Monday, August 22, 2011

Leaving Anatapi Lane....and heading to Downtown Apartment!

We are busy making all our preparations to leave, which are very detailed and precise in the contract-we are having a 'move out ' clean all day Thursday with the amazing Regal Cleaning Company based in Aspen Landing...the international packers came today and were brilliant at cramming everything in but we hit our weight allowance very quickly...left with a lot of stuff!

We are very lucky in that Bruce has found , after much searching, a lovely two bedroom apartment Downtown, in an area called Eau Claire, next to the park,  and Bow, or is it Elbow (?) River. It has its own gym and tennis court attached to the apartments. We are coming back out to Calgary for two weeks at half term in October and three weeks at Christmas. We had the option to stay until Christmas but decided it was better to start the school year in one place in September rather than January again.(but we do love Calgary so it was a very difficult choice!)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Good Earth Coffee Shop Aspen Landing becomes a movie set!

Popped in to our local Good Earth coffee shop in Aspen Landing for a coffee and found the coffee shop had become a movie set-no joke! They used three of the ladies having coffee as part of the scene..!!

Lucie and Sophie get their Canadian passports!

Many thanks to Gavin Anderson Photography for his perfect photos for the passports!

Storm hits Calgary!

hard to see from the photo but this storm was really scary-hail truly was the size of golf balls, I really did think the windscreen was about to cave in! I followed the lead of other hardy Canadians and 'sheltered' under the nearest bridge on the Highway until it eased!

Jasper with cone head again

Poor Jasper not very happy he has the cone again, other paw is sore this time:-( Vet nurse said the other dogs know when their pals have cones and laugh at them - funny thing is she meant it!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

School Holidays/Heritage Park/Rosemary's visit

First few days of school holidays we enjoyed a great day at Heritage Park!

Maynard Cousins come to stay

 Paintballing in Bragg Creek
 ready for action!
Calgary Stampede - Bruce and I had a fantastic day being entertained by Talisman in a corporate box

Calgary June 2011

 Rosemary and Bruce enjoying their steaks at the Redwater Grill!
 Poor Jasper the cone- head has an infected paw-all better now
Lucie enjoyes the Calgary Tower

Monday, June 13, 2011

Baking cookies for Zambia

Webber Academy has a sponsor child in Zambia , School had a bake sale to raise funds, photo is of Lucie, Lily and Emiline baking chocolate chip cookies after a morning riding at Eagle Feather for Emiline's birthday!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Trail Ride from Banff Springs Hotel

 Crossing Bow River - the current was really strong!
 Gorgeous Bow Falls near the Banff Springs Hotel
Sophie and Lucie - Christmas card photo 2011?!

Birthday weekend/Bella in Calgary/Visit to Banff

Bella in Banff - looking out from Banff Springs Hotel

 Banff - view from Banff Springs Hotel
 Friendly horse at Banff Springs Hotel checks out Bella
Looking overjoyed at the single candle the day before turning 'Thirty Seventeen' :-)!!
 Trail ride from Banff Springs Hotel - view from Golf Course
 Sophie with Bob!
Bow River

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Horseriding at English Riding Academy in Calgary

Sophie riding Dancer

Alison with Tiara - first time riding since injury -great lesson - lots of cantering!

Dancer back out in her paddock

Elton John comes to Calgary

.......and what a fantastic night it was too! We had brilliant seats at the concert, only 20 or so rows back from the front, had dinner with friends beforehand at Catch. The concert was great, Elton sang for two and a half hours, now trying to get tickets for U2 on June 1st in Edmonton :-)

Lucie Queen of the Rollerblades in the back yard

Lucie in the backyard-she has also been to the rollerblading rink at Westside Rec and has 'bladed' right up and down Anatapi Lane whilst Bruce walks Jasper-cool!!

Sophie at the Orthodontist

Sophie was very brave at our wonderful orthodontist Dr Kemp, and tried out her Herbst Appliance which looks great- living on smoothies and ice cream for a few days

Hike to Goat Lake

Jasper in his element on the hike, which was on the way to Spray Lake....keeping a keen eye out for bears :-)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dog Sledding Spray Lake Canadian Rockies

Come on - lets go!
Setting off across Spray Lake  Sophie and Lucie on the front sled, Bruce and Alison on the second

 Mushing at high speed across Spray Lake
 Dogs eager to get going
 Homeward bound back across the lake - what an amazing feeling
 Bruce at the helm
Lucie in charge of Sophie ;-)
 Sophie with Mother and Son Siberian Huskies
 Jigger - what a fabulous dog - so strong
 Libby the wonder dog!
 Sophie and Lucie with Libby
 Somebody is looking hungry? - watch out Lucie!
 The Galloway team!
 Time to go home.....
Its all over for another day...
James and Tania with our amazing guide Roy from Mad Dogs and Englishmen Expeditions

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vancouver/Bowen Island

Lucie on Ambleside beach, West Vancouver (Sophie away skiing in Saas Fee!!)
Ambleside looking towards Dundarave
On the ferry from Bowen Island to Horseshoe bay with the wonderful Sophie!
The photographer enjoying the view on the ferry!
Lucie outside her favourite shop  - we are huge fans of the TV show The Cupcake Girls
Lucie inside the Cupcake shop in Park Royal, West Van