Jack in the Green

Happy Mayday, everyone! This is a post I’ve been sitting on since I got back from the UK last year. You don’t really get Mayday celebrations outside Europe – at least not in any big way where I grew up. In Hastings, however, May 1st involves a three-day festival called Jack in the Green. Ricky had … More Jack in the Green

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Two Years Worth of Anticipation

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve just come back from a lovely six-week trip in the UK. The main reason I went (aside from my handsome man of course) was for something very special indeed. A Christmas gift from that very same handsome man two years ago in fact. Two golden tickets – … More Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Two Years Worth of Anticipation

Winter Solstice

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

Canadian Thanksgiving

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

Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar

One of my absolute favourite things in the world is Shakespeare-in-the-Park. As a part of Repercussion Theatre, a non-profit organization that tours Canada and the U.S., Shakespeare-in-the-Park is a troupe of actors who perform (you guessed it) exclusively Shakespearean plays in outdoor public spaces. It’s because of them that I love the Bard as much as … More Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar

Le Monde en Fête: Chambly’s Neighbourhood Festivals

If you know me, you’ll also know that I knock the town I live in for being both in the middle of nowhere and kinda boring. Mostly this comes from being super lonely. Since coming home last summer, however, and going with Ricky to all the new restaurants, bars, and cute little shops that have … More Le Monde en Fête: Chambly’s Neighbourhood Festivals

Montreal Sundry: La Grande Terrasse

Winter in Montreal sucks. It’s endless, desperately cold, and induces much cabin fever from being cooped up indoors for so long. Every summer, is, therefore, a celebration. Lately Montreal’s been putting up communal spaces for people to enjoy for as long as the sun is shining, compensating for the difficult season enveloping most of the year. … More Montreal Sundry: La Grande Terrasse