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Potholes and Poutine

Potholes and Poutine

Weather you like it or not

April 28, 2014 by Sarah

When we made our decision to emigrate to Quebec neither I nor my husband had ever set foot in Canada. We realised winter would be a tad colder than we… Read more…

Categories: Canadian winters

The Parking Paradigm – Part 1

February 28, 2014 by Sarah

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: “To get one parking ticket may be regarded as a misfortune; to get two looks like carelessness” – unless that is you live in Montreal. In… Read more…

Putain Poutine

January 30, 2014 by Sarah

When you first discover Quebec you quickly stumble across Poutine – a glorious, calorie-laden, carb-fest that is touted as the national dish. Simple yet so good it involves chips (that’s… Read more…

If the shoe fits…. still take your slippers

December 16, 2013 by Sarah

We’re into our second winter now and the snow has arrived. We left a Christmas party on Saturday and crunched home through 20cm of fresh snow which had stealthily landed… Read more…

Where the sun rises in the south….

November 28, 2013 by admin

Montreal has been my adopted home now for 15 months. I’m still green enough to be excited at the prospect of imminent snow but I feel more of a local… Read more…