A Slice of Life

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The month is whizzing by so fast there’s hardly time to talk! I remember this time last year I promised myself that this time this year (OK wait, did that make any sense?!) I would be finished my Christmas shopping already.  LOL.  It’s taking me 2 weeks to read 1 book at the moment and I’m still not finished.

It’s been a busy last few days in our little community. I attended the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s ‘Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film’ evening where Kirk, who is 94, presented the award to his son Michael.  As you may imagine, it made for a very moving evening. Would that we all be half as sharp and vitally alive at 94 (and writing yet another book!) as Mr. Douglas Sr.   After a serious helicopter accident, a major stroke, and two knee replacements in his 89th year, “Inspiring” doesn’t even begin to describe the force of nature that is Kirk Douglas.

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 The following night The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation honoured another very special Santa Barbarian; the divinely talented Carol Burnett.  Hilarious memories and heartfelt moments ending with a touching tribute to Carol by  Jane Lynch were shared on stage during the course of an evening that raised a great deal of funds for a truly  incredible organization.

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The next morning…over the hills to Ojai  for “Ojai Day”!

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A Morgan (year??)

Street Art, Vintage cars and Welsh cakes… who needs more than that on a spectacular Saturday morning?!

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A Buick

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Does this car make me look fat??

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And…

No rest for the weary…

Up bright and early the next morning for the Santa Barbara Cancer Center’s  19th Annual Walk/Run

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Some folks getting well earned massages after their efforts.

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Another  beautiful morning it was, and the best part; Not only did our team take the trophy for the most money raised,

but an extremely well deserving member of the team won the Grand Prize; a trip for two to Hawaii!!

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After the walk, I went over to my friend’s garden to once again pull a major raid on her Passion Fruit vines.

 I mean really, who needs Hawaii??!

I swear, I can’t stop eating them, they’re SO delicious

I keep waiting for the tummy-ache.

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A sweet little mailbox on our route.

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And so, finally, to bed…

To hopefully finish that book

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