Italian Kitchen

We recently took my boyfriend’s Mother for her birthday dinner at Italian Kitchen. I am the only one who’d eaten there before and, not that I didn’t enjoy the company or my meal (because how could I not?), but I was sooooo excited about dessert that it was a bit of a challenge to remain […]

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Seawall Stroll

On Saturday afternoon I needed fresh air and to get out of the house. So I decided to walk a portion of the seawall, this time starting at Yaletown and walking towards home. I walked along the water taking in the views until I had reached English Bay, which you may remember from my recent […]

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Chronic Tacos

After attending yesterday’s Remembrance Day ceremony, we were hungry and looking for somewhere to stop for a quick bite. We ended up going to Chronic Tacos at Waterfront Station. Coincidentally, just the day before I had been craving nachos, so this was a timely and tasty compromise. I ordered a carnitas burrito bowl and added […]

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Remembrance Day

We arrived for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square a little later than I would have liked. This meant we were further away from the action and couldn’t see anything. Le sigh. <!–more–> But the fact that there were so many people made me happy. It’s important that the community comes together to recognise […]

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Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

As part of our Canadian D-Day tour in Normandy, we visited the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of Canadian soldiers killed during the early stages of the Battle of Normandy in WWII.

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Juno Beach Centre

The Canadian landings on the Juno Beach Sector of the Normandy coast were one of the most successful operations carried out on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Yet it wasn’t until 60 years later that the Juno Beach Centre opened to honour the sacrifice of those young Canadian men and women who fought alongside Allied forces […]

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King Edward VII Fountain

This heritage monument was commissioned in 1912, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII. It originally included bronze cups on chains, but they were taken by thieves and never replaced. Edward VII was the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Known for the […]

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Le Tréport Beach

Pebbly and surrounded by high cliffs, the beach at Le Tréport is typical of the seaside towns along Côte d’Albâtre. We arrived at dinnertime, so there weren’t too many people around. That, combined with cloudy sky, made it feel quite moody. I really like these beach huts, which can apparently be rented during the Summer […]

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View From Above

The fishing town of Le Tréport is split into two parts; one being at sea level and built around the area where the Bresle River meets the ocean – and the other being on top of the striking white cliffs. Before descending by funicular, we spent some time taking in the beautiful views. – Marla

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