I never thought I’d feel this way but… softball is my new obsession. I come from a very athletic family (both parents excelled at several sports), yet somehow I did not inherit their sporty genes. Still, as I round the bases of life (ok, I promise to refrain from further baseball metaphors though it’s really tempting), I’m determined to try my hand at everything I can. … Continue reading Summer Obsession
Ever since we got our Pekingese fur-kid Chloe, I’ve walked her every morning and evening for 30 minutes to 1 hour per excursion. Our vet commented on how fit Chloe is at 10 years old. The impressed vet held Chloe’s haunch and enthusiastically exclaimed, “Now this is how a dog should feel!!” I couldn’t help but think (though I buttoned my lip) “You should feel my … Continue reading Are you a Podcast listener yet?
A couple of years ago, I thought I’d never go to Mexico. In recent years, the Canadian media has covered too many accounts of Canadians tourists who were murdered, jailed or violently targeted while vacationing in Mexico. (I myself sent an email to Prime Minister Harper asking him to liberate Brenda Martin). On the other hand, my father has been going to the Yucatan for … Continue reading Dog Days of Mexico
I received an invitation a week ago to join Pinterest and I’m already addicted. If you’d like to check it out, do send me your email address and I’ll invite you. Here is my take on the latest social networking craze. The Facts: “Pinterest’s user growth rate is what Facebook’s was five years ago. Earlier in 2011, it was valued through venture financing at $40m … Continue reading Pinterest Interest
I’ve just returned home to Toronto after 7 action-packed weeks in the UK. There’s no place like home, but it sure was a treat to experience England. What have I learned? What were the highlights? And what’s my new favourite dessert? All shall be revealed herein… I make a friend: As I mentioned in my last post, after Ivan returned home I was really missing … Continue reading A Canadian in England – The Final Chapter
As I mentioned in a previous tweet and explained in my last blog, I’m living in the UK in a small north-western town called Kendal. I’ve been here for two weeks and have four more to go before I return to my beloved home in Toronto. You might be wondering what exactly brought me here and I’m happy to explain. As your typical Canadian mixed … Continue reading A Canadian in England – My First Impressions
October 30, 2011 – Greetings from Julie and Ivan in Kendal, England: gateway to the beautiful Lake District. For the last ten days, we’ve been sightseeing in England, travelling around by train, underground and local bus. What a time we’ve had! Now, on our last night, we sat down with some red wine and very affordable Stilton to co-write a blog post describing the highlights … Continue reading Julie and Ivan in the UK