Month: March 2010

Geocache Diet – Day 73

For the first time since starting the Geocache Diet I experienced the thrill of finding a cache before anyone else.  Finding a cache before anyone is a competitive business and my daily schedule, the desire to go everywhere on foot, plus my natural lack of speed, does not make me very suited for the first-to-find (FTF) game.  The moment a… Read more →

Organic Gardening Introduction

I have never considered myself an organic gardener but my previous gardening philosophy has inadvertently been organic in nature.   When you are a plant in my garden you never got any chemicals for fertilizer or pesticides, just water (I usually remembered) and sunlight.    My garden was always survival of the fittest and plants had to live in whatever soil conditions… Read more →

Friendliness Quotient

One of the factors that we used when we were choosing the best town as a base for our lifestyle overhaul was something I call the friendliness quotient.  I find that mathematical names make things sound important but it really is not analytical at all instead it is a feeling you get about a place.  How friendly are the people who… Read more →

Geocache Diet – Day 67

I have always considered myself a finder and not a hider.  It was going out to interesting places and seeking for caches that got me hooked on Geocaching.  While I acknowledged that hiding caches is an integral part of being a geocacher I was never very interested in hiding caches.  As a Geocaching team we hid 3 caches prior to… Read more →

We Celebrate Earth Hour

Saturday, March 27this Earth Hour and we will be joining in to cut our electrical consumption for an hour.  Last year we put the twins to bed and we read to Annika by candlelight.  Martin and I had a quiet dinner, also by candlelight, while we played some board games.  Two hours went by and we didn’t even realize it.  It was almost a… Read more →

Feeding the Hummingbirds

Right now the Hummingbirds are starting to migrate and move to the BC coast.  We saw three hummingbirds in different locations around Victoria and I believe that they where Anna’s Hummingbird’s. A friend told me that they actually live in Victoria year round because of the mild tempertures which was verified here.  I only managed to get a photo of one,… Read more →