Thursday, July 21, 2011

Campfire song

Sarah Harmer is one of my favourite Canadian artists. She just released a new song in English and French called The Park Song (or, Chanson des parcs, in French) in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada. I can't embed them, but you can find them by clicking HERE! Both versions are beautiful! Enjoy!

psst - thanks, Laura, for sharing!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


After 6 years (6!) of waiting, I have this beautiful book in my hands. It is the 5th book in the series called A Song of Ice and Fire. Have you read them? I can't wait to dig in!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Let's Get It On cover

Another cover! This one I forgot about but had heard for the first time years ago. Love both versions.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Love Song cover

I am a big fan of The Cure and just noticed Adele did a cover of their song Love Song. I like how she slowed it down and gave it a romantic sound. The original is here.

Also, I'll be posting pictures from this weekend soon - I had great seats for the Calgary Stampede Parade and saw Kate - although she blocked my view of William. Tomorrow, I finally get to see my friend Teira! She returned from her semester abroad and we are going to a pancake breakfast (there are pancake breakfasts all over the city everyday during Stampede - if you live in the area, find them at FlapJack Finder).

Friday, July 1, 2011

O Canada!

Happy Canada Day!

Today, Canada is 144 years old.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a federal state with a democratic parliament.
Canada's land mass is 9,970,610 km2 (the world's second largest country).
Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Hockey and lacrosse are Canada's national sports.
Canada has two official languages: English and French.
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, located in the province of Ontario.
The population of Canada is 34,030,589.
With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.

Hope you have a great weekend! I'm in Brooks visiting with family and today we are having a big BBQ and hopefully going to see the fireworks. Next weekend, the Calgary Stampede starts so I am going to get downtown bright and early to see the parade and catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, who are currently on a Canadian tour and will be in Calgary. Stampede goes on for 10 days and is this huge fair and rodeo, with chuckwagon races and bull riding. I'm not really too big into it, and by the end of the 10 days I am just wanting it to be over, but the parade is fun and there are pancake breakfasts all over the city every morning. Can't go wrong!