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And for you, Gil

April 18th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Books | Canadiana - (Comments Off on And for you, Gil)

This morning I found out from Twitter that Jonathan Crombie had passed away. Crombie is best known for playing the most perfect Gilbert Blythe there will ever be. Hearing that he had died brought tears to my eyes. I’d never met the man, but through dozens of viewings of the Kevin Sullivan miniseries I had …
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NYE

December 31st, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on NYE)

Last year Joe and I went out to party for New Year’s Eve. We stayed over at a hotel and danced past midnight. And I all could think was that I hadn’t seen my baby girl yet in 2014. We’re not partiers. We’re watch the countdown on TV-ers. It’s warm at home and my pyjamas …
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The Hill

October 25th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on The Hill)

Parliament Hill has been reopened to the public after Wednesday’s shootings and I couldn’t be happier to hear the news. People who have never been to Ottawa, and certainly people from outside of Canada don’t understand what this space is. The Parliament buildings surround pathways and two large lawn spaces. Parliament Hill belongs to us, …
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I grew up in Ottawa. I have moved away a handful of times but I have always ended up back here. When I got to work on Parliament Hill it was a privilege every day. I almost had to pinch myself every time I got to walk up the steps into Centre Block. This city …
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My country’s made of trees

August 16th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on My country’s made of trees)

I love this country. I am so proud and privileged to be a Canadian, and I rarely feel that more than when I’m driving across it. A decade ago I went west, Ottawa to St. Paul, Alberta (where it was suggested to me that I not tell anyone I was from Ottawa). This year I’m …
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Bay of FUN-dy

August 15th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on Bay of FUN-dy)

Am I right?

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Peggy’s Cove

August 13th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on Almost Wordless Wednesday: Peggy’s Cove)

  One of the most beautiful places in the world.

Mud, Honey

August 13th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana - (Comments Off on Mud, Honey)

We’re officially on our road trip. More than 1500 km in two days and we finally reached our destination. We’re renting a house in Nova Scotia for about a week. Now, I love this country. Driving through the hills of New Brunswick I almost cried because of how beautiful it is. I’ve driven west on …
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It’s just a few weeks now until we head out on the road to Nova Scotia – me, my kid and Grandma – and I’m getting very excited about this trip. For starters Nova Scotia is one of my favourite places in the world and I haven’t really had the chance to visit since I …
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Giggles

April 18th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Canadiana | Personal - (Comments Off on Giggles)

So the NHL season is over here in Ottawa. The Senators didn’t make the playoff (oof) and now we have nothing to cheer for. Now we’re talking about next year (and also trying to win our playoffs pools), and what changes we might see in the team. There’s a lot of talk that Jason Spezza …
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