2010 the year that was

Friday, December 31, 2010

What a year! 2010 has been huge.
got married,
got my dream job,
I read many of the books on my list,
travelled through Europe and Lebanon,
moved to Canada, skied,
saw snow as far as the eye can see.
Bring on next year!!

Best Movies: The Town & Toy Story 3
Album on repeat: Fyfe Dangerfield, Fly Yellow Moon
Books: While not released this year, I have throughly enjoyed reading Beverly Connor's Diane Fallon mysteries.

December Snowmen

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve!! We're heading to Calgary for Christmas with Nick's family. His mum and sister arrive today and we can't wait to see them. I'll be missing my family who are in Adelaide for Christmas & my brother has to work. How suckey. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas with the ones you love & are able to tolerate spending time with those you don't.

Bluebird Day

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A bluebird day at Revelstoke Mountain. Perfect views, a little icy & very hard when you fall due to husbands showing off.

More Snow!!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our place is starting to look a little festive. Last weekend we went to the uniting church and picked out a Christmas tree. We went to Feilds and bought some lovely Christmas decorations that were 50% off the marked price and then we went to the Community Centre Farmer's market and bought gingerbread, including gingerbread decorations - yum!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

The cute town of Revelstoke....

Revelstoke Ski Mountain

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yesterday was my first day up the Revelstoke mountain. Nick had been up a number of days, but due to being sick I had stayed at home. KC came too and after she was sorted out with rental gear we joined the gondola queue. Apparently Revelstoke rarely has queues for the gondola and we were luckily enough to join the queue a few minutes after a tree had fallen and cut the power. After half an hour standing in the falling snow (wouldn't want to lose our place would we?) the generator restored power and we were on our way to the top, via mid mountain where we dropped KC at her lesson. We got off the gondola and I skied the Last Spike. The last spike is 15.2km and I started it a third of the way down so I skied at least 8kms. I'm pretty proud of myself. Second green run I've skied that wasn't at Mt Buller. I'll be on the downhill team in no time.
The sign says:
# of people who have spent the night (unprepared) in the back country in the last 3 days: 9
# of people who have required a helicopter sling rescue: 5
minimum backcountry rescue cost: $500
risk to yourself and rescuer: unacceptable
respecting our mountains, ski area boundaries (clearly marked) and your own life: priceless

Happy Friday

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Friday & this weekend I'm looking forward to:

- my first day up the Revelstoke mountain
- the Revelstoke farmers market
- Saturday night at the Village Idiot. Bring it.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Snow Day

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It snowed over night & snow forecast for the coming week. I've been playing Matt Pond PA snow day and A Very Brito Christmas on rotation and I've been reading back to back Diane Fallon mysteries by Beverly Connor. I'm still getting over my cold and it's the perfect excuse to stay in. Think it's time for another cup of Earl Grey.....

Last Saturday...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Last Saturday at Lake Louise....

they were giving out samples of Cold-FX
and now I have a cold. Coincidence? I think not.

Didsbury, Alberta

Friday, December 3, 2010

In our search for a car we've made a number of trips to Didsbury in order to view a particular car. The first time we drove out there it was minus 26C and had been snowing for most of the past few days. The car's owner lived on a farm a few kms outside of Didsbury and as you rounded the corner a barn came into view followed by a two story log house covered in yellow christmas lights with a light up nativity scene next to the front porch. The car was to be found at a house to the right of the log house. As our car turned to the right the headlights caught a half eaten deer in the fork of the driveway. At this point we were unsure what to expect, however the seller was lovely and apparently her brother is a bit of a hunter.
A few days later we were waiting at the pub while the car was looked over. We'd decided against the Didsbury Inn and settled instead on JD's. The bar staff were nice and honest about cooking times of their food. There's nothing worse than being told that the food will take five minutes then finding out that when they said five minutes they really meant half an hour. Before we left I made a quick pit stop. The loos (well there was only one ladies' loo) had a vending machine. One side dispensed your choice of flavoured condoms, lube and his & hers temporary tattoos. The other side dispensed Advil. If you're stocking up on anything from side one then I'm sure at some point you'll need the Advil.
In the end we bought the car, a 2003 GMC Jimmy.

Fashion Flannel

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

When we arrived in Canada I swore I won't wear fashion flannel and three weeks later here I am..... I couldn't resist the cozy warm flannel goodness. Nick has also fallen victim....
And yes, they are fur-lined gumboots on my feet. I refuse to give into the ugg boots outside the home thing they have going on here, but fur lined gum boots are a must!
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