Bell Let’s Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Hi friends – you might remember me from past #BellLetsTalk posts such as “I’m here for you” and “if you ever need anyone, you know where I am”.  And both of those things certainly remain true. If you ever need someone to talk to, I am here. But today I’m going to do something a little different, a little harder.  Today I want to share. For the past few years I have been knowingly suffering from anxiety and depression.  I…

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Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 5 – Harvest Dice & Wrap Up

Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 5 – Harvest Dice & Wrap Up

Welcome, welcome to the final blog of the 2018 Charity Challenge where Rachel and I have been playing board games and raising money and awareness for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital! Together we’ve raised $150 for Sick Kids, a bit lighter than years previous but I didn’t do as many different events throughout the year, I’ll make sure that gets fixed up next year. If you’d like to donate please visit our campaign page. The Choice In the previous night Rachel…

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Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 4 – Jaipur

Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 4 – Jaipur

Welcome to the penultimate and possibly deciding night of the charity challenge competition!  For over a month now Rachel and I have been playing games nightly to raise funds and awareness for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital and to decide who will hoist our family board game challenge trophy! If you would like to donate or learn more about donating to Sick Kids please visit our campaign page here. Let’s setup where we are in the competition going into tonight.  In…

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Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 3 – Stone Age

Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 3 – Stone Age

Could this be it?  Could this be the end of the competition?  Rachel is up 2-0 in the final week with the competition hanging in the balance!  If you’re interested in donating to our charity campaign raising funds for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital please visit our campaign page. The Choice The competition is in my hands tonight for the last time in this competition.  If I manage to win tonight I will need to win the following two nights, all…

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Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 2 – Grand Austria Hotel

Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 2 – Grand Austria Hotel

The final week of our charity challenge is now fully in gear!  Thank you all so much for your donations, and support during this campaign.  Rachel and I are thrilled in the interest this year and we appreciate you all following along supporting us.  If you’d like to donate to our campaign in support of Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital please check out our Extra Life campaign page. A reminder of where we are at in the competition:  We are on…

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Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 1 – Clank!

Charity Challenge Week 5 Night 1 – Clank!

We’ve arrived at last!  The home stretch of our November(ish) Charity Challenge.  Five weeks of board gaming between Rachel and I, every night playing for the household board gaming championship while raising money for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital.  This is the first time in the competition’s history that we’ve made it to week 5 with the competition still in the balance.  It should be exciting as we’ll be bringing our A-game and best game picks. If you’d like to donate…

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Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 5 – Phase 10

Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 5 – Phase 10

Welcome to the final night of week 4 in our charity challenge.  Before we get started if you’d like to donate or learn more about our campaign check out our campaign page here. Tonight is a strange night in the competition, in order to win the competition we need to win 3 games next week.  That’s it, everything else is noise.  BUT the first game of week five will be decided by the person who loses tonight.  The result is…

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Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 4 – Azul Stained Glass of Sintra

Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 4 – Azul Stained Glass of Sintra

Last night Rachel managed to put away week 4 in a clean sweep but we still have two nights to play this week.  We’ll want to get these nights behind us to get to week 5 and the deciding games of this charity challenge competition.  As ever if you’d like to donate, and we very much appreciate all donations! please visit our campaign page here. The Choice Since Rachel has been kicking my butt this week I get to choose…

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Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 3 – Century Spice Road

Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 3 – Century Spice Road

Night 3 of week 4 and Rachel is poised to take the week in our charity challenge – I’m going to try my best to shut her down.  If you’d like to donate to our campaign please visit our donation page! The Choice Since I need to stop Rachel’s clean sweep of week 4 tonight I have to bring in one of my couples games big guns: Century Spice Road.  We have played Century 8 times, Rachel has won 0…

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Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 2 – Quacks of Quedlinburg

Charity Challenge Week 4 Night 2 – Quacks of Quedlinburg

We’re now super deep into our charity challenge with 9 game nights left to decide who is the household board gaming champion and to raise money for Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital!  If you’d like to donate to our campaign in support of Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital visit our campaign page. The Choice Night 1 of Week 4 went to Rachel so tonight it’s up to me to pick the game.  I can win the competition this week so I plan…

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