Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful, with only a hint of ominous clouds in the distance. Caley is part of the Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club, and she told me they had a “superfun 75ish k ride through the Cotswolds.” “It says it is not going to be hilly” she reassured me. Lies, all lies. … More 80 miles in the Cotswolds: Slow, sweaty, smiling (while sometimes silently swearing)
After my longer-than-expected ride yesterday, I skipped out on Caley’s cycling group Saturday ride, choosing to laze in bed. When she returned, we rode to the city centre to explore the quaint streets. Oxford, as you might expect, is beautiful. You can almost taste the prestigious history of this “city of dreaming spires.” Wandering around … More An afternoon in Oxford
Yesterday was a weird day to be in the UK. As I had spent the previous evening glued to BBC coverage, refreshing news sites, and scrolling through Twitter as the EU Referendum results started rolling in, I was sleep deprived and shocked to wake up to the “out” decision. The dozens of conversations I had … More Riding away: London to Oxford
As mentioned in my previous post, I mentioned that during my recent trip to Canada, I spent a few days camping with my sisters. We headed to Queen Elizabeth II wilderness area, a non-operating park is located in the Kawarthas. QEII is beautiful, natural, and wild. As a non-operating park, there are marked sites, but … More Sisters in the wild: Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands
Early on a Monday morning, my two sisters, their two dogs, a lot of gear, and I piled into a hatchback with a canoe strapped on top and we headed out into the wild. Thankfully (for all the humans in the boat) we dropped one of those delightful, wriggly puppies off at a friends house, … More Food, fashion, and urination: Camping in Ontario
I have been been really looking forward to getting to spend time with this eccentric bunch of humans that I am lucky to call my family. Definitely a highlight of my visit to Canada was to spend a bit of time with this colourful crew doing so many of my favourite things. An essential activity … More A few days with family : Brownsville & Owen Sound, Canada
This is definitely a delightful first for me! I went away on vacation and came back this morning to find that 2 of my papers have just been released (one published, one in press)! So, if your Monday is off to a slow start or you want to learn about some of the most recent … More Academic dream life: Two new papers!
From the moment I stepped off the plane in Canada, the weather gods decided to gift me with a full week of the most perfect summer weather. As luck would have it, one of the quintessential summery days coincided with my time in Kingston where two of my pals played hookey from work and together … More How to have a perfect summer day: Kingston, ON