Street Art Sunday - Montmartre Market pt 1

Sunday, February 27, 2011





On the Sunday we had in Paris last September we had a quick breakfast from the bakery nearby our hotel then we caught the train to the vintage market in Montmartre. Nick was quite skeptical thinking that the market might be more junk than gold. As we got off the train and climbed the stairs to the street I was beginning to think that he was right. We followed the crowds down the street, past the guys selling fake Louis Vuitton rounded the corner and run into more fellows selling cheap knock offs. I was willing to admit defeat when we decided to walk further into the market. Our decision paid off. Behind the knock off sellers were vintage sellers. Nick found a lovely jacket, I found a beautiful ring and we both found more furniture than we could ever fit into our suitcases. Plus the street art. Well worth the walk. 

Road Trippin'

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last weekend we headed to Calgary for Nick's sister's birthday. As we drove into town we tuned into the local radio station to hear the presenter ask how everyone was coping with the -20 degree weather. Minus twenty. We were very tempted to turn the car around, but while the weather didn't warm up, the company was great and we were able to see a different side of Calgary than we're used to thanks to our wonderful tour guide. Among other places we went to Galaxie Diner, Holt Renfrew and Broken City.

On the trip back I took a few photos from the car of the snow on the side of the road. It really is incredible.  
A closed visitors centre


The guiding arrows dug out of the snow banks


Tunnel 


Sign for the national park buried
Roadhouse hidden behind the snow banks at Rogers Pass


The other Roadhouse at Rogers Pass


A massive snowbank on the side of the road


Another hidden road sign


Tunnel


Icicles on the cliff

The snowbanks on the side of the road make traveling the road a little less scary to me. Before the snow you could see the shear drop from many of the high points along the road. The snow banks remind me of bumper bowling, where they cover the gutters so you don't get gutter balls. You can't see the drops anymore, making is safer. Weird logic, I know.

Berry Breakfast

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



While eating this delicious berry, banana & muesli breakfast this morning I wrote a list of all the things I'd like to accomplish today. I'm not skiing as my sinus/ear thing is still not the best, so it is the perfect day to get a few things done. I find that on non-ski days I tend to get locked into reading a novel & never surface. Delightful, but not great for getting things done. So I wrote a list. When Nick saw the list he laughed & laughed. 


Here it is:

  • wash towels & sheets
  • Yoga
  • read chapter of toilet book
  • blog
  • watch an episode of bones
  • pick up mail
  • email
  • clean room
  • pharmasave - tissues, method handwash, saline nose spray, peach lipstick & lip stain
You have to write everything done otherwise it won't get done! Thus far I have watched half an episode of bones and blogged. The day is not over yet....

Macaroons

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How cute are these macaroons? I love macaroons and my lovely sister-in-law gave these macaroons to me for Christmas. If you like them too, they come from my poppet. The site has many other lovely things too...

Valentine

Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm not normally one for Valentine's day, but this year I am feeling extra mushy. I hope you have a lovely day with the people you care about the most. Nick and I are heading to the mountain for a bit of skiing and then to the lovely restaurant at the base of the mountain for a beautiful dinner. 


Photo taken in Prague
Happy Valentine's Day

Snow!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sunday night it snowed. Not only did it snow, it snowed 26cm! By 7am it had snowed 28cm in the last 24hrs. 
 This is our ground floor balcony.

This is the view outside our kitchen window

These are the front steps

                            
Our car

 Ready to roll
 The snow almost up to my knees!
The sign before we got on the gondola. They have a base layer of snow that is 222cm deep! Mt Buller has a base of 70-90cm. The sheer amount of snow here is incredible. And it will keep coming until the end of April. Insane.

Our 70s-esque apartment

Tuesday, February 8, 2011













We are loving our new apartment - so cozy!

Top of the mountain

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On Monday Nick convinced me to take the chairlift to the top of the mountain. You see at Revelstoke, the top of the gondola and the 8km ski run is not the top of the mountain, you have to take a chairlift, after you've taken the gondola, to the top of the mountain. I hadn't done that yet as all the runs are blue and I'm still really only comfortable with green runs on this mountain. While I have done some of the blues, they're not really my cup of tea.

So we headed to the top of the mountain. My sister-in-law had mentioned that the first bit of the run was quite skinny, but it got better after that. Well I had no idea that it would be that narrow....
Yep, this small path is what you are supposed to ski down. No room for turns. Needless to say I had a panic attack and then walked the 100m or so that was this narrow. After that it did widen out and apart from a section where Nick nearly took me down the black snow rodeo with me pointing out 'that sign over there says Last Spike to the left not the right', it was a really fun run and great to be on top of the mountain. I just don't think I fancy walking the first section everytime!





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