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Flat Ruthie hitched a ride to Alberta where she visited the Bar U Ranch outside of Calgary. She enjoyed her chuckwagon ride and was careful not to fall off.

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She went from the frying pan

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To a little too close to the fire!

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She also got close to some scary dinosaurs at The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller.

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The dinosaurs outside the museum were not quite as scary.

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Flat Ruthie looks so small beside this real dinosaur foot. If it stepped on her, she would be even flatter!!

I hadn’t planned to bring Flat Ruthie along on our recent trip to Spain but she really wanted to join us. She doesn’t take much room so we said OK. She had a great time and everyone loved her. She got some sun but I made sure she didn’t burn.

Flat Ruthie at Frankfurt Airport enjoying the comfy chairs.

Flat Ruthie at Frankfurt Airport enjoying the comfy chairs.

Flat Ruthie at the pool in Spain

Flat Ruthie at the pool in Spain

Flat Ruthe enjoying a Fanta Lemonade at the Opera Restaurant in Altea

Flat Ruthe enjoying a Fanta Lemonade at the Opera Restaurant in Altea

Feeling very welcome in Spain

Feeling very welcome in Spain

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Flat Ruthie at the beach

Flat Ruthie at the beach

She had many cups of cafe con leche decafeinado

She had many cups of cafe con leche decafeinado

Flat Ruthie loved the Mediterranean

Flat Ruthie loved the Mediterranean

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Flat Ruthie had fun and so did I. More pictures to come.

Today Flat Ruthie went out for tea with us to a new place in town called The Wood n Frog

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It was warm and cozy inside and the tea was served in a delightful teapot. I judge the quality of a place by the teapots they use. Tea made in a cup does not warrant a return trip. I chose a Rooibos tea which was very nice. Hubby had a cafe latte and a blueberry sconce which he quickly gobbled up.  Between mouthfuls, he said it was excellent.

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We will certainly return to this spot. The wonderful thing is that it is in walking distance from our house.  Now we have seven coffee shops near our home. We could walk to a different one every day of the week if we were so inclined.  We save going out for tea and/or coffee for the weekends though.

Flat Ruthie enjoys going for tea so much I showed her my special camel teapot given to me as a gift from a dear friend when I launched my first book, Amanda in Arabia – the Perfume Flask

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Flat Ruthie has been looking over my shoulder as I read a book  called Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. She has become quite a fan of Downton Abbey and watches it with us every Sunday evening. We can’t wait to see what happens tonight.

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Do you have a favourite coffee/tea shop or a special teapot?  Do you enjoy watching Downton Abbey?

Flat Ruthie and I had an amazing time this weekend. We attended Cirque du Soleil with my dear husband on Saturday evening.  It was amazing. From the moment we saw the big tent we got excited.  The performance was incredible, the costumes remarkable  and the music astounding.  We were transported into another world, one of magic, suspense, colour and incredible acts of human talent.

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The performance we saw was Amaluna, based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  To see some video clips, visit the website http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/amaluna/tickets/vancouver.aspx This will give you a glimpse of what we experienced.

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The entire evening was a lot of fun. We took the sky train downtown and then walked to the site. After the show we walked back to the station. Lady Gaga was in town for a performance and the streets were full of Gaga fans all dressed up. It was wonderful to be amongst them and to feel the energy. I stopped to compliment a couple of young girls dressed for the show. We picked up fish and chips on the way home to complete the evening.  The tickets were a Christmas gift from me to my husband.  It turned out to be a perfect gift as he thoroughly enjoyed the performance as well as the company of me and Flat Ruthie!

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We don’t do things like this very often so it made it very special.

Is there anything you do once in a while that is extra special?


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