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A jaunt to clear away the cobwebs

Until early January I was loving winter. Then I took a trip to the warmer climes of South Africa and Madagascar for five weeks. Since arriving back in Canuckistan in early February winter hasn’t been quite as kind. It has been colder than before I left, granted, but that wasn’t the problem. After a week… Continue reading A jaunt to clear away the cobwebs

Humour · Me · Winter · Writing

If you aint crashing, you aint skiing

The most obvious winter sport for me to have tried (apart from hockey and ice-fishing) would have to be skiing. Not the cross-country type, which involves gliding gracefully along beautifully manicured tracks. No, I’m talking terrifying, eye-watering, hair-raising downhill (skiing) … I have skied once before – as an 18-year-old exchange student, when I was… Continue reading If you aint crashing, you aint skiing

Photography · Real LIfe · Winter

There’s a fine line between fishing & freezing out on the ice

The first winter activity I attempted here in Canuckistan was hockey – the type on ice, of course. Next came ice fishing. That’s when you get up way earlier than any sane person should be awake, stock up on Timmy’s coffee, drive to a frozen lake, wade out through the slushy snow to a point… Continue reading There’s a fine line between fishing & freezing out on the ice

Photography · Real LIfe · Winter

To show our simple skill, that is the true beginning of our end

One Ashleigh Brilliant once remarked: “This is serious: some of the things that are supposed to last the rest of my life are already wearing out,” and I, sadly, am discovering just that about my body. Not one to shrink back from adventure, I have thrown myself into any activities winter and my friends can… Continue reading To show our simple skill, that is the true beginning of our end

Photography · Winter

Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride …

Just hear those sleigh bells Jingling ring ting tingling too Come on it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you Outside the snow is falling And friends are calling Yoo hoo Come on it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you Giddy up giddy up giddy up, Let’s go, let’s look… Continue reading Come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride …