Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Meeting Louisette

                      I feel like I am beginning to find my rhythm in Québec City. It usually takes me a while to get adjusted, but in the last couple of days, I’ve gotten better oriented in downtown and I finally understand how the bus system here…

City Withdrawal

I spent the long weekend in the city with my dear friends from university whom I haven’t seen in what seems like forever.  It was exactly what I needed my long weekend to be. But now… I think I’m going through city-withdrawal. Ever since I’ve arrived back in this small town, I’ve been feeling so melancholy.…

Breaking into Summer

I am thrilled that the weather has at last decided to warm up after what seemed like 7 months of winter up here in the north! I was finally able to do summery things on the weekend and it was so wonderful to do so after being cooped up indoors for so long. Friday night…

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

As it has become our summer hobby, my friend and I dove back into the kitchen recently for another day of baking. We decided to make a Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova and tested out the recipe from Nigella.com. Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert and is very popular in Australia and in New Zealand! It is also very…

My To-Do List

Well, I am officially done teaching ESL and have finally been enjoying my summer! I do, however, need to complete a list of things before I move up north. It’s taking me a while to get through it – mostly because I feel like I have all the time in the world. And also because…

Summer Tea Party

This year, my friend and I decided to do a joint party to celebrate our July birthdays by throwing a girls’ garden tea party complete with summer dresses, hats, and fine china. I love tea parties.