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Today sees the completion of a year-long journey to gain Permanent Residency here, in Quebec and, of course, Canada. And the finalizing of one more step along the road to gaining full Citizenship. I am now a legal, permanent resident of Québec and Canada.

I started this blog—in part—to provide myself with not only a timeline of events, but also as an outlet in which to share my journey.

I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride but, thankfully, this part is now completed and over.

I plan on keeping this blog here for the time being, and to continue sharing posts with you about life here, in Québec—the city and the province—and hope you will continue to stop by and follow along.

Je suis une Quebecker!

It’s Art …

No, Really … It’s Art!

This has to be one of the strangest Art installations that are dotted around the Old Quarter, this summer. It’s a mini man-made island with glowing green animals that don’t quite make up the pairs that might have boarded Noah’s Arc. Worse, they’re this colour because they glow at night!

Even more scary, if you look closely, amid the bears, kangaroo, and other so-called ‘normal’ animals, there appears to be a mini person with a horned bull’s head. If it’s there to frighten the ducks away, it’s not working. They seems to fit right in and have made this floating structure, their home.

At least they seem to appreciate the art!


Mother Nature sure knows how to express Herself. I’m patiently waiting for a hail storm to arrive. No, really … I know we won’t get one, still, a part of me wonders if She might find time to squeeze it in. Given we’ve had everything but snow today!

We had heavy mists this morning, sunshine, dark thunderous clouds, sunshine, lightning somewhere in the distance, more sunshine, more clouds, hot winds, roaring winds, and just now, a torrential downpour … what’s next?

We still have a few more hours of daylight left.