Montreal, Quebec City and the Quebec Countryside Part 3

For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here. (Night 5) Sacré-Coeur There were no hotels that we trusted nearby, so we had to resort to AirBnB. No choice. But, this time it’s different. Our experience was actually good. The hosts were a young couple who spend half of the year in Canada, and…

Montreal, Quebec City and the Quebec Countryside Part 2

For Part 1, click here. (Nights 3 & 4) Chicoutimi We’re near the fjord and exhausted from all the travelling. We decided we’ll stay for 2 nights at Auberge le Parasol. The room had a nice view of the Saguenay River. But it could use an update. The room was clean but the furniture and…

The Best of June & July

If you’ve been following my playlists, you probably noticed that I didn’t post one in June. So, you’re getting 40 songs from me this month. Highlights: Favourite song: Hunnybee by Unknown Mortal Orchestra I’ve been eyeing this band for years now. Still waiting to get into one of their shows, though. They’ve managed to distill…

Mailbox Friday

Above: Outgoing cards I’ve officially slowed down on this postcarding hobby. Summer has been intensely busy because, like other Canadians, I make the most of a warm summer. I’ve also taken advantage of not being in classes to relax. The next couple of years will be go-go-go for me. I’m so excited for that but…

Heliconia (False Bird of Paradise)

I made a painting based on the drawing on this post. I did this on an 8×10, 3/4inch canvas using acrylic paint, while looking after a 14 year old Yorkie, because I am hustling, y’all ;). I was inspired to make this while binge-watching Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden. I’m looking forward to making more…

Mailbox Friday

  Above: Outgoing postcards I know, that’s a lot of postcards. They were not all sent out individually and it’s been a while since I updated y’all. I held a few lotteries in my Facebook groups to get rid of some cards after a little spring cleaning. I have a little sad story on Postcrossing….

The Best of May

This month, I was not really busy with anything because my head is in summer mode. But, I did go to one music event at The Drake Hotel this month: Amber Mark (Opening Act: Demo Taped). Click here for snippets of their performances. I’m the kind of person who arrives at a venue immediately after…

Mailbox Friday

Above: Outgoing cards Finally, I’m free of final exams, I can write this post now. I think I’ve come to the point where the excitement of Postcrossing is slowly dying down. I think the idea of getting postcards from strangers is no longer as meaningful as it initially was for me. I am thinking of…

The Best of April

I’m back with this month’s favourites! First off, I’ve been busy on the live music front. Have you ever had that moment where you followed a musician you admire on Twitter and you discovered that they had just been in your city, and you totally missed out on that? Yup, that was me. So, I…

Mailbox (Good) Friday

Above: Outgoing cards I’ve been busy because the term is ending, and some of my professors are on strike. Nobody knows when this will end. This, obviously, causes a lot of anxiety among students, especially those with summer internships, those who are graduating, and those who have already booked their vacations. Luckily, I didn’t book…