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November 2019
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A new day

As I got to the station this morning, despite the grey skies and a bit of rain, there seemed to be a spring in everyone’s step. There were more smiles on the platform and more conversation on the train. As I walked towards my first meeting, there was a warm feeling of satisfaction that those […]

Swim Team

So for the summer Millie and I have joined the swim team at the local pool, Beacon Hill outdoor pool. So we are the Beacon Hill beavers. We have made lots of friends and have two very nice instructors, Nick & Samara. Each week we have a swim meet against another pool. Each swim meet […]

C’est la vie

We’re living in interesting times in Quebec. There is a relatively new minority government, the Parti Quebecois, trying to drive that separatists wedge between the Province and the Federal government. The Parti Quebecois exist for one reason – separation from Canada – an independant Quebec. As you would expect they blame the state of the […]

Ivory Milestone

So this week, Jo and I got to 14 years of marriage, how the years have flown by. Who’d have thought 14 years ago that:

we would have 11 year old twin girls we’d be living in Canada, trying to learn french Jo and the girls would be playing a game called Ringette, and I […]

Ice and cakes

It’s been a hectic month so far. First it was good to have Doug’s parents with us for a few weeks. The girls had a chance to celebrate their birthday with Granny and Grumpy. No mishaps with their snowshoeing this year, so all was good with the world. This was also Jo’s first opportunity of […]

Le Stade Olympique!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last Tuesday Millie and I went to the Olympic Stadium with school. It took an hour and 20 minutes to get there. But it was worth it. Each monitor had a nickname mine was Peanut and Millie’s were Kiwi and Goofy. First we went swimming in the pool. But it was a different pool. It […]

3 years on

Three years ago today we headed for the airport and flew to start our adventure in Montreal. I don’t think any of us really knew how it would work out, and there was a fair bit of trepidation as we landed.

On Lac St Louis, 5 mins from home

So much has happened, so […]

New School Year already

So…it’s now 3rd September. We’re on a long weekend for Labour Day and it’s 29C outside. What more could we ask for!

Millie and Sophie started their new school on Monday last week. I think we were all quite anxious about it, going into a fully French environment for the first time. At least at […]

Whales and Trout

So just back from five days in Charlevoix. We stayed at Pourvoirie Humanité, an outfitter based about 10km north of Baie St Catherine. It was about a six hour drive from home with a couple of stops, but easy to find once we had the right address.

We had a cabin overlooking a lake, a […]

One year on

I meant to write this a few weeks ago, but given we’ve just celebrate the fact that we have been in Canada for over a year now, I thought now was a good opportunity. Last night we had a party for the friends we have made over the past year who have made us so […]