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How to Pack a Suitcase and How to Fold a Tee-Shirt

posted on Mar 03

If you're packing your suitcase in preparation for a trip (hopefully to stay in one our City Life Suites in Victoria) click on the following link for "tips to pack your suitcase and how to fold a tee-shrirt, Japanese style"  The suitcase-packing video is perhaps a little bit "tongue in cheek"…

Victoria and Vancouver Island Have Many ?Star Connections?

posted on Mar 02

After posting my article about Colin Firth’s (The King’s Speech) connections to Victoria via his marriage to Meg Tilly, I began pondering what about Meg’s sister Jennifer Tilly, another talented and well know movie actor with Victoria connections? As I pondered Jennifer’s life…

The Kings Speech-Colin Firth’s Victoria Connection

posted on Feb 28

Oscar winning actor Colin Firth has a very interesting "Victoria connection". In the early 1990's he was married to Victoria actress and author Meg Tilly, who he'd met when she played Madame de Tourvel in Valmont and with whom he had a son, Will, born in 1990. Having been Oscar nominated in 1985…

A Most Unusual Day in Victoria

posted on Feb 23

I looked outside our window this morning and was greeted by a strange sight! There was white stuff falling from the sky; our garden was covered in a blanket of white, clumps of white slid from the branches of the trees and our cat (a Maine Coon) was playing in this unusual stuff, jumping around and sliding…

After 35 Years We’re Still Discovering Victoria’s Hidden Secrets

posted on Feb 20

Today we went for one of our regular walks and discovered a place that we knew existed, but had never visited before in all the 35 years we've lived in Victoria.  Summit Park is located in the Vista Heights area of Victoria, about a 10 minute drive from downtown.  The views from Vista Heights…