Erin's Journals

March 19, 2018

Welcome back to the journal. As you may know, Rob and I took a week away from this page to do a little traveling, have some fun and speed up March so that we can get to April a little faster and see our sweet grandbaby in Ottawa. Nothing like a few days away to do just that!

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March 10, 2018

Thanks for dropping by! As you've heard by now, Mike Cooper and I (and our spouses Debbie and Rob) are going to be hosting an AmaWaterways luxury river cruise in 2019!
Titled Tulip Time, it's 7 nights through the Netherlands and Belgium on board the AMAKristina.
We leave in April of next year and would love for you to join us. You can find the info below and inquire about pricing from Gerry Koolhof at New Wave Travel.

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March 9, 2018

Well, here we are - Friday already. It's been a busy week, but nothing I've done in the past little while has been as gratifying as putting on my "performer" hat again and moderating a Q&A for a club which I joined last fall. And it happened during, appropriately, International Women's Day. How perfect!

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March 8, 2018

Hey there - I hope your week is going well. I want to finish off my eyebrow blog from yesterday. I have the "after" pictures and stories for you from the microblading session that I booked almost four weeks ago. Tomorrow, I go back to Elham's Cottage (a studio added on to her house in picturesque View Royal, near Victoria) for my touch-up session and I'm not quite sure what that entails, but I am looking forward to it just the same.

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March 7, 2018

Hey - before we go any further - here's an invitation to log on and join us for a webinar - just an online chat, to talk about the Tulip Time Cruise that Mike and I are hosting next April on AMA Waterways through The Netherlands and Belgium. The link to register is here. I've never been a part of one of these; I've logged on to passively observe and even write questions as it goes, but not actually as an active participant. So here's to another learning experience!

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March 6, 2018

What a journey Rob and I have been on the past few days! Not just our little Oscar party where we and our three guests donned tuxes and/or fancy fake jewels as we sipped sparkling wine or water and watched all of our favourites take home the coveted Academy Award...but we've been seeing some "moving pictures" of our own.

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March 5, 2018

Welcome to a brand new week. I hope that you're not too sleep-deprived (that is, if you stayed up for the Oscars last night). Of course, here on the west coast, everything began at 5 pm. Where were these hours when I was getting up at 3:15 on Mondays? Honestly! But we had over a couple and another friend and we dressed up just for fun - Rob in his tux and everything - and I'll get to that tomorrow, if it's worthwhile. But for today...another kitchen adventure.

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March 2, 2018

Welcome to Friday and, for many of us, it's an exciting weekend because the Oscars telecast is this Sunday. Over the past year, we've come to love Jimmy Kimmel and look forward to him returning as host. This year we've really leaned into the Best Picture race, having seen all but one of the nominees. Nine out of ten! (The one standout, Call Me By Your Name, had come and gone from Victoria by the time we got around to seeing it. So we'll catch it at home on demand.)

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March 1, 2018

Welcome (and hello March). I forgot to tell you something Monday which you may have seen if you pop by our Facebook page: just as the radio show here in Victoria was ending, I awoke on Friday morning to news from Rob that I'd gotten a voice job. Like so many others, I audition for hundreds and get maybe five or six a month. Nothing I could live on, that's for sure! But this one is as the voice of a crow in a video game(!) and we did it by Skype on Monday with a producer in Denmark. What a world!

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February 28, 2018

Well, here it is - last day of February. Spring is next month, spring training is already almost a week old and we have all turned a collective corner towards longer days, warmer temperatures and (hopefully) sunnier skies.

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February 27, 2018

Now that I'm done my nine-month stay with Ocean 98.5 here in Victoria, I am so happy to say that an experience Rob and I shared has turned into something that Ocean has been able to use as something special for listeners. Let me explain.

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February 26, 2018
The Butchart Gardens, BC


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February 23, 2018

Well, here we go again - another grateful goodbye to radio, but this time with a little more peace in my heart. You see, this was a gift that just happened to come when I needed it most. As I've often said, radio has saved me more times than I can count. And today I close another chapter.

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February 22, 2018

Ever since humans began putting thoughts down in words, whether carved in stone, scratched onto papyrus or even swabbed onto cave walls, adults have lamented the future in the hands of the so-called "younger generation." I don't know if there could possibly be more proof that those concerns are unfounded than the events of the last two weeks in Florida and in Korea.

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February 21, 2018

Well, there was a surprise after all! First off, thank you for your kind notes both on Facebook and to my email (which is if you're not on FB and wish to be in touch any time) wishing us a happy 30th anniversary yesterday. As promised, it was a low key one, but we did do something that I totally did not expect going into the day. 

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February 20, 2018

If you have the time, why not go to the audio journal today? Rob's playing DJ for'll get it....
I hope that, if you celebrated it, you had a lovely Family Day weekend. We marked the day here last week at my Aunt and Uncle's and it was an evening of good food and laughter. Can't ask for much more than that, can we? 

February 16, 2018

If you've come looking for information on the River Cruises with Mike Cooper and me, click here for a link to Wednesday's journal that has all the details. By the way, Gerry will be responding to your emails all weekend, including Monday. 

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February 15, 2018

We’ve noticed a few funny things while driving out here in BC - and I’m not just talking about the proliferation of VW vans here, or the right hand drive vans that seem to be everywhere. No, this is about a rule that puzzled us...and something else.
First, we were surprised when we bought our used Mini back in the summertime that it didn’t need to pass any kind of mechanical fitness inspection. None. This is a requirement in Ontario, of course, and I think it makes perfect sense.

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February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day. And I guess it's really appropriate that on this day that's all about love, I get to tell you of something that combines my loves: travel, Rob and my favourite radio partner.

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February 13, 2018

Hey - first of all, thanks if you were one of many who posted on my public FB page about the fact that BC is going to align its Family Day with the rest of the country next year. I don't know where I was when that news came out, but I will be sure to mention it on my midday radio show today here in Victoria. And speaking of radio....

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