November Week 3 Recap

One of my favourite new parks in Calgary is Prairie Winds park in the northeast.  In the summer they have a huge wading pool and spray park which we enjoyed a few times, and the size of it made it feel far less crowded than some of the other spray parks in the city.  The other perk is its proximity to some of the best Indian food in the city, it's definitely worth making an afternoon of...

November Week 2 Recap

This week started off with Sloane’s first flu. A sad 24 hours of little sleep and many loads of laundry. Even as difficult as it is to wake up every 30 minutes throughout the night and watch your kid suffer, there are still those moments that you wouldn’t trade for anything. I finally curled up beside her at 4:30 am, both to give her some comfort and to be able to pass her the puke bucket so...

Kanazawa

When planning our last trip to Japan, we were conflicted for a long time over whether we would go back to a city we visited last time and try to see more (Osaka or Kyoto) or visit a brand new place.  I browsed many of Tokyo's surrounding towns and prefectures and the ease of access and tourist activities right up our alley really made Kanazawa stand out.  A bullet train route from Tokyo...

Reflections and Intentions

New Years and my birthday fall just week apart for me, so it has always been one of my favourite times of the year. So much time to think back on all that the year has been and dream about all that is to come.  I have grown to love the yoga practice of setting your intention.  While I may not be much of a yogi, I much prefer this to setting concrete goals or the traditional New Years...

Osaka Rocka

Osaka oh my gosha. Looking back on these photos makes me so happy. Yes it's now been 3 months and I've just finished editing the first week of our photos, but hey, life right? And now that life isn't so busy, I feel I am able to fully enjoy the sensations these photos bring back. The intense lights. The grungy streets. The lively crowds. The delicious, oily foods. The first several photos are of...

Throwback Thursday

What's the good of taking a million photos if you can't rehash them a few years later? On my very first international trip, we had a layover in Kuala Lumpur.  We were put up in a gorgeous hotel for the day and while I was more groggy than I'd ever been in my life, something about the gorgeous palms and the spectacular buffet left a mark on me.  I knew I wanted to see more (than just the hotel?...

Celebrate

After my first high school heartbreak, I did lots of different things to try and deal with the foreign feelings of ache that my young heart had never experienced before.I went for long runs, I bought a book about yoga and tried it a couple times, I attempted ignoring it, I tried writing poetry, the typical processes of catharsis. At some point I realized I was mostly just suppressing, so I...