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A Happy Traveler

Posted on: October 12, 2020

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for. What was I doing at this time last year? I was launching Amanda in Holland and visiting friends and family. I am so thankful I was able to do that. For now, I am thankful I have the pictures to look back on. Stay safe everyone. xo

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I was missing in action for the last month as I went to Canada to promote the latest Amanda Travels book as well as visit friends and family. It was a very successful trip, although a bit tiring. Here’s a sample of what I was up to.

I visited four schools in Alberta and BC, consisting of a variety of class sizes and students. All delightful with many questions and comments. My favourite part of being a published author is visiting schools and reading to the children. When I walked into one class, a young boy shouted, “She´s here! She´s here! I can´t believe she´s here!” For a moment I felt like a rock star. 

I launched my latest book, Amanda in Holland: Missing in Action, at Albany Books in Tsawwassen, BC, a community I lived in for fifteen years. I love this friendly, locally-owned, independant bookstore that has…

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20 Responses to "A Happy Traveler"

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Darlene, Even though you’re not in Canada right now, it’s still your holiday.

That is true and I am being thankful all day!!

What lovely memories you have – have a wonderful Thanksgiving Darlene!

Happy Thanksgiving! You bring such joy to those around you. I am so proud of your writing success. And proud of the way you use it to interact with children around the world.

Thank you so much, that is so kind of you. xo

Happy Thanksgiving, Darlene. What a lovely autumnal picture, and how nice to share your re-visit to Canada.

Thanks, Cath. Missing my family and friends in Canada. Not sure when I can see them again but thankful for the times we have had together. xo

And with luck one of those vaccines is going to be ready soon. Meanwhile, yes, memories are good. Thank goodness, too, for all the various digital ways we can speak and see to loved ones at a distance.

Yes, thankful for social media and video messaging. xo

Happy Thanksgiving Darlene! Are you celebrating in Spain with relatives? Am delighted that you spent Thanksgiving in Canada last year during your book tour.

Thanks, Pat. Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in Europe. It is a holiday in Spain today as it is Spain’s National Day with fireworks but no parades this year due to the virus. I am celebrating Thanksgiving online. xo

Happy Thanksgiving, Darlene!

Happy Thanksgiving, Darlene. It was this time last year you met my cousin, wasn’t it?

Yes, it was. Unbelievable. So much has changed. Thanks for the good wishes. XO

well enjoy the jolly, though perhaps it would be tasteless to begin Amanda in Turkey this week (indeed that sounds like a horror story than an adventure). I might, of course be making an assumption about a Canadian thanksgiving involving turkey? Or is it devilled jabberwocky? Soused ermintrude? Time to educate myself

LOL! You are correct in assuming turkeys are murdered for the Thanksgiving feast. I am always happy with my stuffed eggplant (or aubergine as the French like to call it).

I am glad you had this amazing trip last year, Darlene. It doesn’t seem we’ve seen the end of C-19 as yet.

I am afraid you are right. We have had friends planning visits this fall and have all cancelled. Let’s hope for a better 2021.

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