on sisters & canadian summers

well hello there,
how are you?
just thought i’d check in,
see how you are,
share a photo.

my friend robin
dropped this little gem
in my inbox this morning
ha, doesn’t it depict
the friendship between
childhood friends just perfectly.
that’s her on the right,
the one kicking at her little sister.
hee, funny.

and how about their matching outfits.
she told me they were fresh from the family van,
that one in the background.

she said
she couldn’t imagine how her parents
dealt with her and her sister chi’s
insistent banter from one coast to the other.

over such a long canadian journey.
i laughed. i could so relate.

anyway, i’m crossing canada myself tomorrow,
not by van, but by airplane of course.
by van would be fun.
i’d like that too.
i do love an airplane though.
anyway, let’s speak in the week.

i hope your last days of summer
are filled with
and friends
maybe even
a beer or two.


+ i’d like a copy of brian’s book.
+ i’m really happy for alyson.
+ an amazing set of salad spoons coming this sunday.
+ i’d like a new reverse seam, this one is perfect.


bye for now. xox, n.

posted on August 29, 2009 by Nikole


  1. Jane Flanagan says:

    Oh Nikole, have the loveliest of trips. Kiss the sea for me.

  2. Prairie Girl Studio says:

    happy trails nikole ~ i'll wave as you fly over the prairies!
    beers tonight at the neighbour's gathering ~ i'll have one for you ~
    ps SO excited to see our … well 'his' new spoon!

  3. peachey says:

    my family had that same van. we called the silver bullet. i'm already having fond family roadtrip memories float about my head.
    have a wonderful trip!

  4. Char says:

    this made me chuckle because it reminds me of my youth. LOL when we thought no one was looking

  5. hanna says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog, so fresh and simple, just lovely. My oh my those peach cream cakes sound devine.
    Wishing you safe and happy travels.

  6. tara says:

    My sons are younger than those two lovelies in the picture, but have a similar relationship sometimes. Ahh, childhood and siblings.

    Safe journey.

  7. concrete & honey says:

    that image is hyterical – i love it – we had the exact same car – cooped up for hours on end on road trips – p.s. come visit if you get a chance, i tagged you http://concretehoney.blogspot.com/2009/08/merci.html

  8. Rebecca (Dog-Eared) says:

    i was born in canada and my family would go back every summer when i was younger. i can't imagine a better summer vacation :)