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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 […]

Soccer … Pool ….

So this year Millie and I are playing eleven a side soccer for lakeshore soccer in house league. We have played for the last two years but seven a side. At the beginning, we last 2-0 about five times straight but we turned it around and have won four games in a row. Last game […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall colors

Just back from a walk around the arboretum. The colours are nearly over, but it was still so beautiful, and a chance to kick the leaves. I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to go running around this 3 times a week!

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A golden carpet

End of Fall

Red Leaves

Trees of Gold

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 […]

And the year marches on

I awoke this morning with great ideas for updating the blog, but they have all disappeared, so we’ll see where we go. November is a strange month, not really fall but not yet winter. The temperature goes up and down, this time fluctuating between +15 and -5°C, almost on a daily basis. The only constant […]