Sunday 27 February 2011


A few days later, the snow is melting (this is Victoria after all!) and the usual visitors are back in the driveway. Life is good!

If it weren't for that colourless Albertan doing his worst to take our country back to the 19th century!

Wednesday 23 February 2011


We're in Victoria, and it's February 23rd! This isn't supposed to happen here! What's next, an earthquake? I can't get out to buy emergency supplies!

Monday 21 February 2011

Happy Louis Riel Day!

Louis Riel, Manitoba's Father of Confederation, defender of the rights of the Metis people against White Anglo-Saxon Protestant discrimination and corruption, targeted specifically by the Orange Order (Canada's equivalent to the Ku Klux Klan), condemned to death by a hand-picked white racist jury for "crimes" he did not commit, and allowed to be executed on November 16, 1885 by a white racist prime minister. Oh Canada!

Sir John A. Macdonald, that great paragon of virtue, who was instrumental in upholding Riel's sentence, is famously quoted as saying: "He shall hang though every dog in Quebec bark in his favour."

Friday 11 February 2011

Christmas in Vancouver

Christmas Eve overlooking Stanley Park

Boxing Day - see where the snow isn't :-)
Oh Canada!