Tuesday, 25 November 2008

snowier times

this past weekend we got a dumping. snow snow snow snow snow. snow everywhere. snow here, snow there. winter is here. gone are the nice balmy 8C temperatures. here are the nice 3C days and the -1C nights. this is winter in montreux. will rarely get colder then this. up in the mountains where i play hockey it looks to me like they had about a foot of fresh snow this weekend. awesome. if you like to ski, this season looks to be much better then last year.

no skiing for me until after my holidays. mid-late january i'll give it a go again.

Friday, 21 November 2008

the return

after a very long week last week, lucy and i are now back in switzerland trying to adjust to work and time differences, etc. it's very difficult living in two time zones. a lot of things i need to get done for toronto can only happen mid-afternoon over here. oh well. as it stands... we should be back in toronto in about 8 weeks...maybe less.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Mack Dolgy


Thursday, 13 November 2008

sad toronto

My grandfather.

A week ago he had a fall and was taken to the hospital. 92 years old. Throughout the next week he was lucid and his normal self : ) Two days ago things started to complicate and I received that phone call that no one ever wants.

Within minutes, Lucy and I were in the car headed north to Zurich for a flight to Montreal, with another flight waiting for us to take us from Montreal to Toronto. 18 hours later, we're in Toronto and getting up to speed on how things are. During our flight we found out that he went from very bad to very good and it was very surprising for the doctors.

By the time we were finally able to get to the hospital, he had gone back to very bad and as the hours passed, he came back to good...and i was able to speak to him and spend some time.

Sadly a few hours ago things went bad again and he passed away.

An honest man with integrity. That's how I will remember him.

Monday, 3 November 2008


We have snow in Switzerland now. The mountain tops are frosted like a delicious cupcake. My foot hurts.