Friday, 28 March 2014

If I was born 150 years ago...

This is a rather random post. But, I received a comment on my last post from Veronika -- HEY, glad you enjoy reading my blog Veronika, I'm honoured --  who said that she thinks I look quite a lot like the "real" Alice in Wonderland. Her name was Alice Liddell, and she was author, Lewis Carroll's muse for the book. How fun! 

While we're on the topic of women from many, many, many years ago to whom I hold a strong resemblance, I've also posted a picture of my great-great grandmother. My great grandmother passed this photo on to me in her will, because she always thought she looked just like me.

The "real" Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell, at the age of 20 in 1872.

My great-great Grandmother. I should really find out when this photo was taken.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The "train wreck" is coming to a theatre near YOU!

Hola amigos!

It's time for slideshow round III, the last one, and then I'm headed for sweet retirement. At the invitation of my very own cousin, Nate, I will be presenting at Mt. Waddington's Outdoors speaker series, in Chilliwack. 

So, if you wish to witness the "train wreck" one last time, come join me in Chilliwack. By the way, this lovely poster was made by my dear cousin Nate as well. Pretty slick eh?

In watermelon sugar.


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Moms love this stuff...

Hola mis amigos,

As you know, because I've been "spraying" out it all over the place, I've got another slideshow coming up. This one, as part of the FEAT Canada event, taking place Mar. 7.

In preparation for this, Mountain Life Magazine asked if I'd do a short interview related to my presentation topic -- you know, the whole, falling into a crevasse, scaring the be-gee-bee's out of myself, and how I learned to manage my fear in the mountains after the accident.

This is NOT a photo of me. Hahaha...

I'm mainly posting this for my mom, because let's be honest, mom's love to see their kids names in lights. But, as I type this, I have a funny feeling my mom will be on the phone shortly giving me the ninth degree about, "why didn't I tell her all this stuff when the accident happened?" 

Well, mom, if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that there are some things that are best left unsaid...for a while at least. 

Read on if you dare...HERE.