Friends of ours gave us an exersaucer, and when they gave it to us they said it was a great way to get a few things done. As soon as we put Oliver in the exersaucer, his eye lit up with joy and curiosity. New toys and new sounds, it kept him thoroughly entertained for about 10 minutes (a hard 10 minutes to find).

Video Games

When I was a kid I used to play a lot of video games, however I gave them up years ago.

This winter I found myself getting dragged back into video games. For the past 7 years I used to come home and play around with Drupal and other web coding projects which are completely different than video games. But since Oliver has come around, I get less sleep and I have had less energy to tackle challenging technical coding problems after the dust settles. I have really enjoyed relaxing with video games in the little spare time I manage to find.

I enjoy playing games that are puzzle based and not that violent. There are two games that I played this winter that I thoroughly enjoyed.


Every scene in this game is enjoyable to play and wonderful to look at. The puzzles are complex and there are just enough hints to help you along without getting to frustrated. I loved the story of how ordinary robots are triumphant over the bully robots.

Swords and Sorcery

A modern game with a retro feel. This game was challenging and a lot of fun. It brought me back to 1992 when I played what I would consider to be my all time favorite game Quest For Glory 3. Although S&S isn’t a role playing game, it does have the same look and feel and it was a blast to play.


Spring is just around the corner and I am finding that my want to play video games is starting to ween. Now that Oliver is over 6 months, I am looking forward to spending more time outside in the wonderful summers that we get here in Victoria.

Nicer Weather

The weather has started to turn for the better here, and that means we can leave our house to venture outside.

One of Tanya and my favorite places to go is Red Fish Blue Fish. This food truck (actually it is a container with a kitchen and a living roof) on dock that serves up some of the best fish I have ever had. This place is amazing and often worth the 30 min wait that it takes to order.

This was Oliver’s first trip to the dock to wait in line (you can see it in the background) and we ate some great sustainable seafood.

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