Sunday, July 08, 2007

Life in Brantford

I looked at the date of my last entry, May 30th. May 30th!!!! Has it been that long? Well, what with the packing and all that, things were quite hectic. Now that we are unpacked, I decided to take a few photographs so you can see at least our house.

To give the tour, the first is the front of the house, the second is our patio and the third is our backyard. The road at the back is Park. We are in the northern part of Brantford, in fact the sign welcoming people to Brantford is only a few metres north of the property line.

The house is a very pleasant side split with five bedrooms. Three are upstairs and two are downstairs. We have converted one of the downstairs bedroom into a library exercise room. The house has been tastefully decorated and very nice. The downstairs has a family room with a gas fireplace and I expect it will be well used when the colder weather comes.

The patio is a small area but quite suitable for sitting outside and enjoying the warm weather. There is a table with an umbrella so its nice to sit outside and listen to the radio or just relax.

Just before Jo-Anne and I, plus Theo and Eowyn left Essex, my family threw a 50th birthday party for me. It is the 14th of July but I wasn't going to be around. It was a good time and I did get a lot of gifts. With some of my gifts I decided it was time to buy another mountain bike. Now that I was moving to a larger centre, I thought it would be better to ride. My mountain bike is approximately 12 years old and while it has a lot of kilometres on it, Vancouver, Trenton, Niagara Falls and Essex, plus a few races, the Great Lake to Lake and Windsor Tri-Duathlon, it was time. So I went to the local SportChek to look at bikes, they were having a sale. After talking with a salesperson and listening to his recommendation, I bought a K2 ZedSPHT07 bike, and it is a beauty. The colour is blue and it is has 21 speeds.

It is a great ride and I've used it to discover Brantford.

There's a number of things to see in Brantford, but I'll save that for another blog.