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
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 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
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!
If you’ve been following my posts, you probably know that I’ve been running for longer than three weeks now. I’ve been using the wondrous Couch 2 5K app that trains you slowly with increments of endurance every week, which has motivated me to chew up the pavement roads in front of me for the past … More Jogging Into Week Three
If I had to praise Montreal for one thing, it would be its creativity. It seems like anyone you talk to is working on a project – be it in visual arts, film, writing, theatre, or music. Just to emphasize this, the city puts out several artistic installations around the city for free use. One … More Montreal Sundry: Pianos Around Town
Welcome to the 401st post! I was keeping such a close eye on when to post up a special 400th piece that I don’t know how this one slipped by. That said, I think yesterday’s Canada Day write up was a very apropos, grounding sort of post to have gotten that honour. So while this is … More 400th (or Rather 401st) Post: How to Keep Going
Happy Canada Day, you hosers! 149 years ago, this vast nation of beavers, maple trees, and tundra officially became Canada. For most, this means fireworks, barbecues, and red and white festivities. For Quebec, however, Canada Day is just Moving Day. Given that Quebecers celebrate their own “Fête Nationale” just one week before July 1st, it makes … More Canada Day! (aka Moving Day in Quebec)
Yesterday’s post might have pushed this one back, but there’s not much that can keep Quebec under the hood for long. In fact, it’s almost more apropos than ever in light of recent politics: June 24th is our provincial celebration that is fuelled by the Québécois fires of independence. Not that we are independent (to the dismay … More Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday
Some days you manage to pack everything in and roll through your schedule like a bowling ball’s strike. Other days you fall asleep at 8pm whilst watching Adventure Time and wake up at 4am panicking that you missed your bus. Needless to say, I did the latter last night. I never wrote yesterday’s blog post, prepared my … More Listening to Your Body