One of the last 'trip photos' we took before returning to Canada

A Year Ago Today…

A year ago today we arrived in the wee hours of the morning in Toronto. The day was overcast, much like it is today, and despite two days of travel we weren’t terribly jetlagged given the posh treatment Egypt Air gave us during our layover in Cairo. We made our way downtown, taking transit that…

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Oh hi.

Yes. It has been a while since my last post. It’s not as though we’ve been living some crazy wild ride this past month, nor have we had a completely dull stretch either. So why the radio silence? I guess laziness, with possibly some blame resting on the shoulders of the changing seasons. I just…

Happy birthday Emily

Local Eats: The Chase

For my birthday last year, we woke up on the south Turkey coast at an ungodly hour to watch sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea. It was a special way to ring in another year and truly a memory that I will never forget. And because of that, Ewan put a…

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Panamania: A Musical Journey

I’d hinted before that Ewan and I were thrilled with all the free music and artistic performances that were part of the Panamania arts and culture festival that ran in tandem with the Pan Am and Parapan Games. We went to a handful, though truthfully we didn’t even crack the surface as far as cashing…

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August Getaway

While I’ve been lucky to escape Toronto a couple of times since we’ve returned from our big trip, Ewan and I had yet to go on a mini-excursion together. That is until the August long weekend. We did as most Ontarians seem to do, and come Friday after work hopped into a car and headed…

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My Pan Am Volunteer Experience

Hi!! So…it’s been a while since our last post. We haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, nor have we been on any fantastical escapades. A legitimate excuse (combined with a bit of laziness) was to blame for the radio silence: the 2015 Pan Am Games. The Pan Am games are held every four…

Canada Day fireworks

Canada Day

Canada’s national holiday falls on July 1 and is a chance to stand back and reflect on how lucky we are to call this country home. After our travels last year, that sentiment couldn’t ring more true. As much as we love to seek out new (and often warmer) places, we couldn’t feel more proud…

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Choir! Choir! Choir!

I come from a singing family. Both of my parents sang in their formative years, and so they threw my brother and I into singing lessons once we were able to focus for a modicum of time in our early years. All through school we were singing, either in lessons, choirs, community theatre productions or…

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Toronto’s Waterfront

Living right in the heart of Toronto has been an exciting way to reintegrate with the city. There are always events happening nearby, including the kick off to the Pan Am games with the torch relay, but possibly our favourite part of living in this neck of the city is being right by the waterfront.…