Thursday, November 12, 2009

More of Autumn

Over the last week we've had lots of rain, such is life in Vancouver at this time of year. With that being said, there has been ample opportunity to get out and enjoy the fall colours and explore some of the statues that are being put up around town for Vancouver's Biennale. T

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The End of October

Hi everyone,
two months have passed since the last update...what's been happening?
I've been doing more contract work at UBC with Graduate students in a "training of trainers" program, we went greeen and said goodbye to our car "Sarah" (and have since joined the cooperative car network), and Geoff and I have been out enjoying the colours and the crisp, cool air of autumn. To top it off, I'm going to Edmonton for Halloween to take my nephew out...should be lots of fun! T

View out of my classroom at UBC

The lovely couple in Stanley Park

English Bay autumn colours

More autumn colours on English Bay

Saying goodbye to Sarah

Friday, August 28, 2009

Another Summer Ending

Hi everyone,

it's late August and although it's still summer, the evenings are getting cooler and the ocean will only be swimmable for another week or two. With that being said, we had an amazing run with July temperatures into the mid 30s and the ocean hitting a balmy 25 degrees, something completely different for the average Vancouverite. Our garden went crazy!!!

At the beginning of August, we had a plethora of events which took over the westend of Vancouver (where we live). The Festival of Lights (fireworks), the Pride parade, and the World Police and Firefighters Games. During the first weekend of the month there were close to 800 000 people taking part in one, two, or all three of the events.

I got back to Edmonton to visit my family and to have a few days to play with my (almost) 2 year old nephew Ethan. Geoff had a break from his Rigpa schedule so we were able to do a lot of swimming, barbecuing, and socializing. Our friend Karen (with whom I worked in Japan 10 years ago) came to visit as well. T and G

Geoff getting nude at Acadia Beach, Vancouver

Uncle Terry and Ethan

Sunset on our swimming beach

Enjoying an evening swim

Volunteering at the Pride festival

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Canada D(eh)!

Geoff and I decided to celebrate Canada Day by having a multicultural day out...we began with breakfast at a Canadian diner run by a Greek-Canadian family, followed by coffee at an Italian deli across the street. We then went down to the town of Steveston which is historically significant as a hub for Japanese-Canadian fishermen. We then wandered around VanDusen botanical gardens which has plant species from around the world, and ended our day with dinner at Saravanaa Bhavan, a South-Indian restaurant. T and G

A Small Taste of South America

Hi everyone,

I was between contracts and had too much time on my what was I to do? Cash in some airmiles and head to Argentina of course. I took a short two week jaunt thinking I would stay in and around Buenos Aires. I ended up visiting Uruguay, Argentinean wine country, and Santiago de Chile. I loved everything I saw, was inspired by the bus trip through the Andes, and really have to thank my hosts Pedro in BsAs and Felipe in Santiago for all of their hospitality...I will be back! T

Crossing the Andes

Colonia, Uruguay

Felipe in Santiago

Terry, Pedro, and Lorena

Colonia, Uruguay

Canopy of trees in BsAs

La Boca

Cemetary in BsAs

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nephew Ethan- April to June 2009

Okay, although I'm not the kind of person who loves to see a thousand and one kid pictures, I'm posting some of my nephew Ethan...because he is the cutest kid ever! Terry

Finishing his holiday in Vancouver

With mom

Sitting down for lunch in Chinatown

Exploring Granville Island

With Uncle Terry

Just like his mother

Just like his mother and father

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


It's almost March...hard to believe! With Vancouver's crazy winter who knows how the month will begin: like a lamb or like a lion?

After the huge snowfall(s) and cold temperatures at Christmas, Vancouver was fogged in for almost 10 days, followed-up by a month of sunny but cool weather. We didn't really have any rain in the first three weeks of February, and with the sunnier days came early blooms...Well it's nearing the end of the month and the rains have come back to the delight of many a westcoaster.

We managed to take advantage of the drier days of January and February by going snowshoeing at Mt. Seymour (on the north shore of Vancouver), taking in an "illumination festival" in Yaletown (very yuppie section of Vancouver), and just doing our regular walks...T and G

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas...

A View of the Granville Island Ferry dock
A view down our street
Sunset Beach
People sledding
On the seawall

Merry Christmas everyone,

We are having a white and quiet Christmas in Vancouver. We hope that the holidays are safe and peace-filled for all of you wherever Christmas finds you this year.

Love Geoff and Terry