Iris is the name of my Partner in Marriage. The function of a blog is a public diary.
 Part of my private diary is public to-day.

You'll understand from the small print that I hush this. There are some details to give a clearer picture that
 look commercial. Well, It is commercial at the end, but nothing serious.

She left the house at 6 am to work with giprock to build a wall that divides a large art studio space in 2.
 The studio for daytime artwork use will be rented-out.

She left there 3 hours later, at 9 am. She went on a paper-delivery route for Ottawa-West News, for free
 to keep her in good shape, yes even on minus 25 days.

She went back to the studio to go over work with Mike who most kindly helps to do the building-job and while
 he is at work, Iris continues on her paper-delivery route.

She comes by the house to have lunch, check the mail and dispatch e-mails. Before that a mountain of laundry
 is being put through cycles. Then the last delivery part.

There are rather large puddles forming around the house, so they should be cleared-away. She commits to that job
 and by force of handling a sturdy sweeper clears it all.

4 pm and Iris is pleased with my cup of TEA. I know that she is still a very young, enchanting, adorable, witty, accurate young being. 4 p.m. is already 10 hours after stretching all the limbs -why do men not have those legs? to do work.

Then after tea, accounting-time. She is the Treasurer of the Canadian Women's Press Club, now called "Media Club." Quite a tough job it seems at times, yet entirely voluntary,  to keep her mind sharp and connect with good writers.

We had a leisurely dinner together. Then more Media Club work needed updating. A good day all together, mild weather. It is 11:40 pm. Iris is still not in sight. I wonder how many -keeping my backwards writing in mind, look like her...

Iris is the owner and manager of Arbour House Art Studios at 105 Britannia Rd in Britannia Village. She wrote about rug-making. She proudly displays an array of
 her rug-making skill, rugs that are appreciated by buyers at a $200.-level each.

The studio she is building? $275.p.month with access to beautiful sun decks a cozy patio covered with lush greenery and a modern kitchen. All this at the entrance of Mud Lake conservation park, Britannia Yacht Club (1 block) with tennis courts and....

SUMMERTIME on the wide Britannia Beach with licensed patio. If you like to meet Iris: or and when you think, I like to meet her in person, sure. 105 Britannia Road, Sundays, 3 - 5 pm.

This is ONE day in the life of Iris, at work/hard labour(!) 6 am - 12 pm: 18 hours.

Mark your Sunday to come-by. "If It Takes Forever, I Will Wait For You" and I'll be there. e-mail:  When you do, you get to meet her.
 She has a box full of old-fashioned Dutch windmill cookies...oh yes that too.


Wim   PS Mark your Sunday and send that e-mail with, "I am comin'-by."

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Madeleine | Reply 29.05.2019 10:16

Please send notification from any page. I just happen to know Iris

Libid | Reply 09.05.2015 00:11

When I was my daughter's age, my mother brought me to the Cafe for hot chocolate while my sister had her ballet lesson... I think some history bears repeating.

Iris 29.05.2019 10:20

Sure does. Good to hear from you, Libid . Tell more....

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07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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