Time is rushing past...literally.
I am back in the USA settling my daughter, Miss Claire, into college.
Mission accomplished for her...I am not so sure about me.
I think..growing up is hard....no matter the age.
Who says that just because we are older it is any easier?
That's my declaration for the day!
I have a before and after shot for you.
Once upon a time we lived Connecticut, in the blue stucco house above.
A dear friend, who I shall catch up with tomorrow, painted the image above.
It is a family treasure.
I drove by the house the other day and my things have changed.
Lovely, but I have to say my vote is still for the blue stucco house. :)
A trip to Connecticut always involves a visit to Manhattan.
I love visiting this apartment building, where family resides.
Behind the glass doors...the most magical garden.
Twenty years ago, I wandered into Diane's Books, in the town that we lived.
She fostered my love for reading with all her fabulous recommendations.
She is still there and a I am still listening....and purchasing!
If you know how much I love bicycles...you will appreciate
why I just had to snap this photo...perfect!
We stayed in the sweetest B&B, Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The hosts, Alan and Mary are as delightful as the charming rooms they have decorated.
We stayed in the Rose Room...a treat. I now take comfort in my new home away from home
...for the next four years.
Move in day...a view to Miss Claire's dorm.
The school colours are red and white, hence the red Adirondack chairs scattered
around the common. It is a beautiful campus. I left Miss Claire, heavy at heart, as parent's
often are when their children move onto the next phase of their life, but happy to know
that she is where she wants to be.
A view to her campus life around her.
Chateau Mango awaits back in Vietnam.
Mr. H and Connor are holding fort...awaiting the arrival of Miss Christine who
is coming for a two week visit. I am so so excited to see her again!
I have two more days to catch up with friends...my favourite part of the visit.
Wishing you a beautiful day/ evening from the sunny side of Connecticut.