“Do you have any allergies? Do you follow a special diet?” I asked right away as we all do in North America. On full Canadian mode, I had forgotten a small detail. French don’t have food allergies or special diet—they have fucking principles.
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Thank you to all of you who entered the $50 Novica Gift Card giveaway!
I have the pleasure to announce the winner, randomly selected among all the entries. And the lucky one is…
I am spreading the love! Enter to get the chance to win a $50 Novica gift card, and read about the beautiful Maya ring I have just received.
The holiday season is in full swing and no matter what your beliefs are or what your background is, it is the time of the year to feel grateful, joyful, hopeful… and to make a wish! And yes, there are prizes to be won! Today, I’d like to invite everyone to enter a raffle and a giveaway.
The week has been busy web-wise, and my two “identities”, “mommy” and “expat” were put to good use for an award nomination and an interesting interview. First of all, I’m happy to announce that Expats Blog nominated Correr Es Mi Destino for the Expat Blog Awards 2012. Second, I was interviewed by Mummy in Provence as part of her “Global Differences series” in which she showcases stories of mothers having a baby abroad.
Along with queuing at Tim Hortons, being overly polite and shoveling snow, border shopping is a great Canadian pastime. And I’m willing to bet that since the NHL season has been cancelled, a lot of us will head South on weekends to find good deals… even more so with the latest increased duty free allowances.
Katherina, a gifted blogger, traveler and photographer from Spain, recently invited me to participate in the Capture the Colour Photo Contest, organized by TravelSupermarket. Her own entry was very inspirational, and I couldn’t resist digging into my photostream to try to match it.
Katherina’s motto is “Eat, Travel, Photography”—with such a tagline, it’s not wonder that I’m reading her articles religiously! Her travel blog, 100 Miles Highway, can give you a pretty bad case of wanderlust.
She recently completed her Travel ABC, and tagged me for this special travel meme.
I was invited by Laurel of Expat in Germany to complete a popular meme initiated by the travel website Tripbase. I loved the idea because with a five-year-old blog and over 700 articles, even I have troubles remembering everything I wrote!
I occasionally take part in various blogging events, such as contests, memes, photography hunts etc. It had been a while, though.
This time, I heard of the City Swap on Expat Traveler’s blog. This year, it was organized by Laura. The goal was to: “Swap some thing(s) that, in your opinion, best represent the place where you live, and what you think makes it unique”. Laura patiently assigned each participant a “city swap buddy”.
Maybe I’m subconsciously trying to fit in: Ottawa is a morning city. While in France, nothing was open before 10 am, in Ottawa you can have breakfast at 5 am, an hour-long yoga lesson at 6 am and be at work by 7 am. Freaky. People love being up early in that city, and by early I mean long before the sun rises.
What is your biggest achievement so far?
To participate, blog about your biggest achievement. Don’t be shy to brag: after all, this is the “feel good” contest! Link back to this post and don’t forget to let me know about it by leaving a comment.
On July 28th, I’ll randomly pick three lucky winners: each one will receive a 10 x 8 print of one of my travel photography shot.
I’m pleased today to share with you four great stories, submitted by Max and Linguist In Waiting.Thank you guys for participating!
The theme for this month is “what a weird day!“. We all experienced a day when nothing goes as planned, when the world just looks strange, when we witness something unusual. At least I hope so… wouldn’t like being the only one!
And this is the second and last part of the “about me” photohunt!
The goal was to “take 10 photographs that represent you / things about you / your personality / likes / dislikes… I think ya catch my drift. Against each one, you need to write a comment to explain what is says about you.”
Travelling is always an adventure. Whether you are across the world or just across town, there are little anecdotes to be told. Let’s share them!
I’d like to ask a few travellers to tell me their best anecdotes on the road or abroad.
One of the thing that usually bring me happiness is music. As far as I can remember, I have always liked it. I was lucky to have been raised in a family where Pink Floyd lines were quoted over diner and where music would be played all day.
Do you believe in random acts of kindness?
According to the rules, “the exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way.” I was one of the commenter who agreed to receive a small gift (you bet I was!) and to pass it on to other bloggers.
The day is almost over, it’s now time to relax. I sometimes wish I were a morning person because I find the idea of waking up a bit before the world does a very good one. But I’m useless in the morning… so I settled for dusk.
What did you buy today? I’m curious to find out! In this meme, you have to list four things you bought during a day.
This was Saturday for me and my wallet.
Every year, Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa is smokin’ hot. For five days in June, about twenty teams from Canada and the United States compete for the top rank of best rib choice, best rib sauce, best chicken choice and best chicken sauce.
It’s now time to announce the “Best Blogging Advice” contest winners!