Monday, January 9, 2012


I've been meaning to get this blog thing going for quite some time.  In fact, I set up a blog in 2008 when I was working at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, but I've lost it somehow.  I don't know how cool it would look anyway if the blog started 4 years ago and had no entries ;)

So fast forward those years, I have a beautiful baby girl, and have moved from Toronto to Stirling, Scotland.  I'm still interested in green roofs, but I'm focusing more on getting them implemented as part of a bigger green infrastructure solution -  AND BOY - has Stirling got a water management problem!  I still can't quite get over the issues they have, from constant road closures due to flooding to sedimentation.  I picked up a copy of their draft Local Development Plan (gotta read that!).

We had purchased a shed to keep our new stroller in, but we nixed that idea after discovering the cost of the stroller.  We'll keep our garden supplies and bikes in there when it's warmer.  In the meantime, we've suffered two crazy gales, and lost the asphalt off the roof twice!  I bought some EPDM and have that installed temporarily.  It'll get a green roof in the coming months. 

So here's hoping I can find the time to make a mark on the town here, while still getting some work done in Toronto, walking the dog and swimming with the babe.  Oh, and writing this blog.

I don't need luck, just better managed time.  Let's see how it goes!

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