• Norway in a Nutshell Day 1, Oslo to Bergen

    July 17, 2018 Kate

    To Bergen! On the recommendation of family friends, we did a two day Norway in a Nutshell tour. We went round trip from Oslo with the overnight in Bergen. Day one was a train trip between Oslo and Bergen, then we had the evening to wander around Bergen (pictures in the next post!). Pro tip:…

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  • Oslo, You Beautiful Thing You

    July 14, 2018 Kate

    A day in Oslo. Featuring: – Funny looking trees – Dreamy coffee shops – Drool-worthy architecture – The cleanest construction sites you’ll ever see – My future wedding dress – Sunsets that don’t happen until, oh, ~1am

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  • Oslo Opera House in Norway

    July 9, 2018 Kate

    Why yes, that *is* a roof you can walk up like a ramp. Who said opera wasn’t fun? Whenever I visit a European city I always try to see the opera house. Not because I’m particularly into opera, but because the architecture tends to be pretty jaw-dropping. (Opera houses and libraries, those are the best!)…

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  • The Best Fish and Chips Near Salford, Manchester

    July 6, 2018 Kate

    For what is a trip to the UK without fish and chips, really. Our family treated us to some truly wonderful fish and chips from The Good Catch while we were visiting them in Salford. Complete with homemade tartar sauce and mushy peas. Yes, mushy peas. And no, they weren’t terrible. ;) The following morning…

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  • Tatton Park Gardens in Cheshire, UK

    July 4, 2018 Kate

    OK, so. I’m not sure what’s more mind-boggling. The fact that this oasis exists, or the idea that some Lord owned all 2000 of these glorious acres until he died in 1958 and left it to the National Trust. Can you imagine calling this your backyard? Like, WHAT. As a Canadian, I’m used to space.…

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  • Manchester City Centre

    June 26, 2018 Kate

    Ohhh heavens. It begins. Trip photos! My Mum and I spent just over two weeks together in Europe last month on our long-awaited mother daughter trip. We’ve been talking about this trip seriously for 3 years, but it’s been a goal of mine since I visited Stockholm for the first time in the spring of…

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  • A Birthday Venture to the Islands

    June 13, 2018 Kate

    The Toronto Islands, that is. Somehow I’ve lived here for how many years and never made my way over?? We started at Hanlan’s Point and walked our way right around to Ward’s Island, where we capped the day off with sangria, chorizo nachos, and apple rhubarb pie (voted best combo by one Kate Smalley) at…

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  • A Day in Prince Edward County

    June 11, 2018 Kate

    In which I found plenty of fields, open water, falling down and/or abandon homes, and old things. Not to mention the most aptly named antique shop. And the best license plate known to man. It’s lovely out there. 10/10 you should go. (Not pictured: coffee and an incredible gluten free coconut raspberry something-or-other from Enid Grace…

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  • Look Ma, Spring!

    May 8, 2018 Kate

    The blossoms! It’s here! Spring.  Also look at that laundromat. Someone, please, just behold that for a moment with me. I love this city.

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  • That’s Lunch

    May 7, 2018 Kate

    I’ve been tracking my energy cycles lately (big fun, I know) to get a better sense of when I do what kind of work best. I work from home and I’ve got a fair amount of flexibility in scheduling so I have the luxury of designing my days. I’ve figured out that when I’m mentally…

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