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    All Aboard the Kettle Valley Steam Train

    I meant to publish this months ago, but life with a tiny human has a way of re-prioritizing everything.  Back in October of 2018, my little family celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving. And in the weeks leading up to my second favourite food holiday (after Christmas of course), I had been spending a lot of time contemplating what I’m grateful for in life. I took a much needed hiatus from social media, focused on my personal relationships and reflected on how fortunate my partner and I are to be surrounded by loved ones who not only love and cherish us, but joyously bestow the same on our young son. If you follow my…

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    A First Timer’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    A few months back, if you asked me if I would be writing a first timer’s guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I might have chuckled a bit. I haven’t been to an amusement park, other than my small hometown fair, in over twenty years. Pushy crowds, never-ending line-ups, over-priced (crappy) food, neck-breaking, hair-raising rides…none of it has ever appealed to me. In fact, it would give me anxiety just thinking about it. Not to mention the thought of traipsing around an amusement park with a toddler sounded exhausting. However, I am huge fan of Harry Potter, especially after touring Edinburgh, and seeing where JK Rowling would piece…