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 ♡
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
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
You might not think it, what with being so far North, but Montreal actually has a microclimate. Something about the warmer wind currents being pushed up from the South (meaning we get heaps of thunderstorms and the tail end of hurricanes come August). In any case, it means that a lot of foods you might … More Pears
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
Hello all you lovely folks! I’ve missed you!! It seems I took an impromptu month-long vacation from blogging. Not that it was a vacation in any other way: I’ve been working solidly since the last week of July, continuing my strict workout regime, and all the while been having people from around the world – … More Back in Action!
As is typical of the end of July, we’ve been hit with some massive thunderstorms of late. I’ve been inundating Ricky with countless videos of rain (as if he doesn’t see enough of it in the UK), but it’s been particularly bad today. Around noon, I had a weather alert for a severe thunderstorm – … More Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Beware Falling Toonies
Yesterday my mom set up a hammock in the garden, and it’s so lovely that it deserves mention here. Not only because it’s a fricken hammock (I mean, does life get better than that?), but also to showcase how lovely Canadian summer can be. Most of the time people associate Canada with winter. To be … More Garden Hammock