A quick little introduction: I am a Canadian professional volleyball player, currently living in Brussels, Belgium and competing for Barbar Girls Volleyball Club. I am passionate about sports, food and travel. It’s an irreplaceable experience having the opportunity to live abroad, playing the sport that I love, and I’m excited to share my overseas adventures with you! If you’re looking … More Welcome Friends!
It’s been a little bit of a crazy week here in Brussels but I’m not even going to try and put the feelings into words. Most importantly, we’re safe, and although my Easter holiday to Italy was cancelled, we made the best of a beautiful Easter weekend here filled with good friends and food. Easter is a … More Trick Your Sweet Tooth
W: 3-1 (18-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-18) It’s been a little while since my last post and what better time to write then after a successful win. A win which guaranteed us a spot in playoffs and accomplished the ultimate goal of staying in the first league for next season. It’s been a whirlwind the last … More Every Moment
2016. It’s incredible to think that two and a half years ago I made the decision to stop playing volleyball. This weekend, I sat down and watched as my old teammates fought for their chance to get back on the Olympic stage. I got goosebumps as I reminisced about my journey the last three years and where my … More Twenty Sixteen
Some people despise winter. For me, when that first snow hits, I get all giddy inside and the 10-year-old child in me wants to run around making snow angels and tobogganing. You don’t realize HOW much you miss it until everyone back home is sending pictures of skiing in the mountains or the first days … More Christmas Favourites
Armistice Day. Remembrance Day. Veterans Day. “The eleventh hour of the the eleventh day of the eleventh month” a ceasefire on the Western Fronts marked the end of World War 1. This year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting Ypres, Belgium. 97 years ago, this whole area of Belgium was destroyed by 4 years of trench warfare. … More “For their tomorrow, we gave our today”
W : 3-2 (25-19, 26-24, 13-25, 18-25, 15-13) A huge W for us on Saturday.. and let me tell you it wasn’t easy! I’m so proud of the character the team showed this weekend. After a few tough matches and a collapse in the third set, bringing back some bad memories from our game against Amigos, we managed … More A Step in the Right Direction
The countdown is on, can you believe it? 52 days until Christmas! I just officially booked my trip to Germany and Prague for Christmas, and then Amsterdam for New Years! I’m so excited that I get to spend the holidays in Europe this year, why? Christmas Markets! Plain and simple. Mulled wine, holiday food and cities completely … More 52 Days and Counting!
L : 0-3 (22-25, 17-25, 12-25) Essentially, this past weekend was a catastrophe. It’s hard to find the words when you lose a game the way we did and it takes a little longer to sift through the bad and find the good. There were good moments for sure, for example how we started the match, … More “We’re Not Quite There Yet”
MMM … pumpkin, one of my fall favourites. I love to do a traditional carve every year for Halloween and nothing compares to a delicious pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice latte. But one tricky part about living abroad is not all your staple foods and favourite home comforts are available or easily accessible. I’ve actually … More A Little Taste of Pumpkin
L : 1-3 (16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 19-25) Just a quick update after our first match vs. Charleroi. It wasn’t an easy match to start with but the character the team showed this past weekend was incredible. We fought hard and played more like a team than I’ve seen us do this whole season. We’ve been … More Home Opener