• Dec 3, 2019

    I’d like to be able to recite all of the elements, and this seemed the perfect way to learn. I’ve been practicing, and I finally have the whole song memorized! I still can’t sing it as fast as the original, but I don’t think I’d ever be ...
  • Nov 30, 2019

    Along with about 500 other volunteers, we planted approximately 7,700 trees in a park in London with Trees for Cities!  
  • Beckton Park, London, UK
    Nov 30, 2019

     I volunteered with Trees for Cities and planted 25 trees in Beckton Park! It was a lot harder work than I thought it would be. We planted a variety of species of tree. Personally, I planted some oak, cherry, and alder trees, along with ...
  • Oct 13, 2019

    A long time ago, maybe 4 years ago, I purchased the popular children’s book Le Petit Prince after a trip to Paris, when I decided I wanted to learn to speak French. I’ve tried a few times to read it, but I have always given up after a fe...
  • Oct 10, 2019

    Sounds simple! I’ve found a deodorant that I like – it’s aluminum free, comes in a glass jar, and actually works, unlike any other one I’ve used. However, it’s £4 for a tiny pot. I’d really like to be able to make all my own beauty produ...
  • Sep 25, 2019

    Finally I’m in a position where I’m out of both packaged bread and fresh bread from the Saturday market, so I can be sure this bread won’t go to waste when I make it! It was simpler than I thought to make this bread. It’s literally just ...
  • Sep 3, 2019

     I thought this would make me well on my way to learning French, but it turns out Duolingo doesn't have magical powers. I've been doing the bare minimum per day and seeing it as a chore. I need to start actually focusing on learning the ...
  • Aug 22, 2019

     After taking this quiz probably 50 times, I can finally complete it and name all of the countries on Earth!
  • Aug 1, 2019

    This is Dreki! His name means "Dragon". I got to spend almost two hours riding Dreki through winding trails, past fields of lava. This was an incredible experience! I was smiling the entire time. It's been years since I galloped on a hor...
  • Jul 31, 2019

    Fierce winds, rough waves, and an icy drizzle. Doesn't sound like a great day at the beach! This one was, though. I didn't stay for long, due to the weather, but it was beautiful!   
  • Jul 30, 2019

    I got the tiniest glimpse of a humpback whale in Faxaflói Bay. My camera wasn't quick enough, however, so this was the best picture I got - you can hardly even see it! The guides confirmed it was a humpback though! I would have loved to ...
  • Jul 29, 2019

     Wow. What a beautiful country. I stayed for a week and it wasn't enough! I'm already planning my next visit.
  • Jul 29, 2019

    I went to Iceland by myself! This was the first time I have fully travelled alone, not meeting up with anyone along the way. It was great! I went for five days, and enjoyed every single one of them. I got to do everything I wanted to do,...
  • Jul 29, 2019

    This was so cool! The water was so warm and so blue, it was almost magical with the steam rising from the water. The only downside was that I got a major sunburn. I was too distracted by the beauty of the lagoon!  
  • Jul 15, 2019

     I'm trying to learn how to speak French, and this is an easy way to remind myself to learn a little bit every day.
  • Apr 28, 2019

    This worked out way better than I thought it would! But it was very hard and took a long time. It was super tasty though! 10/10 would do again. 
  • Mar 6, 2019

    Living in England for a year already and only just doing this? How? But, a nice way to celebrate the 1-year England anniversary.  
  • Feb 17, 2019

     After those mittens, I figured socks would be a breeze. I think they were actually a bit harder, but after a long video chat with my mom helping me, here we are!
  • Jan 27, 2019

     My mom has always done this for me, and I didn't think I was a good enough knitter to do this, but here we are! This was super fun and I am very proud of the end product!
  • Jan 1, 2019

     After learning that two subspecies of giraffe (one of my favourite animals) were added to the "critically endangered" species list, I decided I wanted to do something to help. I'm not able to help physically, but this is the least I can...
  • Dec 24, 2018

    Moving to the UK was a big step back in my career, because my qualifications from Canada do not count in the UK. This is my first step in re-qualifying here!  
  • Sep 28, 2018

     Amazing experience flying over Lake Lucerne next to my sister. My pilot even let me fly for a while! Definitely would do this again (if it wasn't so expensive!).
  • Sep 28, 2018

    Paragliding over Lake Lucerne and hiking the Stoos Crest Ridge trail - both terrifying but so worth it!
  • Sep 24, 2018

