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Europe-Czech Republic World Ball Hockey International Competition 2017

Andrew and Matthew

candles lite for Matthew and Lauren’s upcoming wedding this year

St. Charles Bridge entrance

Murdoch and I at one of the games enjoying some food and beverages

The team’s cheer team! Tracy, Chantel, Tom and Anne Marie

Gordy and Chantel meeting her uncle in Czech Republic for the first time!

The town the boys played ball hockey at.

our view from our hotel windows overlooking the town

Great Britain team mates at one of the games

The boys earned these drinks as they had just had a hard game

Steve Morris and Matthew Delisle with Anne Marie

Alex and the mascot for the games

the boys enjoying the win at the game and expressing great joy!

Drew and Steve

Tracy and I exploring Prague

the guys with team usa

sun setting in czech republic was so beautiful. It was weird to have almost 16 hours of daylight


Mckenzie kicking butt

team work is what you get when you work together

the local signs in the area

Chantel and Gordy

Great catch Gage!

Congratulations Great Britain team mates!

player of the game

This was such a great experience to witness to be able to share this adventure in the Czech Republic with my son Matthew and his team mates and new family members as they call themselves. 

The buildings and area is so beautiful and full of history, there is not one place that has some kind of history attached to it. Even visited a Concentration Camp in Theresienstadt, Czech Terezín, town in northern Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic), founded in 1780 and used from 1941 to 1945 by Nazi Germany as a walled ghetto, or concentration camp, and as a transit camp for western Jews en route to Auschwitz and other extermination camps. (1)internet info.  This site was so cool and eerie at the same time.

It was the first time ever in Europe for most of us and a learning experience at that, getting use to all the customs and the food let alone the lack of anything cold to drink there. The weather was very hot and not a day that was bad weather wise. But the lack of air conditioning was another rude awakening or the fact that they don’t use wash cloths. The staff would not let us have drinks with our food, something we were use to as if we were home. After a few days with the heat, we got the drinks anyways. The variety of food is very different to get use too for sure. Breakfast was different too, they eat alot of pastries, warm milk, cheeses, meats, tomatoes, cucumbers, as well as some soft boiled eggs and juices. The first few days there we explored the area and found falfal’s we all liked and ate those! The grocery store wasn’t too far away too. We found ice here!! YEAHH!!! To have cold drinks!!

Being involved in the games was interesting! Knowing that these players were ages 20 years old on up to 40 years up, playing against one another took on another level of stress too. Being this was world international ball hockey the rules were a bit stricter THANK GOD!! The way some of them were playing would make you think you needed a doctor or a nurse on staff at all times!

I can tell you the best day was when we all 25 of us, got to experience Prague with a guided tour on motorized scooters! So much fun! We were split up into 2 groups, with each group and guide took off exploring the areas. Our guide was so fun we went to the top of the mountains and down again, even with a few wipe outs! me included, we all survived a great day!!

Now that the month has come and gone and we look back at all the photos and see the social media posts, the websites for stats and game reviews, the guys can look forward to the next years game in Russia or Solavakia, another great experience for the team mates to enjoy and possibly take home some medals!

Being 4th in the worlds is now small feat, but a well accomplished one and earned for each of the guys on the team.

Until next time, enjoy your time together and remember the time aboard.

Congratulations to @greatbritainteam2017 




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A summer trip to Europe-Czech Republic June 2017

Here are some of the pics from Czech Republic of various sites I visited while attending my son’s World International Ball Hockey Tournament.  Prague is the capital of Czech Republic, it is very beautiful here. Stay tuned in for more stories and photos of the entire trip and find out the outcome of the championships!

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Celebrations on a Holiday!


Today we celebrate Canada!!

Make sure you get out today with your families and friends, children to take part of the many celebrations going on in your city or country.

You will find that many places are taking part of on kind of celebrations or another.

This gives you a chance to see how one celebrates our freedom for over 150 years.

Enjoy the day!!

Happy Canada Day!!


