Thanks, Peterborough.

Four years ago today, #TeamAdventurers arrived in Peterborough. I had sold our house, quit my job (of 13 years) and moved us to a city I had only been to once before (when I signed our rental agreement). I had no job lined up and we had no friends; just an urgency for change and…

Sunday morning pancakes; Belonging Cookbook

I am so pleased to volunteer with Nourish Project with their Belonging Cookbook.  We are collecting recipes from our community members … but not just any recipes.. recipes for belonging. We believe food has the power to transform our everyday lives and bring communities together. Is there a meal or a dish that brings you…

Tattoo Art (link)

I am thrilled to be included in the recent Electric City Magazine article THE NATURAL WARMTH OF TEDD2S’ TATTOO ART written by Zara Syed featuring Peterborough’s local artist, Tedd Hucks. Special thanks to photographer, Samantha Moss who not only took some stunning photos but also made my first {naked} photo shoot super chill. And of course my…

My 2016 life in live music

This year, live music took on a whole new life for me. Well actually, it provided a whole new life for me. When I moved to Peterborough just over a year ago, I could never have anticipated how quickly and significantly my life would change.  Live music has not only been my refuge but also my…

City fix.

Last week I went into Toronto for the first time since moving to Peterborough over a year ago. After over 20 years of living in the GTA, this was the longest I’ve gone without a city fix and I didn’t realize how much I needed it until I made plans to go. Don’t get me wrong,…

Life of Leisure. The extended version.

It has been 144 days since I have been gainfully employed. To be fair, the first 73 days were planned time off with three main goals. Spend summer with kids. Explore new city. Try to make my head stop spinning. check. check. and half check (apparently my head has a fondness for spinning). I started to…

Another day (in the Kawarthas) another beach (or two)

Since moving to Peterborough at the end of June, we have mostly stuck close to home. And really…why wouldn’t we? We have beautiful water at either end of our street and are a 10 minute bike ride to two beaches and downtown. It’s truly been like living at the cottage. But today when I was out…

Happy 9th Birthday Moxie!!

Moxie-licious turned 9 today! We started the day with our traditional donut breakfast and then I sent all 3 kids off to Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts theatre camp (Amazingly appropriate – and just plain amazing) on a sugar high!  Afterwards there was the usual (but never boring) dinner, cake and presents!! I can’t believe that…

Taking Time

During her first visit to our new home, my 8 year old daughter looked out at the row of backyards and asked, “Do you have to have a clothes line to live in Peterborough? “Yes, it’s the law.” Not having had a clothes line myself since I was a kid, I am slowly learning the fine…