    Travelling to Germany has been something I had wanted to do for a very long time due to my heritage. This was a great experience, and Oktoberfest is so much more and better than I thought it would be! 
  • Sep 23, 2018

    Not including my home country! Unites States (2000) France (2015) United Kingdom (2018) Netherlands (2018) Germany (2018)
  • Sep 22, 2018

    Turns out I'm not so great at bike riding. Amsterdam is SO pretty though, and biking is a great way to see it.  
  • Sep 20, 2018

    Going home to visit my family was the first time I ever took a flight on my own. I was very nervous about getting to the airport on time, finding my way through the airport, getting to the gate, et cetera. It turned out fine though, and ...
  • Jul 20, 2018

    Another item that was different than what I expected. This was fun because I was spending time with my dad who was coming to visit. However, I was kind of generally underwhelmed by London, and the view wasn't _spectacular_.  
  • Amesbury, Salisbury, UK
    Jul 17, 2018

     My dad came to visit me! We did a lot of fun stuff, including driving out and seeing Stonehenge, which was different than what I expected, but still really cool!
  • May 31, 2018

    Moved to the United Kingdom this year and made multiple friends!  
  • Mar 7, 2018

    The first time I moved out of my city, I moved 6000 kilometres away. Who knew. 
  • Sep 22, 2017

     I hate having long hair, but I also hate spending money and time getting my hair cut. So this wasn't really a selfless thing, but I did wait until my hair was the proper length before getting it cut. I think I will continue this cycle, ...
  • Pleasant Bay, NS, Canada
    Sep 17, 2017

     This was great! It was fantastic to see something like this, I will definitely do this again.
  • Sep 15, 2017

    Another long-time goal of mine! I think it was originally because my mom wanted to go, and she passed on that desire to me.  
  • Hopewell Rocks Park, Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape, NB, Canada
    Sep 13, 2017

     When I first made my bucket list, this was the absolute first thing on my list. It was amazing to see the tide come in and people kayaking around where I had just walked.
  • Old Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Sep 10, 2017

    It took me a long time to actually manage to get here, but it was so nice. I really enjoyed walking around and exploring! 
  • Dec 27, 2016

    Cali is the best decision I've ever made! 
  • Aug 11, 2016

    A coworker asked me to draw him a picture, which is now hanging in a frame on his wall.  
  • Aug 2, 2016

     I made a number of scrub tops to wear to my job at the hospital. I got a lot of compliments on them! It was great because I could choose the fabric for them (hello, dinosaurs!). The only thing I didn't like was the fabric I chose was pr...
  • Apr 5, 2016

    After two years of school, three expensive exams, and 6 months of practical training, I can finally say I am a licensed and registered Pharmacy Technician! 
  • Feb 18, 2016

    We took a lesson at Archer's Nook for Valentine's Day (we're that kind of people). I was shocked to find out how much arm strength it took to pull the arrow back on the string - the teacher actually had to give me a smaller bow because I...
  • Brocéliande, Malestroit, France
    Jan 2, 2016

     Taught by my boyfriend randomly while we were on vacation in France!
  • Dec 31, 2015

    MUCH smaller than I thought it would be, covered by glass, surrounded by guards, and a crush of people. I would not go see it again, but I'm glad I've done it once.  
  • Dec 29, 2015

    This was another thing that I had wanted to do for a long time. Paris was a dream of mine, and things was one of the many many things on my Paris wish list! 
  • Dec 28, 2015

    This was a lifelong goal of mine! I was SO excited to finally get to see it! My boyfriend and I went to go visit his parents, so we got to go to Paris!  
  • iFLY Toronto, Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, Canada
    Jul 11, 2015

    This was an amazing experience; 10/10 would do again.  [not my photo]
  • Jun 23, 2015

    It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, but when I finally did, I took a 2-year college course and earned a diploma.  
  • May 31, 2015

    Right after I finished college, I finally moved out of my parents' place! 
  • Jan 1, 2015

     So much fun! I got to meet all of the princesses!
  • Jul 31, 2014

    I took my little sister and her boyfriend here for her birthday, and they absolutely loved it! I've never seen two teenagers away from their phones for that long. This was absolutely great, so much better than I expected! I definitely wo...
  • Jul 29, 2014

