Category Archives: pie

Gobble, gobble, gobble

Well, it was officially Thanksgiving back in Canada on the weekend. You know, that time of year when we give thanks for family and friends… and that there’s no snow on the ground yet (we hope!)… and for all the … Continue reading

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A new world record

Well at least a new Ganmain record. But not set by Dan. It is late winter here in the Riverina and that means the agricultural shows are starting again. We made our second visit to the mother of all shows, … Continue reading

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Mood Indigo

As we were hanging out in Beechworth and its surroundings over Easter, we started to think about that area of northern Victoria as becoming our new Jasper. Jasper was our retreat area, a fairly quick trip from Edmonton into the … Continue reading

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Everything is upside down

People here walk the streets eating pie with their hands, but we go to an Ethiopian restaurant and they give us cutlery. Weird country! Of course the server did point out that we are in Canberra, which is a pretty … Continue reading

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pickers and permanent people

When we went to Young a couple of weeks ago, we sort of jumped the gun.  A variety of other plans throughout the week got shifted, so we ended up with a free Saturday and we really wanted some cherries. … Continue reading

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the steep and winding road…

When we got home from the Spirit of the Land festival last weekend, Lisa saw an ad in the local paper (the Daily Advertiser) for the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival this weekend. Since we are trying to experience as much … Continue reading

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Show me the pie…

Wagga is often referred to as a ‘country town’, but it is a city, despite the fact that we can hear sheep from our house, drive past goats on the way to the uni, and see kangaroos on campus. If … Continue reading

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