Archive | October, 2010

Vintage Sophie

Recently, I was thinking about how much the internet has changed over the last few years. Before blogging, before I had ever even read a blog, I used Livejournal, and my musings would only be shared with a select number of people who I pre-selected. Mostly they were my sister’s friends, strangely enough. For some […]

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Hа здоровье!

Time for a travel post! Our first night in Europe was spent in Helsinki, Finland. We booked a hotel room and settled in, then met up with Cheesler’s Russian friends, N & V. They had taken a bus from St. Petersburg to visit for one night before heading back the next morning. Naturally, the items […]

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Sunday Breakfast

You may recall a post from some time ago when I rambled on about breakfast. I think one of the reasons Cheesler continues to put up with me is my delicious brunches. I have nursed many a hangover with my concoctions. One of my favourites, and definitely my signature dish, is one we have coined […]

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I heart Ruche

I came across this web site a little while ago. It’s whole deal is new “vintage-style” clothing, and let me tell you, if I win a thousand dollars tomorrow, I will happily spend it all on http://www.shopruche.com/ . It is surprisingly reasonably priced, too, not at all like most vintagey shops that charge you an […]

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We’ll always have Wiener

One of the highlights of our time in Vienna was a trip to the Prater Amusement Park, which is home to the Wiener Reisenrad, or Giant Ferris Wheel. Its claim to fame is that it was built in 1897 and still stands today, albeit a brief destruction during WW2 and subsequent rebuild. It is lit […]

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The TV men in my life

Remember when tv shows used to be kind of crappy, and to see something of cinematic excellence you had to go see a movie? Whatever happened there? Well, I suppose you could say that HBO, AMC and Showcase and Showtime happened. Happened to make some goddamn good tv shows. I thought I would do a […]

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Soupe à L’oignon Gratinée

With colder temperatures hitting Ontario I have been experiencing the tell-tale signs of nesting – getting ready to hibernate through the winter. For example, this past weekend’s activities included a Friday night beef and mushroom stew, cleaning the whole house, baking rosemary bread and snuggling on the couch watching tv with my beloved. Oh right, […]

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Cute spoons!

Europeans love their cafés.   We went to many during our trek from the baltics to the balkans, however some stood out in my mind as being exceptionally good.   In Finland, our host from Robit took us to a roadside truck-stop type cafe and bakery. Alas, I did not document its name because I […]

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The road more or less travelled by

So, you may or may not recall that before leaving Canada, we had a general idea of the route we wanted to take through eastern Europe. We mostly stuck to that route, planning each step a day or two in advance. The only major variations that took place were due to the fact that after […]

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A return to normalcy

I am home now…. As mentioned in my post below, I fully intended on posting blog posts every couple of days during our travels, however this was impossible due to our forgetting the laptop at home. Internet/computer access in eastern europe was plentiful, but I found it difficult to concentrate in hostel common rooms whilst […]

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