Sunday, December 7, 2008


Would someone please tell Santa I want a new one for Christmas? I'd love it if I could show you some nice photos from the last two days -- instead, I give you THIS:

This was River's Tae-Kwon-Do "Kick-athon" at the Bay Centre on Friday evening. (That's Michael holding the 'kick paddle' for him -- we took turns doing that).

The problem with my camera is that it seems like it can't decide, in compromised lighting conditions, whether I need a flash or not -- so it just takes a really shaky picture that looks like I've been into the eggnog a little too much.

So I decided to go up on the glass-fronted elevator to see if I could get better light....

And finally, on the top floor of the mall looking down....

Lousy pictures, but I'll tell you one thing ... River kicked 2000 KICKS in an hour and fifteen minutes!!! We were so proud of him! And several other club members did, too -- and it was all a fund-raiser for the local Food Bank, and a great success.

Saturday was the Knotty by Nature Grand Opening, of course, and it was a wonderful day! Knitters, weavers, spinners, demos, food, fun and fibre -- it doesn't get much better.

And here's my absolute favorite...

(This gentleman had earlier let me know that he knew about fibre... after all, he'd worn his cashmere suit!)

Left the store at 4 pm to pick River up again, and with my sister and niece, off we went to the truck parade. Then we made it back to the harbour just in time for the Lighted Ships parade!

I'm not even going to pretend I got any photos of these events, but someone did.

This morning Julie and Trisha headed back up-Island and Michael took River home. I'm spending the day decorating for Christmas (I was hoping to be done in time for yesterday's festivities, but it was not to be...) and knitting. We'll head back to our marina tomorrow!


Knotty By Nature Fibres Arts said...

Really nice pictures, especially the last one!

Nicola said...

My son and I have done a couple of kickathons, fundraising for the bus to tournaments out of town. The younger kids usually do 1000 kicks, the teens and adults 2000. We wear white doboks, not blue. I rather like the blue ones!