Back on the left...

…hand side of the road, driving like a maniac to keep the tailgaters off my arse. Despite this and the extra energy to herd our rats (ahem, kids) we are having a great time here in the UK! Couple castles, couple cities, couple BBQ’s, one hiking trail, many pubs, and we’re not even quarter of

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What I Want for Christmas

Here are some items I would like for Christmas: A life-sized Abominal Snowman Yeti statue to serve as a stunning conversation piece that will greet guests at our front door: A Zombie of Montclaire Moors figurine to tastefully augment Melissa’s beautiful front flower garden: A dozen pierogi ornaments to accompany Darth Vader, the Leg Lamp,

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Vino

I had an awesome moment. As I tenderly sipped my gratis 2011 Sauvignon Blanc en route to Panama City following a rather watery and modestly overcooked chicken and beef dinner, I observed my grip on the crystal wine glass and proudly noticed all my Dove-soft fingers firmly holding the stem in a proper manly fashion…meaning

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Dias Años

At 8:30 AM this morning, the birthday girl and I set off for Hague Lake in Opa’s canoe to catch us some trout for lunch. Woefully unsuccessful, we instead just enjoyed each other’s company as we paddled around the waters of Hague and Gunflint, casting here and there not expecting any Thursday suckers. Stomachs still

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Slug Attack!

So we learned that Ashlyn has an aversion to banana slugs today. While out hiking the Kw’as Park, we found some massive specimens and Ash completely lost it, thus committing me to eventually carrying her out on my shoulders. The knowledge that licking them will make your tongue go numb (thanks to Encyclopedia Madison) did

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Manic Monday

I’m sitting here on the patio of our cabin on the shore of Gunflint Lake. Rhysie, Ashes and I just got back from a quick canoe trip across the water to the cliffs. The water was like glass this morning, but as I portaged the canoe down to the derelict dock, it started to rain.

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Cortes Ho!

We’re officially on holiday. The van was surprisingly easy to pack, we got out the door on time, the kids behaved themselves, we caught the ferry without reserving, nothing appears to have been forgotten…eerily good start. I’m suspiciously pleased. Rhysie and I are fighting off colds. The poor little dude is bundled up under a

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Mi País

Great country and all but get me the hell home! 18 hours to Vancouver and counting. I’m sitting at Santiago Aeropuerto on my plane waiting to take off. Now I’m 2 hours from Toronto; I tried sleeping for the last 8 hours and managed to convince myself I was really asleep for probably 30 minutes.

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Breakfast at Costa Real

Peter and I were enjoying a late breakfast yesterday. Yes, thanks to the Chilean Government changing the Daylight Savings rules at the last minute, and network time services not being accurate, we got an unintended extra hour of sleep. As we sat enjoying breakfast, I noticed the subtle background music. I couldn’t identify the song

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