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Tulips grown in PEI and a sign of Spring! I thought most appropriate for our house and birthday celebrations done by our favourite florist in Charlottetown, Michael R. Most tulips in Canada are grown right here on the Island by the Canadian-Dutch community.

It was a great time with 20 friends, the cake from our neighbour a Moka Espresso Cake was wonderful, light and not too sweet. The food was great too and lots of good drink. Will made his Salmon mousse and chicken liver paté and he took care a many details, guests, etc…

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A memorable evening with beautiful gifts. One is an anonymous water colour dated April 1857, Constantine, Algeria. A wonderful surprise from our artist friend Don A. another friend brought a gift of dishes with an appetizer he had prepared. Others brought great wines and champagne.

I was quite exhausted at the end of the night, but happy to have such wonderful friends and Will.

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Arab cavalier from the French Orientalist school. C.1857, the artist was  probably English, the date is written April 30th 1857 in pencil.

This water colour was in the Office of the Headmaster of Ridley College John O. Miller (1889-1921) for many years.

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