    St John's Ambulance SFA + CPR C + AED 
  • Apr 6, 2014

    Pretty self-explanatory, but I had to leave it behind when I moved. Maybe I'll do this again someday! 
  • Budweiser Gardens, Dundas Street, London, ON, Canada
    Mar 25, 2014

    I think my friend almost cried when we met Hedley! This was great, we had gone to a number of their concerts together before, and it was great fun to meet them together. 
  • Mar 24, 2014

    I was in the very front row of a Hedley concert when I took this picture. We also got to meet the band, and the security guard in front of us was a guy we went to school with! Awesome day!  
  • Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
    Aug 30, 2013

    So fun! Harder to hold on than I thought it would be.  
  • Soulpepper, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Jul 23, 2013

    This was great! There were only a handful of actors that switched between characters, which was pretty cool. 
  • Jul 22, 2013

     So I am very afraid of heights. I don't like standing on balconies, on tall escalators, on bridges. So, I never thought that I would ever do this. However, my friend had convinced me when we were hanging out one night, and we bought tic...
  • Jun 14, 2013

     Turns out I'm rubbish at making sand castles, so it turned out to be more of a sand bowl. (So I didn't take a photo)
  • Jun 7, 2013

    I got a cactus because I thought, since I would probably forget to water a plant, it would be able to survive. However, I accidentally knocked it over and didn't notice until it was past saving. So, I did own a cactus, but unfortunately ...
  • Apr 30, 2013

     This photo is my goal! I would love to be able to grow everything I need and not have to buy any vegetables or herbs from the shop. However, it is a lot harder than I thought it would be! I managed a mangled carrot and some herbs. But I...
  • Jan 7, 2013

    I was so happy to have finally crocheted a little blanket, but little did I know that from that day forward I would crochet almost every day!
  • Dec 20, 2012

     Probably my favourite picture from this trip! (I think kangaroos became my favourite animal for a while.) 
  • Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, FL, United States
    Dec 20, 2012

    I never thought that this was something that I would be able to do! Kangaroos hardly even seem like a real animal to me, they seem like they're out of a movie. And yet here I am, feeding one out of my hand! I can't believe how cute they ...
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States
    Dec 16, 2012

     A long time dream of mine! I've actually gone a couple times, but nothing beat the first time. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and this was just absolutely amazing. I was very impressed, and I definitely want to go back. If only I hadn't ...
  • Dec 11, 2012

    Expertly modeled by my dog!  
  • Aug 6, 2012

     Yet another day at the Toronto Zoo! My baby sister wanted to ride a camel, so I enthusiastically volunteered to go with her. I thought it would be similar to riding a horse, but a horse's gait is definitely smoother than a camel's. This...
  • May 24, 2012

    Prom!
  • Jul 29, 2011

     This was at the Stingray Bay at the Toronto Zoo. There were many many string rays that would swim right up to you, seeming to enjoy getting petted. It seems as though this exhibit is now closed, however.  [not my photo]
  • Jul 28, 2011

     What a great experience! I was lucky enough to get the chance to travel to Alberta and see this wonderful mountain range. Not only see it, but get to ride to what seemed like the top of the world and see this amazing view.
  • Jul 1, 2011

     I was lucky enough to get an underwater camera for Christmas one year from my grandparents. I had a lot of fun taking a ton of photos underwater! [not my photo]
  • Mar 8, 2008

     I didn't get a photo of me with the tarantula, unfortunately. I also got to hold a snake around my neck. There were a number of other animals we got to see as well, including a Komodo dragon!
  • Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
    Jun 22, 2007

     Many a field trip was taken to these falls. I was lucky to grow up so close to them. Not too long ago, my boyfriend's parents were visiting us from abroad, they were so excited to see these falls, which made me realize I had been taking...
  • Mar 8, 2007

     Somewhere hidden in a box at my mother's house, I'm sure I have a picture of me actually standing under this waterfall, but that is almost 6000 kilometres away! So, this photo shall do for now. I used to go to Rock Glen often with my fa...
  • Mar 8, 2000

     When I was younger, my family took a trip to Florida, and one of the things we did was take a ride in a helicopter. This isn't my photo, as these were the days of film cameras and I don't think my parents thought of taking a photo as mu...
  • Mar 8, 2000

     This was before we all knew that elephant rides were not good for elephants. All I knew at the time that it was a super cool thing. I believe this was at African Lion Safari, but I can't actually find a photo, so I'm not 100% sure! This...
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