Niagara Falls, a whole lot of water, going over a cliff.
Hey, you remember the Islay Beefcast, right? That podcast Murray and I produced several episodes of in 2011? No? Well, it's back, even though we're an ocean apart, thanks to the magic of Skype. We're going to be releasing this thing on an irregular basis. It's just for fun, some honest chit-chat. This week Murray … Continue reading The Islay Beefcast – Epsiode 05
An introduction as well as a preface? Boy howdy! Why Canada? Okay, so one of the questions you get when you say "hey, I'm going to Canada for a year," is "Why Canada?" Why Canada indeed? When I was a kid there was this cartoon I used to watch, called The Raccoons. The Raccoons was … Continue reading My Year in Canada: Introduction
I've been living in Metro Vancouver since August 2012. In that time I've come to realise Vancouver for what it is, little more than a large city. I mean it's a nice city, but it's still a city. And it's a trap too. It's easy to get stuck here, because it's so big, because it … Continue reading Best of 2012: Victoria, BC
And on the third day, I was awoken by my alarm clock, and decided to get my stuff together and do a quick last tour of Victoria, and write a couple postcards, before heading back to the mainland. First up, Yelp pointed me in the direction of a place called West Coast Waffles. Good reviews, … Continue reading Travel Log 2012: VICTORIA, Day 3
I got up fairly early on the second day, and decided to try out a local coffee shop for breakfast. So I headed to a place called Picnic, which had good reviews. The blueberry muffin was nice, but alas, the hot chocolate was mediocre. I'm sure the coffee is great, but I don't really care … Continue reading Travel Log 2012: VICTORIA, Day 2
Hey folks, I just got back from a little trip. Since I’ve been living in Metro Vancouver, I've tried to save money where I can, especially while I was looking for work. That meant not travelling much. Now that I have work, and therefore money, I also have less time to travel. So I realised … Continue reading Travel Log 2012: VICTORIA, Day 1
The time is very nearly upon me, and I can't quite believe it. Canada looms. I would like to tell everyone that I really have squandered my time over the past five or so years. I used to be furiously creative, and I managed to crank various things out at a fairly ridiculous pace. Of … Continue reading Time flies, whether you are having fun or not
Good gnus, whoever is reading this. I just got my Canadian Visa. Well actually, not my Canadian Visa, but my International Experience Canada Working Holiday admission. I need to pay the fee, and then the actual Visa part should come through as long as there is no legal reason why I might be refused entry … Continue reading CANADA!
Good question. Well, two contradictory ways to describe what's happening. There is a lot happening, but a great deal of it relies on waiting, so I sometimes feel like very little is happening. Still overwhelmed by the scope of it all though. I've been careful not to set too many plans in stone this year, … Continue reading What is Happening?