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December 18, 2012


First snow of the year in the Lower Mainland. The Hubby woke me up with the news, and I knew instantly I would have to take advantage of it. The Dahg and I walked him to the Skytrain on his way to work this morning. Then we stopped at Starbucks for an eggnog latte on our way to the Hume Park off-leash area. He was a very happy dog in the snow!

happy dahg 12-18-12

Nothing makes me happy the way snow does. It is one of the major things I will miss about Montreal. I was so stoked to put on all my snow gear this morning. Here are some of my favourite snow pictures from last year to commemorate!

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February 26, 2012

Un souvenir de ma enfance

Bienvenue a le primere et le deuxieme FOTO FRIDAY: A new photo every week, but with a twist – il va écrit en français!


Un souvenir de ma enfance:

Quand j’etais jeune, mes parents ont voyagé à Hong Kong pour des vacances. Ma sœur et moi avons passé avec notre grande-tante et grande-oncle. Ils ont habité près de notre école.
Le semaine mes parents ont été dans Hong Kong, il a fait beaucoup de neige! L’école est fermé, et ma sœur et moi avons joué dans la neige tout la semaine. Ma tante à fait les cookies chaque jour. Ce a été une bonne semaine!


February 19, 2012

Foto Friday

Bienvenue a le primere et le deuxieme FOTO FRIDAY: A new photo every week, but with a twist – il va écrit en français!

Parce-que je n’ai pas ecrit le derniere vendredi, j’ai beaucoup des photos pour vous. Il y a photos de Le Pitou. Nous sommes en Ottawa pour le weekend. Jm et Mon Mari aiment jouer du violon et la guitare ensemble.   Il y a photos de Mon Mari et Jm lorsqu’il ont decide jouer dans la salle de bain. Quelle adorable!

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November 15, 2011

Gluten-Free Experiments

Over the last few days, I’ve finally gotten the chance to do some serious baking! It feels SOOO GOOD!  I have really missed cooking lately, as evidenced by the fact that between 3 regular meals, 2 baking experiments, and not having dishes, I’ve probably spent at least 6 hours holed up in the kitchen so far this week.  Yesterday, I made bread from a Pamela’s bread mix.  Today I experimented with homemade gluten-free pasta. I also knocked off another photography prompt today, part of documenting my experiment today. The prompt was:

So I introduce you to my buckwheat-chana flour spaghetti:

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October 24, 2011

Photography 101: Day 3, Clouds

Day 3’s photo prompt was clouds.  I woke up on Thursday, and naturally it was raining.  The clouds were that grim, boring kind of cloud with no differentiation between them.  Not the kind of cloud that makes the most interesting picture.  Rather than get down on myself, and get into the frustrated mode I had been in before, I decided to simply move to the Day 4 prompt: Something Green.  I also decided to be less shy about looking like a tourist, and to get out of the house to a place with better lighting.  So off I went, up the street, to the National Gallery.

Unfortunately, I met with a road block.  Once inside, I was told by security that I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside.  At first this seemed like a “duh” moment, but then I remembered being in Paris, where we were allowed to take pictures of anything and everything.  I had already paid for admission, and was looking forward to seeing the Canadian Gallery, so I continued on.

It turned out to be a stroke of luck – the minute I walked out of the Gallery, the clouds were parting and distinguishing themselves.  I snapped a few photos of the back room of the gallery. This is the best of the bunch:

I’m actually pretty happy with this.  I like the way I got the light to burst out from behind the clouds (thanks Photoshop!).  I’m also happy with how ominous it looks!

I also snapped this one, of the rain in the window.  I had the white balance on wrong, and it came out blue.  But I actually liked how it turned out:

Today we’re in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, visiting with our friends the C family.  We’ll be here for the next week, when we’ll drive home and move into the new apartment. They have an adorable 6-month-old, E, who we’ve managed not to freak out too bad!  The Dahg is having a great time with their dog, and with their two kittehs.  He is actually becoming somewhat kitteh-friendly.  I will hopefully have photos of baby E, and some of her friends when they come over on Wednesday! Until then, my back is a bit out, from two long days in the car, so I’ll be spending a little less time on the computer, and more time stretching!