I haven’t had much time to write so we’ll call this a photo essay. I don’t know exactly what differentiates a photo essay from a photo album. Perhaps it needs to tell a story. Okay, pick the theme that most appeals to you: 1. A commentary on urban sprawl 2. An example of incorporating natural […]
Working at home = A fantabulous sandwich bursting with the best local ingredients: Caraway Rye from Grumman’s Deli Brittania In House Roasted turkey breast from Sunterra Markets Brittania (on sale Saturday for 2.49/100g !) Alberta grown mixed sprouts Fresh, in house made spicy guac from Chongo’s Market Strawberries from my garden, picked this morning by […]
TLDR: Wear an exquisite work of art around your neck. http://www.mylittlepaintings.ca Stopping in at Avenida Food Hall (now operating under the name Avenida Fresh Market & Kitchens) has become a bit dangerous. I mean, it was before, with all of the smells from the food vendors and, late in the afternoon, the incredible aroma of […]
TLDR: Montreal and Quebec could not be more different, but both are must see Canadian experiences. The JFL Comedy festival can’t be missed for stand-up stans. Smart, passionate, and dynamic, Gemini is characterized by the Twins, Castor and Pollux, and is known for having two different sides they can display to the world. Expert communicators, […]
TLDR: Last Mountain’s Old Fashioned Blueberry Jam and Honey Alberta’s Buckwheat Flower Honey – Reasonably priced, locally produced, but taste is king – and they’ve nailed it. Mmm…toast. Is there anything that brings you back to childhood more than PB and jam or honey on toast? Well, here’s some local favorites that are not only […]
Isn’t it strange how everyone driving faster than you is a maniac and everyone driving slower than you is a moron? Meme of unknown origin TL DR: Don’t drive like an arse wherever you may be. If you don’t know what that means, you probably are one. Someday, hopefully very soon, I will be trading […]
Youtube, Canadian Style
Some quick recommendations for something lighthearted, depending on your taste.
Somewhat political at times, but mostly a very good representation of the dry, sarcastic wit we’re known for. Also sometimes sings.
Live feeds and collections of videos of feral cats and kittens cared for by this Langley based non-profit. Plenty of inspiring stories of survival and lots of just 100% cuteness. Remember the viral video of the black and white cat with the shark fin or dinosaur costume riding the Roomba? That’s Cassidy aka The Miracle Kitten aka Puffs – a member of the Tinykittens clouder.
Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon
Just a guy, in a cabin, dancing. Mashups with Highland dancing, Celtic music, and sharing his joy with Canadians from all walks of life through dance. Note – this particular video was on his page but is a CBC Arts video and the link goes to their page. Gurdeep has his own YouTube page as well – https://youtube.com/c/GurdeepPandher
Hope one of these brings you a smile!
Hwy 1 (mostly), Sooke BC to Courtenay BC Anchored by the earth, this passionate sign is all about sensuality, and is always seeking out pleasure. http://www.horoscopes.com That’s right, Taurus is the hedonist of the zodiac – the one your mother warned you about. The one that will always convince you to have dessert or buy […]
TLDR: Local Vendor Showcase: Ethically Made, Sustainable Fabrics, Stylish, Comfortable, Ladies clothing that is reasonable priced? Turns out it can be done. Physical stores in BC only; online shopping for the rest of us. https://blueskyclothingco.com/ Last September, in one of the in-between times when cases were low and we were optimistic that the end was […]
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