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The ‘T’ Word

On my son’s first day at school he put up his hand and asked if he could go to the toilet. Aussies reading this can’t yet see the issue… Little Canucks, however, caught on straight away and responded as only … Continue reading

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Beavertails anyone?

This, my friends, is a beaver!! Sadly, I didn’t take this photo and haven’t seen a beaver in real life – yet!  I have however seen a beavertail. Confused? Let me catch you up! Way back in 1978 a new … Continue reading

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Try your luck in the first Aussie and Canuck quiz

So, you think you know a few things about Australia and Canada. Put your knowledge to the test with a short quiz I’ve created just for G’day Canucks. It will only take 2 minutes!! Click on the Aussie/Canuck Quiz #1 … Continue reading

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Let’s talk loonies and toonies…

“Can I have a loonie or a toonie? What about a few quarters? I just want to buy some gum!” pleaded my kids. They’ve got the Canadian money lingo down pat. They know their pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies and … Continue reading

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Pencils, tuques, lollies, duo-tangs and more…

Pencils or pencil crayons? On the first day of school my children came home with a list of school supplies to be purchased. No big deal! Surely we use the same language with stationery. A pen is a pen, a … Continue reading

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Morning tea?

I casually asked a friend to come over for morning tea as we had a few things we needed to chat about. She looked at me and smiled, “Do I have to wear a hat and a frock? And will the … Continue reading

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Introducing… milk jugs

“Why would you want to write about milk jugs? That’s a stupid idea for a post,” said the  little man dressed in hockey gear who just popped onto my left shoulder. “It’s a great idea. They don’t have them in … Continue reading

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Earth lights

This is one of my favourite images (thanks NASA). It’s a satellite picture of the earth at night. It gives me a real sense of how few people there are in Australia and Canada compared to some of the other … Continue reading

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Unique and stunning rock art – one of my favourite places…

Imagine delicately balancing rocks, or should I say boulders, precariously on top of each other to make mind blowing art work. That’s exactly what John Felice Ceprano does at the Remic Rapids on the shore of the Ottawa River. And … Continue reading

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How to speak Aussie

My son has a friend who has been trying to perfect an Aussie accent for the last year. Every time he comes to our place he fires off his latest attempt at saying g’day. I must admit, a few times … Continue reading

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