We went on another adventure on Monday, spur of the moment! After working on our finances for a good couple of hours (blech!), we decided to go for a walk in the midst of downtown Ottawa – parliament! It was a nice day outside, -7 with the wind chill, clear blue skies, and mostly clear walkways! We didn’t do too much, just wandered around the buildings and statues, but we did take some pictures.
Other than that, we had a good Valentine’s Day – nothing too exciting. We’re going to start making wine this week…Ontario (and BC, apparently) have this cool thing called U-Brew. Basically, we go into this brewery-type place, buy a kit, add yeast, leave, come back in several weeks, bottle and cork it, and we’re done. The store takes care of all the pain in the bum details that come with making wine, and we just get the nicely fermented juice at the end! We’re perfectly excited. We should have some wine by the summer if we’re able to get it started this week. In addition to that, once we move into our place, we’ll probably get started on another batch, but at home. I’d like to make a good Gewurztraminer.
Yup, I think that’s about it. We had really good rack of lamb tonight with an olive paste smeared all over it. Mmmmm, even Andy really liked it. That’s our adventure so far.
Other than that, we’d love to hear how you’re doing! We miss all of you in Edmonton! If you come into Ottawa, let us know! Otherwise leave us a comment on how things are faring with you (be sure to leave your name with it!).
Enjoy the pictures!
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Well, I finally got around to uploading the pictures from the weekend. They’ll give you a quick idea of the place, and it was just around Confederation Park that we took most of the pictures. We basically forgot we brought the camera to the rest of the canal too. Ah well. We’re not sure what the state of Winterlude will be this weekend (it’s a 3 week celebration), as it’s currently raining, which will make the canal dangerous to be on. Most of the activities take place on the canal. Anyway. Here’s a few for you to enjoy!
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So, this will be our first relaxed weekend here in Ottawa, and it so happens that the big winter festival, Winterlude, starts today as well! So we’re taking it upon ourselves to explore this festival and perhaps experience some of the tasty food that’s also being offered (beaver tails, anyone?).
Colin James is performing tonight, but I don’t know if we’ll be able to make it to that. What with the whole no buses running thing, I doubt we’ll get a parking spot anywhere close to downtown.
I’m very excited to take lots of pictures and post them for everyone. Andy still has to figure out how to get video up on the site.
That’s about it – Andy seems to have had a really good week, so things are going well there. I think my body is trying to come down with a cold or something, so today I’m resting. However, the last few days I have been busy.
I’ve taken up yoga – an absolute beginners class. It’s Tuesday nights, but once I become more familiar with the motions, I should be able to do it here as well. Yesterday I took the car and ventured to St. Laurent Centre, which is about as big as Kingsway in Edmonton. There’s a Reitmans there that I’m looking to be transferred to. I have an appointment to chat with the manager on Saturday about details from that. I also went to a new chiropractor – he graduated in the same class as my previous chiropractor, and is a really nice guy. So, my back seems to be in better order now that I’ve had it adjusted.
That’s about all the news that I can come up with at this point in time. I’ll keep you all updated! Thanks for reading 🙂