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Thirsty Tuesdays- Dealing with transitions, change and improvement.





Change is hard for everyone, no matter who you are or what position you hold in life.

 Over the years I have had to adjust to many variations of changes, loss of loved family members and  friends, change from martial status, to a better one at that! Various moves around the country, all while making my life and these changes, better for my family and myself. Now I am following my passion, something I truly love, my photography.


We all adjust to these changes at some point, making them a part of our lives each and everyday. If you don’t change things, you simply can not grow as a person, it is the only way to grow and become a better person inside of you.

It gives me great pleasure to announce my change!

I have left Obeo Real Estate Photography to go out on  my own as Phelan Photography. It has been a hard choice, but a very well needed change. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact myself privately.

I am still the same person who you are accustomed to as a business owner, customer service and expectation’s for professional photography are still kept in the highest regards, just now will be operating under my name wholly.

My services are always improving, with that I would love to introduce to you an addition to my services, Drone Photography. A partnership with Damieon Vella-Zarb. He is an excellent young man, who thrives at perfection as I do in his work. I look forward to introducing him along with his work to all of you.


With the spring market upon us, I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you once again as Phelan Photography!! I would love to have your feedback and testimonials to share to others about my services, thank you in advance!


Thank you for your continued support and encouragement for the past 2.5 years and I look forward to many more to come!! 


Anne Marie Phelan




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Motivational Mondays


Arva Flour Mill, Arva, Ontario

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Enjoying snow owls


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Fun Fridays- Things that make you Laugh and Smile

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Tooney Tuesdays


An early morning photo shoot for Snapd Magazine.


A view from the landing area of Little Beach in Port Stanley, Ontario.



Harbour Front in Port Stanley, Ontario

Never in all my years have I ever witnessed any Lakes freezing to the core! Such a sight to see personally

and witness all the great ways the waves have frozen over time.

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Thursday- Women In Progress Presents: The LaTika Fashion Show @Marconi Club, London, Ontario


Carol Davies; CEO and Founder, The Passion Motivator

with her twin sister

Cheryl Strickland; CEO and Chief Formulator, Aroma Scents and Natural Products


Tova McGuire; Independent Consultant

Jamberry Nail Wraps


Heather Smith; Franchisee/Owner,

Tan On The Run


Nadia Hartford; Independent Consultant,

Thirty One Gifts



Carolyn Drummond; Director,

Jockey Person to Person


Sabrina Van Geleuken; Owner,

Graceful Petals

Flowers & More


Jessie Gussack; Designer

Jersey Lovey


Center Photo, Sherry Gabrielle; Independent Region Manager

Lia Sophia

Carol Davies and Cheryl Strickland


Cheryl Laframbroise; Independent Star Consultant

Grace Adele

Laura P. Lane; Art Director/Founder,

Graphix Lane

Marijo Swick; Independent Consultant,

Running With Crayons


Kristina Le Claire; Owner,

Bling Boutique

Katharine Kiewiet, Guest


Sandra Moosberger, Guest

Susan Tanton; Independent Consultant,

Send Out Cards



Elaine Lynas; Owner of REI International Ltd. at VI

Lorna Fitz-Gerald; Networking Coach; Event Facilitator


Ann Marie Ricketts; Founder-Executive Director,


Single Women In Motherhood; Guest Speaker




Margaret Stelzl; Owner; La Tika Fashions


Martina Chateauvert, Paula Hornick,

Marlene Horlick, Antoinette Dalal


Lorna Fitz-Gerald, Beth Sutterland,

Ann Marie Ricketts, Fatima Umaro


Marian Hundt; Director, Advisor Productivity and Development, Freedom 55 Financial

Tiffany Austin; Financial Security Advisor,

Freedom 55 Financial


Kristina Le Claire, Tiffany Austin, Ann Marie Ricketts


Lorna Fitz-Gerald

It was a lovely day for all, thank you for sharing this day with all who participated and attending the luncheon and show. I look forward to snapping up some more photos for various events over the year!


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