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Against all odds

There’s something special about being a parent of twins. I wanted to capture how I felt at this morning because it is something that will get lost in the mists of time. Maybe I need to explain the context before I go further.

Yesterday, against all odds, Millie’s ringuette team won the BKRA tournament. In […]

Good News

Yesterday Doug got a great birthday present. We heard that we’re on the final leg of getting permanent residency. It is now just the formality of getting the stamps in the passports, and that’s it. So hopefully within two weeks we will have permanent resident status in Canada, which means we can pretty much come […]

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 […]


We seem to be doing a bit of waiting at the moment…

Waiting for the results from our permament residency application. We’ve done all that we can, and don’t believe there are any outstanding issues, so now it is just a matter of waiting for our application to be processed and the rubber stamp given. […]

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 […]

When the body realises it is not 18 anymore

So three weeks ago I was taking part in a ‘Ringuette for parents’ session. What should have been a fun hour of drills and then a bit of a scrimmage, didn’t turn out quite the way it should have.

I realise this pales into insignificance when compared to other things going on in the world […]

Où est la neige?

Si une annee bizarre, il se sent comme novembre encore, mais le nöel est presque arrivé et il n’y a pas de la neige sur la terre. Le temps est incertain, un jour chaud, le prochain froid, mais il n’y a pas de beaucoup de neige.

Donc une semaine pour obtenir un nöel blanc. Encore […]

Atome C Ringuette

Our Atome C Ringuette team won their first game of the season this morning. Here’s a short video of the beginnning of the game (Click on the image to start).

BK Red vs BK White Game 12th November 2011

Just to explain a bit more, Atome is their age category (10 and 11 […]

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 […]