Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alanea's birthday

Today is Alanea's birthday October 23.  I got up early to eat my breakfast with Old Dave and then I got a nice present ready for Alanea.  The present is a ceramic Seahorse or as the say in France a Hippocampe. I sometime go with Dave and Alanea to The Hippocampe restaurant on the port at Frejus for lunch and that's where Alanea got the idea.  Dave found the Seahorse, which he named Trigger, at a big pottery place close to my house (Alanea with rename him).  I have attached a Seahorse selfie.  Auntie Sharon was here for 1 week and I took them for a nice walk on my beach.  My good friend Anne got a beautiful flower for Alanea.  Now I am resting because Dave will take me and Alanea for lunch to a nice restaurant later.  Uncle Georg sent a very nice birthday email to Alanea from Denmark today.  Uncle Alex, Auntie Tatiana and Stephan have invited us for dinner tomorrow night.  I am quite busy these days.  Please comment if you want to see something special on my BLOG and Jerry what's wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs?


Monday, October 6, 2014

Interesting Life

I have quite an interesting life here in France.  People come and go, I ride in the car to places I can hardly pronounce but neither can Dave.  Alanea keeps working and going off to funny places with long names and longer history (Alhambra, Les Issambre).  One thing that never changes is that people are still having babies, lots of babies.  Despite the craziness in the world and all of uncertainty people still seem to think that they can safely and confidently raise a child.  I am only 12 but I turned out OK I guess.

One thing that Dave keeps saying is, "these little children will never know a world without high speed internet and by the time they are old enough to swipe a finger across a screen the whole world will have changed again".  Well I don't get too excited about kids really unless they are the children of my friends and then I really like them.  Dave brought back Toronto Maple Leaf Jerseys for our friends' babies from Denmark.  They had twin boys a few months ago and here they are at home in sunny Denmark.


Noah and Lukas

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Auntie Sharon's visit

I am very busy with Auntie Sharon.  Dave & Alanea took us to the beach yesterday and then they brought me home to rest.  They went back out and I slept on the couch while they went to Hippocampe a very nice restaurant in Frejus.   The weather has been good for visiting.  I am not sure what we will do today but I will post again as soon as I know.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sharon's visit

Sharon, came from Toronto.  She came without Cargo her little boy, he is at the babysitters I put his photo on the blog to so everyone can see him.  Sharon came via London and she brought me

a nice new toy.  I will have a lot to post this week with Sharon here I am very excited and Dave is feeling much better.  Alanea is excited about having company (Roquebrune Sur Argens is nice but it is not Paris) but she is working too hard.

If Uncle Brad would send a photo of Chester I would post it too.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Trauma or Why there has been no blog post since my birthday.

Dave has been resting a lot since August 17th because he had a little mishap while riding his bike.  Details are available but sufficient to say that he is much better after 3 weeks of TLC and pretty nurses patching up his road rashed sorry ass every 2nd day.  For those who don't know he broke his clavicle and scapula which is the most common cycling injury.  He is doing OK now except that today was the last nurses visit.  No more patches.
I went to the beach today with Dave and Alanea and took more pictures.  I love the beach and it sure is good to see Dave up and about.  Alanea has had her hands full with Dave but since he is in exile in his room we don't see much of him.  Alanea gives him good drugs to ensure that he stay out of sight.
More to come in a few days when I have more to say.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Alanea went to England for a conference and met Chesteroo in Guildford, Jame's and Brad's little boy.  They are all staying with Francis until they move to their new house, Francis is very kind.  He is a very good little boy but he had a little belly problem that is OK now.  Alanea says he is so black coloured that you cannot see him in photos unless he is on a light background.  Dave and Alanea took me to the beach today because it is my birthday.  I am 12 years old today and I am still going strong.  I have had an interesting 12 years.  Born in Stevenville Ontario I first me Alanea and Dave when they came to check me out at only a few weeks old, Dave said that I was small then but now I am big 3 kg.  I decided that I would let them take me instead of my brother because my brother was not so smart as me so once again proof "if you snooze you lose".  Alanea and Dave picked me up after Dave ran in the New York Marathon (because I could not go to New York) and the rest is history.  I had good friends in Toronto but I like it here too.  Sharon might come in September.  I am now living in France and staying happy by eating good food and avoiding the douche.  Unfortunately Aunt Francoise and Uncle Heinz from Switzerland inspired Dave to buy an outdoor shower and I got put into it because it is so hot here.  Another year and soon Uncle Georg and Aunt Birgit will be here from Denmark.  Maybe Chester will come to France for a visit or I can go there.
Alanea and Chester in Guildford

Me on the Beach on my 12th birthday

Dave and me au naturelle in the back yard shower.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

3 reasons why it is a great life

The Tour de France in Paris, me at the Cycling Club dinner and Dave's crepe creation.  Another Tour de France has come and gone faster than you can say Nibali.  The wonder and majesty of the TdF thrills cycling fans every year with the speed of the athletes outdone this year only by the attrition rate.  Injuries and fatigue considered "normal course" took out the big guns early but Vincenzo Nibali triumphed in Paris to the delight of fans all over the world.  Dave said that the big guns like Froome and Contador were missed if only as potential runners up.  Great to see French cyclists winning big.  The "Wiggins whiners" will have to wait until next year.  The photo taken from the TV is the best that I could do from Roquebrune Sur Argens.  Then last night Dave took me to the Cycling Club dinner outside in the village.  It was great but Gilbert, in the white shirt, said a joke in French about me that embarrassed the girls and made them squirm.  I was very happy to go despite the teasing and I got a piece of beef.  This morning Dave made a big crepe with peaches, banana, melon and raspberry topped with Greek yogourt.  I ate some too and it was very good.  My neighbours from Switzerland Uncle Heinz and Aunt Francoise left this morning but Uncle George and Aunt Birgit will come soon from Denmark.  George will give me something like salmon maybe.  I wish that the little ones were coming too but they are only a few months old and Maiken says it is too hot here.  No excuse (but love) for Iben not being here though.  Maybe she should have heard Gilbert's joke.