Back in November, I decided to knock an item off my bucket list – storm watching in Tofino, on the west coast of BC’s Vancouver Island. I needed a vacation badly. My last “real” vacation (you know, the kind where you are away from all work related things for more than 2 days in a row?) happened before I quit my full time job back at
The Montreal Steamie – a Montreal classic that few outside of Montreal know about. But it ranks right up there with poutine, bagels and smoked meat as iconic Montreal food. Over the last 15 months I’ve made five trips to Montreal – all in the name of planning a conference. The fact that eating took up a huge part of those trips was all good
The last year has seen me spending a lot of time back east with multiple stops in Toronto and Montreal. And that has meant a couple of things: a lot of sleeping on a friend’s couch and a lot of dining out! Today I’m writing about some of my current favourite places to eat in the Toronto downtown core. I’ve spent so much time working
After giving you the tour of our first day in the Okanagan, it was high time to reappear with day two. Day two was our only full day in the area and we packed as much in as we could. We started out the day at the Okanagan Lavender Herb farm. If you love lavender, then this is the place to be. The scent permeates
The Okanagan Valley is a special place in BC – I think it has a little bit of magic surrounding it. In summer and early fall, it becomes the fruit basket and wine glass of Canada. Orchards, and vineyards as far as the eye can see – dotting the shores of Okanagan Lake, home of the mythical Ogopogo Sea Monster. Interspersed in all that lush
I know… it’s supposed to be Wordless Wednesday… with all the “w” letters… it’s clever, right? But whatever… I have other things planned for Wednesday. Or maybe Thursday. We’ll see how the week goes. At any rate… I’m pretty much never wordless so it’s not even a wordless Monday. What it is, is “A Bunch of Pictures Monday”. Because, I have a bunch of pictures.
Last weekend, I needed to escape. I really didn’t care where or how or with who, if anyone. I don’t remember the last time I had a full day off from work. I was tired, pretty cranky and feeling like I was verging on crossing that line between simply overworked and burning out. So you can imagine, I was pretty pleased when Ethan from Tastes