Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog

Betwixt the straight roads, scattered towns and confused moose in Eastern Ontario lies a bog. This bog is one of the biggest prehistoric bogs in Ontario, yet the people of Ottawa don’t really know much about it. I, of course, being the adventurous human that I am, and Canada having a distinct lack of castles,Continue reading “Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog”

Chronically Me #7: Procrastinating

It’s been a while friends. The reason: procrastination. But not the laugh it off I’ll get to it kind of procrastination. The kind of procrastination that is constant and unproductive keeping me up to the small hours of the morning, as I have completely lost track on what time actually is, to pass out forContinue reading “Chronically Me #7: Procrastinating”

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can beContinue reading “The Importance of Colour Harmony”

Chronically Me #5: How Perfectionism caused my OCD

I know I haven’t been an active blogger recently and there has been a big reason why. And I am going to share it, as I feel like it’s something other people have faced or are facing. This has been one of the hardest posts I have written and rewritten; please be nice and sorry forContinue reading “Chronically Me #5: How Perfectionism caused my OCD”

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snappingContinue reading “Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3

And so the saga continues. After being introduced to various aspects of coffee in Europe, see back to my Café and the Continent Post, I thought it may be good to share my thoughts on the Canada Coffee culture as its certainly…. different. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3 Canadian Coffee Culture Ordering CoffeeContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3”

Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2

After getting positive feedback on my potty post, I thought I would continue my series of awkward britishness abroad and bring you the second of the series….. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2 Precipitants So I found a definition of precipitants on the Met Office website and now am slightly alarmed:  The definitionContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2”

2 Months of Canadiana Living

To be truthful it’s been very hard to put into words the transition of Europe to North America, so apologies for the delay, and enjoy this rambling read… As a Brit moving to Canada didn’t seem that much of a move from the U.K. Oh how I was proven wrong. Of course the normal things ofContinue reading “2 Months of Canadiana Living”

9 Things Cheer Prepared me For in Life

So today I was thinking as a tower of menus almost hit me in the face, that I wasn’t too worried about the damage the leather bound menus would do to my face as cheerleading taught me that it’s okay to catch things with your face. And this got me thinking that cheerleading even thoughContinue reading “9 Things Cheer Prepared me For in Life”

Downsizer

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. So I made the uncanny decision to drop everything and continue education (why) and also move country (even more why). In this I have moved from Aber to Shropshire, Shropshire to rural Normandy and finally Normandy to Ottawa. Moving is always a time to downsize, filter throughContinue reading “Downsizer”