Cariwest Festival 2013 – Edmonton, Alberta

The thing about using up your vacation days to take a Masters degree is that you then make the most of every day and weekend of the summer. This weekend was the Cariwest festival so technically I wan’t in Edmonton, but the Caribbean or so I like to  imagine. Cariwest is a three-day Caribbean Arts Festival that takes place annually in downtown Edmonton. It originally began in 1984 as part…

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Make it chocolate covered for Valentine’s Day

Since I won’t be in Belgium this Valentine’s Day, and I won’t be able to get the usual Cote D’Or or Neuhaus I so enjoy, I started thinking about the chocolate options in Alberta, Canada. (Read more about my take on Belgian chocolate here). Cadbury and Ritter Sport rank rather high on my chocolate scale in terms of taste, but in Canada, its more about chocolate bar brands such as…

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Writing Daily – Keeping the machine well oiled

So I’ve been bad. Bad probably since about March 2012. It haven’t been completely abstaining from writing, but I sure have taken my time to: take a break from fiction writing think about new fiction ideas debate whether or not to edit novel #1 move back to Canada get full-time employment in Canada settle back into Canadian lifestyle. I’ve posted a blog here and there, but I’m ready to write…

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Welcome to The Chron-nicoles

Hello and Welcome to The Chron-nicoles!! I started the Uni-Verse-City Blog back in August 2010, about seven months after I had moved to Brussels, Belgium to live and work. I wanted to keep a blog for a number of reasons: I wanted to write, and it was also a great way to show and tell my family and friends back home what I was up to. But the best bonus of…

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Uni-Verse-City blog birthday and Row80 check in

So yesterday August 6, was Uni-Verse-City blog’s birthday. I felt like I should have done something a little more special for it growing to be one year’s old, but being on vacation in warm weather and over eating to the point of a semi-comatic state has prevented me from “throwing” a proper blog birthday. I remember that I started this blog last year so that I could write and so that…

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