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October 13th 2012
Published: October 14th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

We've been neglecting the blog since getting to Ottawa! Blame it on a nasty cold I started to come down with on Tuesday. I've spent much of the last three days sleeping, trying to get on top of it. And today Roberta reports a scratchy throat, dashing our hopes that she might escape catching this from me.

We stayed with good friends John and Maggie until Thursday morning. It was hard to leave their comfortable digs and cosy friendship! However, I managed to leave my knitting bag behind there (horrors!) so we'll be scheduling a rematch before we leave Ottawa. Thursday afternoon we spent with Nora Hammell at her new lake home on White Lake -- gorgeous! We are still amid the most beautiful fall folliage here. Then back to our hostel at friends' Carmen and Lise's (who are traveling in NM at the moment for the balance of our stay in this region.

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon pot luck at Pat Webb's reuniting many of my old Nortel/BNR colleagues. It was wonderful to catch up with so many good friends. It was like we'd never been parted! Roberta and I managed to forget our contribution to the pot luck in the fridge at Carmen and Lise's so now we have two whole St. Hubert BBQ chickens to eat! We do love St. Hubert, but.... I can't believe I failed to take pictures of this event. I attribute this lapse to the foggy brain I invariably get with a head cold.

Tonight we dragged ourselves out from bed to have dinner at the Green Door. Yummy and it felt like we were doing something good for ourselves at the same time. We are already plotting at least one return visit before we leave. Hopefully we'll have more interesting posts in the days to come when we've conquered the cold!


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Roberta managed to have nearly finished her dinner by the time I thought to capture this on film.
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Green Door still has the great local art on the walls!


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