Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Skating 2016

Growing up, my Primary School was located across the street from the local ice-rink. This rink was a regulation sized "Stadium", a town fixture for seemingly forever. At least one afternoon a week, we all paraded over to the rink to go skating. I remember my Mother often miraculously appeared to help tighten my skates, likely handed down from an older sibling. Well I never made the NHL, skating became second nature to me, and remains a refreshing thrill to this day. Of course there were also plenty of outdoor pond skating opportunities as well...fast forward to Halifax and the 2011 Canada Games wherein a "temporary" outdoor skating oval was commissioned on the Halifax Commons. After the games, the powers that be wisely chose to make the "Oval" a permanent service. As usual, it took me several years to actually "get on board", but better late than never...

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Belated Happy New Year 2016

It's often the same old song with me; I never take time to write, even though I kind of enjoy it. Once again I've blinked and the entire Christmas Season is over. Again this year we stayed put and it was nice. The normal crowd of friends showed up for dinner and again Debbie delivered. Here's the beginning of the spread...
Time to get the feedbag on...
Of course in our abode there's not enough room at the table so some spilled into adjacent rooms and into the basement...
Once that all settled, it was time to break out the dessert and coffee...
This time they moved a little slower and with less motivation...fed up you see  :)

Not exactly a white Christmas with 12c and sun, but the old Camper soaked it up...

Indeed God blessed us... everyone. There was even dessert and coffee for breakfast the next day...

A few days later on Dec 30th, we finally got the obligatory winter blast, wherein I got to break out my Christmas present...

All is well, and the new year is upon us all...here's to 2016 !!