Category Archives: Edmonton

Guest Blog – Going to Wagga Wagga? You must know someone there…

[Lisa edit: Another visit and another guest blog, this time by fellow Canadian ex-pats Kristie and Leo Saumure, who came to Oz from their home in New Zealand to compete in the Sydney half-marathon. Kristie (Lisa’s first PhD student) and … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan baker, Australia, birds, Canada, cats, cockatoo, cooking, CSU, Edmonton, farmers market, food, Jugiong, kangaroo, lake albert, lamb, visitors, wagga wagga, wine | Leave a comment

the yard is nothing but a fence

With Lisa away, I need to fill some blogging space so I thought I would complain about our garden.  As I suffer through the horrible sunny high 20s/low 30s weather, she gets to enjoy the last throes of ‘superstorm’ Sandy … Continue reading

Posted in citrus, Edmonton, gardening, house, strawberries, wagga, weather | Leave a comment

All beauty must die

One of the great challenges of living “away” is that we live in political limbo. We can’t vote here, as we aren’t citizens; but we can’t vote in Alberta, as we’re not residents. Sigh… It’s difficult to be so politically … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Edmonton, voting | 2 Comments

summer in the city

Lisa has been in North America for almost  2 weeks, so I’ve been learning about what Wagga is like in the summer. She did this to me when we moved to Edmonton too…went back to Ontario for her PhD defense … Continue reading

Posted in aclimatizing, airport, Australia, beer, cycling, Edmonton, Uncategorized, wagga, wagga wagga, weather | 2 Comments

bigger birds

One of the things we loved about our first trip to Wagga – and one that we found very bizarre – was the airport. And with Lisa away in North America, I get to write another post without her about … Continue reading

Posted in airport, Edmonton, Qantas, wagga, wagga wagga | 1 Comment

let us be the first…

to wish all of you a Happy New Year! Being where we are, we enter 2012 before most of the rest of the world, so we get the jump on this. Many people use this holiday to make resolutions and … Continue reading

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Hot and stickie

When we told people in Canada (those who know about wine) what part of Australia we were going to, most had no idea where the Riverina was located. It is actually a distinct wine region, but not a famous one. … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, Corowa, Cowra, durif, Edmonton, muscat, Rutherglen, stickies, topaque, wine, wineries | Leave a comment