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golden and white








The drive from the West Coast through the snow clad Rockies has been stunning, picture postcard perfect, in fact. Always below freezing temperatures but obligingly sunny, our days filled with several happy hours skiing and taking in the sheer size and spectacle of it all in Golden.

Then on to Calgary to visit old friends at their lakeside home. Looking across the lake, the view reminds me of Lowry's matchstick figures, or a traditional Christmas card with hockey-sticked skaters on thick ice where we kayaked two summers ago. Our friends introduced us to the Canadian national sport, something they have already embraced whole heartedly with three boys playing for city teams.

Of course, we immersed ourselves in everything on offer and have found it exhilarating, exciting and above all, fun. Let this new year commence, I say. Please, please do bring it on!

Happy New Year, everyone.

19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place and a wonderful time. You write with infectious enthusiasm, bring on this year - may it bring everything you hope for xxx

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  2. Wow - what a place to live :) I wish you & your family all the best for 2013 and look forward to seeing more pics as you settle into your new lives.

    Am jealous - Canada is one of the places I'd love to visit - I've an urge to jump through the screen and play in that snow!!

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  3. I'm going to enjoy your year in Canada!

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  4. I know what you mean about the figures on the pond-a modern day brughel scene. Oh i long to sink my overheated pregnant summer feet in that snow. they would sizzle and then finally be comfortable lol!

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  5. Stunning scenery Kate, I' so glad you are embracing your new life and are having fun!
    Happy new year to you all, I'm looking forward to sharing your adventures. :)
    Vivienne xxx

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  6. Happy New Year to you too Kate. What an exciting year for you and yours, building a life in a (beautiful) new country. Here's hoping 2013 is your family's best year yet x

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  7. Happy New Year Kate, and I hope it is an exciting one - it certainly should be! Look forward to hearing about your new lives in Canada, which looks so beautiful.
    x

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  8. It all looks so beautiful Kate. Wishing you a very happy New Year

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  9. What wonderful views, not a bad trade in for our soggy greyness. Very best wishes for 2013!

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  10. You have captured winter in Western Canada so beautifully. The rink near your friends' home is superb! Happy New Year, I look forward to following along with your Canadian adventure.

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  11. Big sigh - that's all I'm saying! Oh and 'Happy New Year' ....bring it on indeed.

    Nina x

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  12. Happy New Year Kate...I hope it's a wonderful year for you and your family....My goodness, your photographs are stunning!
    Susan x

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  13. oh, it looks like a fairyland!! (hopping over from knitsofacto!) glad I did.....love the winter scenes. we just barely got a dusting---sort of like a 'pretend' winter here. Hoping for more!

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  14. Wow it looks wonderful. Those snowy mountains are gorgeous, I am also very jealous of your skiing, ooo I would like to go skiing again. Right now I am happy there is bright sunshine to warm up these cold cold days. - Annie

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  15. What an exciting time you are having Kate! I loved seeing these gorgeous photos, they are so amazing! I love looking at snowy winter scenery. Looking forward to sharing your adventures this year.
    Helen x

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  16. So beautiful and looks like you had a wonderful time!! Gorgeous there!! Happy New Year!! xo Heather

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  17. Wishing you a magical new year, Kate! *****
    I some how think this will be just that....
    Sorry your little folks are poorly too, I used to worry so much when mine were small! Hope they manage to rest and recuperate soon, as life is certainly breath taking for you all...
    Sending kind thoughts as always.....
    Love Maria x

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