East coast adventures with the kid, Summer 2018 Edition

I’m not sure what I’m waiting for exactly. A huge stretch of free time on a weekend afternoon? Hah. Not being exhausted one evening and blog away the night? When I am still awake after 10 p.m., I’m doing a whole laundry list of other things, usually household-related. A pocket of free time at work?…

Food finds on my Toronto and Halifax Adventure 2016

Five months ago, I visited Toronto and Halifax with E who was then four months and what a world of difference it is to travel with him again. (The flights are another matter altogether, not to be addressed here.) Sunrise House [Yelp] Ahh, one of the the many pleasures of visiting Toronto. My sister asks…

Dineout Recaps: Christmas week in Halifax

I’m back in Halifax for a record third time in a year (I don’t think I’ve done that since ’08) and this Christmas trip is the duration of the other two trips combined. Except, it’s Christmas which means besides obligation and tradition to eat family dinner at home, restaurants on this sleepy coast aren’t open…

Big ole post about Halifax

Just before my 16K run, the thought of which made me feel unpleasantly nauseated, I checked-in on Foursquare to the Running Room on Spring Garden and simultaneously tweeted, “Wherever you go in Canada you can drop in on Wednesdays and Sundays for a group run!” I’m such a fangirl but also pre-emptively impressed that my…

Hadabesac. Don’t get fooled today!

We were talking about April Fool’s pranks over lunch yesterday and the only one from my past that I can remember was one propagated by a local radio station. It was probably c100 with their zany (read: annoying) morning team. There is (until this post) only one Google result for “Hadabesac” and for a moment…

The Grammar School

When asked, I like to tell people that from primary to grade 8, I attended “The Convent” (it became a Sacred Heart School). And from grade 9 to graduation, I attended a grammar school. Because, you know, in the real world where private school alum are swamped by former public school kids, you have to…

Snowed In

Although there’s a temporary break today, it’s been snowing seemingly non-stop in Vancouver and it’s wonderful. It’s the light fluffy type of snow and the depth accumulated at NPY’s walkway is one foot! It has also brought upon me some nail-biting agitation about the state of my flight(s) home starting at 11:59 p.m. on the…

Boxing day mAdnESs

Our gift to our parents was a very large plasma TV and for family, it’s not quite so tacky to pick up your gift in Boxing Day sales than it would be for gifts for non-family. =P On the 26th (mad shopping day for regular folk), J- told me that while out in Richmond around…

It finally happened

Everyone’s left and Halifax is like a ghost town. Yil. left before I even returned in ’99. (I’ve wondered what it would have been like to stay in Halifax since she’s a better influence than I ever have been on myself. =S) Mona left some time before I did. She has been like a moving…

Do I have it in me to Giv’er?

I just realized that Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) is one weekend before Victoria Day weekend (around May 21st, same weekend as Memorial Day weekend) which means (1) I can vacay an extra day out east and (2) I can participate in the Bluenose International Marathon!! Just think, VIM on May 7th, fly 4,000…