"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to His purpose"

Romans 8:28

May 31, 2007

Bank Holiday Monday

Dear Diary,

We enjoyed a lovely day off on Monday and these are the photos to prove it...

Newcastle, County Down - about one hour south of Larne:

We travelled along to a National Trust Site called Bloody Bridge:

After we did a bit of hill walking at Bloody Bridge, we continued our coastal journey through a town called Annalong which had another spectacular view of the Mourne Mountains:

As we drove we came across a site called the Silent Valley which were created to provide Belfast with water.

As you can see, there was a massive slope just begging me to roll down, so I did but by the time I got to the bottom, the world wouldn't stop spinning...

I recovered enough to watch the ducks and a ferret that was teasing them... Colin and I like to think we saved the ducklings from the ferret..

We had a great day together and it was nice break... If only we had another week...

Til next time..

Enjoy the weather wherever you are...

May 25, 2007

We're moving.... maybe...

Dear Diary,

You may or may not have heard but Colin and I have been presented, by Colin's boss, with the opportunity to take GPC Software to the USA. It has been agreed in principle to move us to Pennsylvania, more specficially, the greater Philadelphia area.

This is an exciting venture, and we are really excited about it, as we would be starting the company, and our lives, from scratch (again!!!). Customers and clients are already lined up so all we have to do is let them know we're there and ready to do business.

I don't have much else to say about it at the moment ie timing, but hopefully in the next week or so after we have had further discussions in Belfast, I'll be able to provide more information.

Hope all is well with you all,
We'll be enjoying a lovely N. Irish long weekend,
Heather (and Colin)

May 16, 2007

So you think you know Canada, eh?

Dear Diary,

Click on the link to the right called "Canada, eh?" ... it's good fun...

As for my score, I'm a little embarrassed,but at least I have a good excuse - how can I remember everything when I live 4,000 miles away from home?!!?

Add a comment and let me know how you did... My score was 11!

Have fun,

May 13, 2007

Our Backyard project

Dear Diary,

We've been busy painting and all that goes with it around the house but in the spare moments, Colin has been busy working in the backyard. These photos are about a month old:

This photo was taken today and although Colin doesn't think much has been accomplished since the first photos, he's gotten a lot done!

Hopefully the next photo will feature the finished product!

Oh yeah, since Mother's Day is in March in this part of world, I didn't realize it was today in Canada and therefore, we didn't send a card, but Mom, Colin and I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day today, we love you and we hope Dad did the lunch dishes today before his afternoon nap!!!!

Speaking of Mom and Dad, they are coming to visit us in September for a couple of weeks and we are looking forward to their visit.

With Christian Greetings,
Heather and Colin

May 11, 2007

Still here...

Dear Diary,

Yes, we are still here, we haven't gone anywhere.

The last 7 or 8 weeks have been too nice to spend the evenings and weekends in the house so we've been outstide working around the backyard. Would you believe that we hit the 27 degree mark and only one day of rain?!?!?

We've been terracing a horrible slope in the rear of the backyard. We thought it would take us 3 or 4 weekends but it's been a lot longer than that and I'd say we still have another 4 or 5 to go. Poor Colin is getting discouraged 'cause he doesn't think he is getting anywhere but I see the difference. I have some photos on the camera and I will try to find some time this weekend to download them.

Hope you are doing as well as we are,
Colin and Heather