Saturday Snippets: 11.March.2017

Are you ready to spring ahead tomorrow? It’s a love-hate relationship. I love the extra light in the evenings, but the hour of lost sleep in the morning? Not so much. Good thing I have Monday off ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a few things that caught our eye online. Saturday Snippets for 11.March.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

  • Every time I see a new post from The Perfect Loaf website, it makes me want to start making my own mother starter immediately. I’ve told Jonty it’s a 2017 goal of mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ Perhaps this Sour Cherry, Pecan and Buckwheat loaf will finally push me to try it; gorgeous, isn’t it?
  • The calendar might indicate Spring is on its way, but our weather begs to differ. Cold mornings still require warm breakfasts. How about this blueberry oatmeal?
  • But I’m willing Spring on, and so this Grapefruit Lemon Tart is looking mighty appealing!
  • Are you itching to travel? These Instagram travel photographers are here to help (and two nods for Canada!).
  • This is a major problem in Vancouver, and I’m not sure how they’re going to solve it.
  • We’ve had our Thermos mugs for nearly 10 years (they’ve travelled with us near and far), and they still work! Not sure how they would stand up against the leak test, though. Maybe when they finally konk out (or we lose them), we’ll upgrade to the fancy-pants ones ๐Ÿ™‚

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

  • Jonty was working solo this week, as my vacation stint was over. He wired up the lights in the back, as well as the MaxxFan fans. I find it oddly satisfying and very exciting to know that we can flick a switch and have light! Who needs daylight savings time, anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰ | Sprinter van conversion - installing pod lights | Sprinter van conversion - installing pod lights

  • We also spent a bit of time, thinking about the logistics of separating the bedroom from the kitchen galley, something we designed for. Jonty finished prototyping one of the dividers and if we can find the wood we need, hopefully they can be CNC’d in the coming days. | Sprinter van conversion - prototyping the cabinet walls

  • Remember that last 5% of the van insulation that hasn’t been done yet? I started to tackle it yesterday. The headliner in the cab area can be removed, and insulation put behind it. It requires taking off a few panels, the sun visor storage compartments and dealing with the lights console. No problem, hey? My progress involved googling how to do it, then taking off one sun visor compartment. Slow and steady ๐Ÿ™‚ | Sprinter van conversion - insulating the headliner

Pictures during the week of 11.March.2017:

Monday was the only reasonably nice day of the week. Before heading down to work on the van, we grabbed a coffee and snack and wandered down into Olympic Village. It had snowed (again!) the day before, and the mountains are still covered. Too bad we’re not skiers – the local mountains have definitely had a great year. | Vancouver's Olympic Village | Vancouver's Olympic Village | Vancouver's Olympic Village

The sun was shining just enough for us to have some reasonably dry benches to sit on. We must have been one of the few people sitting down to eat, because the seagulls were sure looking hungry! While there was still a briskness to the air, the sun was warm on our backs and it was a lovely place to ease into the week. | Vancouver's Olympic Village | Vancouver's Olympic Village

Happy Weekend!


  1. Those travel photographers definitely make me want to travel and up my photography game, but your photos of Vancouver also want to make me move to Canada. Also, every week Moby looks like he’s coming along so well! Love the lights. Ever think of putting in those ‘clappy’ lights into Moby?

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