Tristan’s Year in Review – Year #1

Tristan's First Snow Storm

Almost without me realising it, my first Canadian anniversary came and went recently and I thought that this would be a good opportunity to look back on the past year and reflect on how it fits into the story of Tristan Yeats. My life in Canada so far has not been dramatically different on a day-to-day basis from my life back in Canberra. Nonetheless, my first year has certainly been a significant one for me and hopefully this post will provide you a little insight into this.

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High / Low – November 10, 2016

The last couple of weeks have found us focused on two main things – delicious food and too much politics (sometimes, at the same time). Going forward, we don’t plan to spend much more time talking about the US election, but hopefully we can get around to writing about some of the spectacular meals we’ve had – mainly because, in our experience, when you are new to Toronto, it’s hard to know where to go to find quality, but not fine dining, food. For now, here’s our High / Low (and for once, it’s Tristan whose high relates to food). Continue reading

Trumpland: Good Viewing, Even for the Non-Political

Trumpland

Last week, an email hit my inbox to tell me that Michael Moore’s Trumpland would be shown at the HotDocs cinema this weekend. Despite living in the political capital of Australia for 10 years, I do not consider myself a political junky. I would describe myself as, at best, someone who is somewhat informed about Australian politics – this is probably less of a reflection of my actual knowledge of current affairs and more to do with the fact that, when you live in Canberra, there are some pretty passionate politi-philes who are seriously well-informed about all things politics, meaning your average (or perhaps even slightly better than average) understanding pales in comparison. Anyway, I digress.

Unlike me, Tristan is reasonably well-informed about politics. He has a good grasp of his personal political ideals and the reasoning behind those. That may have originated from his Canberra born and bred status, but I feel there is also a genuine interest which drives him to read as much as he can about a raft of issues that I probably should care more about. His interest isn’t limited to Australian politics either, with the upcoming Trump v Clinton election definitely occupying a lot of his time of late. Just last weekend I woke up in the morning to the sound of Tristan watching representatives from the Republican and Democrat camps engaging in a debate about the Third Trump / Clinton Debate! So, when I saw the email about Trumpland, Continue reading