Homebound – May Edition, 11 weeks in

Welcome to week 11 of the pandemic! It will be June in four days, so it's time to remember what May looked like in our bubble. To begin, as of May 19, the province of Ontario entered into Stage 1 of reopening the economy. We're at a point where retailers with a street entrance are now ...

Homebound – 7 weeks in

We are entering the seventh week of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is nearing the end of April. The weather has not been impressive, which is perfect for keeping people indoors. But it appears that the temperatures may be starting to catch up, and we may start hitting double digits more consistently from here on ...

Mexico, why have I waited so long?

¡Hola, buen día! It feels like it's been a long time since my last trip, possibly because last year my two adventures took place in English-speaking USA (Moab and Vermont). Perhaps this is a contributing factor for being excited to relive my latest trip in written form, but it's much more than that. This ...

Welcoming in 2019!

A new year means new projects and new adventures. How is it shaping up so far? Over the Christmas holidays, we had a plumber install our new kitchen faucet since our old faucet was rusted. We've rearranged our family room and purchased a new sofa because our old sofa was just too soft. We've had ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 4

I should mention that as of yesterday, we are in the region of Luberon, which has some lovely hilltop villages and towns. Today we had the option to ride to the Abbaye de Sénanque, which you might recognize from photos like this. To be honest, I was really looking forward to this; however, Elsa was honest ...

Cycling through Provence – Day 3

It was a tough day today because of the heat, but the vistas were wonderful! Our day started with a shuttle ride to Robion, where we discussed today's ride at a small cafe. The sun was already quite hot and we were rolling out the patio umbrellas. The first four kilometers were ok with a ...

Cycling through Provence – Days 1 & 2

The morning of our first day of cycling started with the usual procedure - wake up, pick up something for breakfast, final pack-up, check out of hotel, head to the meeting point. We ended up at the same bakery as the previous morning and ordered allongé coffee (long espresso), croissant, and a single-serve quiche for each ...