My trip to England two years ago was magnificent, until I had a tantrum in the middle of a street. My sister, niece, aunt and I had looked forward to the trip for months. We had never been to London before, so we didn’t want to miss a thing: Westminster Abbey, the Globe Theatre, St. Paul’s … [Read more...]
Book Review: “The Girl On The Train” By Paula Hawkins
I watch people with the same kind of fascinated horror that I view a car wreck. I don’t intend to stare, but I just can’t seem to tear my eyes away from the catastrophe that is in front of me. Perhaps it’s human nature; I am naturally drawn to the drama of others because it reminds me that my life, … [Read more...]
World’s Best Wildlife Photography of the Year
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but this new exhibition will leave you speechless. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens to the public tomorrow (November 23) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and it's stunning! The exhibition is based on an internationally … [Read more...]
The Gritty Underworld
Crusher by Niall Leonard Doubleday Canada ISBN: 978 0 385 67928 2 Finn's life is not exactly glamorous - his dad is an out-of-work actor, his mom left when he was a little kid, and his dyslexia has held him back enough that he is working at a crummy fast food joint that he hates just to make … [Read more...]
All Hail Britannia…with a cocktail!
The summer of 2012 will definitely go down as Great Britain's greatest season on memory.GB kicked things off with a week of lovely celebrations honouring the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and made us all remark on what a wonder Queen Elizabeth II really is.The country did such an amazing job of hosting … [Read more...]
BACKBEAT: How The Beatles ‘became’ The Beatles
I'm getting into the spirit of all things U.K. with the London Summer Olympics serving as a great reminder of the incredible contribution this country has made to the world in arts & culture. Sir Paul McCartney rounded off the Opening Ceremony and brought back the conversation of "remember The … [Read more...]
Getting into the Olympic Spirit!
The Summer Olympics have arrived and to get into the spirit of things, here are some fun ways to show your support for our athletes!Go to the official Canadian Olympic Team Website for all you want to know about the the games and the athletes. www.olympic.caDownload the official Canadian … [Read more...]
How it all began.
I'm not sure what initially started my interest in Canada. I'd like to think there was a seed planted when I was a small child on one of our school visits to the Commonwealth Institute in London although I can't remember anything specific standing out as it was pretty much stuffed beavers, moose and … [Read more...]
My Top Ten Ways to Escape
Each of us needs an escape every now and then and lately I've needed more than my share. So, I thought I would create a list for you of my Top Ten Ways to Escape. They are in no particular order and some of them are more effective depending on the circumstances but they have all been tested and … [Read more...]
News Headlines for Wednesday, April 1, 2009
In National News: G20 nations need to 'overreact': Harper (National Post)In our opinion: After months of insisting "it won't happen to us", it's good to see Stephen Harper owning up to the economic crisis in Canada. Let's hope these G20 leaders can reach a consensus that will actually help the … [Read more...]