Pretzels

May 02, 2017  •  4 Comments
I love fresh out of the oven pretzels. I mean really who doesn't? But I've never had the desire to make them before until I moved to Australia. (Apparently Aussies only do the hard small ones as my neighbours had never heard of soft baked ones!) I use to go to this amazing German Coffee Shop in Grande Prairie, Alberta called 55a Kaffee. It was one...
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Beaver Roo Road Trip 2017: Canada to Australia via Texas

January 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Ferris Bueller once said, "'Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." By the time you read this we'll be on a plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. Three months ago we sold our home in Grande Prairie, Alberta and everything in it, threw caution to the wind and began our move to Australia. It's...
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Beaver Roo Road Trip 2016: Tofino Refections

December 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's Thursday November 8th and the past few days have been full of awesome moments. By this time next week Matley and I will be stepping off a plane in Austin, Texas and about a month after that we will be in Australia. It's sometimes hard to wrap my brain around the fact that nine months ago Marcel and I threw caution to the wind, said "I do", and...
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Beaver Roo Road Trip 2016: Even Ugly Ducklings Grow Up to be Swans

November 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's Tuesday, November 29th and I'm sitting in my temporary office, Mon Petit Choux, drinking coffee and of course it's raining. Last week was a bit of a rollercoaster and it feels good to just sit and stare out the window watching the rain fall. It started on such a high because Tuesday (November 22nd) the sky opened up and we had one of the best...
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Beaver Roo Road Trip 2016: Fanny Bay Wildlife

November 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It's Friday November 18th and it's raining yet again in Nanaimo. The last time I spent this much time in the rain was the summer of 2002 when I was a counsellor at Echo Hill Ranch. So many awesome things happened that summer, but so did a lot of shitty things, 14 years later I feel like it's the same story. Tuesday Matley and I spent the night at...
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