Halloween

It’s that time of year for ghosts, ghouls and goblins and the costumes come out. We’ve never been super rabid Halloween folk, though we aren’t anti-October 31st either. If there is a gathering that encourages dressing up – we are game; so I guess our Halloween participation is dependent on if we are doing anything.…

Thankful

Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and we had the opportunity to head up to Ottawa for some family time. Not only did we get to see the Ottawa arm of my family – but my parents and brother also flew in from Calgary. While it hadn’t been that long since we’d seen them out west, it…

Summer Travels

How is it that Summer almost always seems to fly by?? Well this year for us August flew by for a particular reason – we were on a travelling roadshow. In fact, I was away from Toronto for 5 weeks! The blitz started off with a short stint in Ottawa to visit family, but most…

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…