Castle du jour: Craigdarroch Castle

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have finally arrived in British Columbia! For the majority of their West Coast tour, they will make their base in the province’s capital, Victoria (aside from a...

Supporting Canadian: Fashion

With The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (plus Prince George and Princess Charlotte) arriving in my hometown of Vancouver in a few days, I thought I would showcase some Canadian fashion brands for the ‘middle class’ (i.e. not the sort...

Castle du jour: Chateau-Musee Dieppe

Up on the hill of Dieppe in Normandy, France stands a 15th Century castle, Chateau de Dieppe. The castle was originally built in 1188 but was destroyed in 1195. Eventually, the castle was restored and expanded between the 14-15th Centuries....

Canadian Period Dramas

Happy Canada Day! Bonne fête du Canada! Here’s a list of all the period dramas / historical dramas that are set in Canada or told from a Canadian perspective (titles listed alphabetically). 15 février (February) 1839 (2001) CBC’s Alias Grace (2017) CBC’s Anne (2017)...

Happy National Aboriginal Day (Canada)!

Today, 21 June, is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. It is a day to celebrate Canada’s (or Turtle Island – for all of North America) Indigenous culture (read more here). This year, the National Aboriginal Day celebrates its 20th anniversary. Out...

Moving to and Living in London On a Budget

Today marks my 6th month anniversary in London, England! Additional comments added in dark blue. Moving to London Prior to moving to London, I found the blog posts on moving to the UK on Alyssa Writes extremely helpful, particularly regarding the Youth...

Toronto’s Downton Abbey: Spadina Museum

This is a belated post for my Canadian and American readers who are currently enjoying the final series of Downton Abbey on PBS Masterpiece, which will run until Sunday, 6 March. (I should have posted this two weeks ago when I had finished...