I’ve increasingly had the sensation of something prodding me in the small of my back, looking over my shoulder as I scroll through Pinterest on my phone, and glaring at me from my peripheries. “You should be blogging,” it whispers. “The year is almost halfway over.” Each time, I flick the thought away with an … More Where Has the Year Gone!
I know it’s been well over a week since December 21st, aka the winter solstice, but it’s a subject I really wanted to write about before it was altogether too late. The winter solstice is both the best and worst day of the year: the worst, because it’s the shortest day; the best because from thereon out … More Winter Solstice
Nothing like being home for the holidays. No matter what you celebrate, if you even do at all, I wish you all a wonderful season of love, joy, and much good company. Merry Christmas, everyone ♡
First off, I love the word Canadiana. We have Americana, but what about us neighbours to the (Great White) North? There needs to be more use of this word – and in general, a prouder presence OF Canadiana. Give me some moose motifs, cedar sprigs, and snow-scrubbed panelling any day. For this Christmas, I decided to embrace my Canadian … More A Canadiana Christmas: Behind the Scenes on My Holiday Cards
If there’s anything Game of Thrones has taught me, it’s that a long summer means an even longer winter. Certainly this seems to hold true with all the reports of this winter saying it’s going to be a particularly bad one, but until recently it’s been an extremely mild autumn. November has almost passed and the … More First Snow and A Fun Fact About Laundry
Guys!! I’m in a teaching competition for the company I work for – and I made it to the top 100!!! I haven’t updated about work in a while, but long story short, I love it. It’s amazing and better than anything I could have hoped for. One of the many reasons for this is … More Top 100 Teachers’ Competition!
I finally did it. Four months ago, I started running. Using the Couch to 5K app, I gasped my way through running for one single minute at a time. Sixteen weeks later, I’m running 5K in half an hour. It took twice as long as the program was supposed to last, but I took it in my stride, pushed … More The Last Run
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Canadian Thanksgiving, that is – because ours is like a month and a half earlier than in the States. There’s a few ways that the holiday is different up here in America’s hat, so I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share them! 1. Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! While American Thanksgiving … More Canadian Thanksgiving
At the beginning of the summer I started going on long bike trips inspired by a desire to exercise as well as explore. I found the Trans Canada Trail this way, and was fairly content for a time to keep pushing on to see how far I could go. But, as is often the case … More Cycling Into Montérégie’s Autumn
Last post I talked about Oka Beach and how we ended up bringing our own portable grill. Well this is the post where I share the secret of… THE BEST BEACH BURGER IN THE WORLD!! As this burger was made mostly out of prep work you do at home, it’s technically a burger you could … More The Perfect Beach Burger