I do like car riding except when the roads are windy then I can get an upset belly. This trip was good because Uncle Rick drove his car like a star. I went to Milano with Rick, Karin, Alanea and of course old Dave. Dave carried me when I got tired of walking and I did not get to go in the churches or the Last Supper by Leonardo De Vinci but Dave told me all about it. Jesus was OK. I did go to the Duomo, but stood outside. I went to lunches at nice places and had gelato at KOKO. Alanea went to La Scala for a lighted tour of the theatre while Dave and I walked around and looked cool. The apartment was huge and I did not mind staying alone a few times while Dave took care of Alanea instead of me. I share old Dave sometimes. Here are some photos. Milan is a nice place, very civilized. Dave bought sexy Castelli bike bib shorts, he thinks they will make him look like a hot young Italian cyclist, Alanea just shakes he head at Dave. I would go to Milano again.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
It is the 9th of February, Gramma Silcox's 90th birthday was on the 6th. She is happy when people visit and after having 6 kids there is no shortage of possibilities. I am doing good but in 10 minutes I am going to have a bath, which I hate. Chester is doing good in Guildford, he has taken over the house and Brad and James are now his people forever. I hear that Toronto and area has lots of snow this year but Auntie Dianne's photos will not save to Dave's computer. I am going to post some nice Mimosa photos in a week or so when it really gets warm but for now the rain has stopped, the sun is shining and I am just happy to post a few of Alanea's garden with Dave and me. Dave is standing beside Alanea's prize lemon tree with 2 lemons, behind him are the shutters he is painting when it does not rain and the last photo is the mountains in the distance with what passes for snow north of Nice. Alanea and Dave joined a fitness club in the village. It is shiny, new and keeps them busy for a few hours every morning.
Friday, January 24, 2014
There he is Chester the newest little boy in Guildford, UK, my big secret news. He is hiding under a book shelf / catch all shelf area at the bottom of the main staircase. I know where he is, I was there once. Uncle James always has nice shoes. Soon he will know the whole house and likely sit half way up those stairs. Uncle Brad and James sure are lucky to have a nice little boy like that to come home to now. James has a new job and does not have to go away on long flights anymore. Uncle Brad has had a little scare that might make him reconsider long hours and take a little time off when he can. Uncle Brad needs to take a later train to work or an earlier one home. I have been very patiently waiting to share my news about Chester and Dave is proud of me. Dave says Alanea will want more pictures but for now I am waiting for Alanea to come home from 4 days in Greece. Dave is going to make another pizza tonight but I get nothing because my belly ain't what it used to be. A bientot. Tiff
Monday, January 20, 2014
Lots of thing happening around here. Alanea finally put her olives into jars, I helped her but she does not appreciate me helping. Dave does nothing but eat olives and work on administrative s..t. I am not allowed to say s..t out loud. It has rained a lot since the new year however it is bright and sunny today. Uncle Brad is full of surprises and he makes Dave and Alanea crazy sometimes but more on that later. George and Birgit are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their 1st grandchildren (twin boys) and Alex & Tatiana are just as nice as ever. Aunt Francoise and Uncle Heinz left and are now home in snowy Switzerland. We may be going to Milan in February so there will be lots to report after that excursion, Dave wants new cycling shorts and Italy is the place to buy them for his skinny ass. Dave and Alanea joined a new fitness club in the village. Alanea is getting fit Dave is a slug, pain in the ass. He cut back my breakfast because I am getting fat, 3 kgs. My power to weight ratio is better than Dave's.
Monday, January 13, 2014
I still cannot tell my secret but any day now there could be big news from my Uncle Brad and Uncle James, OH OH I am not supposed to say anything. I just thought that I would tell you that Dave survived the Assembly Generale meeting of the cycling club. The Mayor of Roquebrune was there and Dave got his photo taken with him and Simone the President of the club. Poor Mr. Jousse everyone thinks he is a crook but Dave thinks that he is just misunderstood. I put a photo on this blog of my favourite Christmas Tree ornament. More to c