Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

One day at work I opened my emails, and there was a beaming one (maybe it was just beaming in my memory). It was from WestJet, offering a new route to London, England. There was also an amazing introductory sale price that worked out to be about $700.00 return after...
Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

Melbourne – A Few of the Things to See and Do

Ohhhh Melbourne. I’m not sure what I expected but being able to do so much for free sure wasn’t in my mind. Melbourne is a big city that has history, art, shopping, food, architecture, culture, coffee and chocolate. Oh so much chocolate. You can read about the...
Castlemaine, the Small City with a Big Heart

Castlemaine, the Small City with a Big Heart

Before I left Canada the only thing I knew about Castlemaine was that a longtime friend from my hometown lived there with her husband. Now I know that it is a small city, in a lovely part of the country, where the gold rush happened, and amongst other little towns...
Canberra, Australia or CANburra to Australians

Canberra, Australia or CANburra to Australians

Wow! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Canberra because you don’t hear much about it other than the fact that it is the capital of Australia, but it was an absolute delight. The people were so very friendly and helpful, even if it was because, like I was told, I have...
S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

I was at the car dealership the other day with my S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle (website) when the receptionist told me she’s been seeing everyone at school with one. I interpreted that to mean, I had to tell her how wonderful it was. And it is...
The Valley Bakery is Worth Your Wait and Your Walk

The Valley Bakery is Worth Your Wait and Your Walk

I’m pretty sure if you have lived in North Burnaby for any length of time, or even in other parts of the Lower Mainland, you have heard of The Valley Bakery (check out their web-site here). It was even in the locally shot VIFF movie I attended (and reviewed here)...
Spongelle My New Favourite Shower Accessory

Spongelle My New Favourite Shower Accessory

Ahhhhh, the warm, sweet fragrance of Bourbon Vanilla. It is a subtle scent that makes you feel cozy and comfortable, but also that you are loved and safe. A clean scent that wraps you in a big hug. Coconut Verbena on the other hand reminds you of the hot sun on your...
Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 – Movies

Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 – Movies

The Vancouver International Film Festival is in the process of its 35th year right now and it is going smashing, in my eyes.  Normally my schedule conflicts with the schedule of the movies at VIFF, that I want to see, and I am left feeling as though I missed out and I...
Trafiq Cafe & Bakery and Luke’s Diner Pop-up

Trafiq Cafe & Bakery and Luke’s Diner Pop-up

I was out and about today, stopped at Starbuck’s, and was checking my Facebook while waiting for my half sweet, coconut milk, hot chocolate when I saw a post about the Luke’s Diner pop-ups to promote the new four episode season of Gilmore Girls coming on Netflix...
Creator Talk at VIFF 2016 with Tatiana Maslany

Creator Talk at VIFF 2016 with Tatiana Maslany

This year The Vancouver International Film Festival made some changes in the way they are doing things. One of those changes is the VIFF HUB and Creator Talks, an opportunity to listen to people who are creating a movie, talk about the movie. Creator Talk with Tatiana...
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