Monday, July 14, 2008

Mental hoisen tivy

Week two of Helderberg Workshop, more Hoisen Tivy - now it's on my hand (right) and torso. My back is itchy and so is my neck (it's already on the front of my neck), whether there's rash there or not it seems like there is, which is bad enough.

The camp itself is great fun.

I hope it's going to be worth missing Yoga on Thursday to see and bring home all of Beca's work. Seems like she's done some amazing stuff! I peeked in there today, and they had been working on statues of women...very cool stuff!

Meanwhile, Rachel - the camp counselor for the group I volunteer for - was sick last night, so she was less than enthusiastic today (kinda nice, actually - very type A personality there!)and we only did two hikes and two projects, one story and the rest was play time (and the kids were WAY more into the projects today, so they took longer making them). At any rate, the enjoyment factor is still high for all of us, the property is beautiful, with creeks and a wonderful little pond, and the counselors are really terrific.

Concert given to the camp by the roaming minstrals, with Joe, her future guitar teacher.

Up the Helderberg

Thinking of how to do tennis this summer w/B., but not sure how...

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Yet another entry lacking photos, but it's now or never! At 10:30pm, it's NOW!

We've had the pleasure of Loreena's company for the past 10 days - it's gone by so QUICKLY! We had some good times, some chill out pool days, amazing NYC days filled with sights, sounds, thunder and applause. Wicked was AMAZING, the girls really loved it. Seeing the waterfalls was great too! And you know what? I don't think I'd ever been on the Circle Line before! lol!

Yesterday we managed to get up to the Great Escape with Michou and Isa, which was a fun day as well - the weather was awesome, the girls spent most of their day at the water park, which had great slides and the kids enjoyed all the pools. Even Isa. ;-)

Tomorrow we pick up the girls from Catherine's party (which I am SURE will be a huge hit!), and hit the road for Montreal. Perhaps we can get a few tix or a good spot to see some Jazz, as it's Montreal Jazz Festival closing weekend. It's also the 400th birthday of Montreal! Big party weekend, is my guess. I hope our hotel rooms are fairly quiet...

Beca and Loreena had a great time together. Lots of cards and singing, hand slapping and sharing of all things tween. Lots of enjoying each other's company...and then it's over. All too quickly we are making our way North, back toward Trudeau Airport. What a great way for us to get back in touch with our Vancouver dreams, and with Loreena, a wonderful girl with a very big bright future.