A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A BC lexicon of three words

An interesting facet of living in a new place is acquiring the local wording... Here are some we learned in moving to BC...

Pro-D day - not a tough one, but on Ontario we called it a PD day and if you use that here, people are confused.

Stuffies - again, not hard to understand, this is what we call stuffed animals like Teddy Bears.

Gym Strip - what students wear for gym class, e.g., "go throw on you gym strip and do 10 laps". This one makes no sense to me.

A sunrise is still called a sunrise though.

Location:Horsefly, BC, Canada

Monday, January 2, 2012


I just came across this video/ad made by Chipotle, a restaurant chain in the US (and apparently there are a few in Ontario) and I just had to share it.

Here's to going 'back to the start'!  Happy New Year!