2015 was Awesome, 2016 will be Amazing!

2015 was awesome! Here’s a look back at the calendar. January: January 2015 started unusually warm. Here we are celebrating fireside, taking shelter from the drizzling rain under an upturned canoe in Wakefield, Quebec. February: The temperature quickly turned frigid, breaking cold weather records in the region and we went north to Québec City for the…

Leiden: A Quintessential Dutch Town

Visiting Leiden was the perfect antidote after celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam. My girls and I made our way to the city, arriving after a short, 45-minute train ride, and found ourselves at the heart of old Leiden. My daughter Natasha is studying on a student exchange at Leiden University, the oldest in the Netherlands, established in 1575.…