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April 28, 2006

Technical Difficulties Resolved

For those of you who were attempting to post comments in the last couple of days, I have fixed the cgi error so everything is working again. AND... I have a special new feature, "Subscribe to this blog". You'll see it in the sidebar. Its real easy to use. Type your email address into the box and few minutes later you get an email back with a link to follow. Once you've followed the link, then you're subscribed. I don't want to be clogging up people's inboxes if they don't want to be notified of new blog entries, so people who want notifications can sign up and others can just check my blog at their leisure.


April 22, 2006

A quiet evening

Who knew it would take me so long to sit down and post another entry. I certainly didn't. I've been flat out (as they say) lately. But I have had time for some fun adventures. I've been out dancing a handful of times.


I got to see one of my favourite bands, Sigur Ros at the gorgeous St. James Theatre.


I've been able to explore the city some more as well.

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We celebrated Robert's birthday a few days ago with a yummy lunch out and much munching on treats. For those of you who haven't met Robert (my flatmate/travelmate/partner in crime) and are wondering who this mysterious boy is... Well here's a photo of us taken in Hong Kong,


Robert is one of my oldest and dearest friends. We met, at all places, at Opeongo High School back in scenic Renfrew County. Although we didn't really make friends until we were both living in Toronto. This is actually his second stint as my roommate and we shared a rather breezy and eccentric apartment with our other friend Kelly on College St. back in the T-dot.

Speaking of the old 416. This week I experienced my first bout of Home Sickness. It was the news that my baby niece had taken her first steps and has begun to stand on her own that got to me. It’s hardest to be away from my nieces and nephews. I miss them heaps and they are too young to be able to feel a connection with over the phone. One has to be in the room play Monster or other such games. I've had a couple of dreams lately where I've been able to pop home for a weekend to visit or grab a few things I've forgotten. I wake up in the very firm reality that there is no popping home for a weekend from this distance.

But I am in no way ready to come home. It is lovely here and there is still so much to do! Skiing season is coming up and I'm very excited to head to the South Island to play in the mountains. My first trip to the South Island is coming up shortly. I'll be heading to Christchurch on May 3rd to visit my friend Tanya for five days. Christchurch is known as the Garden City and other travelers have been telling me how beautiful it is. And yes, I do have plans to jump off bridges and out of planes just as soon as I can organize it. One can't move to the adventure capital of the world without risking life and limb at least a few times!

I'm not going to promise to post more often, but I am going to promise to try... As always thanks for reading and thanks for all of the comments. I get excited every time I'm notified of a new comment.