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DAY TRIPPIN’… Granville Island

“From Industry to Artistry…  From a declining 37-acre industrial wasteland in Vancouver’s False Creek, to one of the most successful urban redevelopments in North America,” reads the “Island Heritage” tab on the Granville Island website.  True story. Remnants of Granville Island’s past are obvious and abundant.  It is still the home of a fully operational … Continue reading

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!

            Okay!  This is crazy awesome.  First, I’d like to thank the Academy…  No?  Sorry. Wrong award.  I’d like to wholeheartedly thank Rara over at her frightfully wondrous blog, rarasaur.  (See what I did there, Rara??) She is quite often responsible for making my day so for her to give … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Chinatown

This – the second entry in the “day trippin’” series – was a long time coming, I know. My apologies.  Damn rain and all.  Our field trip started with a ride downtown to Vancouver’s Chinatown, which in all my years here I had yet to visit.  I was expecting something like Victoria’s Chinatown, but I … Continue reading

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The Liebster, lieblings!

Yesterday – as probably none of you were aware – was Diary of a House Elf’s one-month-iversary.  I have to say, I couldn’t be happier with how the month has gone.  I’m still finding my groove and hoping to round out my blog with additional content/interests, but such is the way of life… a new … Continue reading

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WEEKLY WANT

Within the last year or so, the existence of a small, centuries-old candle-making shop in Paris was brought to my attention.  It is within this petit shop that lies my heart’s weekly desire (besides world peace, an end to hunger & homelessness, you get it)…..  a candle.  That’s it.  One candle.  Cire Trudon has been making … Continue reading