Well Hello.

So…it’s been awhile. Geez…you’d think we’d had a baby or something. Well, in fact we have. In the early days of a gloomy and drizzly February we welcomed a little man to our family. And now, well, now I can’t remember life before him. Ewan and I have been together for 17 years and yet…

On the Cusp of Something New

In December 2013 Ewan and I had a year of adventure before us: our 2014 Round the World trip. We had worked hard to save up and we were giddy and nervous about the impending travels. As we whittled down our possessions to just what we could carry, our minds raced with questions and potential…

15 Seconds of Fame

So remember back when we were in India and thought we’d volunteered to be extras in a Bollywood movie? And then it turns out it was a French movie taking place in Mumbai? And remember when we’d spent HOURS sitting around and had to fight to get our 10 dollars of compensation for our 12…

Fleur de Lis

Montreal Getaway

Montreal is one of our favourite cities, but after a lapse in visits over recent years, both Ewan and I were a bit worried that the ‘je ne sais quoi’ charm we loved would be somehow missing when we planned a jaunt there over the May long weekend. Well, our worries were unfounded. Montreal proved…

At Home in Roncesvalles

My my…has time ever flown by. It’s nearly been two months since we moved and have been living it up in the west end of Toronto. Our new place is within walking distance of three funky neighbourhoods: Roncesvalles, Bloorwest Village and the Junction, though so far we’ve only really haunted Roncesvalles since it’s a closer…

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…

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…

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…

Wyclef Jean

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…