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This week, as the month of July wound down, we headed off to the Aquarium for a day out, midweek, in the hope there would be less people doing the same thing. We thought no one would go on a Tuesday, surely. How wrong we were. The aquarium was chock-full from the moment we arrived, …

Well, it had to happen, and the lyrics of the Righteous Brothers song Loving’ Feeling just about sums it it, really. I’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’ Whoa, lovin’ feelin’ Bring back that lovin’ feeling ‘Cause it’s gone, gone, gone Whoa, whoa! At first I thought I was just in a reading slum because of a …

We had a lovely day out, yesterday, doing a loop along the St. Charles river. You can, if you really wanted to (and had the time) walk all the way from the Lac St. Charles along the river till you arrive here, in Québec City, and hit the mighty St. Lawrence river. We chose to …

Following on from Darwin and Miro, we went to the Chateau Frontenac for Afternoon Tea yesterday! And let me tell you, if you’ve never done afternoon tea at a fancy hotel, you should. It was a blast from beginning to end. An extravaganza for the taste buds. The Chateau recently celebrated it’s 125 anniversary and …

Well, okay, maybe not actually ‘In’ his footsteps, but it was as close as we’re going to get. What am I talking about? The Museum of Civilization here, in QC, has a wonderfully large exhibit courtesy of London’s Natural History Museum, featuring a selection of Darwin’s collection. Which, you should note, is vast. But what …

In complete contrast to the Miro “art” we saw on Thursday, we also took in a number of the fixed exhibits, my favourite being the huge canvases of Jean-Paul Riopelle. I love certain aspects of this Québec (Montreal-born) artist’s work, whose abstract expressionism is, again, a kind of art you either love or dislike, intently. So, …

In order to recover from being inside for almost the entire weekend, last weekend, this Wednesday we spent the day outside at the University Laval Botanic Gardens soaking up some sun. As usual, the array of flowers didn’t disappoint, especially the peonies—my favourite flowers. We were spoilt for choice. I hope everyone has a great …

“Come and see the Miro Exhibit,” they said. “No, thanks, not my cup of tea,” I replied. So where did we end up this morning? Yes, you guessed, the new Joan Miro exhibit at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. For someone who studied art history for my A levels, there are artists I love, and …

Yesterday, we got up early and went to watch the Birthday Celebrations in front of the Town Hall here, in Québec City. As yesterday, July 3rd, is the city’s birthday. Québec City turned 411 yesterday, and She doesn’t look a day over 400! Ha! Ha! Every year the 22nd Regiment troops the colours (as they’re stationed …

This, my friends, is how we roll here, in Québec City when not rushed to go to work. We have brunch at one of our favourite restaurants, the Cochon Dingue at Laurier—a Parisienne style bistro—where they serve up some of the best crepes around. All served with a side order of potatoes, bacon, and yes, …