Monday, February 22, 2010


In any walk of life or business, trust is not easy to earn, but once you have it, and so long as you never abuse it, it makes for great relationships!  What a special way this was to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon ...

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Great British Chippy

After reading great reviews about the new British Chippy in Bridlewood we finally tried it for ourselves a few night's ago.  The chippy is located at 162nd Ave SW (near Sobeys).

The first thing we noticed was that Only Fools and Horses was playing on the TV - what a great touch (they also show Ab Fab and Fawlty Towers).  We were instantly cheered while we waited expectantly for our Haddock, Chips, Mushy Peas, Curry Sauce and buttered bread (well we had to give it a good try).
It was great to see drinks on offer such as Irn-Bru, Lilt and Dandelion and Burdock!

The food arrived and it certainly looked like the real deal. We couldn't fault it, the fish was moist, the batter was excellent, (so often, in other establishments here, it is soggy and stodgy, but not this, it was light and crisp).
The chips were lovely, chunky and real and very filling as a result!  One of the owners told us that they spent a lot of time and effort to source good produce and use organic where possible.  The chips are made from organic potatoes and were perfect for making a big fat chip butty!

The mushy peas and curry sauce were good too and great for dipping chips in.  They also have a selection of pies (which looked really nice) and  gravy, so we still have a few more things to try.
(Curry Sauce - mmm)
We got chatting to the joint-owner (Simone - a very friendly Manchester lass who makes a great host) who explained that Chip Shops have run in her husband's (Gary) family for 3 generations.  What's more, here at The British Chippy, they were using the same (secret) batter recipe that his grandmother used many years ago.

Thoroughly recommended.  Here's the website. 
The British Chippy


Monday, February 8, 2010

Applewood Real Estate - $385,900

Those who follow our story will hopefully indulge us as we use the blog to make people aware of Eamonn's latest real estate listing, a very well cared for, 1994 built, circa 1,600 square foot, home in Applewood, Calgary SE.
The home is on a pretty, tree lined street and is a short walk to both a playground and a park.
There is a living and formal dining area just as you enter the home.  The hardwood, which runs through almost all of the main level, is lovely.

The kitchen has white cabinetry, a good sized corner pantry and flows nicely through to a Breakfast Nook and from there to a Great Room with a Gas Fireplace.
There's also a Den on the Main Floor, with a glass paneled door.
There is a half bath on the Main Floor, which leads through to the laundry room and there is also access to a fully boarded double attached garage.
Upstairs, you have a good sized master bedroom with a 4 piece ensuite (which includes a jetted tub) that also has a separate (and generously sized) walk in closet.
There are two further bedrooms on the upper level.
The 4 Piece Family Bathroom has a skylight, which is a nice feature, given that so many such rooms have no natural light.
The basement is fully developed and has a massive 4th bedroom, and an enormous recreation area.  At one end are built in entertainment units that will accommodate the largest of large screen TVs plus all the other kit that you want or need for a cinema experience!
The Furnace Room also offers masses of storage space.
All in all, it is a lovely property, in a nice community and Eamonn doesn't expect it to hang around for long!

Eamonn is a Realtor with RE/MAX Southern Realty.  Anyone wishing to buy or sell real estate in Calgary and its surrounding towns should contact Eamonn at - he'll explain how he uses many forms of modern technology and an outstanding work ethic and focus on his clients, to help you achieve your real estate goals.