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notes to the west coast

dear west coast of Canada, our time together is almost at an end. we’ve only got a few more days left, but i wanted to say thank you and write some little letters about all of my favourite things you’ve given us.

dear beaches. thank you for all the time you gave me to sit with friends on sandy logs on cold winter mornings. thank you also for all of the dogs that i got to pet while visiting you and for all the times you reminded me of how lucky i am when i was feeling blue.


dear dallas road. thank you for all the sunsets and coffee walks and tide pools and for sometimes smelling gross but mostly being the best. i’ll never forget all the stormy days i spent being wind whipped and watching the waves crash against the shore.

dear jam cafe. thanks for being my favourite restaurant in all of victoria for breakfast. even though i always have to wait about 10,000 years to get in, it’s worth it every single time. i’m going to miss you a lot.

dear fantan alley. thanks for always having cool doors and for no longer being a hub for slavery and opium dens. i much prefer the ice cream parlours and umbrella stores.


dear hide & seek coffee. thanks for being a home away from home and having the best coffee in the city. you always have great tunes and friendly faces, and the knitting nights are the very best. you should know we’re essentially decorating our new apartment to match you, so we’ve lost all hope of playing it cool about how much we love you.

dear vancouver island. thanks for being one of the loveliest places in the world when its covered in pristine snow. no thanks for how everyone promptly loses their collective minds and can longer driver or function like a human being. here’s the key: SLOW DOWN AND CHILL OUT

last but not least

dear victoria. thank you being my home for the last 7 years. you’ve been so good to me. thank you for being the loveliest place with the best people i could ever ask for. thanks for being home to all the people i’ve been lucky enough to call my friends. thanks for being inclusive. thanks for how hardcore you are about green action and recycling. thanks for always being supportive of small businesses and for letting me get to support them too. thanks for the coffee, the food, the music, the art, the sunrises, the sunsets, and the constant seabreeze in the air. you’ve made me feel so at home and so happy and i am so very very grateful. i’m going to miss you so much, but you’re in good hands. i’ll be back to visit.

oh, one more thing

halifax, i can’t wait to meet you.

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  • Reply
    July 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    i’ve been writing a love letter to the island in my head for a few years now. had i written it down it would’ve looked a lot like yours. 🙂
    you’re bang on about hide+seek by the way.
    also, let me know if you need to recreate a jam recipe on the east coast. i might be able to get a recipe for you (shhhhh!)

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      July 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Whaaaaaaat, no way you can. I’d die a thousand deaths. HOOK A SISTER UPPPPPPP <3

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    August 11, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    what do you want to make? 😉

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