It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.  How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?   ~Vita Sackville-West


Photo by Andrea Tomkins

Photo by Andrea Tomkins

 Join me for a coffee break?

I spend my coffee breaks from my work as a writer and mother in the blogosphere, either blogging or reading.

What can I say? My name is Julie and I’m a blog-aholic. (I may also have a few issues with caffeine.)

If you’d like to reach me, email julie [dot] communicate [at] gmail [dot] com. 



Who?  My name is Julie Harrison. I live in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, with my husband and two children.

What?  I blog about travel ideas, online shopping finds, books and movies. But most of all, I tend to blog about life in general.

Naturally, this includes sharing family stories such as my Australian husband Gavin(sheesh! some people are picky about their pseudonyms; name still TBD)* taking up the very North American sport of softball, my often inane conversations with my 7-year-old daughter Stella*, the trials and tribulations of sleep deprivation from living with my one-year-old son Max*, or me simply going on about getting old.  (*not their real names, at nameless hubby’s request)

Why?  The rewards of blogging are many, so it’s a labour of love more than anything else:

  • As a daughter-in-law, sister and friend to dear people all over the globe, this blog allows me to connect and keep strong bonds — distance be damned.
  • As a mother — like every mother since the dawn of time — I just can’t help sharing tales about my two young children.
  • And as a writer, it provides me with a fun and creative release.

All in all, I’ve found the experience of blogging to be a lot like scrapbooking but with one major additional benefit: the ability to connect.

I love receiving comments, reading others’ observations and extending my reach into this fabulous world made possible by the internet.

So thanks for joining me here on my coffee break! I hope to see you back soon.

Disclaimer: This is Julie Harrison’s personal weblog.  The opinions  expressed on this blog and the associated web pages represent her own personal views and not those of current, prior or future employers.


2 responses to “About

  1. Angela


    Very impressive blog- so professional feeling.

    Where do you find the time to do all the research etc? You amaze me. Congratulations!


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