Halifax just announced a lot of new restrictions and rules to try and get our COVID cases back under control.

I’m thankful that I just did a grocery run so we have enough provisions to hunker down for a bit.

Nova Scotia is bordering on having to bring in more extreme COVID restrictions again as we have recorded more than a dozen cases recently.

Thankfully I am noticing an uptick in mask use and people following rules again which gives me hope.

The next four days are the typical maritime winter delay, alternating shorts & flip flops one day and having to put a sweater on the dog the next.

I look at my calendar and see nine consecutive meetings and my focus started to fade immediately. At least it is Friday!

As news of community and school spread increases here in Nova Scotia I have been thinking about the potential for another lock down period.

I definitely have developed a strong dependence on the dogs. Without them I would definitely go stir crazy.

Tuesday night baking adventure!

Now that the sun is going down so much earlier I am trying to train myself to stop working earlier and walk the dogs while it’s still light out.

Photos offered up this memory today and it was perfect for today’s #mbnov prompt.

Today we had a symmetric gigabit internet connection installed giving us far more up speed at home.

Jumping from 10Mbps to 1Gbps is exciting because it means we don’t have to worry about Zoom bandwidth and as a bonus I can also reliably run my own VPN

I guess I know what I’m doing tonight.

Took advantage of the summer like weather this afternoon to appreciate the woods with Hugo and Luna

It is a puzzling feeling to not be rooting against Philly for once.

The sooner this election is over and the NHL returns, the sooner balance will be restored 🏒🐧

The snow was a surprise but it made for a beautiful sunset

One of the major perks of working from home full time is that I don’t have to deal with the chaos that is Halifax drivers having completely forgotten how to drive in the snow.

However I hadn’t anticipated the negative impact it might have on beer deliveries! 🍻

I definitely didn’t have first snow fall on my bingo card for today

I am always astonished by how applying some artificial constraints to my regular work routine always leads to a surge in creativity. I am feeling pretty jazzed about work potential today.

There is something about zoom meetings that really kills my ability to concentrate. The meeting itself will be very productive but when I hang up my brain is absolute mush.

Over the last five and a half years of wearing an Apple Watch I have developed a bit of a watch strap “problem”. It appears that at some point I got a breeding pair.

Thankfully I have a friend with a 3D printer to help solve my storage problem.

Craft Draught Showdown – October 2020

Last night @crobaricus and I went out to The Carleton for another of their Craft Draught Showdowns. This time featuring New Scotland Brewing and Spindrift Brewing Co.

The Menu

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings


Round 1 Beers

Round 1


Round 2 Beers

Round 2

Barley Risotto

Round 3 Beers

Round 3

Braised Chuck Roast

Round 4 Beers

Round 4

Dulce de Leche Tart

Blurry Round 5 Beers

Round 5

Homemade peanut butter ice cream as an evening snack!

Halifax, Nova Scotia 20:45 ADT


Luna and I left Hugo home this afternoon and went and explored a new trail around Long Lake

I have spilled coffee on two white shirts before 10am today. ☕️

For my birthday Raquel got me an ice cream maker attachment so tonight we are enjoying fresh peanut butter ice cream from scratch!

I celebrated my birthday tonight as I always with some Derby Pie.

This however is the first time the Kentucky Derby itself has been on my birthday.

2020 is a weird year.

Craft Draught Showdown – August 2020

For the second time since March I went to a fancy dinner, and like the last time it was back to The Carleton for another of their Craft Draught Showdowns. This time featuring Big Spruce and Upstreet

The Menu

Menu for the 5 course meal including the beer pairings

Salmon Gravlax

Big Spruce: Inhaled Affirmative Upstreet: Lime Light Lo-Cal Lager

Round 1 Beers

Round 1

Fennel Salad

Big Spruce: Tag! You’re It! Upstreet: Go Devil – IPA

Round 2 Beers

Round 2

Green Risotto

Big Spruce: Tripel Upstreet: De Novo V – Farmhouse Saison

Round 3 Beers

Round 3


Big Spruce: She’s Maibock Upstreet: Do Gooder IPA

Round 4 Beers

Round 4

Apple Pie Cheesecake Moose

Big Spruce: Snowmageddon Upstreet: ‘Million Acres’ Barrel Aged Cherry Saison

Round 5 Beers

Round 5