Happy New Year 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017


The New Year has started.  Garry celebrated by spending the first three hours of the New Year on that ‘big white telephone to Bruce’.  This was after surgery in mid-December. Hmm – we will try harder next year to celebrate in a different manner.  Meanwhile for New Year’s Eve, Heather watched, again, Bridget Jones’s Diary.

The year of change for us.  To begin the year our property in North Vancouver was sold, and we bought a place in Penticton that we will rent out while we are gone. We finally sold our one of two cars.  It was a good car – but we soon discovered very few want manual transmissions these days.

Our original plan was to travel to Iceland — but Icelandair flights became more and more expensive to the point that we decided it was as easy to take a cheap flight from Europe later in the year.  Also Icelandair started charging for a second bag – and we could find better value with Air Transat.