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North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury June 8th 2015

It's 16.36 8th of June. We're currently 4 hours into the 31 hour bus journey to Winnipeg, but more in that in the next post. So I think I got up to Wednesday night. Thursday day time was much the same as usual, it was a hot, cloudless day and there was a lot of work to be done. We started the day as we had the last few days - cutting the salad greens for an order. There wasn't all that much, so shortly after we were tasked with erecting a trellis in the field to grow tomatoes on. The first job was to salvage 70 1.5+ metre tall metal poles from the scrap pile. Once we had loaded these into the gator, we brought them out to the field and set about setting then ... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury November 7th 2014

Creating my Mandarin cheat notes and saying last minute goodbyes has caused me forget to do the laundry. Oh what the heck ... will go stickit in the machine ... no noisy zips or buttons so drying after 20:00 should be OK. The last week has been a scramble to get things organized, winterized and finished. All bins full of age old junk have been moved from two damp musty locations to a lovely new dry 12x8 wooden shed that my skilled in woodcraft sister has built. I was the go-for! She did a lovely job and we only had the help of two men with the roof. Moving the bins from the plastic shed which is now for sale, and from the woodshed which my sister said sh/could be torched took a whole day in ... read more
All Hallows Eve brought 10cm of snow.
A fire in an ancient grate did nothing to amend the muck and dirt!
The shed is taking shape, is square and stands!

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury October 28th 2014

OOOps! foto four of last blog is the packing mess before the house sold. View from the balcony of apartment is as follows ... Also wrote the previous entry while still in Sudbury ... so confuse-ed... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury August 10th 2014

Ce matin petite panne de réveil 7H45 debout, et réveillé par les pétarades des monstres mécaniques Hier au soir, et je crois pour la premiere foi depuis mon départ j' ai mangé un spaghetti, a l' hôtel, il m' a fallu presque 2h pour être servi. Je voulais retourner a l' autodrome l' ambiance m' avais plus et pour une foi que je peux sortir, enfin bref. je fini le blog 9h45 je parts, presque sur que tout était fini, j' avais entendu le feu d' artifice. Cela été le cas, je suis juste allé me mettre dans la circulation, pour rien et au retour la police a mis un barrage control alcoolémie, il l' ont levé 7-8 voitures devant moi. conclusion plus de 2 heures pour rien. Parait que Wawa c' est le bout du ... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury April 1st 2014

..... having been remiss with blog entries the reporting of past and present adventures will take some time. But let it be known that catch up will occur sooner than later. At this moment I am in a new apartment, selling my house, spending my summer at the lake and waiting for a friend from Austria to visit me in June. The getting-rid-of-junk pile continues to be smaller than the keeping-junk pile. Do not qualify for the reality show Hoarders and therefore do not require people in white suits and masks to come to clean out my stuff. But a giant yard sale has been slotted into someday in May!... read more
Winter Decoration
Winter Tools

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury January 10th 2014

I haven't used the travel blog in some time, not that there hasn't been much happening since the last used. Mainly, immigrating to Canada. It's got it's pros and cons, but one of the pros is more time off for travel. Last year I watched the sailboats float up and down the other side of the lake, so summer 2013 I spent one weekend 6 hours a day in sailing lessons on a C420 two man dinghy. I've mellowed enough to where that appealed to me more than a jet ski or motorboat. By the end of summer I owned a little 16' pocket cruiser and trailer. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with it before the water turned too cold for me to feel safe out alone in it. The long winter ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury December 25th 2013

OMG ... it has been such a long time since my last entry. Am still alive and more than kicking as%! Today have have stood silent among the trees watching bluejays greedily snatching peanuts at the feeder.Snow is fluttering down picking up speed and intensity. That means more shoveling. If the cabin were painted brown and had heart shutters I would be in a highland vale in Switzerland, or Austria or Bavaria and all that needs be done is step outside and imagine. Am at the moment experiencing with astonishment and disbelief the Disney Park Parade. All this without breakfast ... birds come first and also the need for a fire ...its -22 outside. The Parade is too tooo tooo much! have never been will never go and anyway its not live.OMG and the crowds are ... read more
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North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury September 4th 2013

With great horror I realize that I HAVE NOT BLOGGED FORa whole YEAR !!! oye vey ... not that I have not had adventures, excitements, encounters y muchas diversiones. Survived Spanish Year three. Dropped Anthropology. Had a great time in St. Vincent. Worked at de-weeding my veg garden space with the help of a friend visiting from England via Australia. Drove the length of Manitoulin Island (largest fresh water island in the world), crossed Georgian Bay with the Chuchiman Ferry(sic), stayed at an extremely pleasant B&B near Kincardene Ontario, did the whole enchilada at Niagara Falls and safely put my friend on the plane to London in the middle of June. She had a wedding to attend and I had a cabin to prepare for possible rental by next summer. With the help of my sister ... read more
Pocket Friends

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury April 20th 2012

The fine weather in March was too good to wish for. The rhubarb shoots and tulip greens are today paying the price; a meteorological storm warning of fifteen to twenty centimeters of heavy wet snow! I will not be shovelling! Am at the moment supposedly studying for an Anthropology exam which takes place on Monday next. Am on cat duty since my sibling has taken herself to Toronto. It is not an onerous task. It just eats into the day ... twice! becuase the felines are sickly. Am preparing for a two month sojourn to Europe; Floriade, a horticultural exhibition that finds place only once every ten years, a visit to Istanbul, Budapest, and Innsbruck ending in England to see the Queen in order to help her celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. Have spent the last hour ... read more
Rustic Room Idea
Sprigs in Birchbark
Taipan Orchids

North America » Canada » Ontario » Sudbury December 13th 2011

Hello from Sudbury! After a long stay in Kitchener, we headed to Orangeville. We were able to swing it between my boss, my BFF and I to have Carol ride along with me in the Motorhome. Hank and I started this week driving vehicles on the main convoy. After the incredible End of Day Celebration that Orangeville put on with us, Hank and I and 4 other team mates went to the Rowntrees for a fabulous deep fried everthing dinner, drinks and as always, lots of laughs. Thank you again Rowntrees and Smiths for your hospitality. I got to have a little visit with Hemi while I was there! Smiths are doing a great job fostering our little guy! He looked great and very happy! After a short visit in Orangeville, we carried on the Relay ... read more
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