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Sunshine and Summer Nights

The weather here can be temperamental sometimes and the winters are long. They are cold, and dark and really take a toll on me by the time they end. We get thunder storms that come through and blacken the skies. They destroy our crops and homes with large hail. Sometimes I wonder why I like... Continue Reading →

Happy Fathers Day

It's Fathers Day here in Canada. It's a day that we take to celebrate all of the amazing men in our lives that choose to take on one of life's most difficult tasks.... Raising the next generation. This day has for the last few years... been tough and I really can't help but wonder if... Continue Reading →

Don’t let your demons scare you

Time for some real talk. This will be a long post! This past year, the topic of mental illness and mental health has been brought front and center on both sides of the fence; with some using it to justify their arguments one way or the other for various lock down measures, or lack there... Continue Reading →

Leek and Potato Soup

There are two things that I miss about Estonia. All of my wonderful friends, and predictable seasons. Saturday it was 23 degrees. Then 5cm of snow and 0 degrees on Sunday with the rest of the week looking to be about the same. Having grown up here, I'm used to not really truly getting a... Continue Reading →

All The Bright Places (A Review)

"You are all the colours in one. At full brightness"- Theodore Finch Normally I don't tend to dive into young adult novels as I find them to be kind of cliché and the "woe is me" feeling to be somewhat drab. This book came up on a Reddit thread and I figured I would give... Continue Reading →

Angela’s Ashes (A Review)

“I am for who I was in the beginning but now is present and I exist in the future.”-Frank McCourt I'm not sure where to begin with this book so I guess I'll start by saying, next to The Gulag Archipelago, this is the second saddest book that I've ever read. Angela's Ashes is a... Continue Reading →

Dear Dad… (An open letter)

It feels like it's been a lifetime since you left us here. And life has finally started to feel like it has some semblance of normalcy in it again. I've settled back into my life here in the big city and I've had more good days than bad for the first time in a long... Continue Reading →

(Vegetable) Soup For the Soul

“Anyone who tells a lie has not pure heart, and cannot make good soup.”― Ludwig van Beethoven I love soup. This is no secret. Anyone who has every spoken to me about food will know this. In the last 6 months, soup has also become a very big part of my diet and I don't think... Continue Reading →

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five Well, it's been a minute since I've read a book. But life has been pretty crazy. I finally managed to get one done though. This is a book that was recommended to me by a friend. I'm not one... Continue Reading →

Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

I'm extra excited about this meal! Not to date myself, but many, many years ago, as a young woman with a serious lack of cooking knowledge, I decided to give chicken thighs a go. They're cheap and a great source of protein so I figured I would be able to eat well and also save... Continue Reading →

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