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Where I Live

Hello World!

Canada is a very diverse country! We have mountains, rivers, forests, fields, arctic, the list could go on forever! I am very grateful to live in Canada, but I truly wouldn’t want to live in any other town in this country than the incredible Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. My city has three main ‘towns’. The Village of Cumberland, The City of Courtenay, and the Town of Comox. There’s also smaller cities that branch off of Cumberland and Courtenay, like Fanny Bay, Union Bay, Royston, Black Creek and Merville. All of these places make up the Comox Valley! We’re about the fifth largest city on the island.

If you and your family were ever to come visit the Comox Valley (nudge, nudge, wink, wink), here are a few of my favourite places you should check out:

The track! If you’ve read some of my other posts, you’d know that I love track and field. My family has been involved in track for a very long time, so I’ve been hanging out there since I was about two or three! Our track is not exactly in the best shape. The equipment shed is super small and has a leak in the roof(once there was even a person sleeping outside on top of the shed), and the long jump board is splintered and has a pit of water underneath it, so when you jump on it water squirts out. Our bleachers are really old, and once someone tried to burn them down. Our hammer cage it rusty and bent awkwardly(hopefully from my amazing throwing that went wrong and flew into the fence). But I think all those things make the Comox Valley track, our track.

The beach at Seal Bay, from the Seal Bay Nature Park site.

Seal Bay Park is an amazing place to go for a walk. Some of the trails are open to horseback riding and biking, too. The forest spreads out to different places, so you can find trails all over the valley that are with Seal Bay Park. One of the trails leads down to a really stunning beach! Most of the trails are loops, and you can take hikes for different lengths. My Mom and I love to go running and walking there. Once we even saw an owl perching in a tree!

Miracle Beach, from the Miracle Beach site.

Camping at Miracle Beach is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. We usually go with our cousins, so it’s even more fun. Camping is always really exciting because you get to leave your house, sleep outside in a tent, roast marshmallows, and play games! Miracle Beach is especially fantastic since there’s a beautiful beach just a short walk away, where you could play in the water and sand all day. Each of the campgrounds has a fire pit and a picnic table, and there’s also a really great playground near the toilets (okay, the location isn’t ‘really great’). There’s also a small nature house, which is basically a museum for nature! I have so many wonderful memories from there, like when a squirrel took one of our Doritos and faked its own death, when we created the ultimate s’mores combo, or when my cousin and I freaked out and swam away as fast as we could from a red jellyfish. Miracle Beach is basically all fun in my mind, and I’d definitely be there all summer if I could!

Thanks for reading this post! The Comox Valley has tons more places that I love, but I had to go with these three. Do you have places similar to my list in your town? What are some of your favourite places to be?

Happy blogging!



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Hello world!

Today I’m going to tell you about bananas! Personally, I love bananas, and I usually have one before I go to bed if I’m still hungry. I heard that they help make you sleepy! Well, today I’m going to test that theory. I’ve been doing some research, and here are 20 facts about this amazing fruit.

  • There are about five different species of bananas. The Cavendish banana, the plantain banana, the Saba banana, the Musa acuminata, and the Musa balbisiana banana.
  • In Mecca California, there is a Banana Club Museum.
  • Potassium, magnesium, fiber, protein, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 all reside in a banana peel.
  • If you rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes every night, for a couple of weeks, it can naturally whiten your teeth.
  • Mashed banana with a tablespoon of heavy cream and honey makes a great conditioner that helps get rid of dry, and damaged hair.
  • To help cure a headache, rubbing a banana peel on your forehead helps.
  • A way to polish leather shoes is to rub the inside of a banana peel on the shoe.
  • Songs have been written about bananas more often than other fruits.
  • In India, a man once ate 81 bananas in half an hour.
  • Technically, bananas are actually berries.
  • A cluster of bananas are called a hand.
  • A single banana is called a finger.
  • The banana split was invented in 1904 by David Evans Strickler.
  • You can eat a banana peel if it’s cooked.
  • According to research, bananas can help lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even some kinds of cancer.
  • The banana species Gros Michel went extinct in 1965 due to a fungal disease called Panama.
  • Bananas are at risk of going extinct, due to another Panama disease. If it infects one variety, it can infect all of them.
  • Bananas actually help boost your cheerfulness, and can elevate your mood, due to tryptophan, which is an amino acid that converts to serotonin, which boosts your cheerfulness when you have lots in your brain.
  • There are actually over 1000 kinds of banana plants in the world today, but most are disgusting.
  • Since bananas have high contents of potassium and magnesium, which naturally relax muscles, bananas do help you sleep! 🙂

There you are! 20 facts about bananas! As it turns out, they do help you sleep! I hope you all enjoyed and learned something from this post!

Do you know any fun facts about fruit? What is your favourite fruit?

Happy blogging!



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