Monday, July 30, 2007

Bill Bold and the Dirty Hands

I wish I could make it Bill, maybe you could send me the mp3 of your latest work in the studio to keep me going until you get a gig in Toronto?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Peter Jr's New Garden

Me relaxing in my new Garden!

New BBQ and Decking and Shed

Finishing touches to garden

BBQ in full operational order

Another satisfied customer having over-eaten from the BBQ

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ramblings from Toronto

They have a sculpture in this little garden that is made from clingfilm and is a big web that catches all the light.

I think this is an old fashioned steamer type boat but we were on the new fashioned ferry when I saw it so I'm not 100% sure what it is.

The same boat pulling into Hanlan's point on the Toronto Islands.

This is a the distillery district about 10 minutes down the road from us on the Esplanade. It's historic in Canadian terms and has a great brewery with a pub to showcase it's many tasty beers.

My favourite coffee shop, also in the distillery district, there was an excellent blues band on a stage outside last Sunday for no obvious special reason. I've taken to drinking coffee iced here as it's generally to hot to contemplate anything warmer than that.

We were taken out for drinks at the bar with the highest patio and ther's a pretty good view from up there.

As you can see we've been enjoying having a little more time together to get out and explore the city. Despite our best efforts the condo is still pretty empty: Chil's been scouring the city for furniture bargains but I wish that the sofa we'd bought had fitted through the door!

Congratulations to Eva on his new job at IBM!

I hope all is well with all who reads this.

New Contacts

We're (finally) online now in Toronto so up and skyping again, so you can get hold of us by:
  1. Skyping us on skype name dylanbould (free!)
  2. Calling 020-8123-8727 (UK/local rates) we will only get the call if the computer is turned on, which will probably be most of the time we are in anyway, but you can leave answerphone message
  3. Text us on 00-1-647-834-2203 (Dylan) or 00-1-647-832-1807 (Chil) and we'll call you back if we are at home, we have very cheap outgoing calls
So now you've got no excuse! Of course if you just want to drop round we're at

25 The Esplanade, Unit 2008,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5E 1W5.

Thanks to everyone who's sent us housewarming and aniversary cards and birthday greetings to Chil.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Happy Birthday to you!

This is an official blog Happy Birthday to Chil!

Happy Birthday to you,
Squashed tomatoes and stew,
Happy Birthday dear Chi-il,
Happy Canadian Birthdays to you!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pictures from Toronto

This is part of the art gallery, I think, it does just look like a building fell out of the sky onto another building.

Until I moved into our new condo (map) I was living in the edgier Queen West area with plenty of street art.

Hmmm, must be a different Halifax!

The most fun I've had here so far is trying the national sport, ice hockey, which I've played twice now. I definitely need some skating lessons over the summer before play resumes in the fall. No pictures yet but I'll get Chil to take one when I've bought my own helmet, stick, pads etc...

This is the boardwalk, Lake Ontario and Toronto Islands in the distance. It's very hot here, low 30's c with very high humidity (100% humidity the other day but fortunately the temperature was only about 17c). The evenings are just perfect though, the harbour is great for a walk although you can't swim in the lake as it's apparently not clean enough which is a bit of a tease in the hot weather.

Queens Quay on the harbour. I'm looking forward to Chil coming to Toronto a week today on the 15th, there's only so much fun you can have walking around by yourself!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The view from our solarium!

Solarium you say? That's what I thought. It seems to be a long thin room, a bit like a balcony but with windows, useful for when it's -20 plus wind chill I guess...
This is the view from our new condo anyway, looking west (above) is the financial district, directly north (below) the road on the left leads almost to my hospital, about a 10 minute walk and just behind the buildings you can see.

To the east is St Lawrence market and the 'Distillery district', apparently good eating and drinking there but I've been waiting for Chil to help me explore it.

St Mike's is a big downtown catholic hospital, known as the Urban Angel, so I figure I should fit right in!

You'll notice what they call a streetcar in the foreground, a pretty efficient way of getting around.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Norfolk.

Nanna and Nandad!

some flowers around the hindolveston allotment

a corn field at the back of the allotments

one of those thingymajigs that spin in the wind