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!
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
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
I was 11 years old the first time I saw the ocean, and I had to go all the way to Virginia Beach in the USA to see it (though that was just a happy byproduct of attending my uncle’s wedding, not even for the ocean itself). I say this as a way of explaining … More Oka Beach
There are a few landmarks that make you immediately think “Montreal”. The Olympic Stadium, the cross on Mount Royal, the triangle tip of the Atrium Le 1000 on the skyline. One of the most bizarrely unforgettable, however, will always remain the Gibeau Orange Julep. Why? Because this building is literally a giant orange. Mostly it’s … More Montreal Sundry: Orange Julep
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!
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
My lovely cousin and her family came to visit over the weekend – a truly special occasion as I haven’t seen her in almost ten years. They all live in Texas, and being on near opposite ends of North America means seeing each other has been difficult to arrange. It’s definitely hard not being able … More A Taste of Texas
One of my favourite sights in the world is of the Montreal skyline from across the water. Doubleplusgood when it’s at either sunset or sunrise: nothing like that tall, icy blue sky meeting the orange band of the horizon. Montreal is such a small city, all the more modest for being an island with limited … More Montreal Sunset