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The July Project

Because I only really just started this blog a few months back, and I don’t want to leave you, my wonderful readers, in suspension while me and mine take the whole (yes the WHOLE) month of July off on vacation. I decided to do my version of The July Project (and hopefully be able to continue for the whole month) — as inspired by a post I just read over at Naomi’s blog, Consumed By Ink, about the adventures of Sandra Phinney and Melanie Chambers. They both “Toured” their respective cities for a whole month, as tourists (something me and mine have done before, but never ‘blogged’ about).

So, dear reader, stand by for a month-long tour of what you can expect to see and or do here, in my little corner of the world, in Québec City.

Just so we’re clear, there will be no photographic evidence of me skinny dipping ever!


  1. Oh, that sounds like such a great idea, Alex. For people like me, who aren’t really familiar with what’s available in Québec City, it will be a terrific introduction. I look forward to your posts.

    • La Blonde says

      I’m glad you think so, Margot. Given I wasn’t sure if anyone would want a ton of touristy kind of posts. But it’s true, we all love to be voyeurs and get a small glimpse into where others live. What may seem humdrum to each of us, can sometimes be very interesting to others.

    • La Blonde says

      Thanks, Sandra. I hope you too post more from that lovely part of the world you live in. I have such fond memories of Dartmoor and Bodmin moor. We did a lot of orienteering around the moors in my day. 😀

  2. I love that Naomi’s post. Looking forward to reading about your version of The July Project.

    Enjoy your holiday. And yes, completely clear on that skinny dipping, thanks for clarifying. 😉 Ha ha, I am honestly looking forward to following your adventures. 🙂

    • La Blonde says

      It was a delight to discover two new blogs through the comments on your blog, Vera. Thank you! That’s how I found Naomi’s post, and thought to try this. I hope we get enough decent weather to get out and about to all the major sites in and around the city, as we have quite a few surprises people don’t readily know about.

      And, yes, I tried the skinny dipping once … way back when. You know, just because you have to try everything once. I’ll skinny dip in the comfort of my own shower, thanks! 😉

      Other adventures can still be had that are eh, a little less revealing!

      • I honestly don’t know that much about Canada and am looking forward discovering more of it. Fingers crossed you get some nice weather!

        I enjoy how connected this blogging community is, I learn about new and interesting blogs every day. 🙂

        • La Blonde says

          As an avid geographer I had something of an inkling on how big Canada is, but when I got here, realised just how big BIG is! 😉 And there are an awful lot of lakes and rivers too …

          Yes, I’ve discovered a whole other group of wonderful people I never knew existed, since restarting to blog. And all in part, thanks to Margot stopping by to comment. Through her I stumbled across first one then another, and then, via each new connection made, another. It’s a lovely discovery.

  3. Ha! At least do the skinny dipping, even if you don’t photograph about it! 😂 Are you going to post on your blog each day about what you saw? Or are you going on a hiatus for all of July and then coming back at the end to blog about it? I hope you keep at least a weekly update going.

    • La Blonde says

      Oh, trust me when I tell you that you don’t want photographic evidence of my skinny dipping. I don’t want to turn everyone blind from shock! Ha! But who knows what might happen as each day unfolds.

      I had planned on blogging a daily post each evening after the fact, so that anyone who wants to can follow along. If I wait till after all is said and done, I’ll probably write nothing. So, with luck, a daily dispatch!

  4. You’ve got a fantastic idea here, Alexandra! I can’t wait to see what you and yours explore in QC. You and the other fine folks posting comments here have given me some creative ideas to consider. Have fun out and about in the wondrous city that you call home.

    • La Blonde says

      I cannot lay claim to a great idea, but I am borrowing it and, hopefully, will be doing a share-along with everyone. And, as you already know, there are some fun things to see here, in QC, Kenny!

      Maybe this will inspire others to post more about their own town/city and or area. That would be wonderful. All those sneak peaks.

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