Crazy Crowds at the Celebration of Lights 2012

I felt like I was in a movie.  A zombie movie.  Well, with more lively zombies.  We got off the bus.  9:30pm.  Downtown Vancouver.  As we started walking towards Davie Street the crowd around us steadily increased with each intersection crossed.  And as we turned right on Davie, we flowed into the stream of people…

Port Moody’s Investigative Couch Reporter

So everything happens in three’s. This week I have been questioning where we live.  We chose an urban area in Port Moody, thinking we can live the city life outside of Vancouver.  But, our urban area is close to the beautiful British Columbia wilderness so when we saw three bears a block from our home…

Bears and Bears and Cougars, Oh My!

If you’ve followed my bear dilemma these last few days, you know that I’ve been a little stressed.  I live in Port Moody, BC.  It’s a city of 34,000 people and is part of the Greater Vancouver Area.  It is an absolutely beautiful, small city but I’m starting to get too scared to enjoy it…

Bears in Port Moody Part 2

A few minutes ago, across the street from our condo, three bears spotted eating garbage at the Port Moody Fire Hall. See…I live in bear country.  Thank goodness I didn’t come across them on my walk the other day.  Can you imagine?!  I was worried about running into one bear but three?! Sorry for some…

Bears in Port Moody

Walk on a treadmill at the gym or walk outside on a tree-lined trail along the ocean? It kind of seemed like a no-brainer so I walked across the street this past Thursday to the trails near our home when I was suddenly confronted with this sign: I stood there for a few moments, processing the…

The Next Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Coming soon to a TV near you…..Tamara and Armando!! Well, that’s what we had envisioned when we saw postings all over our condo lobby and elevators, notifying us that for four days, Steven Seagal and the cast and crew from his TV show True Justice would be filming an episode around our condo building.  Our…

Ironing 101

Oh dear, please tell me how I am going to tell Armando that I just depreciated the value of our new condo today with one stupid action? It centers around ironing.  I hate ironing actually.  I don’t iron.  The ironing board that I contributed to our collective household items sits in the closet, practically new. …