Saturday, 20 December 2014

Time for an update.....

I know, it's ben a little while, hasn't it? As we wrap up this year, we still have a few more birthdays to celebrate!!

Happy Birthday to our nephew Christopher Nichols. He is our resident archaeologist, having spent many, many, many ( that enough Christopher?) years at university. Rocks and digging are his thing!! 

We hope you have had a great day!!

Hope you had a "rocking" good day....
(Sorry, couldn't resist that one!!)

Christmas is almost upon us and, normally, we already have the winter travel plans up and "on the board". At least for the last three years anyway. This year we do not have any travel plans (yet).

Some of you may remember Doug's pesky Atrial Flutter heart issue. He has opportunity to get it fixed, on Christmas Eve no less! He has opted to take the time slot and get it done. Surgery will be done in Victoria. He should only be in the hospital for the day and then we are hoping that we can get back up to Nanaimo on Christmas Eve. All of this means that we will stay around the Vancouver area until we are sure that it is working like it should. After that, who knows? We may try and get "away" for a short spell. Not sure yet if that means some Euri time or if it means flying somewhere to soak up some sun and warmth (you can only do so much at home by turning up the thermostat!!!). 

It has become increasingly difficult to write on this "travel" blog of ours without being travelling. We hope that you will all continue to check in with us. We appreciate each and every comment, friend and visit. Thanks for all your support!! Once we get Christmas and New Years in the record books, we will get to some planning and, as always, we will keep you all posted!!

Just for your viewing enjoyment, a little Gus time for you all......

Josh & his helper, making pallet coasters!!
Thought for the Day: A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn't obtain.


  1. A merry Christmas to you two and a healthy and happy new year. Good luck to Doug on Wednesday!!
    BTW, it's better to blog when you have something to say, rather than just posting trivial stuff because you feel your readers are needy...
    Looking forward to seeing you both in the new year.

    1. Thanks Peter & Shelagh. Glad you feel the same way about the blog too!! We will definitely give you a call over the holidays! Thanks for the good wishes for Doug too!!

  2. I am so glad I decided to check in on you today, because that gave me a chance to pray for Doug!!

    I humbly asked that God would direct the surgeon's hands, and that Doug would enjoy a speedy recovery!!

    It is probably going to be a bit of a different Christmas for you, but I wish you love, health, and happiness at this time!!

    Take care ... TnT

    1. Thank you very kindly Trent & Teresa. We appreciate all your good wishes!!

  3. Sorry for the late comment. We've been busy packing and were hoping to be reading about your travel plans. Not what we expected. We'll be keeping you both in our prayers for Wednesday.

    It's about time.