Spring Fine Homes

IMG_8649IMG_8650IMG_8651The spring issue of Saskatoon Fine Homes is out. Have a peek. You’ll see a new feature by Income Property’s Scott McGillivray (I would have much preferred that they ask me to interview him, but I guess he wants to write his own column. Dang.) You should be able to see the online version of the magazine soon here.

I did a feature with Craig Listwin and got to see some really interesting design materials. Alway something to learn about in the wonderful world of home design and decor!



IMG_8535IMG_8637IMG_8638IMG_8652Jim and I were hanging around after he got off work, having a look at the progress of the Farnam Block demolition this week. Phil Tank of the Star Phoenix wanted some thoughts from a few of us onlookers.

Two very nice and helpful men on the destruction crew happily handed over some coveted pieces of terra cotta block I had my eye on.

We could have had a few more, but Jim said it was getting dusty. Watch for these later this spring, repurposed into planters in the Schwier herb garden. We declined the kind offer of pub umbrellas, but a lot of people did take home one or two as souvenirs.

Camo kea

IMG_2238 IMG_2300 IMG_2198Forgive me for more New Zealand photos; just updating iPhoto on my backups and was reminded how perfectly these keas blend into the alpine scenery in the Haast Pass. We were on a trip to Milford Sound and on either side of Homer Tunnel, these cheeky little parrots stalk people who have to wait in their cars for traffic to clear. Despite the ‘do not feed the kea’ signs, people do and these guys learn fast. If you don’t hand over something, they start pulling at the rubber bits on your car.

One was fascinated by the camera lens. I think he could see himself. Jim was okay with this closeup wildlife encounter…as long as he was inside the car.






If we’d been there longer, that guy probably would have dismantled Jim’s window.