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Book Review :: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I have wanted to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs since the book trailer was released last year. I watched the trailer and read the synopsis probably six months ago but resisted buying it several times… Continue Reading →

Snapshot of my Travels

Some of you may know that I have been away for the last month travelling. I visited Israel for two weeks, Jordan for a day, and Turkey for another two weeks. Here are some photos to tide ya’ll over until… Continue Reading →

There and Back Again: A Roadtrip Story

At the end of August, we took an incredible and slightly impromptu roadtrip to Banff, Alberta and back. I’ve been wanting to explore more of British Columbia as I only remember bits and pieces from our roadtrips as a kid…. Continue Reading →

Vancouver Tour: My favourite downtown neighbourhood

As I mentioned, I’m returning to school in September. For the past three years, I’ve been working in downtown Vancouver. Thinking about this big change has made me realize a few things, one is how much I love Gastown. The… Continue Reading →

How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s been a weeeeird year for weather here. Uncommonly cold January and February then a short burst of lovely weather in April and May. Now we’re having a really dismal June and July. I hope August clears up because I… Continue Reading →

Whiskers on Wednesday: Photos Galore

Henry takes over the couch pillows This is an older photo, but so good. My sister's cat Saasafras looking guilty after killing a flower. Abby is a CatLoaf. My mom got upset and thought I was calling Abby names. Actually,… Continue Reading →

BC Highland Games & Skirt Sewing Success

Last weekend (June 25) I went with a friend to the BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival in Coquitlam. We’d never been before, and unfortunately it rained intermittently, but we still enjoyed ourselves and got a chance to look around…. Continue Reading →

I’m in your tree, covering it in yarn

Literally. Today was the day — the official yarnbombing of Joy Kogawa’s cherry tree. I contributed about 100 blossoms and arrived this afternoon to help install the yarn blossoms (and bark!) on the tree. The executive director of the Historic… Continue Reading →

Winter Cycle on the West Dyke Trail

Last Sunday I loaded up my bike and headed out to Richmond to meet my bookish-friend Abby for a cycle along the West Dyke Trail. In the summer I’d done the South Dyke Trail solo and Abby mentioned later that… Continue Reading →

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

I first heard about Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge last year and unfortunately couldn’t make it. So when posted a Canyon Lights contest, I entered excitedly. I was so thrilled when Rebecca (Miss604) emailed me to say… Continue Reading →

Bloedel Conservatory’s Jewel Box of Lights

This past year, the Park Board announced plans to close the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. Protests and petitions starting rolling across the city to save Vancouver’s iconic dome in Queen Elizabeth Park. I signed a petition to keep the Bloedel, but… Continue Reading →

Carol Ships Harbour Tour

Earlier in December, my friend BW and I went on a Carol Ship tour with Vancouver Cruises. We enjoyed sight-seeing the most. Vancouver’s harbour looks completely different all lit up for night. Unfortunately my camera died abut 20 minutes into… Continue Reading →

Vancouver’s German Christmas Market

The first inaugural Vancouver Christmas Market will hopefully become a new tradition here. After visiting the German Christmas Markets in Manchester, England I was very happy to hear we’d be getting our own. While it’s not quite like the ones… Continue Reading →

Chinchilla Whiskers

(Better late than never! It’s not yet midnight here, so it’s still technically Whiskers on Wednesday.) I made a quick trip earlier this week to Pier1 for home décor items… but not for me, for Chico. When I was in… Continue Reading →

Stash Enhancement

No, I have no knitting to show. But I do have lovely lovely yarns. Non-yarnies, look away now. Yarn-a-holics, grab a towel, you might drool. First up, my package from The Loopy Ewe: I decided to see what all the… Continue Reading →

Video: Cat Meets Bunny

I compiled this from video clips I took on the second day of Pancake’s visit. Henry is a little better but still doesn’t like when the bunny hops straight at him. P.S. You know how YouTube suggests similar videos to… Continue Reading →

Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival

This weekend was the 11th Annual Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival from August 19-21. I don’t think I’d ever been to Gibsons before. The town is technically on the main mass of British Columbia, but is considered the Sunshine Coast…. Continue Reading →

House Guest

Henry’s not quite sure what to make of him. They sniff each other, they ignore each other, they frighten each other when the other moves suddenly… I’m going to be very amused for the next two weeks. The bunny’s name… Continue Reading →

Richmond Country Farms

One of the best things about summer is all the local produce available. There are many local farmers markets operating throughout the Lower Mainland, and I occasionally stop by the Main Street market after work on Wednesdays. However, it is… Continue Reading →

Bicycling Deas Island Regional Park

Last Friday my mom and I went for a bike ride on Deas Island Regional Park. Highway 99 decends in Delta on Deas Island and travels under the Fraser River to emerge in Richmond. Whenever I return to Vancouver, just… Continue Reading →

Cycling Richmond’s South Dyke Trail

A couple weeks ago, I picked up a bike rack for the trunk of my car and this week I had my handlebars raised on my bike. I also purchased a water bottle holder to attach to my bike and… Continue Reading →

Forensics, Art of Craft, and a Button Birthday Bash

Tuesday night I walked to the Vancouver Police Museum, which is a real hidden gem located in the former Coroner’s Courtroom. I had signed up to participate in their first-ever Forensics for Adults Workshops. Tuesday, March 16 was the first… Continue Reading →

Daytripping to Granville Island

I know this post is a bit late, but a couple weekends ago the BookCrossers went on a daytrip to Granville Island during the Olympics. Our pretense was to deposit books… but I forgot to bring them. Instead, here are… Continue Reading →

Pink Parade for Breast Cancer Awareness

Chan recently lost a dear friend to breast cancer. Sissy and Gretchen, being the supportive furkids they are, initiated the Pink Parade to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Henry and I decided to help out… unfortunately he doesn’t like… Continue Reading →

A View of the Olympic Host City 2010

It’s hard to describe and/or summarize the chaos going on here. Everyone is wearing Canada gear and I can’t tell who is a tourist unless they’re wearing a different country’s gear. Here are some photos and links I like. For… Continue Reading →

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