Mother. Nurse. Teacher. Crafter. Photographer. And now, writer…

Nurse. Teacher. Crafter. Photographer. Canadian; I am a woman who wears many hats but what defines me the most, is being a New Zealander and a mother.

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“Why on earth did you leave New Zealand?”

This is often the first question I am asked after the inevitable clarification of where my accent is from — usually confused with being English or Australian; even after 25 years, I cannot shake it.

I came to Montréal with my husband…

The Queen by Ola Volo ©Barb Dalton

A taste of mural culture

Montréal is famous for its restaurant and music scene, politics and weather. If you walk the streets, you will also discover incredible urban art. Since I can barely draw a stick figure on paper, it boggles my mind that a wall can be transformed into a stunning piece of art.


Memories of being a new mum in a new city

Photo by Alesia Kozik from Pexels

It was a tumultuous few months adjusting to life with a little one. You can read all the books and soak up all the advice offered, but until you’ve popped that baby out and the dirty diapers and sleepless nights ensue, it’s impossible to comprehend the challenges of parenthood.


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