Posts made in August, 2011

Working…

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Music, Technology, website admin | 0 comments

Hi! You might be confused as to why you found this page, even if you think it was on purpose. Let me try to clarify things…

My name is Ania and I’m a singer-songwriter from Toronto. I have a  website and a blog and you’re most welcome to check them out. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook…or just Google my name and see what comes up.

So why this page? Well…I’m working on a new website which will hopefully launch in late 2012, and I’m trying out new things in the process. This is the “news” section of my website.

Hopefully we’ll run into each other again but by then this page might not exist. So maybe we can just enjoy this moment of serendipity…you’re here and I was here…and if time was to do that whole folding onto itself thing, we’d be here together. Just think about that for a while or have a listen to this.

Read More

It’s not every day…

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

…that you spend sitting in one of these…

green canoe

…packed like this…

packed canoe

…looking out at this…

paddle view

…and walking through the woods with stuff…kinda like this…

portage

…eating like this…

dinner

…taking a Yoga break like this…

yoga on the rock

…watching this…

sunset start

…become this…

sunset

…hoping you don’t see too many days like this…

stormy

…and drying off as you’re looking out at this…

clearing

…lucky enough to spend the evening like this…

lazy evening

…waiting to see the moon like this…

moon

…to live completely naturally, with no amenities and still have a huge grin on your face…yeah…kinda like this…

all smiles

…and share it all with good friends…pirate style!

pirate boats

A provincial park, 8 days, 4 canoes, approx 70km, 10 portages, 9 campers, 6 campsites, 4 tents, 1 hammock, 1 rainy day, countless bug bites, 100% technology free, and so many priceless memories that no photograph could ever capture. This was one of those weeks I will never forget.

Read More

What’s your favorite scent?

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

1. Various nature smells…especially as the morning sun dries things up after a night of rain.

2. Laundry

3. Baking bread

4. Baking in general…and vanilla…

Got a question?

Read More

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in video | 0 comments

Appearance on Rogers Television’s Toronto’s Talent on May 17, 2011

Here’s a little back story

Read More

11 Things: I miss about living at home

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

I’m a bit of a late bloomer it seems. I never did the renting thing but instead lived with my parents until a few days before my 30th birthday. It was a choice I had made; I wanted to save up the money to buy and I did. I’m still getting settled and I think it’ll take a while before it truly feels like home and there are some things that I know I already miss. So here they are, in no particular order.

1. Mom’s hugs – I’m still close to home but there’s nothing that beats coming into the kitchen or living room and getting random hugs.

2. A full refrigerator – I’m far from starving but there’s just something nice about opening a fridge so full that you have to move things. Oh and cheese…different kinds of cheese always there!

3. Mom’s cooking – yup, this one never gets old. Also, Dad’s experimental meals.

4. Cable and PVR – I know I can get things online but it’s nice for them channel surfing moments…and watching cheesy Made for TV movies.

5. The laundry fairies – sometimes I’d wake up on a Saturday and my dirty laundry would be gone, and later return folded on my bed. Sure love those laundry fairies. (Note: I do actually do my laundry, the fairies didn’t always show up)

6. No rent – I was lucky. I was able to live rent free and save up. Now large sums of money mysteriously disappear from my bank account on a monthly basis.

7. The pets – we have a giant dog and adorable cat. It’s weird to come home and not have someone greet you.

8. Morning conversations with Dad – he works night shifts so he’d be fully awake while I was like “oh my god, I need coffee before I can process this” but looking back, it was nice to connect 🙂

9. Having (almost) everything when I needed it – I wanted to bake last night and my first thought was “I don’t have measuring cups or a mixer…crap”. I miss just being able to open the right cupboard and things would always be there.

10. Saturday/Sunday morning brunch on the back porch – I live close enough to visit but it’s just not the same when I’m not in my PJs

11. Catching up over dinner – it’s not the same over the phone.

I’m sure there will be other things I’ll miss and there’s lots I’m slowly learning to love about living on my own (like no one to question why I’m baking at 11pm) but home is where the heart is…and a piece of my heart will always be there <3

Is there something else? What did you miss when you first lived on your own?

Read More