Boots: The Cat That Came to Be…and Broke His Hip

What would we name him? I was stuck on a human name like Frank or Gus. Matt suggested Boots. I said no. We named him Boots. I ended up loving the name. Everyone loves the name. First, for a kitten it’s fitting as in Puss in Boots. Second, he has four little white boots on his…

Dear Madrid: You Took My Breath Away

I never had an inclination to go to Spain when I was travelling while on exchange. School had a reading week in February though and Spain was the cheapest option for my friends and I. Our first stop: Madrid, the beautiful capital of Spain and probably one of my favourite cities. We arrived late afternoon/early…

Preparing For Exchange: The Things I Didn’t Know

When I was picking universities, their exchange programs weighed heavily on my decision. My parents, my dad especially, were more comfortable with me moving away for post-secondary if it meant the opportunities for study abroad were vast and plenty. When the University of Western Ontario was my first pick, it was kind of theirs too…

Escapology

I’ve never been to an escape room before. I know it’s a popular activity and it looks really fun but I’ve just never been. I love solving puzzles and I love thinking on my feet so it seems that it would be an activity I would enjoy. That’s why when I got invited to try…

Home

What is home when it’s all said and done? It’s the pitter-patter of feet Signalling that company is about to come. It’s the warmth that you feel Deep down in your soul. This comforting feeling Is how you know you’re home. Maybe it’s when arms hold you tight: When you can’t sleep, When you’re scared…

The Evolution of Dating Once You’re Roommates

How do you date once you’ve been living together? Matt and I have been trying to figure this out. Once you move in with someone all of a sudden you spend most of your time with them and dating can get lost. We didn’t realize what was happening first, we didn’t realize that the time…

11.12.16

The first time I met Matt we were at a bar downtown London, Ontario. The Barking Frog to be exact. The bar where we had both been many times before to escape our problems, drink with friends, and flirt like crazy. There’s about five different dance floors in Frog, each catering to different music tastes….

Gus: The Cat That Never Was

About two months ago we almost got a kitten. He was light grey with green eyes, fluffy fur and short little ears and small whiskers. The shelter had called him Goyle. After one visit, we named him Gus.  We were too late to adopt him that day because the shelter was closing. “Come back at…