With blue skies above heralding the arrival of summer, there is fresh spring in our step as we look forward to another busy production period. And as we finally emerge from the seemingly endless and wet spring, it somehow seems appropriate that our recent and upcoming work has a distinctly nautical feel.
It’s coming up to four months since I touched down in Nova Scotia from merry old England, and so far, it’s been a blast. Discovering a new city has been an exciting experience, especially one that is as open and accessible as Halifax. On the strength of my previous visit here, I had anticipated a warm welcome for my family from the local community, but this has extended to the business environment. There has been a genuine interest in hearing a fresh perspective and new ideas. All of this has made a refreshing change from doing business in the UK, where the attitude can be far more prescriptive and limiting.
Yet if I cast my mind back two years, Halifax and Nova Scotia were unknown quantities. I knew nothing of the region between Montreal and Newfoundland. When I began planning a move to Canada, my view was cast to the West Coast and the established media industry of Vancouver. This certainly had an appeal – vibrant city, great location – but I’m glad I decided to set my sights 6000 kms nearer.
“Suck it up, Buttercup.” That’s a favourite expression of Clearance Diver, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Paul Walsh – or “Knobby” for short. Another one of our faves from Paul is “If it ain’t rainin’ – it ain’t trainin’” or “if you cut corners, Murphy’s gonna bite your ass…” More»