Sunday, December 02, 2012


As Aleisha is with child we have not been able to get up to our usual outdoor antics, but given that its been hovering around -15 C for a while the outdoors are not super appealing anyway.

Thankfully Calgary still has its fair share of nice places to enjoy a short winter stroll. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Movember is back

After taking a few years off to let Aleisha recover from the emotional scaring of my last mustache I have decided to bring back the Mo!

Its a good laugh but also an excellent cause. Men's health doesn't get the attention so please support my Mo by making a donation at the link below

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Back into the Mts

Where did the summer go? With the new job, work travel, baby on the way and a we stint back in NZ summer seems to have escaped us this year. As a result we did not get into the Mts anywhere near as much as we normally would. 
But last weekend, with Aleisha starting to feel a little more energetic we managed to get out to Chester Lake for a nice stroll in the alpine meadows. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Now that PR is out of the way

Since we finally managed to get PR we figured it was about time to start a family. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Permanent Residence

After over 2 1/2 years of sending forms and money around the world in endless circles we have finally been granted permanent residence.
Although the waiting and endless paper trail continues as we still need to wait a few months to get our PR cards. Of course we can't leave the country while until the card arrives....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

West Bragg Creek

The snow has finally started to settle in the front ranges meaning that good XC skiing is only 30 min, rather than 2 hr drive away. The snow started to fall on Saturday night and by Sunday morning we had a good 15 cm on the ground. Snow coverage was a little thin in places but overall pretty good considering how early in the season it is. With the temperature staying around -10 C we may even be able to get a few laps in around our local park. 

Aleisha enjoying our lovely skier set tracks

Gary, the special cat.

In cat related news, Gary is going well with minimal damage to our new furniture. Although he has developed a habit of going to sleep on our necks and chewing on our hair, he's a little special....  

Monday, December 05, 2011


We were hoping to head out cross country skiing this weekend but a shock and awe snow storm came out of nowhere and blanked Calgary and surrounding roads with 15-20 cm of snow. Unfortunately little of the snow landed on the Mts so we decided to avoid the slick roads and insane local drivers and spend the day in Calgary.

The walking path was in better condition than the roads.