Monthly Archives: August 2011

Selling My Car

I have loved my little car … a Nissan Tiida hatchback (that’s a Versa in North America) .. here in Muscat.  We were a bit uncertain about getting one so small – in Kuwait you wanted as much metal (do … Continue reading

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Moving – What Fun!

Well – it’s official.  We will be returning to Canada the beginning of October.  We have dearly loved living in the Middle East, and especially in Oman, but it will be really nice to be close to our parents and … Continue reading

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There is a Walking Trail..

from Riyam Park, between Old Muscat and Muttrah, that goes up through the mountains – for a long time, this was the only way to get between Muttrah and Muscat unless you went by sea. Today (Friday morning) we decided … Continue reading

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Al Jebel Al Akhdar – the Green Mountain

Jebel Akhdar – not the highest mountain in Oman, but what an incredible place! It sounds pretty far-fetched for a mountain in the desert to be called green.  It is not so much a mountain, as two plateaus, the lowest … Continue reading

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An Old Farmyard Camp Ground

Last Tuesday night – my last in France, Claudine took myself, Corinne and Raymond out for supper. Claudine came with Corinna and I to see the Dalai Lama – so I got the chance to know her a bit.  She … Continue reading

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Isabelle’s Quilt – Background

I want to make sure that everyone knows that I didn’t design and piece this quilt myself. it was made by Corinne Boucher and myself for her sister. Isabelle had some very definite ideas about what she wanted – especially … Continue reading

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Isabelle’s Quilt…

is done.  At least, my part of it is.  I finished the quilting the afternoon I left Muscat (Aug 7) and did the trimming this morning so we could take photos. Here it is, hanging in the garden at Corinne’s … Continue reading

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