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my week in pictures: slowly saying goodbye to ottawa

lois 'n' frima'sI don’t know why I’m even bothering to say goodbye to Ottawa. Between returning more than weekly for teaching, gigs, and family stuff, Ottawa probably won’t even notice that I’m gone. But you know how it is when you don’t live in a place, somehow you never manage to revisit your favourite spots on trips that are hurried and activity-packed already.

With only a few months as the exception, I’ve lived in Ottawa my whole life. I grew up here, went to school here, and built my career here. Needless to say I’ve amassed a pretty long list of favourite things to do. I’m trying to take special care to do some of my favourite things before I’m in Montreal accumulating a new favourite things list.

This week, after a very successful garage sale (thank you to those who came out), Craig and I went downtown to visit the Byward Market. We walked through the huddled masses of tourists to visit the market stalls selling fruits and vegetables, textiles, jewellery, and sundries. Then we stopped at Lois ‘n’ Frima’s for ice cream. Delicious, delicious ice cream.

I’m still trying to decide what favourite things I have time for this week between packing the house and teaching. Do you have any suggestions? What are your favourite things to do in Ottawa?

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Renée is a queer, non-binary, disabled, and chronically ill creator based in Montreal. They are a singer, songwriter, pianist, YouTuber, and Periscoper. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University and a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers.

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  1. Amy

    Moving?! How did I miss that?! Ottawa’s loss and Montreal’s gain. See you in Montreal next time! You guys will rock Montreal, I’m sure of it.

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