Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 197 - Spain. Wine.

Next Spring we will be touring the wine country in Spain. I am looking forward to sampling Spanish wines; the selection of Spanish wines in NS is lacking. The 2004 Campo Viejo Reserva is a favourite 'go to' wine for me in local food establishments (if it is carried). A bit pricey as a house wine but only moderately marked up in several restaurants, it is a great value wine for the money. If you go out for a 'fancy meal with fancy meat' (lol) this is a good choice. This Reserva is made entirely from fruit sourced in Rioja. 85% Temparanillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 194 - Learning Thriller dance

My niece Abbey is obsessed with Michael Jackson. She is teaching herself the choreography for all his videos.

Day 193 - Snow on steps

There was more snow in Bear River over the holidays than in Amherst or Halifax.

Day 192 - Christmas dinner...

...the aftermath. Mother in law Gloria cooks a mean Christmas dinner.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 189 - The Mall

Braved the malls this afternoon to gather stocking stuffers. The crowds weren't too bad and the lines were tolerable.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Day 187 - Running Snoopy

Although our Christmas tree more or less has a modern look we still hang a few sentimental favourites. More times than not these end up at the back of the tree :-). 'Running snoopy' is still my all time favourite, he always stays front and center.

Day 186 - Nutcracker

I went home Saturday night to see my nieces performing in the Nutcracker at ARHS school. A fantastic performance all around, very enjoyable.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 185 - Star

Tonight we put up our Christmas Tree. There is something magical about decorating a tree. Glitter, shine, nostalgia, fun - our tree has it all. Our colour theme is derived from our star.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Day 184 - Crema

Black Cat beans produce rich creamy smooth delicious yummy crema.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 182 - Lifesavers

The Lifesavers Storybook has always been a popular candy treat at Christmas time. My favourite growing up was the rum and butter flavour (hmm...). I would devour the entire book on Christmas day, even the crappy Pep-O-Mints, then run around the house like a maniac. Good times! All I could find today was a crappy 'funbook', which don't have the same cool storybook presentation or variety of flavours. Boo-urns!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 181 - (Nearly) half way celebration

I am 6 months into this photo a day project. For all you math geeks out there I realize the official mid way point is still a few days out. I decided to celebrate today because, well, it is Monday and I felt like some Prosecco. Six more months to go.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 180 - Toffifee

Toffifee has always been my favourite Christmas candy. A crunchy hazelnut in a caramel cup topped with chocolate. Mmm. I can easily stuff my face with a tray of these.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 176 - Morning walk along waterfront

I had a nice walk along the waterfront this morning. The sky was awash in pink.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 169 - A light dusting

The light this morning was much nicer on the second half of my trek. Lack of clouds makes a big difference in the morning.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 168 - Walk in darkness

My hour long walk to work each morning is now ambled mostly in darkness. Same coming home. The wind was a bit brutish and then it snowed. People complained, people complained about complaining. Usual December 1 in Canada stuff. I will miss morning light.