Bluesfest is a major music festival in Ottawa which, surprisingly, has very little connection to blues. Some of the more famous performers this year included Lady Gaga, Journey, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, Childish Gambino, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dogg, Tegan and Sara, The Killers, and Third Eye Blind.And I had the most awesome luck of… Continue reading Reporting from Bluesfest: Journey, Zedd and Beth Hart
As a few of you know, I have spent my summer writing as much as I can. Admittedly the joys and adventures of being abroad have taken over every so often and I haven’t written as much as I would have liked. However, as French writer Françoise Sagan said “I shall live badly if I do… Continue reading My First Published Poem!
In July, we returned to the cottage for summer adventures. Not only do Jonny’s parents own the land surrounding the cottage, they also own ‘Harris Mountain’ and the nearby lake.The first time I visited the lake it was frozen over and coated in icing-sugar snow. This time, I dove in head first and swam with… Continue reading The Cottage in Summertime
On July 7th 2014, I turned 21 in Canada. At 12:00am I took a birthday shot of vodka with my new friend Brigit and her boyfriend Erik whilst listening to their friends sing Sweet Caroline on karaoke. We had known each other for roughly eight hours so I can officially say that I began my… Continue reading Turning 21 in Canada
Canada Day is a blast of red and drink and fireworks. July 1st is the busiest day of the year in Ottawa. Some Canadians avoid the streets altogether and others embrace the fanatic celebrations with red clothes, beer and boundless pride. For the past year, people have told me stories of Canada Day; of drunken… Continue reading Canada Day
After two or three months of living in his new place, Jack finally decided to have a housewarming party. So he cooked a feast, bought weird beer and invited his Ottawa friends around to party. On arrival we were welcomed into the fairy-lit garage which looked like a magical castle for students. A table was loaded with… Continue reading Jack’s Housewarming Party