Life in Colour: May – Purple

Following a month of Pink in April, we are now highlighting Purple in May for the Life in Colour Photo Challenge. This monthโ€™s theme is a bit challenging, as HeyJude wants us to avoid Violet. Both are secondary shades of red and blue, but purple is red predominant and saturated, while the spectral colour of…

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Life in Colour: April – Sakura Pink

This month’s Life in Colour theme of Pink was perfectly timed for sakura season. Otherwise known as cherry blossoms, sakura are the flowers of the genus Prunus trees. For a couple weeks at the beginning of each spring, cherry blossoms bloom into clouds of pink and white. Those who have been lucky enough to visit…

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Esquites (Mexican street corn salad)

Mexico is a country that I may never visit, but I sure do enjoy Mexican food. Esquites is one of our favourite side dishes to serve on Taco Tuesdays. It is a popular recipe of grilled corn, mixed with creamy, cheesy, lime-scented, chilli-flecked sauce. Sounds delicious, right? It’s perfect as summer approaches and fresh corn…

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Everything we ate in Chicago, USA

When we visited Chicago in 2018, we had the chance to marvel at its world-famous architecture and scope out its top landmarks, but the part of the trip we were most excited for was the food. Chicago has been voted America’s top foodie destination in various publications — and based on our five days of…

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On this day: Chicago Architecture River Cruise

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 8, 2018, I was aboard the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. Following a morning exploring Millennium Park and seeing The Bean, we spent our afternoon on the much hyped Chicago Architecture River Cruise. This boat cruise aboard…

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On this day: Millennium Park, Chicago

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 8, 2018, I was at Millennium Park in Chicago, USA. It was our first full day in Chicago. To start off our trip in style, we visited one of the most iconic spots in the Windy…

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On this day: Magnificent Mile, Chicago

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On April 7, 2018, I was at the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA. A few years ago, I had booked a week off work around my 30-something birthday, so Mr. Chuckles and I decided to celebrate with our first…

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Life in Colour: April – Pink

Welcome to a new month and a new Life in Colour Photo Challenge. In April, we look at Pink. Pink: A delicate colour that means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness; is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness.

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Life in Colour: March – Green

With a new month comes a new Life in Colour Photo Challenge theme. In March, we are looking at Green. Green signals new life in spring, fresh green leaves, the shoots of new bulbs emerging from the soil. It is a cool and soothing colour, bringing us moisture and shade. Landscape greens Botanical greens Edible…

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