Author Archives: triphappy

Actually Here is now actually over there

I’ve finally done it! I’ve moved off wordpress.com to my own site. Please start following me at http://www.actuallyhere.com. All my new posts are on the new site.  Unfortunately, I can’t move my community of followers so I have my fingers crossed … Continue reading

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Why sometimes its good to complain

Sometimes it really is good to complain. This is not to be confused with self indulgent whining which we all can admit to doing even if briefly. Complaining is different and can be necessary. Here’s a case in point. Someone … Continue reading

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Its a rainy day in the Neighbourhood

There is no denying it..we are officially in wet season here on the coast of BC. From now until spring, there will be dark days with deluges of rain. . What to do? Plan a getaway to a beautiful, cozy hotel…indulge … Continue reading

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Lights on Denman Street

This past week I submitted these images for a photographic exhibition and sale. Only 50 photos were accepted and mine were not. But I like them anyway so I thought I would share. These were taken on a rainy, cold … Continue reading

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Why you should visit the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver is blessed with a world class Aquarium. This is a personal opinion but I’ve been to aquariums in Monaco, London (England) and Sydney and the one here in Stanley Park is not only comparable but I give it high … Continue reading

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My Top 8 Diet Secrets of all time Part II

If you are new to my blog,  check out “8 Diet Secrets Part I”.  In no particular order here are my ‘secrets’. 1. Your diet is what you eat everyday. It started when you were born and it will end … Continue reading

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My Top 8 Diet Secrets of all time! Part I

Yes! Get your secrets here! Ok the title to this post is a bit of a joke. But it’s not far off from all those crazy, blaring magazine headlines you see when you are waiting in line at the grocery … Continue reading

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Hiking Mt Finlayson near Victoria

Yesterday I took an early ferry (7am..omg that’s early but great sunrise) to Vancouver Island to visit friends in Victoria. Luckily they are outdoorsy types so we took advantage of the warm, sunny day and dragged the kids on a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Success

A few days ago I suddenly realized I had to celebrate. I won’t tell you why and it doesn’t really matter why. But when you have reached a milestone, taken a risk (whether or not it gave you what you … Continue reading

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A Short Hike on Dog Mountain

Vancouver is full of outdoorsy types and for good reason. The ocean, the mountains and everything in between makes getting outside a piece of cake. And you don’t have to go far or be a super athlete. There are hikes … Continue reading

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