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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Getting ready to head home in few hours. We had had a wonderful time and the most glorious weather. Thanks to all in Blighty for reminding of how great this place is and why it was so difficult to leave all those years ago.

We’ll mis you all and you’re all welcome to came and visit the Great White North so we can repay the most generous Hospitality.

Les Boys in Blighty

Tweeting with Les Boys

Tweeting with Les Boys


So we’ve been in Sunny Bournemouth for a couple of days now but Les Boys are still not accustomed to GMT. So we were up till about 1 AM Twittering and browsing through the new Facebook Lite. We’ll post some more pictures a little later, the weather is great and I’ve managed to drive the VW around town without any head collisions or turn right into oncoming traffic.

BTW if you want to use Facebook Lite: http://lite.facebook.com and are in the UK or Canada, you going to have to start spelling like a moron and drop your U’s and start using Z everywhere an S sounds hard as in: Colorize instead of the proper Colourise.

Photo-Crooz with Les Boys

Croozing the Lakeshore
The weather was fantastic this weekend and Sunday was particularly sunny. I’ve been itching to get out on the bike for most of the summer and when Les Boys started to get a little restless, I packed’em into the Croozer, hitched it up and went for a very leisure stroll along Pointe-Claire’s Bord-du-Lac. Of Course I wasn’t wearing nearly enough spandex and lycra to meet the Lakeshore Sunday Cyclists Standards, but my cargo shorts and my vans did just fine and Les Boys looked fantastic in their Marvel T’s.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7... Violette en Bicyclette

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Says the Spider to the Wasp

Says the Spider to the Wasp
We have a lot wasps around the house this time of year. It just a good think that we also have quite a few spiders to tackle the issue head on with us. Now I only wish those dragonflies would come back and help take care of the mosquitoes.

Keeper? You Don’t Even Know Her?

Keeper? You don't even know her!

Mike with his favourite catch phrase. Just in case anyone from the North Atlantic Fisheries Commissions is reading this blog, we didn’t keep this one. As far as we know this little guy has already mated and will live to survive another rock hopper and his 7 year old son.

Olé olé olé olé, olé olé

Chillin Down in Goose Rocks

Lunch

We spent a week down in Goose Rocks Beach in Maine, hanging out with the family and hunting for critters on the beach. This little guy was far too small to eat but boy was he a lot of fun to catch. Some of the critters didn’t even need catching this little dragon fly just tag along for the ride and pretty much hung out with us all day.

Tagging Along for the Ride

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Les Girondons win Le Trophé des Champions in Montréal

Trophé des Champions
Les Girondins de Bordeaux took on l’En Avant de Guingamp in the Le Trophé des Champions. Final score was 2-0 for Les Girondins in front of 34,000 Montreal soccer fanatics. This was biggest crowd in the history of Le Trophé and the first time it was held outside of France.

Trophé des Champions

It was also Chloé’s first time to the Big O and her first real soccer/footie match. We took one of her best friends and they both had a blast. None of had any allegiance to either of the teams, but after hearing about the “next Zidane”, Joann Gourcuff, we were leaning towards Les Girondins. The first goal conveniently sealed our fellowship and after the second goal we were raving about like silly Frenchman.

Trophé des Champions
Trophé des Champions

Les Boys Cruise The Beach

Freddy of SurfBania Cap St-Jacques Dundee We took Les Boys to the Cap St-Jacques beach this Saturday and they really loved it. The whole family had a great time and if ever you looking for something to do on a sunny day in Montreal, this beach is a great little urban getaway. The beach has a very low gradual shelving so 25 meters out your still only waste deep. The sand is pretty soft and the lake bed is made up mostly of clay so it can feel a little funny underfoot, but it’s great for your skin. In fact many of the kids and women where applying the clay as mud packs for there legs and bellies. Funny enough no one was applying it to their face.
Cap St-Jacques

EYE OK!

Eye OK

My eye is OK.

Of course I knew that already. But the optometrist was fitting me with some new daily lenses and because I have a astigmatism in my left eye my lens have to be weighted in a specific direction. So you’ll notice some little dots on the horizontal plain and and big OK at the top.

Obviously this only appears on the test lens but I can already see the potential in selling this  space to Nike and Viagra. Now that everyone shoots with a 10 megapixel camera, I reckon I can get my eyeball to look like a Nascar.

EYE OK - Version 2

Thanks Nan!

Thanks Nan!

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to Nanny and Great Grand Dad Fred. We don’t know what we would have done without them over the last 6 months. Having twins is not very easy, even for a Super Mom and Fat Dad duo like ours. There is no way to repay the generous time put into to the late nights, early mornings, washing cloth diapers, cooking dinner, helping with Chloe her homework, school pick ups, rocking crying babies to sleep, consoling crying preschoolers and 8yr olds, putting up with the Big Game three nights a week, doing the groceries, running errands, warming bottles, sterilizing pacifiers(dummies/suces) and putting up with all the other stuff that goes on in our Magill Shoe house.

As Chloe would put it: “Nanny You Rock!”

THANK YOU! WE LOVE YOU