Tag: these are a few of my favourite things

March Break Highlights: Seattle Aquarium

March Break Highlights: Seattle Aquarium

I like aquariums. I’ve toured several since I started this blog, and always make a point of documenting the experience. Every time I enter an aquarium, I have two objectives: be hypnotized, however briefly, by the jellyfish. And meet the octopus. I love jellyfish. I keep the Monetary Bay Aquarium’s Jellyfish cam on bookmark for …

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Awesome Portal Fantasy Novels that Spark the Imagination

Awesome Portal Fantasy Novels that Spark the Imagination

The first Portal Fantasy I ever read was Yon Ill Wind by Piers Anthony. It’s part of his Xanth series. (Not all of which are portal fantasies, though several include whisking unsuspecting mundane folk into the magical land of puns). In the book, a family vacation goes horribly wrong when a strong wind sweeps their …

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I Just Can’t Get Enough Tea

I Just Can’t Get Enough Tea

As our financial status and physical location have grown more stable, my husband and I have noticed we spend a little more money on things we used to consider pointless indulgences. Mostly drinks. Which has led to a lot of lattes, a love of cider (which could be a whole other blog post) and a …

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Tastes of Desert Sage Natural Teas and Dodger Coffee

Tastes of Desert Sage Natural Teas and Dodger Coffee

I love supporting small businesses. They put so much love and passion into their products, I generally find them worth any extra expense. Unfortunately, living in Canada makes this difficult. Small businesses often have trouble negotiating international shipping rates. When you add the exchange rate on top of that, delivering to Canada can more than …

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