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Blog contests, memes, interviews, photography hunts, random facts… Let’s connect, share some blogging fun and some little snippets of life.

Just Blogging My New Top from China
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I was recently con­tacted by Sammy Dress to review their prod­ucts. “Sure,” I said. “Send me some­thing and I will take a look.” What? I am not review­ing some­thing I haven’t tried!

Just Blogging Freezing at the Bus Stop (Shitty selfie because I didn't have time to take a proper birthday pic)
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When I worked at Canada Post, a col­league asked me for my date of birth. “March 21, 1983” I replied out with­out thinking—I had just spent the morn­ing fill­ing out employ­ment forms. “Wow, I can’t believe you didn’t mind giv­ing me your year of birth!” she laughed. “Some peo­ple are really weird about it!”

Just Blogging Strangers Reading at Chapters, Ottawa, September 2011
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My love story with books started when I was three years old. I have never stopped read­ing since. I love had cov­ers, paper­backs, mag­a­zines, essays, news­pa­pers… hell, if I’m des­per­ate, I have been known to enjoy the back of the cereal box or user man­u­als. I am not going to turn this blog into a book club but I wanted to share a few finds. So here are ten awe­some non­fic­tion books I enjoyed!

Just Blogging Bye Bye BlackBerry, Hello Android!
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I have… or rather, I had a Black­Berry. It had been a no-brainer choice to me. I have never been an Apple gal and there weren’t that many options on the mar­ket two years ago. Beside, Ottawa tends to be loyal to BlackBerry—we all know some­one who works for Research in Motion and it is the default device for all gov­ern­ment employees.

Just Blogging Footprint, Costa Rica, February 2014
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The first year I worked as a French teacher in Ottawa, as soon as spring sprung, my students—all fed­eral gov­ern­ment employees—started to sport painted toe­nails. They would com­pare the rel­a­tive mer­its of Shel­lac over OPI. When I admit­ted I didn’t really have an opin­ion on the topic, they asked incred­u­lously: “You’ve never had a pedicure?!”

Just Blogging Ouch! At the Civic in Ottawa
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On Mon­day morn­ing, after a night’s sleep to recover from the flight back, I drove Feng to the near­est walk-in clinic so that he could have his eye checked.

Just Blogging Self Portrait in Nantes, December 2013
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It’s the end of the year as we know it! No party for us this time. The return from France has been pretty bru­tal: Feng is still deal­ing with his bat­tle scars, it’s very cold and we lost our Inter­net con­nec­tion and land­line (thanks, Bell!). We are still unpack­ing and get­ting over the jet­lag and Mark is très très cranky.

Just Blogging Downtown Ottawa, November 2013
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In recent years, the con­do­minium indus­try has been boom­ing in Canada, with dozens of new tow­ers being erected each year. And they are usu­ally mar­keted with buzz­words such as “Mod­ern liv­ing!” “Amaz­ing lay­out!” “Hotel inspired!” “Lux­ury units!” “Granit countertops!”

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