Girls night Christmas Party

Friday night and about 20 GREAT girls are having their annual Christmas party. Can’t imagine what the conversation is about…..

All I know is that they are good friends….and having a good time together. The group has been together for years and reciprocate with a party at Lisa’s in Port Dover in the summer. Good girls, all of them.

Here at my place…..a good movie and some decent wine.

Watched  John Skow today at work…he is a good man.  He puts his heart into his judgements… impresses me constantly.

Met  Mike Barry at the Chapters store the other night. I think he is one of the best lawyers in the city….no doubt. A really NORMAL guy….and a professional as well.  Inducted into the UWO sports “Hall of Fame” about a year or two ago.   Impressive….

Tomorrow night is Steve Dubarry’s (probably spelled it wrong) Christmas party. I think that I will go with Mo, as my reasons for not going are weak. …..

Still up at 1:20 am….go figure.

Little bit ‘o snow on the ground…..not much.

Sad to see that Paul Carter died in the last few weeks….weird how you see someone every few days or so, and all of a sudden they are gone from the earth.

Listening to Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” right now…..1:30 am….

…trying to make some front page drive in news……

…livin by the sword….

……you get it.

Tomorrow gets me walking the dog… the sun.   Good stuff.  Fresh air, exercise  and all that…..

Just a few more thing to get for Christmas…and then just the seasonal food things.

…with autumn closin in….

…night moves….night moves.


Everyone around me is sick of some description… cold, flu, whatever. Went to ‘Dover yesterday and stayed overnight. Mo was “under the weather” with the grippe, still, it was nice for us to get out of town for a bit. Better to be there than here, any day!  I have just about finalized my work regarding the new bike and such…..should be riding a “new mount” soon! (you only live once, so they say). Thinking of  several friends today….the Fields, Doug and Aileen, Jon and Vicci….all great people, miss them each day. Saw a nice calendar of the “Norfolk Volunteer Firefighters” today when at Roulston’s pharmacy. good photos, and a friend of Mo’s is pictured with the truck and others in a tobacco field. (great composition of picture)…

Pete (Mo’s bro-in law) is also under the weather with pneumonia, and after 3 weeks STILL isn’t right. Makes you feel good with being healthy. Hope he gets better soon, back to normal and active.

This month brings my annual “clean out” as it were… everything (and I mean everything) not used in the last year is going to the curb….recycled. Curbside recycling is the best….people that come along get to take what they need, no more, no less, and it all goes quite rapidly.



‘nough said.

The Weekend

went to ‘Dover this weekend. Got there “late”… LOL.

Had a great time,……. if, in life, each day was like Sat and Sun, that would be GREAT! Saturday  morning was the best….to the market, and back. Swimming, fishing, berry picking….

I think this town has a lot to offer….

The water was warm, swam with the few on the beach.


Tonight, went biking to Chris and Mary’s place to see the horses, and “show off” my ancient bike to Chris ( who has an Aprillia and a BMW)….


Contacted my friends in CR to see what’s up.


The pics shown are from last weekend in Port Dover….A hot day, therefore the packed beach…

Summertime Stuff

Spending most every weekend in Port Dover at Mo’s cottage this summer…, biking, walking Riley……and motorcycling! I took the course (and passed) from Fanshawe college, got my M2 licence and bought a “learner” bike. 

Been out all last week taking lessons from “the pro”  :)  

Caught a Northern Pike  while fishing, and a bunch of perch and bass as well. Mo is learning to fish and is doing quite well at it. The pike was about 28″ long, not huge, but big enough for lunch.

c-ViewAdLargeImage “The Bike “

One weekend about three weeks ago, there was a large number of “mud puppy” amphibians dead on the beach. The best idea as to why is “avian botulism”, as there had been past die offs in Dover from this cause. I didn’t even know they were present in the lake, let alone in such numbers ( perhaps a hundred all along the beach). 

Spending each nite riding to build confidence with the bike, and have put on almost 750 km since buying it.