Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel

180644_10150373635175254_3188581_nI am a huge proponent of the staycation and advocate strongly for living someplace you love and learning where you live.  Why bother?  Because you spend the majority of your waking hours and life there.  Why would you not want to?  There is always something new to be discovered, something beautiful to be found, something unique to do, a special tradition or culture in which to immerse yourself, and a history all it’s own just waiting to be discovered no matter where you live. Continue reading “Stop Telling Me I Need To Travel”

Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging

Well, it’s raining today – of course.  So my eagerly anticipated departure back out on to the lake has been delayed a bit.  Not that like papyrus I will dissolve and disappear into the ether at the slightest touch of rain Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: Rainy Day Musings on Pop Culture and Blogging”

Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh

I was flipping through the Community Pool here earlier today, and came across a blog called Floridian Lifestyle, written by an English girl named Rosie.  I was inspired to read her latest post, A Weekend in Los Angeles, because hey, I’m a northern girl, and that California dreamin’ The Mamas and the Papas and The Beach Boys sang about is really a thing up here. Continue reading “Oh, Canada! Shining Some Northern Light on a Few of Those Canadian Misconceptions and Stereotypes, eh”

Better late than never? And yes, I’ve gone AWOL.

This is what my original post started out like…

It’s a Friday, and here in Canada it is the Friday before the first official long weekend of summer, Canada Day long weekend to be specific.  And to be even more precise, Canada’s 150th celebration. Continue reading “Better late than never? And yes, I’ve gone AWOL.”

Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It

When it comes down to it, one of the biggest money saving tips around you’re going to hear is “brown paper bag it”.  Stop going out for lunch.  You groan and weep a little internally as you see all those delicious and effortless meals going out the window.  And you go to the grocery store to load up on fixings for your favourite sandwich, and that bag of apples to go towards your vitamin fix, resigned to squishing into the back corner of the lunch room with all of the other sad workaholics who never seem to make it out of the place.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Embraced Brown Paper Bagging It”

Tales From My Couch: A Whole Lot of Nothing

A whole lot of nothing.

Is exactly what I’ve been up to as of late.

I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time lately working on things, contemplating life and strategizing from the comfort of my favourite couch (aka sitting and being lazy). Continue reading “Tales From My Couch: A Whole Lot of Nothing”