Saint Jean Baptiste: Quebec’s National Holiday

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


Originally I’d planned for today’s post to be a joyful cultural exploration of one of my favourite Quebec holidays taking place every June 24th – St Jean Baptiste – but certain international circumstances rather take precedence. Brexit. The first time I heard the term used to start describing the referendum was only a week or … More Brexit

A Careful Cultivation

One thing that I tried really hard to do in the UK was cultivate healthy habits. I tried to do this for a lot of reasons: to become physically healthier, mentally healthier, and to create a routine wherein I could creatively produce on a regular basis. That last one especially is something I’ve always wanted … More A Careful Cultivation

Smuggler’s Adventure: St. Clement’s Caves of Hastings

Let’s do a bit of a retrograde here and throw ourselves back into Hastings. St. Clement’s Caves, to be precise – or “Smuggler’s Adventure” as the tourist theme name goes. Ricky had been telling me about Smugger’s Adventure well before we got to the UK. I had honestly no idea what it was. Tunnels full … More Smuggler’s Adventure: St. Clement’s Caves of Hastings