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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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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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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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Discover Ontario: A Day at Campbellford

By Piyushi Dhir

On the Bridge at Campbellford

Last summer was our first in Canada and not unsurprisingly, a big part of it was spent getting settled into our new lives. This summer, however, we made it a point to do the Canadian thing of ‘getting away’ every now and then. We also changed the direction we usually drive in. So picture this, […]

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Combining Weddings & Holidays in India

By Piyushi Dhir

Beach Holidays

Weddings in India are nothing short of a festival! At least once, every year, we get invited to the wedding of a friend or family member somewhere across the length and breadth of our beautiful country. And we have started taking the opportunity to combine these weddings with a holiday destination. Going to Mumbai to […]

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How I Lost Weight in Canada!

By Piyushi Dhir

Losing Weight in Canada

“Wow, you’ve lost weight,” texted a friend, after seeing a recent picture I had posted. “Slim legs,” said another one. “Special diet?” asked a third. I laugh to myself. I remember all those comfortable days back in Ivory Coast when I had two maids at my beck and call. How much I paid a gym, […]

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