Friday, May 5, 2017

Reorganizing...please excuse the mess...

...not alot of time, but I'm trying to change a few things.
stand by please...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A bit too short, but lots of fun !!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Snowshoes 2017

With over 80 cms of snow down, we just had to get outside. Most of it had vanished, and with a threat of heavy rain and +10c temperatures, it was now or never.

Debbie's in the lead
We have our usual spot close to the house so not much effort is required. The fresh air and the sun are very therapeutic this time of year.

Shine down on us !!
Since it's now March, time was of the essence. This was just a short outing, but hopefully it's not this season's last.

Snowshoe Model :)
Majestic...
and then there's me :)
I'm glad we got out there as I would not want to see spring arrive with no winter "stuff" under our belt. Living in these parts, you have to figure out how to embrace it all...til next time...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Work Holiday

I'm grateful for a fine position/job, so there's often a thin line between work and holiday. Last week, I escaped Halifax for the other coast, and collided with some great winter weather, all the while avoiding two separate snow storms that smashed into Nova Scotia. The first one on the Monday dumped 70+ centimeters of snow, while the second one, two days later, added an additional 20. From the hotel deck, it didn't really affect me...red nose notwithstanding.


I had three days of meetings, and as usual, dining out is all part of the experience, and getting to enjoy some of my favorites...


gotta have "Huevos". Underneath these 2 delightful eggs, there's a hidden assortment of black beans, cheese, and tortilla shells.


Then of course there's the Lamb. Every time I find myself out there, I MUST have a nice Greek Lamb wrap thingy...m-m-m-m-m...


Enough about the food. Here's a shot from the Pier looking back at the hotel...not bad for February in Canada !!


A walk along the water is always soothing...unless you plan on diving of course...


All in all it was a great trip and a much-appreciated diversion from the normal Nova Scotia winter...

Friday, November 25, 2016

Where's the Beef ?

I'm not sure if I'm alone in this, but I'm too often guilty of talking about doing something and never actually getting around to doing it. For a few years now we've talked about "buying a side of beef". Well, the time has finally come. Of course I pushed the preparations off until it was almost too late, and one of the things we needed was additional freezer space. Not knowing if this would be a regular thing, I decided to compromise and just by a cheap upright, just an 8.5 cubic foot model.
It's a manual defrost unit, and since there is "cooling" in the 3 main shelves, they are not adjustable. However, time was of the essence, so "get in my van"...
So, I got it wrestled into the house (alone) and headed off to the Butcher to claim my 1/2 Nellie :)
Here it is, T-bones, Prime Rib, Hamburger, Roasts, Stew meat, you name it. It's a little better organized now than in this initial picture, where I just threw it all in there to get it frozen.
I suspect much of this will be migrated to the chest freezer, but overall I'm declaring the experiment in beef acquisition a roaring success...m-o-o-o-o-o !!

Of course, Debbie came home and spied the new supply...immediately she retrieved 2 packages of stew meat and proceeded to produce a splendid Beef Stew...Yes, the taste of "real" local meat is fantastic !!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Novemblog 4, Nova Sinfonia Concert

Nova Sinfonia, after practicing hard Saturday & Sunday, presented their fall concert last night...


Not my cup a tea, but it seemed to be a god time for all involved, and there was quite a crowd out...

Nova Sinfonia Practicing...

The Concert...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Novemblog 3 'tis the season...

Around this time of year, our church gets extra busy hosting various school concerts, music programs etc. It's good to be able to be of additional value to various folk. The building acoustics are favorable so the demand is growing. See examples below of a Halifax All City Schools Concert...





Then of course, there's the normal Sunday Morning crew:

 Finally, our Sunday night services now take place in various outside locations, such as the Dal Student Union Building...