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I love the ups and downs of spring and I am feel­ing full of the joy of it at the mo­ment.

I know it’s a pop­u­lar sea­son to leave town due to the vari­able weather, but I en­joy the changes. The snow and rain on the week­end were the per­fect ex­cuse to stay in­doors and hope­fully the per­fect ex­cuse to be on a moun­tain next week­end, when the weather might have turned again and we get some glo­ri­ous late ski-sea­son con­di­tions.

Also it is birth­day sea­son. There’s so many won­der­ful spring birth­days in Septem­ber, in­clud­ing my own. I love any ex­cuse to cel­e­brate though I am now of an age where the an­nual re­minder of my shrink­ing years is start­ing to bite.

Fi­nally, this year spring will her­ald in changes in gov­ern­ment - no mat­ter who wins.

I love a good election and am pleased that con­stituents have real choices to make this year, in­stead of gov­ern­ment by de­fault. It has prompted many dis­cus­sions at my house and even the chil­dren are in­ter­ested and form­ing opin­ions.

Deb­bie Jamieson

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