Monthly Archive: August, 2012

TGIF Tunes: St. Vincent

On a whim, we went to see St. Vincent play last month. We were GOBSMACKED. As in, after each song we couldn’t help but mutter “Wow” audibly and turn to each other with… Continue reading

let’s go foraging {norway.2}

See this, children? This is what fishing for your supper looks like.  Then we pulled on gumboots to comb the mossy marsh below the cottage for cloudberries. Our lovely host, Helle, smushed them into… Continue reading

the blood I lose in translation

My identity lost a lot of blood when I was transplanted to Holland. Three years on, it still looks anemic. Some days I don’t care that I’m not myself in Dutch yet, and… Continue reading

Millet Bowl with Tangy Tahini Butternut & Chickpeas

Nothing can beat a steaming plate of rice topped with a crispy fried egg and drizzled in sweet soy sauce. It’s the tzar of down-home comfort food as far as I’m concerned, and… Continue reading

at home in the Bunker

My sister snapped some gems while she was here — here is us, through her lens. Step into our bunker lair. Where the light filters in soft. And the cracks in the wall… Continue reading

colourbomb! {norway .1}

At home, the Bunker’s front door is lacquered a very sedate dark green. It’s a friendly door, but it lacks the quirky pizzazz of the bright wooden houses we saw in Norway. My eyes… Continue reading

there were never such devoted sisters

Oh I’m such a tease, making you squint through the haze waiting for shapes to form. But if I flick my braid over my shoulder just so and smile my eyes endearingly at… Continue reading

of the things they saw in Norway, pt. 0

In the summer of oh-twelve, two intrepid kids headed due North. North, they found out, looks like this: And this: And thankfully, like this too:  It’s all coming up! I’m wading through pictures… Continue reading

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