Friday, 30 December 2011

Ferg's Specialty Cocktail

Nothing else required...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Scenes from a big day

Fergus gave each of us a paper-based gift and here's his gift to himself:

Post "The Holiday" viewing:

This is quite possibly the worst xmas tree ever - check out that lean - though it did only fall over and flood the sun room once:


For Effie - delightfully gross Harry Potter beans (though I dare anyone not to spit out "rotten egg" flavour):


At Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner:

A boy and his massively oversized peanut butter cup:

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011


I've received a few comments on the cougar posting to the effect of questioning how we got so close to such a ferocious creature. So, to be clear - here's what we saw just a few short metres away:

So, if you're thinking "wow, their property doesn't look like that/ when is it ever that stormy in Metchosin?"... you're right. The entire post was chronicling a trip to the museum. Sorry for the confusion. Had we really encountered a non-stuffed cougar not only would any photos be somewhat blurry but that "log dump" picture would have rung true in all its glory!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tree Update

Still haven't agreed on where to put it...


In all our years on the property we have yet to run into a cougar
despite their ever presence. Today we somehow snuck up on this
fella lounging about

Perhaps the beast was more intent on the resident deer
population than worrying about us.

Even though it was a tad bit freaky.... we still had a great
time yesterday at the museum

Monkey Goose

Tree of fakedness

Red Light District

This whole area - turn of the century street - is our favorite in the Royal BC Museum:

No one else found this funny - not even Fergus!?!

Monkey Goose encore

Monday, 19 December 2011

Tree hunting

The in no way staged shot of Effie pondering this particular fir. In the end (ie: after chopping it down) we realized it would have made a pathetic xmas offering so we moved on. And on. And on.

Finally, with little light left, we found the perfect tree... And outside on the patio it remains until we manage to make space for it and dig out the ornaments.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmassy stuff

Blogger annoying me. No headings on these photos. Here's a bunch of pics of recent christmas activities. Includes my attempt to burn down Grandma and Grandpa's house with an ill conceived attempt at a sugarcube mud hut: