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Montréal to Halifax: the best 22 hours on a train

Montréal to Halifax: the best 22 hours on a train

The Ocean From the time I’ve learnt that that trains run travel through the night and I can wake up with the sun as I arrive at my final destination, I’ve been hankering to squeeze my overnight bag into a cabin. When searching for a way of getting out into a chunk of Canada I […]

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Returning to Montreal

Returning to Montreal

Number of Tim Hortons: 92 Number of Second Cups: 19 approx. My first visit since 2009, far from being a favourite place, Montreal is one to see if passing. And passing we were on the big  month-long Canadian adventure. I especially wanted the bf to see Montreal’s creativity and quirkiness. And it’s Frenchness, as he […]

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Christmas in Montreal – Part 3

Christmas in Montreal – Part 3

Christmas Eve It’s positively warmer today so I finally get the BF to the mountain and its well worth it. Even more gorgeous than my last trip as the snow makes it postcard perfect complete with chocolate box houses in the background. I get a rare photo taken. As is the tradition in many parts […]

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Gratitude List – December 2009

Gratitude List – December 2009

Thankfully it’s over and I’ve survived. Yes there were some good bits in 2009, three of the months were spent in New York after all. I attended writing school, wrote almost daily, made some New Yorker friends and got to know the BF. Other than that, I never want to relive any of it. Not […]

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Christmas in Montreal – part 2

Christmas in Montreal – part 2

Saturday As expected after the fiasco last time, the BF and I communicate brilliantly and he keeps me posted on his journey up from NYC. He even arrives an hour or so early leaving me just enough time to find lights for the mini Christmas tree I have taken with me, get glammed-up in my […]

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Christmas in Montreal – glorious (part 1)

Christmas in Montreal – glorious (part 1)

Up, up and away The trip is seamless. I go by coach from the new-look glamour-filled Birmingham coach station, officially opened by Fabio Capello on this very day. Unfortunately some time after my prompt departure. Unfortunate too that the depot, designed successfully to look more like an airport has a dreaded Star – bucks. I […]

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Montreal Diary November 4th 2009

Montreal Diary November 4th 2009

Wow that holiday went by faster than a Toronto Maple Leafs’ hockey player hitting the puck across the ice. (I don’t know the Montreal team’s name) You can’t imagine how nervous I am on the flight over. Not that I have developed a fear of flying, although it is my first flight in six months, […]

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Diary – Countdown to Montreal October 18th 2009

Diary – Countdown to Montreal October 18th 2009

The countdown to Montreal is well on its way; I’m going next Tuesday on Air Canada and no doubt will be trying to recall my schoolgirl French on route. The two months since the boyfriend came over to the UK have sure gone quicker than the 5 months we had apart before then. This is […]

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