Louise Queen

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Snowshoeing

In My day to day on January 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

According to Wikipedia… “In the past, snowshoes were essential tools for fur traders, trappers and anyone whose life or living depended on the ability to get around in areas of deep and frequent snowfall, and they remain necessary equipment for forest rangers and others who must be able to get around areas inaccessible to motorized vehicles when the snow is deep. However, today snowshoes are mainly used for recreation, primarily by hikers and runners who like to continue their hobby in wintertime. Snowshoeing is easy to learn, and in appropriate conditions is a relatively safe and inexpensive recreational activity.”

Our experience with snow shoes began this Christmas when Cameron’s parents kindly bought us both a set – only for recreation, no fur-trapping!

Traditional Snowshoe

Traditional Snowshoe

Our new Snowshoes

Our new Snowshoes

Christmas here was a non starter, with only patches of the white stuff available, however almost a foot of fresh snow in the last 24 hours made today the perfect time to try them out.

Bigfoot!

Bigfoot!

Adventuring

Adventuring

Too nasty a day to go very far, but a couple of circuits of our garden and driveway already showed us how much easier these big feet make winter walking. Neither of us fell over, even in the deeper drifts so we reckon our first adventure was officially a success!

Snowy feet

Snowy feet

Mantracker on OLN weeknights @10pm

In My day to day on December 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Christmas is all about ripping open presents, eating far too much and watching endless amounts of TV.

Box of presents from Cam

Box of presents from Cam

Once I had ripped them all open, it was over to Cam to play with them!

Jenga Ladders

Jenga Ladders

Play time over, it was time to eat… Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas is coming, The Goose is getting fat, It’s definatly time to start wearing a hat…

In My day to day on December 9, 2008 at 11:24 am

With the arrival of December comes an obvious flurry of excitement and stress as a whole lot of poor mothers, fathers and grandparents engage in battle with each other in order to provide their darling offspring (i.e. brats, who have suddenly become angels under the age old threat of ‘Santa won’t come unless you are good’) with the items requested on their never ending lists.

Thankfully in our household I am the only one who has a list and gets to throw tantrums about which way I want to put the fairy lights and decorations on the christmas tree. However, I also get threated with ‘If you’re not good, Santa won’t come’. Luckily this threat has never been furfilled or I’d probably only ever wake up to lots of coal on christmas day.

This year we decided to be a little creative with our christmas decorations (as afore mentioned). This had several benefits: 1) No battling with old Mrs Bloggs over the last pack of baubles or piece of tinsel 2) not having to listen to endless screaming children, whilst parents confiscate the tenth item they have loaded into the shoppoing trolley 3)Cameron would say it kept me busy and out of his way for atleast a good few hours

After much glueing, sellotaping, blue-tacing and a few ‘f’ and ‘b’ words the final result was ready to be displayed to the world…
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