Category Archives: Canada

Twenty Years a-Growing

On Friday April 18 1997, I left Ireland with a rucksack on my back having jacked in my job, sold my house and given everything away, and emigrated to Canada.  That was 20 years ago today. [End of post for … Continue reading

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A time for renewal

This time of year is traditionally a time of renewal.  A time of farewell and thankfulness to what’s gone by, and a celebration in joyful hope of what is yet to come.  It’s a rebirth of sorts. What I find … Continue reading

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Bylot Island in the Canadian High Arctic

Yet another unique and wholly Canadian way to  celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this year – a team of intrepid explorers will be circumnavigating Bylot Ialnd by ski in the coming month.  Bylot Island is situated in the Canadian High Arctic which … Continue reading

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It’s March 8th today

Today, the world over celebrates International Women’s Day.  Women and men are taking up the “Be Bold For Change” mantle, rallying for a more gender inclusive world.  Great stuff!   During the week there was a question posed on a … Continue reading

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The countdown begins

Canada celebrates it’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in July, there are a ton of events planned to mark the celebration. The Vancouver Courier put a callout asking it’s readers to share our favourite memory of Canada.  Mine made it to … Continue reading

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Tis Christmas Eve

 A very Happy Christmas to one and all!! Much love, joy and peace to each and every one of you xo The Wexford Carol is a traditional Irish carol written in the 12th century that may not be known across … Continue reading

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

The Sunday before Christmas, CBC’s North by Northwest radio show, presents this wonderful Christmas story which is oh so beautifully read by Dylan Thomas himself.  It’s become a bit of a tradition for me to listen to it and although … Continue reading

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