Lately – Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

by torontogirlwest on April 5, 2014

Hola Friends!

It’s been an alarmingly long time since I last posted so I thought we were overdue for one of my “Lately” posts! icon smile Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

If you can remember that far back, you’ll recall that I started March off blogging pretty consistently . . . and then I fell off the face of the Earth. Truth is, I’ve been working a lot. And on those times when I wasn’t working, I just wasn’t up to sitting in front of a computer. You know how it goes!

But the great news is I’m back!! icon smile Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats I have a busy week ahead of me in court but I honestly feel like I’ve turned a corner in terms of feeling like things are under control. And that my friends makes me smile!!!!

As for what I’ve been up to lately . . .

 

This and That

Chilliwack Airport Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

March saw me take a couple of unexpected road trips out to the far Eastern reaches of the Fraser Valley (about an hour and a half from Vancouver). It was nice to get out into less urban surroundings and it was a special treat to be able to visit the Chilliwack Airport – home of a fantastic cafe, famous of it’s pies! Who knew way out there I would find a pie so good, I’d consider driving over an hour just to buy some!

Britannia Mine Big Truck Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

Did you know that kids in British Columbia get TWO weeks off for March break!??! We only got one in Ontario – needless to say, I feel mighty ripped off! icon razz Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats Traditionally the Husband’s nephew comes and spends a weekend with us during spring break. This year the weekend was rainy so we headed to the indoor venue of Britannia Mine and did some exploring. We had a great time – I loved the cool photo opportunities and historical background, and the Nephew loved riding a train into an abandoned mine shaft! To each their own – HA! icon smile Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

Dog Wearing Irish Hat Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

Ah yes . . . and then there was St. Patrick’s Day! Daisy got dressed up! icon razz Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats She’s funny like that!

Pappa Roti Vancouver Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

March also saw me discover a brand cafe in my neighbourhood – Pappa Roti!!! It’s so good, I have to constantly talk myself from walking over and buying one of their incredibly delicious buns. In fact, I love them so much that I’m going to save them for my cheat day this week. Mmmmmmm Pappa Roti . . . . <3

So there you have it friends – a bit of what I’ve been up to (outside of work) this past month! Now that things have gotten more manageable at work, and with the warmer weather upon us, I look forward to sharing a whole batch of brand new adventures with you! icon smile Lately   Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

 

Question: What did you get up to in March? What was the one most memorable experience you had last month? 

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Namaste

by torontogirlwest on March 10, 2014

My soul honours your soul.

Yoga on the Ground Namaste

I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.

Yoga on the Pier Namaste

I honour the light, love, truth . . .

Black and White Yoga Pose Namaste

beauty and peace within you . . . 

Yoga on the Beach Namaste

because it is also within me.

Yoga at Sunrise Namaste

In sharing these things we are united . . . 

Silhouette Yoga Studio Namaste

we are the same . . . 

Jungle Yoga Namaste

we are one.

 

Note: links to all the original images can be found here

 

Here’s hoping that amidst your busy week you take some time to ground yourself, find your centre, and meditate on what really matters. Here’s to your soul being well also.

Question: Do you practice yoga? I have to admit I shied away from it for the longest time but now I love the relaxation and flexibility it brings to my body. Plus the quiet time is a massive bonus.

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Foto Friday: An Easy Urban Hike in Vancouver

March 6, 2014
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Hello Friends! How has your week been? Here in Vancouver it’s been rather soggy!! Today for instance, it poured all day. Apparently, our weekend will be even wetter still. Thank-goodness for my Hunters, that’s all I’ve got to say about that!   Pacific Spirit Park Earlier this year, Daisy, Danielle, and I spent several hours […]

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Virtual Coffee Date IV

March 2, 2014
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It’s a rainy Sunday evening here in Vancouver. The kind of night that’s perfect for a coffee date . . . link   If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that although Vancouver has had a relatively dry winter, the last few weeks have been full of loads of precipitation. In my […]

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Qufu: First Impressions II

March 1, 2014
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Hello Friends, As part of my attempts to get back into more regular blogging, I’ve decided to set up a schedule for myself. Every weekend from here on in, you will be able to look forward to a post about my adventures in China. Consider it my contribution to your lazy weekend reads!   Qufu […]

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A Brutally Honest Review: Bistro 35

February 27, 2014
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There have been times in the past where I have discovered places that have absolutely wowed me. And selfishly, I confess, I’ve thought twice before telling the world about my discoveries. Mostly because for a moment, I wanted to keep them to myself. Today’s review is about a restaurant that has consistently wowed me. And […]

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The Blog Lives!!!!

February 20, 2014
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Guys, can you believe that it’s been nearly a whole month since I posted!?!? That was so not supposed to be part of the plan!!!! Although, I’d be lying if I didn’t confess that I feared it might happen. In fact, I clearly remember looking at my January and February 2014 calendar back in December, […]

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Killing Candida – I Think It’s Still Alive

January 25, 2014
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Allow my dog Daisy to demonstrate to you my level of frustration, and annoyance at the moment: You see that look in her eyes that tells you she’s nearly had enough (she kind of hates costumes). Well, I’m not going to sugar coat it — that’s how I feel at the moment. Some of you […]

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Lately

January 22, 2014
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Hola Amigos! How has life been treating you lately? Frankly, I’ve been working a lot since the start of the year, and I haven’t really found myself with much time to spare. Boourns! Is it just me or do you find that long days that require huge amounts of mental concentration are totally draining on […]

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I’m Fit Possible + 2014 Bucket List

January 13, 2014
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link Hello Everyone!! So it’s Monday again, and I figure it’s a perfect time to share some exciting news!! Some of you have probably noticed the I’m Fit Possible badge kicking around on my right sidebar . . . well, I’ve officially become an I’m Fit Possible ambassador!!! Truth is, I held out joining any […]

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