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Houseplants Save Winter

I once killed an aloe plant. I know:┬áthe fact that a cactus experienced failure to thrive under my care does not reflect well on my gardening abilities. Keep in mind I was about 14 years old, and my concerns tended to be focused on grasping algebra, finding a date to the formal and attempting to … Continue reading »

Categories: Housekeeping, science, winter | 5 Comments

World Water Day and Sibling Contributions

It’s the weekend! I don’t know about you, but I have big plans making earl grey tea cupcakes, filing taxes, hanging out with neighbours and sleeping in. (With a side order of schoolwork and work-work). If for some reason you are home at 6:52 on a Friday like I am, here’s a few slices of … Continue reading »

Categories: food, international, life, poverty, travel, winter | Leave a comment

Spring Fever

Today was a crazy day. First off, the weather is having some serious issues. Apparently living on a Great Lake means winter and spring duke it out on your doorstep, errr…balcony. This all happened before my morning snack. Like I’ve said, I don’t trust spring here. Now you know why. Secondly, I happened to find … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, sunshine, winter | 5 Comments

Pre-Gaming Spring

You know you live somewhere cold and North if the first week that things are above zero: -you have the windows open 24/7 -jackets become optional -everyone and their Grandma takes up jogging, ball hockey & other outdoor sports -talk of spring, BBQ’s and 5k’s abound Call me a pessimist, but I’m a bit reluctant … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, dessert, food, friends, sunshine, winter | 1 Comment

Don’t Laugh: Indian Winters Are a Real Thing

I’m never too sure how much people want to read blog posts about someone else’s vacation. Don’t get me wrong–I love oogling over pictures of Machu Picchu and salivating as I linger peruse images of jambalaya or gelato. But when it comes to my own travel tales, I’m hesitant. I’ve decided to limit myself to … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, india, travel, winter | 12 Comments