Just a simple greeting to you all. Wishing you a Warm and Cozy Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!
Do you have some Christmas ornaments that have sentimental value? I have a few, and this is one of my very favourites. Years ago, at UBC, our lab had a Secret Santa gift exchange. I opened my gift and found an angler fish dangling a candy cane, and this little guy. Both are handmade gems [...]
Our neighbourhood becomes parking chaos at this time of year; we live two blocks away from the Capilano Suspension Bridge and they put on one heck of an amazing light display in the forest and on the bridge across the river. People come from all across the Lower Mainland to see it. And even though [...]
I had never heard of Elf on the Shelf until last Christmas when I was having a conversation with the manager of the engineering group. I have no idea how it came up, he was probably talking about his young son and how Elf on the Shelf was getting a little R-Rated around his house [...]
December 28, 2016 - Yes, of course they're happy we are home from our Christmas travels, because they missed their slaves..... Milo needs someone to start the magic box so he can bake his torso and burn his tail; the pile of old irons and the sand-cast cat aren't there purely for decoration, they are [...]
December 27, 2016 - Today was a beautiful day for a walk in the snowy woods. Although it wasn't so much of a "walk" in any real sense, since the snow wasn't packed and every third or fourth step was more of a lurch, or a slip, or stumble. A pair of snowshoers passed over [...]
December 26, 2016 - There really is something magical about a forest blanketed in snow. There is a quiet, a peace....when I stand here, the entire world is muffled in a blanket of silence, and I feel the world around me a little bit more clearly. Even when a breeze slips through the trees, they [...]
December 20, 2016 - After a few hours out for dinner and drinks with good friends I still needed a photo. On the way home I asked Kirk if he would drive up the hill to the local "Amazing Christmas House". With over 100,000 Christmas lights, this might just be one of the most decorated [...]