‘Tis the season for snow, apple cider and neighbourhood Christmas light reconnoitring.  With five weeks to go till Christmas Eve, we’ve noticed the eager beavers in our neighbourhood already installing and powering up their glowing larger-than-life inflatables, glittering garden ornaments and twinkling light strings.  The recent mild temperatures and snow-free conditions have made it enticing to get into the yard, unravel

Once a year go somewhere you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama It was the Family Day long weekend after Valentine’s Day.  We found ourselves with no formal plans.  It seemed the perfect setup … for a Staycation.  With Christa consumed by school demands right up to the hour of our departure, I took planning into my own hands.  That was

Calgary’s freezer-February is presenting the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to indulge in the annual YYC hot chocolate festival.  Presented by Meals-on-Wheels, the city’s sweetest (and arguably, richest!) festival gathers participating cafes, restaurants and chocolatiers to compete in crafting the best chocolate-based beverage creations that any hot chocolate lover might die for.  With more

I recently shared with you my dismal track record with my winter outdoor mis-adventures as well as my feeble attempt at cross-country skiing. I hope you'll find these to be entertaining reads rather than a deterrent to embarking on some outdoor family fun. Family Fun at Fonda Christa at Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Rush Here is a summary