The World Around Us

Map of Canada


Toronto in The Great White North has been our “base of operations” since we were married there in 2009. Every time we return the city, it has (or we have) changed a little.

Canada is known for being: the second-largest nation on earth, very cold, the best maker of maple syrup, very polite and multicultural. What we like is going around The Greater Toronto Area to see a bit of Canada’s thrilling and vast landscape. We’re particularly fond of camping / cottaging on Georgian Bay and hiking parts of The Bruce Trail .

This is a personal blog about living our life in Canada (when we’re not working abroad).


Photo of Marlowe and Elizabeth in front of Futalognkosaurus

Friday Night Live at the ROM

Hello all, long time no write. I great deal has down down in the last nine months and one positive thing is I’m now a volunteer at the Royal Ontario […]

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: March 13, 2017

Gollum eats a fish

My Only Wish, To Eat a Fish…

Fish. Seafood. Fruits de mer. These have been words I’ve avoided on cans, packages and menus for close to three decades, and for good reason. Here’s a tale of love […]

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: August 3, 2016

CN Tower

Another Tower Climb Bites the Dust

Jut a few days ago, I, with a friend, ascended the CN Tower for the World Wild Life Foundation; raising $250 for the organization. Starting off slowly around 7 AM, […]

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: April 22, 2016


I like dinosaurs, so I built a website

Marlowe has finally let his enthusiastic nerdiness overtake him. He has built a site about dinosaurs, and much more. Culture studies, theory and philosophy and science and technology are what this site also offers.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: November 7, 2013

Halloween and St. Martin’s Day

I took a look at the history of Halloween and St. Martins Day and recalled celebrating the latter event as a child.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: November 6, 2013

What happened in the past month or so?

We recently went to the family cottage with friends Silly (the puppy) and got Kaleidoscope Consulting’s online presence scaled up.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: October 25, 2013


Marathon training: 22 days left

Marlowe’s not trained in quite a while. He makes the cut this time but finds out the marathon is one kilometer more than he thought. The walk’s getting close and the heat is on!

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: September 28, 2013

Scotia Walk 41 days left

Marathon training: 41 days left

The last training on the 5th had gone well at just over 7 KPH, but things like street lights and pedestrians had been major obstacles. Also I was wearing runners […]

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: September 16, 2013

Scotia Bank Training Aug 5

Marathon training: 45 days left

Marlowe trains for his October 20th walk marathon. With bad shoes and out of shape, Marlowe gets back on the wagon.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: September 5, 2013

Haliburton’s best kept secrets

Two weekends ago we went to a cottage to chill out with Marlowe’s parents recharging our batteries for a lovely 3,5 days out of the city.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: September 2, 2013