Well, this week shot by in a blink of an eye! The weather has been cooling off in Vancouver, and the local mountains have had their first dusting of snow. I don’t know if it will stick around, but I’m sure the skiers are starting to get excited. We’re planning on taking in some of the Eastside Culture Crawl today, and then climbing our little shoes out tomorrow. Wish us luck 🙂
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 19.November.2016.
- 10 more climbing photographers to add to your feed.
- We’re entering a bouldering competition this weekend! We’ve never done one before, and we have no expectations (there’s over 200 people registered!) other than to climb amongst super-strong climbers and be pushed out of our (my?) comfort zones. If nothing else, we get a free t-shirt 🙂
- Do you ever want to make something, solely for the leftovers? This Romanesco Black Lentil Pilaf bowls is one of those. It’s calling to me as a lunch-time meal leftovers meal.
- This Brussels Sprout and Roasted Beet salad looks like a tasty combination a few of our favourite veggies.
- Jonty’s latest food project idea. Perhaps something to make with the nephews over Christmas!
- Sometimes, a person just needs peanut-y noodles in their life.
- Oh my goodness, this poor puppy! I can’t stop giggling. His confusion is palpable 🙂
- I’ve got a big box of old print photos that I’ve been meaning to get converted into digital format. I’ve been meaning to do this for, oh, about 5 (or 10?) years. Perhaps this PhotoScan Google app might actually make me think about tackling this project again. Maybe.
- You are beautiful.
- Something closer to home: this joint UBC – BCCA collaboration is looking at whether a simple blood test could be enough to screen for certain types of cancer. Let’s hope they have a good outcome, this time next year!
On Moby News (aka Sprinter Conversion Update):
- It’s been a slower week on the van front. After parts arrived finally, Jonty put the system together and then spent some time figuring out how to automate everything (CAN bus…). Then, three days of testing it all… Next up: dismantle everything, load up the battery box, and transfer everything into the van!
- Now that we’ll be installing some of the expensive components into the van (batteries and electrical system, fridge, appliances, etc.) we’re starting to look at proper RV insurance. It looks like Aviva Canada is the company to go through in Canada. If anyone has experience with this group, or another one, let us know!
- The big roll of foam-backed vinyl is still sitting, unwrapped, in our living room. Perhaps a realistic goal is to have the walls covered by Christmas?! 🙂