Archive for October 2002

colour and light: images of quebec city

this is one of my favourite pics because this was one of the more magical places we saw in the city. This is a tiny narrow street crammed between the cliffs leading up to the old town (left) and a larger street one block over. People have built porches straddling the street to provide access to additional rooms on the cliff side and a place to sit outside.
my computer had a hissy fit and I lost the original post that went with these pictures (i wish i could work in linux). it crashed while i was searching for places to spend Christmas and was looking for accomodation near the falkirk wheel, an engineering marvel we saw on “frontiers of construction” (on the learning discovery channel). Don’t laugh, we like that show. if comments are down, send me a message.
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quebec : walking

we were walking the streets of Old Quebec when we came across this cross in a park. It’s an irish cross, donated by a county in Ireland in recognition of the support given by Quebec to the irish people during the potato famine. I love these crosses, the details you can see in the carvings, and finding one in Quebec sent a thrill of recognition through my spine.

Nathalie and I did weights this morning, the gym is very quiet and mellow at 6:30am. I don’t really care for weights but I absolutely love the feeling of exhaustion in my muscles after.

We tried a new restaurant on Granville Island last night, Cat’s Meow. Verdict? Fine but there’s better options closer to home (Cafe Barney).

and a call for help, how I can put a space between the text and the images using stylesheets? margin: 10px doesn’t work within the image tag.
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happy birthday dear Elspeth (only two days late) … happy birthday to you

Saturday was Elspeth’s birthday. Cory and I are really really lucky to have a friend like E, she’s one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met.

I met E at math camp in august 2000. Math camp sounds even more geeky than it actually was, a graduate student summer school in Edmonton, Alberta on Gravitational Fluid Mechanics run by the Pacific Insitute of Mathematical Sciences. After the camp, through a bit of fate and strange circumstance, I ended up changing travel plans at the last minute and visited with Elspeth in Wales and Reading that September. During that trip, I managed to get my passport and wallet stolen in Cardiff, and Elspeth came to the rescue, driving to Cardiff to spend the weekend camping with me and then coming with me to London for a day to visit the canadian embassy and sort out how I was getting home. Then the next year, she had Cory stay with her (she’d not met him at that point) when he was in England and they became friends.

She visited us in October last year (an amazing visit), and now we’re planning on meeting up with her over Christmas this year in Scotland. I can’t wait.

In other news, I ate my lunch at 9:38 this morning and I’m hungry already.


the honeymoon is over… and real life is pretty good too

two bottles of blanche de chambly, a cool pub, live music. This was a very cool night. I’m sifting through tons and tons of pictures from the wedding and quebec right now and it’s all a bit overwhelming. The thing you notice first though is how happy we look. That’s a really nice feeling.

I’ll get back to regular posting soon… in the meantime, check out julie’s site, she’s in the process of a redesign and it looks really great…
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it doesn’t get any better than this.


The wedding was wonderful, the honeymoon was amazing. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to spend my life with Cory. We got home last night from Quebec City, where we had three lovely days and nights just relaxing, walking around looking at the fabulous buildings, and generally being in love. We both needed that break to calm down from the hectic pace of getting ready for a wedding.

The wedding itself was exactly what we wanted. The ceremony was simple and meaningful, and very much a reflection of how we feel. I swear when I walked down those stairs (we had a spiral staircase rather than an aisle) with my Dad and saw Cory standing at the front of everyone with our best men, my heart was so full of love. I was shaking with happiness and I could feel the tears building up behind my eyes – it was so amazing. Fortunately, the tension was broken as Andrew and Natalie arrived at the last second and we had to send Keith (my honour attendant) to get them in. I’m sure they felt bad about being almost late, but it was perfect. It gave everyone a chance to laugh, and gave Cory and I a chance to catch our breath, smile, and enjoy the moment.

Our reception was also just what we wanted, laid back and relaxed. We got a chance to spend time with everyone there and to enjoy ourselves. Thank you to Scott and Keith (and Rochelle) for their efforts. We’ll post more pictures when we get a chance … we have about 10 rolls to be developed and that doesn’t include the rolls my dad took.

One word of advice though, if you blush easily, don’t take the chocolate body paint your cousin gave you for your wedding through security in your carry-on. They will open it up and ask what it is in front of a whole bunch of people while the two of you turn red and try to explain it without using the words “body” and “honeymoon” in the same sentance. Oh well, we’re allowed now, we’re married.


More Wedding Photos

(all pictures taken by Natalie Grant)

These pictures were all taken by Natalie Grant.


Wedding Photos


the bride and groom


trevor, sue, cory, trish, jim : the amundruds


trevor, sue, cory, trish, jim : the amundruds


judy, cory, trish, neil : the bellchambers


judy, cory, trish, neil : the bellchambers


keith, j,c,t,n, & rochelle : the bellchambers


keith, j,c,t,n, & rochelle : the bellchambers


the cake


us, another self portrait


with trish’s brother and his girlfriend


Scott and Keith : the best men


giving (short) speeches


and looking good?


the wedding party


from l to r: scott, cory, trish, keith


the view1


us


hitting the bar


trish – married


Cory and Adele


Cory with Auntie Mo


Jim and Sue (parents of the groom)


the moms


Auntie Mo and Uncle Bill


Trish’s Bompa with Cory


Scott, the best man


Sue, Cath, and Scott


Trish with Auntie Vera (l) and Nana (r)


Adele


Simon and Jen with the guestbook


Alex


Alex and Mike


Barb


Barb and Alex


Ben


Cory and Mike



Barb and Mike


Mo and Bill


Nana and Lynda


Dawn


Jason and Dawn


Jason and the back of Trish’s head


Jason and Dawn again


more of Mike


don’t ask


again, don’t ask


the other Mike


Mike’s in every picture


Natalie


the view


a little game played by Canadian engineers


Ron and Trevor


trish’s heels – so very comfy


at the reception 1


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