Hannah and I went to see the snow cross at Sudbury Downs, which is the ‘OLG Slots; an amusements arcade that used to host horse races, the track had been converted into a race track for the snow mobiles, or ‘sleds’ as they are known colloquially. It is very similar to motor cross on in the UK. They were using groomers to build/fix the track in between races. When we returned to the car, we spotted snow machines also sharing the carpark.   Lastly, here’s some video footage of the racing: http://youtu.be/Dy29cqdovqQ I bought a snow machine! Only a toy though, for scale, here’s Tigger getting in the picture: This is Hannah doing a great job clearing the snow off the car, also the snow last week and an icicle which had formed attaching our car to the ground. The car body gets remarkable warm in the sun, melting the ice on […]
Dear Blog Readers, So this week Brendan wanted to try cross country skiing. Did you know that it is referred to as XC Skiing. I didn’t. I also didn’t really mind if we didn’t try it!! We went to Capreol XC Ski as it was the cheapest option – $5 for the skis and $5 for the trail pass. We tried the 2 km trail and it was AWESOME! We will definitely go back. The club is run by volunteers and they were all hugely helpful; from getting the skis measured to advice on trails. We both found it to be quite a good work out – although our methods differed immensely. Brendan favoured the ‘two ski poles in the snow and pull yourself forward’ method, whereas I liked the ‘walking in the snow on two narrow strips of wood’ method. Who knows who is right?!?! There were a couple of […]
Joel sent me this picture, thought I would like to share it. I love how the people are all smartly dressed and sitting on the crash barrier!  
So having missed Shrove Tuesday we had a ‘stove Tuesday’ instead and pancakes on this day. We used a recipe off of the BBC website; I have determined that BBC must stand for Brilliant Baking & Cooking, as the pancakes turned out very well. Whilst in the Independent I picked up some maple syrup. standing in the aisle pondering whether the $12 glass bottle of organic syrup was really going to taste $9 better than the no name brand, and if the branded but non organic stuff was going to be better than the no name by $3, as perhaps it’s full of tasty chemicals… I paused to wonder what a Canadian might make of my conundrum. I asked a lad who was unloading a pallet of frozen food at the end of aisle. He informed me that he had been brought up on the cheap stuff, but the organic stuff was better, and that he could taste […]
Last week while in Mississauga Mike K. a colleague gave me a lens from a projector TV after I told him about my taking pictures through my microscope. I was demonstrating to Hannah how the lens works; I held the lens up and placed a sheet of paper an inch or so in front of it, and voila. Outside.. but upside down… Also, I gave Tigger a good grooming, he is beginning to appear to enjoy it! until he gets too static.. Then he usually retreats to safe location. Monday, Family Day, we went to French River with our snow shoes. We set off at about 9.30am, passing by Tim Horton’s for a coffee, upon arrival we found the car park to be well packed snow and the wash rooms to be in constant use by travelers using the 69. We walked, minus our snow shoes, to the Welcome Center, which is closed this time of year. As we passed under the back of the building we came across this icicle, […]
Well, today we had to dig our car out because Hannah hadn’t driven it for a day or two last week. It occurred to me that I should be getting pictures of this new snow fall and also the icicles: Last week I finally ate my chocolate insects that Hannah gave me for Christmas  they were crunchy, didn’t taste of insect, only chocolate. We went skating for the first time last weekend on Lake Ramsey I was away last week, I came back and my Aloe Vera plant was not so good: I don’t know why.. so I have watered it and will see how it does.
We went to Onaping Falls to see the falls and to go sliding on our sledge, here are the pictures: The pictures are not great as they were taken on my 808 #16 camera. This is a video taken on my the same camera: Then we went sliding, we had great fun, both of us went down the hill a number of times:  
I got my 808 #16 HD camera the other day, I velcroed it to the underside of the LiteHawk Aero, and took it for a spin next to the Golder office, I crashed it after it flew out of reception, you’ll notice that during the video the motor slows, possibly stops, the helcipoter spins then regains hover, then crashes to the ground, no helicopters were hurt in the filming: http://youtu.be/ZJQ5zjNMMGg Hannah and I went to Onapping Falls last weekend, we took our sledge if you can call it that, and went sliding down the hill there. I shall post some pictures and maybe a video also.
I think that Tigger is to blame, I am going to blame him anyways. The big Aloe Vera plant got broken off at grade (Structural definition:  The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.). It doesn’t have any root at all, I have pushed it deeper into the soil to compensate for the lack of root, I think that it has been like this for a number of weeks, I am watering it regularly and it appears to be fine. Which is funny, as I didn’t think that plants live without at least one root.. I took some more pictures of Sudbury: And one of Hannah and Tigger: I have been flying lots still, in the bedroom and also now in and out of the living room, between the rooms. I think I only crash/uncontrolled landing maybe once a flight on average, unless I try new […]