Visiting Hy Hope Farm, Ashburn

By Piyushi Dhir

While one can find all varieties of fruits, vegetables and bakery items at conventional grocery stores, there is nothing like buying farm-fresh produce from local farmers. In the summer months, a Farmer’s Market is an ideal place to visit if you like to fill your basket with organic and local produce. I love the vibe, […]

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What Living Through Canadian Winter is Like

By Piyushi Dhir

Bright Winter Afternoons in Canada

When we first came to Canada from the warm climes of West Africa, we had quite a weather shock. My husband landed here in late January, at the peak of a cruel winter. My son and I landed 6 weeks later, while Canada was still experiencing sub-zero temperatures. None of us had warm jackets, boots, […]

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The 10 Best Books I Read in 2020

By Piyushi Dhir

While I am a writer, I am also an avid reader. As a child, I maintained a diary where I recorded every book I read. Of course, this was before the time of spreadsheets and Goodreads. Once I discovered Goodreads, I was a convert. It was the best place for me to maintain a list […]

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Why 2020 Was Not a Write-off for Me

By Piyushi Dhir

Spending Time in Nature

When I look back at the year that just went by, it is easy to think of it as a year of viruses, restrictions, lockdowns, fear and loneliness. After all, we just lived through the single biggest pandemic that has ever affected the world. But I refuse to call 2020 a “write-off” as so many […]

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Fantasy of Lights at Uxbridge, Ontario

By Piyushi Dhir

Fantasy of Lights, Christmas Ontario

How the world lights up during Christmas, isn’t it? Festivities, décor, glittering Christmas trees, shiny gift boxes and happy smiles abound. Sometimes, all one needs to do is get into the car and drive around after dark to feel the magic of Christmas. After driving through the famous, decorated houses of Old Scugog Road, Bowmanville, […]

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Letting Go- A Short Story

By Piyushi Dhir

Rick adjusted himself on his chair. His back hurt more than usual these days. He watched the red and orange leaves fall to the ground. Winter was not far away. A woman walking her dog stopped outside his house to see the pile of household items lying beside the sidewalk. Rick watched her skim the […]

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Fall Drive Routes Near Toronto, Canada

By Piyushi Dhir

Fall… such a beautiful season! A time to see nature’s glory in its vivid colours, a time to decorate your porch with pumpkins and everything orange, a time to do ‘fall’ crafts with your little ones, a time to breathe in the crisp air feel its cool touch on one’s face, a time to celebrate […]

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