Author Archives: Erin

About Erin

Bookworm, word nerd, grammar geek. Small town girl, living in a lonely world. Running a race-per-month in 2013.

Toronto International Film Festival

How long after an event can you write up your thoughts and still have it be relevant? I think I missed that window for recapping my first Toronto International Film Festival experience, but since the Vancouver International Film Festival starts … Continue reading

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Race Report: Emperor’s Challenge 2014

Runners tend to obsess over their ‘personal best’ times, but I’m ridiculously proud of my ‘personal worst’ time on the Emperor’s Challenge. With an official distance of 20km, it’s just shy of a proper half marathon, but my finish time … Continue reading

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Trash into Treasure?

What do you do with all the stuff you’ve amassed over the years, when it no longer holds any sentimental value but isn’t quite ready for the trash bin either? One of the downsides of downtown condo living is that … Continue reading

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Istanbul (not Constantinople)

After spending three weeks in Russia for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, I met my husband at the airport in Istanbul for a week of exploring the city. We absolutely loved Istanbul, and are already thinking of a return … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Sochi

Two months after leaving Sochi, I finally get around to writing a final wrap-up post on my experiences at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Those last few days in Sochi were an amazing whirlwind. After the excitement of watching the … Continue reading

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Hockey Night in Sochi

The week has just flown by in Sochi. I can’t believe I’ve just got three more days before I say “до свидания” to Olympic Park and my new friends. I spent last night watching the gold medal game for women’s … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

No flowers, no chocolates, but I did get a day off for Valentine’s Day. Earlier in the week, I stood in a slow-moving line at one of the ticket booths in order to buy a ticket to see the Friday … Continue reading

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