Oh What a Beautiful Morning

March 17th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I love this time of year. The days get longer, the sun finally has some significant warmth, the birds are loud and prominent in the trees around our home. Even though the day was spent marking student papers, I could do it on the upstairs deck and not need a sweater. The cats thought it [...]

TEDx Stanley Park

March 3rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

March 3, 2018 - This is the third year we’ve attended TEDx Stanley Park, it’s in its fourth year. The talks were interesting, informative, and some were definitely inspiring. I’d say that the talks last year resonated more with me, but that’s not to detract at all from this year's speakers, they really were excellent.  What [...]

Here’s how to cripple Vancouver

February 23rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

February 23, 2018 - Would you like to know how to cripple the city of Vancouver? It’s really quite simple. Just throw this at it. Really, it doesn't even take this much. All it normally needs is a cm or two and everything grinds to a halt. But this, this is apocalyptic to some Vancouverites! [...]

International Love Your Pet Day

February 20th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

This is Milo. He is a Havana Brown, a very rare breed; basically a chocolate brown siamese. Our little brown bear gets overlooked with all the attention on Loki and his mystery illness. In all fairness, this little guy has had his trials and tribulations too, and we had assumed that his life would be [...]

Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Waterways

February 8th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 8th, 2018 - Today I got out of bed and decided to do something different. I’ve explored much of Amsterdam’s canal district on foot and by tram, but today I decided to venture farther afield. I grabbed my laptop and started looking for day-trips from town. I found a few, mostly tours, but I’m [...]

Museums and Microbes

February 6th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 6th, 2018 - Kirk headed off to ISE early this morning and I got a slower start knowing the museums tend to open later, mostly at 10 or 11am. Today was also my first day riding the tram system, which turned out to be very efficient. I grabbed a map and planned out my [...]

Palaces, Egyptian Geese, and Giant Bathtubs

February 5th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

An Egyptian Goose February 5th, 2018 - This morning we went down our three flights of very, very steep stairs to see what was on offer for breakfast. Stairs here are more like ladders. Alongside the most amazing automatic espresso/cappuccino/latte/hot water machine were poffertjes! One of my absolute long time favourite Dutch treats. [...]

Do you remember?

January 27th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

January 27, 2018 - Do you remember these watches? State of the art, amazing things (in the 1980’s that is)!  Water resistant! A stopwatch! Even a sickly green light that shone a little bit across the face and sort of lit up part of the face enough that you could just kind of make out the time. [...]

Here we go again….

January 1st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

January 1st, 2018 - It's a bit of a ritual, a tradition, though I don't much go in for traditions as a general rule..... but I always try to find a cherry blossom on January 1st to share with my best and dearest friend, I don't think she really ever appreciates the effort though. :) So [...]