Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Review

Ramana gave me this idea of having a summary of my week here. So I am trying it on for size.

And by the way, click to enbiggen any of the photos.

Grandgirl and I are just back from a few days in the Trinity Bight area and today were going to move on and stay further north but changed our minds. Our stay in Doran House was so perfect ("awesome!") that we knew anything else would be a let down so home we came and are planning a pyjama day tomorrow (reading, pizza, movies, games, making another Ipod playlist of a mash of our favourites).

First off is a picture through one of the windows of Doran House:



Then one of my favourites, a picture of Ansa on the cliff with Grandgirl below on the beach, embracing the water. She said she felt like she could take wing along with the birds at any moment and fly over it, it was all so beautiful.




Then we hiked up to the lighthouse at Trinity Bay, the view from there was astonishing, there are still remnants of the ramparts and the cannons used to defend this important harbour 400 years ago. And I bring you a picture of the lighthouse:



And this is a photo of the view from the lighthouse, doesn't it look like a magical town? (it is).




The weather was amazing for the time we were away and we drove back to more and more RFD and now, ha, that we're home, full RFD is upon us.

We ate last night at the Twine Loft (a special treat), the second sitting at 7.45 (how European of us!) and got dressed up to match the auspicious occasion. The food was amazing, a four course meal, she had the coq-a-vin entree and pronounced it a winner, I had the hazelnut encrusted salmon with scallopped potatoes (seriously scallopped in swiss cheese AND whipping cream, there should be a law against such offerings - how can one ever go back to plain?). A magnificent salad was served after the mains which enchanted Grandgirl, never having been introduced to this particular prandial routine before. The dessert was also crime laden. Barren Berries Pudding floating in rum sauce topped with whipped cream laced through with a reduction of raspberries. And oh yeah, carrot-orange soup as starter with just-out-of-the-oven bread. I don't know how we rolled ourselves to the car afterwards. And on top of that, our marvellous waitress and I became friends and exchanged contact info. She is heading off to Ireland soon on a life-dream project involving a spa (she's in her late fifties and now or never is upon her.) I told her my life dreams were happening rather late too, so she found it very encouraging.

I managed to finish a Richard B. Wright book which I loved, he's an author that I greatly admire. And I started a short story involving a guy just released from prison.

All in all a wonderful week. Grandgirl and I are having a glorious time, singing in the car to Lady Gaga AND Nina Simone, walking with the dog, getting caught up on all the doings of each others' lives. I feel so very lucky to have this gorgeous and intelligent young woman in my life.




19 comments:

  1. The last bipolar tigress!

    It sounds like you're having a wonderful time. You are very lucky to have it. Such a nice granddaughter you have.

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  2. TLBL:
    Welcome and what a great name! Thanks for visiting!
    XO
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  3. Nora:
    Yes, she is wonderful, a magnificent young woman and so kind to her grams.
    I am overjoyed she chooses to spend such long stretches of time with me!
    XO
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  4. That sounds like one very special week. Enjoy the PJ day today!

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  5. I congratulate you on getting down to it finally. I find that you too have found many things to be thankful for that happened during the week. I find finding such things and writing about them, very humbling and the exercise gives me a new perceptive on my current situation every Saturday. Charges my batteries as it were.

    Now for the first photograph, isn't that the window of the match box sized bedroom where you intend sticking me in when I arrive there?

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  6. What great pictures. I really loved them, especially the one looking through the window. I really do love those *framed* photos.
    The beach looks lovely....... maybe a trifle lonely!
    Thanks for sharing the lovely week you had with your granddaughter. Seems like a perfect way to spend one.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  7. what a wonderful time and i just love the scenery...i do hope i make it to Newfoundland one day

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  8. Funny this, GM but the sun came out and is cracking the rocks. Maybe a hike is called for.
    The sun is certainly following Grandgirl around!
    XO
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  9. Ramana:
    You will not sleep once you get here. You will just sit on the rocking chair and contemplate the view. Forever.
    XO
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  10. Maggie May:
    Thank you. Yes, I do love pics through doors and windows and have a few in my collection!
    XO
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  11. Twain:
    You just have to come here. No choice!
    XO
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  12. Gorgeous photos and a good read, WWW!
    Ansa looks almost lion-like there!

    So pleased you're having such a glorious visit with G-Girl.

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  13. Thanks T - and the weather is now glorious so we will head off on a day trip tomorrow.
    XO
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  14. Ansa's a lucky dog having such amazing views to contemplate. There again, being a dog she'd probably be just as happy with a building site, as long as it had a few tantalising smells.

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  15. Nick:
    We are so lucky with Ansa, called "the perfect dog" by many.
    She is particularly devoted to Grandgirl.
    XO
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  16. Sounds like a great experience and I enjoy the pictures. Really enjoy Nina Simone, too. First heard her sing, "Oh Baltimore, My Baltimore..." (I think that was the name of it)but wasn't able to find it anywhere when my 7track or did we call them 8tracks(?) went caflooey.

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  17. And a dog-friendly lodging to boot - how fantastic!

    A 'pyjama day' sounds like a glorious concept. I must try it!

    Glad you had such a great holiday in great company and with wonderful customer service.

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  18. You're well into teenage culture and getting good outdoor space at the same time. Weather looks great in the photos.

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