Posts Tagged: winter

Keep on Marching

I’ve been on a forced blog break due to extreme weather! We had a whopper of a storm this week. Far more snow and drifting snow than our momentous 2004 storm that we all thought was the be-all and end-all!

Keep on Marching

I’ve been on a forced blog break due to extreme weather! We had a whopper of a storm this week. Far more snow and drifting snow than our momentous 2004 storm that we all thought was the be-all and end-all!

Answers to True North Quiz

Here are my answers to the quiz in the last post, but not all of them are definitive answers, as you will see. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge and guesses in the comments! 1. The fashion victim in the photo

Answers to True North Quiz

Here are my answers to the quiz in the last post, but not all of them are definitive answers, as you will see. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge and guesses in the comments! 1. The fashion victim in the photo

True North Quiz

A lot of things I see every day are unknown in other parts of the world. If you are not a Northerner*, see if you can identify the following items. Answers to follow in the next post for anything not discussed in

True North Quiz

A lot of things I see every day are unknown in other parts of the world. If you are not a Northerner*, see if you can identify the following items. Answers to follow in the next post for anything not discussed in

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

First Canadian Winter

Whenever I speak to immigrants – even Rom – they are always very animated when describing their first winter in Canada. Shock and awe! For those unfamiliar with our climate, I will do a run-down of what we experience. I

What I Liked About January

What I Didn’t Like About January Not light until 7:30 a.m. No evenings out – concerts or movies – nothing compelling to see Being cold in my office every day (very drafty and unfixable) Painful cracks in my thumbs from

What I Liked About January

What I Didn’t Like About January Not light until 7:30 a.m. No evenings out – concerts or movies – nothing compelling to see Being cold in my office every day (very drafty and unfixable) Painful cracks in my thumbs from

Not SAD

I never thought I was affected much by Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. I have always said I liked the Great Indoors, and the coziness of spending the winter with a book and a warm drink in hand. I also

Not SAD

I never thought I was affected much by Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. I have always said I liked the Great Indoors, and the coziness of spending the winter with a book and a warm drink in hand. I also

Canadian Winter Wardrobe: Outdoor Edition

Early winter conditions kicked in last week, so it’s time to assess my winter wardrobe. The Nova Scotia tourism site says our mid-December to mid-March temperatures are 0 to -15C. I don’t do any winter recreation. My only outdoor time

Canadian Winter Wardrobe: Outdoor Edition

Early winter conditions kicked in last week, so it’s time to assess my winter wardrobe. The Nova Scotia tourism site says our mid-December to mid-March temperatures are 0 to -15C. I don’t do any winter recreation. My only outdoor time

10 Things I Hate About Winter

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. But having winter is better than the alternative – not having it! Here’s my list of pros and cons. 10 Things I Hate About Winter Dark before 5 p.m. Having to idle the

10 Things I Hate About Winter

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. But having winter is better than the alternative – not having it! Here’s my list of pros and cons. 10 Things I Hate About Winter Dark before 5 p.m. Having to idle the

Core Cold Weather Wardrobe

I spend most of my clothing budget on cute things to wear for summer vacations. Never mind that our weather is cold-to-freezing for 6 months of the year! I sat down and figured out what pieces I should own to

Core Cold Weather Wardrobe

I spend most of my clothing budget on cute things to wear for summer vacations. Never mind that our weather is cold-to-freezing for 6 months of the year! I sat down and figured out what pieces I should own to