It’s become a source of great comfort on my daily commute to listen to the weather forecasts on CBC’s Information Morning and Mainstreet. Never have I encountered the reverence with which Don Connolly describes the view over South Park Street from the studio on a crisp winter morning. Stephanie Domet’s voice seems to quiver at the very mention of “overnight flurries”. I thought that us Brits had an obsession with talking about the weather, but Haligonians seem to take that up a notch! Yet when everyone else is grabbing for those extra layers, claiming “duvet days”, and preparing to hibernate, we are steadfastly heading in the opposite direction.

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

Braving my first Canadian snowfall

You might think the impending freeze up would mean a gentle wind down of production activity at Journeyman, wrapping up loose ends as we wrap up our Christmas presents. In fact, quite the opposite is true…

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The new project coordinators - Matthew Chisholm and Shaina Luck

The new project coordinators, Matthew Chisholm and Shaina Luck, are both huge Star Wars fans.

Since I arrived at Journeyman a few weeks ago, there has been so much to learn: everything from handling our project management system to wearing slippers at work. Any time you settle into a new job there’s a steep learning curve, but I’m glad to say that I’ve had company in working through it.

Many people applied for this work, but it was difficult to find exactly the right person. Eventually Mathew Welsh and Nic Fieldsend concluded that the ‘right person’ actually existed in two people: me, and my counterpart, Matthew Chisholm.

We’re kind of like R2-D2 and C-3PO, though I won’t tell you who is who. More»