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Chris Armstrong
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Time for a move
(not our pile of boxes!) We've taken the decision that it's time to move house. This current house was perfect for us when we first arrived, we needed somewhere nice, low maintenance, in a good area, that we could afford, and it ticked all the boxes. But no...

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Beardy Weirdy
My playoff beard has outlasted the Calgary Flames by a few weeks now, since they lost to the Anaheim Ducks, and I'm quite attached to it now, although I think it's in need of a trim - I find I can still be eating my dinner 5 minutes after my plate is empty,...

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10 years ago today
2 great things happened 10 years ago today.  In order only of timing, firstly Liverpool won the Champions League Final after coming back from 3-0 down at half time. It's a game I've still not watched, as secondly I was busy that day, proposing to  Olga  at ...

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Calaway Park Long Weekend
Given it's the second year in a row that we've gone to Calaway Park for opening weekend, I suppose this has now become a family tradition. Last year we "tented" - 'camping' to anyone outside North America - and the weather was a bit windy and rainy, but thi...

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Lara's Skating AGM and Dan the Dude
Last Saturday was the AGM for Lara's Skating Club. It was usual Club AGM fare, with reviews of the finances, and election of officers to the board. It's a much bigger job than I imagined to organise the club, and most of the people are volunteers. It was an...

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Go Flames Go!
Calgary Flames, our local NHL Ice Hockey team, have found themselves in the end of season playoffs to try and get to their Final and win the Stanley Cup. The playoff are three rounds of best-of-seven series, then the Final series, best-of-seven, to see who ...

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6 months already? Time to move the trailer
We had to move the trailer out of Mount Kidd RV Park before the end of April, so we watched the weather forecast closely last weekend, and decided to move it on Monday evening, April 27th. We wanted a calm evening with little wind. Rain isn't really a probl...

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Skating Lesson 3 - Jolly Hockey Sticks
The Calgary Flames are currently winning their first-round series of games in the Stanley Cup playoffs against Vancouver, 3-2, and we squeezed Dan into a Flames jersey over his coat for this morning's lesson. It seems to do the trick, he spent much of the l...

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Here are a selection of photos from our week's vacation at the trailer during and after the Easter weekend:

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Tooth Fairy visit
After weeks of wobbling, and moving out of the way so much it was hard to believe that it hadn't come out already, one of Lara's top front teeth has finally given up, and came out in the bath a few days ago. It was retrieved and left under the pillow. The T...
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