Competition and the weekend

It snowed again towards the end of last week, only a few inches, but it made the brown snow nice and white again. so at least the place looks nice again.

Friday night we went out for a meal with Katie and Troy at East Side Marios, which was nice, we ate late though, got back to their at about 11. Stopped past Timmies on the way home to get doughnuts..

Saturday we did a few chores in the morning, Troy wanted to go skating on Ramsey, so Troy and I went down and skated from Science North to bell park and back, which about a 3km round trip!! pretty good for me to make it that far, I fell three times, once very minor, just had to put my hand down, then once because Troy was doing turns, so I tried a fast one and fell!! And lastly, and you’ll be very please to hear this; Troy was videoing me going along, where the snow melted at the edge of the ice, water has run out onto the ice and re-frozen making small hills about an inch high, it was one of these that I got onto, but coming down off it nailed me… I am going to get the video off Troy and post it on here!!!

Today Hannah is working and at 2pm I being picked up from ours to head for Mississauga for a training course all week, I think that I am going to be back Friday night, but failing that I will be back Saturday.

Post by Hannah!

Hi,

Two bits of news in Hannah world…

So this week I have had a number of interviews and finally yesterday got hired :D well now that is a relief at last.

My second piece of news is that I guickly wrote up the story of Brendan and I and now we are published on Chic Bride – a Cornish wedding blog….take a look here

That’s all folks!

Manitoulin trip

I just found the pictures of us watching the super bowl, we bought some popcorn which had cashews in it, that was lovely, we also had melon, so there’s a few pictures of that.

Today we went with Santi and Tibor (And his dog) down to Manitoulin Island. We went in Santi’s car, and Tibor went in his with his dog, apparently sometimes Tibors dog is not so friendly, though we have seen no evidence of this. We went to Bridal Veil Falls first, they weren’t completely frozen, there was still a little water coming over them. I climbed in behind the falls on the ice, the ice formations in there were pretty cool, as was the frozen falls them selves. We then drove on down to Providence bay, we went there with Jessica in the summer. the whole of the bay looked frozen, but I dont know how thick most of it was, we could make out the water on the horizon, but only just. The first 30 or 40m of water was all ice, I guess where it had blown in and stacked up, Thats what we walked on, we didn’t dare to go onto the main part of the ice sheet. I tried to skid on a sheet of ice on the shore and fell over. The snow on the beach was about 2″ thick, but has a hardened surface so that we were able walk ontop of it, only by jumping on it were we able to punch through it into the softer stuff below. In places where the sand was visible the frost had lifted the grans of sand about an inch above the main beach.

Here’s the video of the falls and pictures from the whole day.

Couple of weeks of nothing

We chilled for a weekend after Rebecca left, just felt like not doing much! This is no reflection on how hard Rebecca was to entertain or anything. No seriously, its not. Really. Seriously? YES! Well I am pleased we got past that one.

So on to this weekend just gone, we were offered the chance through Golder to go to a bonspiel on Friday night, it was suggested that Santi, Tibor, Hannah and I should go, as none of us had ever done curling before. Then it was discovered that there were no places left, but at about 10am Friday morning a team dropped out, and we got in! Jake went as our captain, he had curled before.

Picasa Pictures and YouTube Video

Then on Saturday we went and got our skates sharpened, they were so blunt! I had no idea it would make so much difference. Skates are an interesting shape. Yes they ARE.

The bottom of a modern ice skate blade, unlike the blade of a knife, has a crescent-shaped hollow, creating two sharp edges on each skate. Ideally, the two edges of a blade are parallel, but poor maintenance practices, such as improper sharpening or lack of consistent sharpening, can often result in oblique edges. These “bad” edges can affect skating ability significantly. The depth of this hollow is known as the Radius of Hollow (RoH). The Radius of Hollow is typically between 1/4″ and 1″ depending on the type of skates and the user

Taken from ‘wikipedire

It made a difference to how Hannah was able to skate, but I am so bad that it didn’t affect my ability at all! However I also didn’t fall over either on our one lap! I felt that was quite an achievement!

We spent Saturday evening with Katie and Troy, I helped clear the drive again with the ATV. Then on Sunday we went to the Cinema with Santi then later on we watched the Super Bowl, Madona did the half time thingy.

This week Hannah discovered that there is a Sudburylicious food festival on at the moment, a three course meal for $25, so we decided to go to Mr. Prime Rib, which is a restaurant that we have both heard good review of. But it doesn’t look like much from outside (Google Street View), but it was very good, Very VERY good. We treated it as our Valentines meal.