Granville Island

Today, Tamar (sister), Adam (brother-in-law) and I headed down to Granville Island for a wander and see. I quite surprised at the crowds on a Sunday morning! Granville Island did not disappoint! Flat Katherine spotted a pretty cool mechanised model to do with cement-making right away: The we found a totem pole maker’s shop. It was,…

Burnaby Lake with Flat Katherine

Today Flat Katherine and I went geocaching around Burnaby Lake. Along the way, Flat Katherine stopped to play with the fishies on the fence. In Burnaby, the chain link fences of parks and playgrounds are often decorated with fish, birds, people playing and the like. It’s a very neat art project and makes the playgrounds…

Flat K is a little fishy

Flat Katherine and I went to the supermarket to get some groceries today and swung by the meat section. In Newfoundland, it’s pretty common to see live lobsters in tanks at supermarkets. Rarely do we see rainbow trout, however. In Vancouver, the abundance of folks eating raw fish gives way to large tanks of live,…

Vancouver!

The leaves are just turning… Flat Katherine and I arrived in Vancouver yesterday and were utterly exhausted. This is one mighty big country and travelling from one side to the other is a full day of travel. Once we got her, we met my sister Tamar (who is due to have that baby today and…

En route to Vancouver

Flat Katherine and I are underway! We got up insanely early and got to the airport with more than enough time to spare. Flat Katherine was quite calm during take-off, but got very excited when we got above the lights of St. John’s an was positively giddy when we flew over her beloved town of…

Introducing “Flat Katherine”

Meet Flat Katherine: Flat Katherine is a variant on “Flat Stanley (wikipedia link)”, which I first encountered as an idea during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The Flat Stanley Project is a literacy endeavour based on the books about Stanley Lambchop, a flattened child who can go virtually anywhere because of his two-dimensionality. During the Olympics,…