Hit the Road in B.C, part 2: climb, sail, explore in Squamish
I think that a lot of tourists are likely to drive straight past Squamish and not give it a second look on their way to Whistler. But here’s the thing about Whistler – the place is packed. Even on the shoulder season when a lot of the snow is gone, it just feels like there are people everywhere. And to be honest, we didn’t stay long enough or do any research, because we didn’t plan on spending any time there. And maybe we missed out, but it is hard to feel like that after the amazing couple of days we spent in Squamish, just down the road.(more…)
Weekly Wander #17
One full week complete since returning home and my first Weekly Wander in a while! I’ve been consistent to posting, both here and on Instagram this week. I wonder how long that will keep up? Time will tell!(more…)
BOOK REVIEW: The Swifts by Beth Lincoln
Meet Shenanigan Swift. Yes, she is as awesome as her name suggests. But she has been wondering lately whether her family’s tradition of naming their kids by opening the dictionary at random and thus determining a child’s destiny from their name, hasn’t really set her up for success. Mischief is expected of her, and while it’s true that she sometimes finds herself in mayhem, maybe that’s not all there is to her.(more…)
Hit the Road in B.C., part 1: kicking off in Vancouver
I have really missed travel. It had been nearly six years since I’d last been overseas, and that familiar tug of excitement and anticipation really hit me when I walked through those airport doors. All the weeks of planning, arranging, re-arranging to fit ferry schedules and whatnot was finally coming to fruition. I was so ready.(more…)
BOOK REVIEW: Greenwood by Michael Christie
I’ve found it. I’ve read it. It’s my best book of the year. Hands down.(more…)
I can’t count the amount of times that I have said to myself this year “right, it’s time to get back into blogging”.
It would, however, be the same amount of times that I have got distracted and either half-started, or didn’t start at all.(more…)
Weekly Wander #16
I haven’t written a Weekly Wander in over a month. I have lost the momentum I started the year with and somehow it is halfway through March. Completely wild that I was not prepared for that even though my life is just crazy overall and I know that. So I might just talk in “general terms” here because what did I do in the last week? Who even knows.(more…)
BOOK REVIEW: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid
I have been sitting on this book for a month now, wondering how I could ever write a review that would perfectly convey how incredible I found this reading experience. And you might just have to trust me, okay, because I haven’t read a second book in a trilogy that has knocked me over like this since I read Catching Fire 12, 13 years ago.(more…)
I trained my dog last night.
Shouldn’t be such a big deal, but it was.
It was easy, it was fun, but I can’t remember the last time I put the time and effort in.(more…)
Music Monday #10
I could make excuses about not posting regularly all day, but let’s just skip over all of that and pick up at the music bits. I actually have some ideas to work more music into my life, because I have been heavy on the podcasts lately. And I do miss music when I stop and think about it.(more…)