as it's so large that I'm using it not only as my bedroom, but also as my office.  Not a great shot, but you can get the idea.  The big TV is opposite the bed to the right.
This is the guest room slash library as I will keep all my books in here.  It's HUGE for a second bedroom in a condo!  And I'm planning to hang in here any artwork I have that is floral or bird related.  So many walls to cover.
The laundry room/closet - I've never used this type of stacking front load washer/dryer before, and I'm a bit nervous that I'm going to have water all over the floor.  But I guess I will just have to do laundry eventually.  Will let you know how I manage!
My kitchen is gorgeous!  Albeit small...but then I don't cook per se.  I nuke or stick something in the oven.  Scads of storage in all renovated cupboards with drawers AND shelves!
And the entry opens up into a huge foyer that leads to the kitchen, living/dining rooms and hallway to the bedrooms and two bathrooms.   Lots of storage, too!
This is only part of the deck outside the living room.  It stretches down past that bay window you see, which is where my desk is located.  There is actually a huge prefab shed at the end where I can put all my Xmas decorations and gardening stuff.  I'm going to put up hanging baskets as well as plant pots.
And, of course, my baby girl Tegan has settled in quite well.  She was pretty confused the first couple of days, but she already knows the route to the outdoor yard at the back of the complex and loves to run around in there.  I bought her a new bed because her crate wouldn't fit through the bedroom door.  She took to it right away and sleeps in it beside my dresser (on top of which is the TV).

Sorry for not being able to visit last week, but as you can see, I've been a tad busy.  When I get everything the way I want it,  I'll do better photos and post again.  In the meantime, thanks to the indomitable Roger, our administrator, and to Denise Nesbitt, the intrepid creator of ABC Wednesday.


photowannabe said...

Leslie, you have a dream home now.
It's really huge for a condo and I think you and Tegan will thrive there.
Love the pictures.

Melody Steenkamp said...

What a wonderful new home you have.... the mess will sort out soon enough so you can snuggle up on those chairs with a good book....and every now and than, look op, and feel so blessed !

Have a nice ABC-Day / - Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely and roomy new home you have and your doggie Tegan looks well settled and happy ~ So happy for you! Beautiful place!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

(raising hand) I am one of those who requested to see the inside :) Thanks a bunch! Love the cabinetry in the kitchen. I too have my cabinets white.


Roger Owen Green said...

looks homey. It'll get straightened out in due course!


Reader Wil said...

Thanks for introducing your house. It looks so warm and inviting. I wish you a great time in your new abode!
Wil, ABCWTeam

Rajesh said...

Very well done interiors.

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Leslie, this looks like a little castle, a real haven. Don't worry about the mess... it seems like heaven to me! Congrats on reorganizing. Love, Amy

Ann said...

I love a white kitchen, cabinets look like ours!! The bay window area is lovely, I can imagine the sun shining and you reading.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love condos, I like it better with interiors like yours. I am not into gardens,

Joy said...

Exciting times. Thanks for showing us around, it looks the perfect place.

Carin said...

Wow. Nice. My house is a shame compared to yours. Tomorrow, I will clean up, maybe.

Hildred said...

Moving is as combination of pain, delight and adventure!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You have a perfect size of a home. Very comfy cozy. I wouldn't mind the Husband and me living in an condo that size and look. May you have full of joy, wonder, and fun and love in your new home!
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Powell River Books said...

It's so nice to have all that space both inside and out. Enjoy your new digs. - Margy