Wednesday, December 25, 2013

iPad for Christmas

Most people who know me know I have a wicked sense of humour and Christmas offers endless possibilities for fun.  I gave my husband an iPad for Christmas ;-)

He opened it and didn't quite know what to do.  So we opened a few more gifts and then I gave him the real deal & he was excited about that. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Got Elf?

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  May you all have a joyous holiday season! That's it for the blog this year,  it's a wrap for 2013 :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sights of the season

I love this time of the year, the feeling of cheer in a cold winter night and the colourful lights drag you out of the winter doldrums.  Last night I wandered down to the Inner Harbour to watch the lighted boat sail past.  It was beautiful, very cold and very festive!

All the Moto babies have been put to bed for their winter nap in the moto lair and it's probably a good thing, as so far this December is beating cold temperatures and we have had a dusting if snow and are expecting more next week.  So for now I am happily 4 wheeling and dressing in winter gear.  I must also admit that I am really enjoying a warm car in the morning and not lugging 30 pounds of motorcycle gear and trying to defrost myself when I get to work.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New hairstyle

On Saturday I went to the salon and threw caution to the winds.  Opted to go shorter than I ever have.  I am liking it, feels sassy.  

Even my cartoon me had the new do.  

Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter sunshine

I love those rare sunny crisp winter days when the sun is shining, and I am usually out walking an unenthusiastic puppy who would still rather be snoozing in a pile of pillows and blankets.  The light was captivating and I happened to have my iPhone so was inspired to snap a few pics.

Later in the early evening again I was out puppy walking and the night sky was beautiful.

WestBay Harbour.

Monday, November 11, 2013

We Remember

Today my daughter and I went to the Provincial Centoaph to pay our respects to all soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. We also pay our respects to those in the Canadian Armed Forces who are serving around the world to preserve our freedom.  We also owe a debt to military families who bear the heaviest burden of lost loved ones and those who are stationed in far off places. 

We keep your faith, we remember, you are not forgotten.

"Lest we forget"  

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Goodbye sweet scooter love

Well it's time to say goodbye to Vixen!  She was my first two wheeled Moto love and gave me the courage, zest, determination to get my motorcycle license.  I sold her today in less than an hour of it being on Used Victoria.  

I will miss her, but she deserves to be ridden and not sitting in a dark garage waiting and hoping to see the light of day and asphalt under her tires.  

Vixy I hope your new owner treats you with kindness, gives you synthetic oil and treats you well on the road.  XO sweet scoot!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Beacon Hill Park

Today we had a little weather change, there was no fog!  It has been a very busy day for me today, I made the decision to go with 4 wheels for the winter instead of 2.  I had the opportunity to snag a parking space at work, it equalled out to the same amount I would have paid for a bus pass, I opted for convenience and comfort.

My nu2me cage, yup she is red!  She will be my 4 wheeled Scarlet.  No more packing rain gear, clothes, shoes, make-up and curling iron anymore!  I can actually go to work dressed-up and ready for the day.  

After all the car stuff was sorted Pupzilla and I went for a stroll in Beacon Hill Park.  It is alive with the fiery colours of fall and even on a cloudy day it's beautiful!

As I stepped out of the car I heard the strains of a bagpipe floating through the air.  I am probably one of the few who actually like bagpipes, so I hunted the sound down.  It was very cute when I was sitting  listening this young lad walked up and was yelling above the pipe telling the gentleman to stop.  We had a good laugh.  Pupzilla wasn't too keen on it either.

All in all it was a pretty good day taking Pupzilla on a walk through the crunchy leaves.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Slogging in the fog

I am not a big fan of fog or winter for that matter.  Most of October had found us on the Island waking to fog and slogging through the day until bedtime if the grey sogginess of the day.  

I am still commuting to work by bike, but I feel an unease in the fog.  Visibility is an issue and even with the hi viz traffic vest people don't see you until they are almost crawling up your tailpipe.  

(I was out walking Pupzilla when I snapped this pic)

I also admit to finding the irresprissible never ending greyness a lit hard on the mindset.  I am a sunshine person and thrive in the light.  Some people find the fog mysterious and love it, not me.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Autumnal expressions

The seasons are rapidly changing here and we can not complain about our stellar summer we had.  It was gorgeous, hot, and deliciously sunny for the entire summer.  And yet I am having a hard time saying goodbye to summer.   It was wonderful when I ventured out on the bike and not being cold.  

It's mid October now and it's dark when I get up and dark early.  I find this time of year extremely hard to deal with because honestly I get the winter blues.  Most mornings I wake to a soggy blanket of grey fog, which seems to make it colder. Despite the fog yesterday I pulled Scarlet out of the garage to take a run up island to meet my twin sister (yes she is the evil twin) and my parents for lunch.  It was a tough ride because it was a pea souper of a ride and I always worry about other motorists not seeing me until it's too late.  It finally cleared at the summit of the Malahat, I was going to stop & take a pic but I was running too far behind.

After reaching Duncan and lunching with the family it was time to make my way home.  Luckily the sun was out, but it was cold.  I was layered up, but definitely need a little warming jacket like Trobairitz and Bob have, going to start saving for that baby.

I decided to take the scenic route through Cowichan Bay.  I am so glad I did, it was stunning.

I loved the moss hanging off the beautiful trees.

Next stop was Hecate Park, where the boat launch is and a spectacular view of the Bay.
There are lovely housed perched on the shoreline.

A little wind blown & cold at this point and really looking forward to a hot bath.

There is a lovely little park area here and the trees were magnificently showing fall colours.

And finally my last shot of trying to be artful, look closely (not bad for an iPhone)