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Victoria Is Such A Great Place To Live

by Philip Illingworth

I'm back!  My "blogger" has been very negligent lately, but here we are again.  This summer, they have some new art installations in Oak Bay.  The first two are permanent and the last one is here for the summer only.  This is called "Old Dog" and located beneath a bench in front of the Municipal Hall.  We imagine the artist has a very similar looking puppy he used as a model.

This is a beautiful eagle on a stack of large boulders, also in front of Municipal Hall.

There are at least three of these brightly painted pianos around Oak Bay.  This one is on Willows Beach and the man at the keyboard really knew what he was doing.

Why You Need To Live In Victoria, BC

by Philip Illingworth

You know you have been dying to move here....check this out!

Photo taken today, Monday, 03 February!

A Very Sincere Thank You!

by Philip Illingworth

My most sincere thanks go out to my clients.  I had the second highest sales at DFH Real Estate for 2013.  I am so grateful for your support.  Many, many thanks!

Happy New Year!

by Philip Illingworth

Welcome to 2014 and best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

If you haven't received my 2014 calendar, please let me know.  This years calendar includes photos I took on our trip to Toronto and Montreal this summer and photos of the U.K. in September.

Meanwhile, we are deconstructing Christmas in Oak Bay!

This Is How We Roll in Victoria, BC

by Philip Illingworth was Sunday, 03 November down at Willows Beach!  It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day.  The beach was crowded with dogs and their owners and families with small children.  A sailboat race was taking place in the horizon.

If all fairness, I should mention that the previous day was one full of high wind and heavy rain!


by Philip Illingworth

Please stop by on Saturday, 02 November from 1PM to 3PM.  This spacious condo is located in a steel and concrete building with secure underground parking.  Two bedroom, both with ensuite.  Very convenient location close to Royal Jubilee Hospital.  Please stop by.

503-1745 Leighton         MLS:  325225             Price:  $259,900

Oak Bay's Most Spectacular Tree!

by Philip Illingworth

I think this tree is so beautiful and is at its' prime right now.  The leaves are a deep and rich colour and are just starting to fall.  I wish this tree was in our yard, but it's close by in our neighbours yard.  We still get a good view from our place, though!

Fall is Here!

by Philip Illingworth

In September, we had some heavy rain and high winds.  October has, thus far, been much kinder.  Unfortunately, for the last two days, we have been either blanketed in heavy fog or have a really low ceiling of a grey sky.

Beautiful, old trees in Willows Beach Park, turning colour.

34th Annual Victoria Marathon

by Philip Illingworth

What a fabulous day!  The weather could not have been more perfect for running a marathon (not that I have ever tried!).  Sunny, dry with a slight crisp in the air.  Nearly 12,000 participants.  What a great event for the city of Victoria.  Hope some of you were able to get out and enjoy it.  That's our green garage door in the background!

These men are the leaders.  They are preceded by two motorcycle Police officers and a truck with a timer on the roof.  All the four top finishers are Kenyan, that live in various parts of the world.  The winner earned $3000 and an additional $3000 for breaking the previous record.  It was really interesting.  Next year, I think we will go to the finish line.  That is after we finally go to the Crab Festival held every Thanksgiving in Port Angeles!

We Endured A Wild, Windy Night in Victoria

by Philip Illingworth

It wasn't just windy yesterday, it was super windy!  A huge portion of a tree broke off and fell across Beach Drive, right before the entrance to Willows Beach Park.  The first photo was taken about 5:30PM on Sunday.  My wife was dog walking this morning and one of the neighbours said it took until 3AM to cut the branch apart and move if off Beach Drive.

The second photo was taken this morning and is the aftermath.

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Philip Illingworth
DFH Real Estate Ltd.
3914 Shelbourne Street
Victoria BC V8P 4J1
Direct: 800-668-2272
Fax: 250-477-3161

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