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…

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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.…

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Local Eats: Bareburger

A meal we both love but hardly ever make is the burger. Pre-trip we had a little indoor grill and would from time to time try out burgers at home, but honestly, Toronto is not only a city filled with restaurants, but there are several specialty burger joints that get top marks, so why bother,…

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Fun and Games at Snakes and Lagers

It’s the Spring season, a time for being outside and enjoying the weather. But there will still be those days when Mother Nature has different intentions, forcing you to stay inside. So what are you to do when you’re faced with possible cabin fever? Of course: board games! But… do you really want to pull…

High Park Cherry Blossoms

High Park: Cherry Blossom Season

In an effort to act like a tourist and explore our own backyard, Ewan and I had marked the Spring as a time to pay attention to when the cherry blossoms would come out. Ever since we’d moved to Toronto, we’d hear about the mass pilgrimage to High Park (and a few other localized spots…