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Industry Education
Occupation Teacher
Location Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Introduction Faith, patience, creativity, and a whole lot of coffee and yarn are what get me through each day of mothering four children on our rural homestead. Stop by for a visit, and leave a comment to let me know you were here!
Interests knitting, sewing, reading, gardening, hobby farming, whole-foods cooking, local foods, photography, friends and family
Favorite Movies Amelie, Willow, The Princess Bride, Young Frankenstein, Antonia's Line, Moonstruck, Terms of Endearment, Everything is Illuminated, Into the West, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Harold and Maude, Love Actually, The Neverending Story, BBC's Pride and Prejudice...
Favorite Music The music we make together. Sing alongs at family parties, especially the small intimate ones after most of the guests have gone home. Partial to traditional Irish, Middle Eastern, world, folk, independent Canadian artists, etc.
Favorite Books The Flavia DeLuce series by Alan Bradley, anything by Adriana Trigiani, The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield), The Outlander Series (Diana Gaboldon), The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery), The Red Tent (Anita Diamante), The Autobiography of Henry VIII, The Book of Negroes (Lawrence Hill), anything by Sarah Waters, anything set in 16th century Venice or England, The Mists of Avalon, Thornyhold by Mary Stewart