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

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

Back in Action!

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!

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

Ink Splatters, or Why My Cuticles Are Now Permanently Black

Not too long ago, my mom came home from Omer Deserres (the best/cheapest art shop in Quebec) with some 18″x24″ drawing paper that was on sale for something absurd like $2. I don’t know what possessed me to use it for ink, since the cover clearly indicates it’s for “dry media”, but I went and … More Ink Splatters, or Why My Cuticles Are Now Permanently Black

Happy English Teacher

So. Been a while. I kind of fell off the radar the last few days, but for good reason. Because it’s also been a while since I could say something else: that I’m an English teacher. But I officially am! Well, officially classes haven’t begun yet (I’m starting in the August semester), but I’ve been hired … More Happy English Teacher