Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Blog

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Our trip to Italy

Ian got to see his godfather again.

Eric's christening.

Venice airport displayed this publicity for this tourist attraction . It said: "Castelbrando, the pleasure to tasting courtly life" !!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Yes, we're still alive!

Well, here's a summary of what has happened since our very OLD last post.

We spent Christmas in Louisiana where we -as always- enjoyed the famous Cajun food (sorry no pics!)

In January, we celebrated Ian's second birthday. I apologize for the fuzzy picture (they were all like that)

The highlight of this winter is our move in a newer and bigger house (yeah!!)

Finally, a kitchen where we can both cook without walking on each other toes!

And Ian has his own play room where he can kick back ... away from mummy (aaah!)

The view's much better too: here's what we see from the kitchen, living/dining room and master bedroom. Not bad, ehh?

Besides moving, we kept pretty busy with things like.... shoveling snow!

And when Clint isn't busy studying for his Master Degree in Environmental Science, he still has his "arms" full ...

As for me, well is looking after these two not enough?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Sure, Utah's weather is enjoyable, but those prickly weeds aren't. Not only do they make cycling and gardening hell but they also attack stroller wheels!

Monday, November 10, 2008


We took Ian to the children' s museum for halloween and all got to dress up. Ian didn't show much interest in the "enchanted woods" tour where kids met famous storybook characters. He only cared for playing. Better luck next year.

Enjoying the garden's harvest

As we showed you the garden, we thought it would be nice to let you see its produce. Here are some pictures of some of the vegetables I needed for a French rustic recipe: la potée. The only veggies that didn't come out of our garden were the turnips.

I'd like to point out the color of the carrots: that's right, they're purple!

And now, the dish ready to eat!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


We've been busy lately. Our garden has taken up a lot of time.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quality Control

After my cleats wore to the point I couldn't get my right shoe off the pedal, I decided to replace them. Campy cleats have metal hooks that don't have to be swapped out each time, you just replace the plastic part. Each cleat has 3 screws and 3 washers.
It would make sense the replacements would come paired, like 2 screws and 2 washers. For some stupid reason mine came with 2 screws and one washer. I guess in case you lose a screw but the washer hangs on?
I can understand not sending 6 of each, since the assumption is the original cleats are still attached to the shoe, or you'd be buying the full kit with metal hooks and hardware. Somehow, the mismatched hardware seems dinky.