All The Liebe

Jan 14, 2015 by

Wow! If I’ve done my math correctly (and we should never trust my mental math), this is the third time I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. Last year, I was nominated twice and answered 22 questions in one go, and this year, Kristen from A Gypsy Breeze put me in her list of nominees. I’m going to break the rules here and not nominate anyone or come up with my own questions (only because I’ve done these relay type posts a number of times) but I will answer the questions! Just a little gratuitous rambling. Here are the 11 questions. 1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Lord have mercy on us all right now. I’ve lived in Canada (Winnipeg and Waterloo), and I’ve lived in...

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Bookends: Shek O & The Caribbean...

Feb 25, 2014 by

Every trip comes with its struggles, just as every day comes with its tribulations. While I was staying with my friend Jess in Shek O, I saw this magnet on her fridge: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” I stopped, read the words and thought about it for a while before I lifted my camera and snapped that picture. They were words I decided I wanted to remember. This approach to life is not a foreign concept to me, but this was worded so poignantly that I had to...

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Lend Me Your Ears

Feb 3, 2014 by

  The best part about what I am about to tell you is that I actually don’t need to explain myself. When I first started telling friends and family about the decision I had made, I got a lot of mixed reactions. Some sad. Some confused. Some worried. Some happy. Some unquestioning. Some supportive. It has been a real mix of facial expressions and words being tossed my way, and thus far, I have juggled them and promptly tossed the person’s feelings back at them to deal with. I have only my own feelings and state to deal with, and that’s the beauty of this decision.     I believe the universe speaks to us. I would even go so far as to say that we are all psychics. Every single one of us...

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Pass The Baton!

Jan 8, 2014 by

While I’ve been working my way through a few drafts to publish, I was tagged in one of those super fun travel blogger relays. This is how this one works. Once I’m nominated, I answer the 11 questions asked by my nominator on her blog. Thank you Anemina! Then, I nominate 6 new people to take the baton, and I come up with 11 new questions for them, and so on and so forth. I love these things, so let’s get started!   1. What does adventure mean to you? Adventure to me has to include a certain level of discomfort without necessarily being unpleasant. For some people that’s trying a new restaurant and not knowing what to expect. For others that’s sitting on a boat in the Caribbean with a bunch of strangers...

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Good Food.

Dec 8, 2013 by

Ah, it’s finals season, and do you want to know how to really tell? Come have a look at my fridge, kitchen and cupboards. I’ve been eating salmon out of the can and cooking up packaged noodles. I’ve been thawing out perogies and soups I made weeks ago and stored in the freezer. I’m throwing any fresh stuff I have left in a big pot and hoping I can call it soup. I’m eating handfuls of peanuts and crackers and resorting to canned soup for simplicity. What can I say? It’s nothing but high class, first rate luxury around here. In working on a collaborative post this week, I was reminded of some of the more memorable meals I had during my summer travels around the world. Unlike the forgettable grub from Mongolia, this stuff...

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