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Dispatch #2: Jills

Readers, I would like for you to please meet Jills, this photo of her and I taken at one of my favourite London dining rooms, The Anchor & Hope (found…

Dispatch #1: London traditions

I started writing this while sat atop Primrose Hill watching the sun come up over the City. For those of you who have from time to time visited and had…

If Toilets Would Speak (to an immigrant)

Editorial Note: The following was originally published on 8 March 2012. In honour of Canada Day, I am re-posting. I was recently in Nova Scotia for work, and had a…

Rejuvinated California…

Greetings from California! I had hoped to engage limited internet activity, but turns out that’s impossible for your WebMistress, and so here I am seated with a cappuccino and my…

Things to do and see in Sydney, Nova Scotia

We were there for 48 hours and here’s a scrunched itinerary for those of you on a tight schedule. First, don’t go in the winter unless you’re interested in experiencing…

Part 2: Perfect mornings are drenched in rain

It was the first morning that Dianna and I awoke in Scotland. Since we were to travel overnight, we’d not made any plans for that first day, instead getting to…

Perfect mornings are drenched in rain

Several years back, Alisa & Ryan were married at Lake Placid. Baby Jane and I stayed at the Trail Head’s Inn in the Bigelow Room, then owned and run by a young couple…

Every Girl Should Have ‘One’

By ‘One’, I mean her very own personal British Special Air Service Officer, their motto Who Dares Wins. I found Mine in Beirut – he is of the Air Troop…

Welcome (back) to the new site

So. I haven’t been home (here) in nearly a month. Beg your greatest pardons and thank you for all of the amazing email messages which you have sent asking after…

Feed, a film

This film is about awkward dating scenarios. Like mistaking a feeding funnel for sex toy? Awkward. Dinner date made up of the boiled body fat of your beau’s ex girlfriend?…

Baden from Australia

Do you remember Baden? I wrote this about him earlier: “Having decided to completely nerd out yesterday, I took The Big Bus Tour of Stanley Market and sat on the…

It appears that

I am ready to go home. Also, it has become excrutiatingly clear that I am no longer interested in either boiled meaty foods or foods the composition of which I…

Australian Sun & Oxygen: 137; Maha: -218

Canberra, where the streets are pristine and the lawns manicured; Canberra, where there’s nothing much to do. (At least not in terms of what I like to do while visiting…

Last photo taken in Hong Kong

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Twins on a ferris wheel at Luna Amusement Park, Sydney

Though to post later, I currently type this while seated on the ledge of the pier alongside Luna (amusement) Park. After breakfasting at Kings Cross organic market, lunching at the…

Hong Kong Wrap-Up Dispatch no 4

Having decided to completely nerd it out yesterday, I took The Big Bus Tour of Stanley Market and sat on the upper deck where I almost fell into a state…

Hong Kong Dispatch no 2

I had an hour and twenty minutes yesterday between the workday and then an evening work dinner. Juiced on perhaps 18 coffee and tea combinations, I decided to MTR myself…

Hong Kong Dispatch no1

I flew into Hong Kong on the back of a monsoon. Or perhaps a typhoon. Or just really hard rain. Air Canada lost my luggage; I am work traveling for…

The Fraudulent are Everywhere

.1. A well-known fact to the US Government: Omar Suleiman is not a man who will lead democracy. He is, however, pretty awesome at torture. Hurrah for America’s once again…

NYC “Tourist”

Very strange how I used to travel last decade, and I am wondering if any of you have seen similar patterns in your behaviour? In my twenties I stubbornly refused…

NYC: Of Cupcakes and Kebabs

Ali and I just met. Technically, I stalked his exquisite photographic skills while still on the Face, when he tagged my girl Yasminah. Flipping through his photos gives the impression…

NBC should buy me dinner first

I am seated at Lexington enjoying a spicy pumpkin bisque soup and listening to Ben Harper. I am also listening to the couple next to me break up, because nothing…

Goose down is fun! (Also: NYC <3s $$)

It’s been a sopping wet rainy day in NYC. Foolishly, I came with parka and though light-as-a-feather when dry, it weighs approximately 27 kg when wet. Walking around this City,…

A Pint Sized NYC

Exceptional first night in NYC; evening started out with an in-depth literature and film discussion with Laurie. (Who is, quite possibly, one of the prettiest women on whom I have…

Travel Until Spring

I won’t be in Canada for most of this coming winter, something that makes me both a little bit sad and a lot excited as it is much travel overseas…

From Paris, with (much) Love

Dear Readers, I frequent too many a café while traveling. Once more, I write to you from a coffee shop, only this time I am in Paris on a street…

Red Light Hooker

  That’s the mac light which Baby Jane brought as a gift for my Treehouse. It now sits in my bedroom window and I have decided that I shall use…

Team Harlie

Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a Queen from the Isle of Hooliganslivehere. The Queen was flown to the Side of Canadia, where her sparkly blue eyes fell…

Syri@ – No Facebook access

Hi everyone – just a quickie to let you know that I will not have access to Facebook until I am in Dubai. Will write about Syri@ soon enough. M…

Beirut 2010

The last time I was in Beirut was in 2006 while helping with the evacuation of Canadian civilians. That experience was, to say the least, mind-blowing on too many levels….

Dear London Town

Note: The below was written on March 20th, while I was in London. My writing will slow for the next while as I will be up in the air (sadly,…

Greetings from Rome

Dear Vatican – I am doing this on the fly and so please forgive my quickness and really shit grammar and spelling; also, I am a Muslimah – and God…

Three wee videos from the Vancouver Winter Olympics

Leaving for Rome & London tomorrow and I promise stories while there; thank you for the well wishes re travels…xox Video no1 – Kitty took this while we were on…

Greetings from the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

Blogging on the fly; pardon all shit error and spelling. Jumped off my flight and landed at Elixir for dinner, with these two gorgeous broads. Not surprisingly, we were asked…

Friday Night Lights Surprise: Austin Lisa, Goddess

This is the final entry about this just last trip to Austin. I have written about Lisa before – a wonder of a woman who, from the moment we met,…