What a week

First off, I hope all is well with you, your friends and your family. Trying times…

Very quiet

I was in Calgary last week, a flying Spring Break visit, and quite a good thing too as it turned out. We were aiming to surprise Junior, who is (was) teaching cookery and early years in the city. The surprise happened, smiles and elbow bumps all round. Then we had to scramble to find her a flight to Scotland via London, because, not being a Canadian, Junior’s partner is unable to return to Canada for the foreseeable future. Understandably, they didn’t want to be apart, so, fingers crossed, by the time this is posted they’ll be reunited in Bonnie Scotland. We’ll miss them, but know they are together to get through the next little while. Aah, lovely!

Very cold

I returned to Ucluelet, just long enough to pick up Scout, shut up shop, and, travel restrictions allowing, should be on the road as you read this, heading to Calgary once more so Mrs. PC and I can be together full time. Aah, lovely! Mrs PC can’t wait to see Scout.

I did try and explain social distancing to her

I know you might not be, but if you’re willing to watch something virus related, try this from Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland. It’s how a leader should sound in times like these…

Yup, what a week. Please take care of yourselves, friends, neighbours and family, and, although it might sound strange, I hope you find ways to enjoy your weekend.

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

10 thoughts on “What a week”

  1. Fun post, pc. You captured social distancing in its many forms. My favorite is the pooch social distancing, truly hilarious. Best wishes to you and Mrs. PC, and Jr. and her mate in success in reuniting. I hope your weekend is wonderful.

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    1. Haha, thanks Jane! Mrs. PC was happy to see us both. It’s been sunny and warm(ish) in Calgary, with birds and squirrels rampaging in the park. Scout loves it, especially her leaping into snow banks! Take care!


    1. Thanks, Walt! We’ll make the best of a trying situation, as no doubt most will. Books, music, the occasional glass of beer, and being dragged by Scout through the local backstreets here in the city isn’t so bad.
      Stay safe and well!


  2. How wonderful to read that everyone has been reunited and that you have a perfect portrait to frame and hang in the apartment! Everything is so strange and scary and it is horrible how many people are being cut off from seeing loved ones whether through distance and all the borders closing or being restricted from visiting due to health concerns. I thought I could enjoy a few hours watching a movie this weekend, but unfortunately Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was the wrong choice. Hopefully, Terminator: Dark Fate is a better choice this evening. Take care and I’m glad the dogs don’t understand social distancing!!


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