Our baby turned one today!

Yet another birthday in the Up Late family. It is amazing how quickly time passes. It seems like only yesterday that I was arriving to meet the new addition to our family. And now, here BJ is today, turning one. Happy birthday, little guy! Continue reading

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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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Why Australian Football is better than American & Canadian Football

AFL versus NFL & CFL

WARNING: The following post is classified MA [Mildly Aussie]. It contains some Aussie language and, if you’re finding yourself lost in translation, Tristan and Cindy recommend taking a squiz at their Australian-Canadian Phrasebook.


 

It’s that sad time of year Down Under when the footy is finished but the cricket hasn’t started yet. And by footy, I am of course referring to AFL, probably better known by our North American counterparts (if at all) as Aussie Rules.

Late Friday night/early Saturday morning Toronto time, Australia celebrated possibly the biggest event on its sporting calendar (except maybe for the Melbourne Cup) – the AFL Grand Final. While watching this spectacle with an enthusiastic crowd of locals and expats at Hemingway’s (the Kiwi-style, as close as we can get to Aussie, pub in Yorkville), it got me thinking about how us Aussies definitely win against the Yanks and the Canucks when it comes to chasing an egg-shaped ball around a field. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Tristan!

It’s Tristan’s birthday today!  We celebrated with cupcakes at the stroke of midnight followed by a delicious dinner out at Sassafraz in Yorkville this evening.

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You’re never too old to blow out candles and make a wish!

But more on that later! For now, in celebration of all things Tristan, we thought we would share a post dedicated solely to him. So here are some random tidbits about Tristan you may or may not already know: Continue reading