Series: Women’s History Month – Stories of my mother and Xinran

How are we at the end of March already? Just this morning I looked out my window and saw crocuses. Crocuses! Aren’t they a sign of spring? I’m finally rid of the dreaded flu (or as I’ve nicknamed it,”Bubonic Plague Round 2”), and I thought I would celebrate this by doing another instalment of my wee mini series for Women’s …

SERIES: Women’s History Month – Nellie McClung

March is Women’s History Month, so I thought it would be the perfect chance to do a wee series on some awesome ladies!   I remember wonderful adverts on TV growing up in Toronto. Each showcased a proud moment in Canadian history for women, from the first woman licensed to practice medicine in the country, to key members of the …

Why I didn’t make any “Resolutions”

The first week of 2016 came and went unceremoniously for me. I had friends staying until the 5th, which then segued nicely into going back to work on the 6th. There are so many things I want to do this year, and for the first time in a long time I’ve not felt the urge to make resolutions to try …

A goodbye to 2015

This year has just flown by, and so much has happened that I haven’t had a chance to reflect on much until now. 

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Mesa Verde: Ruminations of a hungry lass in Luxembourg

About a month ago, I went on a whirlwind trip to Luxembourg to rescue  mum and dad’s flat from the Great Catastrophic Flood (as my parents affectionately called it). I lived in that apartment when I was a teenager, and if I’m honest it’s not changed much since. I’m very excited at the prospect of redesigning the sitting room and dad’s office! He’s given me …

How do you talk about rape culture?

I have a sense of humour. I actually laugh at some of the most inappropriate things, and if I’m truthful some of the things I find funny might be a bit…odd. Sometimes I don’t call people out when I should, maybe I don’t speak up as quickly, or explain right away why I’m offended. My friends are pretty aware of my views …

Sunday Tea at Casa Angelina: because vegans love to eat

Afternoon tea is my favourite of all the meals, because who can argue with tea and cake?  Life has been hectic, but at the weekend I met up with some new friends for a vegan afternoon tea at Casa Angelina. Nothing says chilled Sundays like dainty finger foods, sipping tea from vintage teacups, and good conversation.