Friday, October 22, 2010

Alsace-Lorraine and Brussels

The comfortable ICE train crossing Germany made travelling pass by quickly, Johann even had a bouncing horse in the infant compartment and well, his father enjoyed some German brewery craftmanship ;-)
We spend some days with Stephanie's parents and family, taking the time to see Johann's cousins and some old friends close to Strasbourg.
And then we went on to Nancy in order to attend the baptism of Stephanie's best friend's son. A very lively worship service was followed by a delicious lunch at a typical country inn. Stephanie and Johann finally conluded their trip in Bruxelles visiting her godmother Nicole, whereas Sebastian left for Canada from Luxembourg.
As always, please find some more pictures clicking on the underlined...
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Thursday, October 21, 2010


After a quite interesting flight combination (DNR->EMA, EMA->SXF) we were picked up by my parents in Berlin and arrived safely in Dresden. We spend this time with the family and discovering or rediscovering the surrounding areas.
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Paris and Britttany

In September we flew over to France to attend our friends' Maiwenn and Hugues wedding. But the very first stopover was in Paris to meet with a longstanding Torontonian who returned back home, Jean-Marie. After some sightseeing in Paris we finally arrived in Brittany, under clear skies and bright sunshine. We had great fun over the two days we spend there, enjoyed the beautiful setting as well as the excitement and little touch of glamour which make a French wedding so special.
Mai and Hug', we wish you many happy days together!
To stay within the spirit of the day, I found a quote from David Viscott being the mot juste:
" To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides".
And thank you for the invitation which made it possible to live these moments with you!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Taste of the Kingsway 2010

There's a street festival every year close to our subway station, with lots of entertainment, food and music. We went there quite early on a Sunday morning to enjoy the pancake breakfast.
Some impressions....
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Point Pelee

The last long weekend of summer, labour day weekend, was the occasion to get out once again and discover a new part of Ontario, Point Pelee. This is the Southern most part of Canada on the 42 parallel, at the same level as Rome in Europe. Point Pelee is also the oldest wine-growing region in Canada and we used the occasion to visit Colio's caves and have a sampling at Smith and Wilson's.... The rest of the time we spent in two very beautiful Provincial Parks, Pelee Peninsula and Rondeau. But also the huge tomato fields (Heinz's factory is in Leamington were we stayed overnight) and delicious blueberry sundaes will be remembered for a long time.... Please find the diapanorama by clicking here.
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