April 9th, 2009

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

We Can Has Bikes

ninjababe and I got our bikes this morning. They were two of three left of last year's model, so they knocked 10% off the price for us. I picked the 14'' frame, which is purple and white, and Nin got the 16'' frame which is silver grey and white. Oddly she felt more comfortable on the larger frame and me on the smaller, even though I'm taller than she is. They had us take them around the block, and since I hadn't been on a bike since I was 15, and that had pedal brakes and no speeds, it was initially a little nerve wracking! Will need to drive up and down the driveway for a bit, me thinks!
Japan - Peach Blossoms

It Feels Like a Weekend

Though it's only Thursday. When I was working, one of the things I really missed about Canada was having Easter Monday as a holiday. And Boxing Day, of course [g] Nin's in the middle of her every other week 8 day shift, and mum works as well, so not sure we'll do anything special for Easter. I haven't gotten as far as checking out either of the Episcopal churches in the area; there's one on the opposite side of St. George and one in Cedar City which is the next town from us up the grade. Both are about 1/2 hour away.

So yeah, I'll be around all weekend :)
Art - Callanish

Beer & Cairns, Oh My!

There's a gentleman I met via the now defunct Orkneyjar email list. He lives in Stronsay and has an interesting post up about Neolithic beer making. and via that post, I see that probably my favourite place in Orkney, the Tomb of the Eagles, now has a nifty website! This is a privately owned Isbister chambered Cairn, and the couple that own the farm it's on are delightful! And the crawl in on your hands and knees is quite something! You can take a look at it here. It's one of those places I really want to visit again some day!