• Annemarie Bolduc

Welcome & bienvenue

Updated: Aug 19

Introduction about the voice and language of Snowy Foodie.

Blue spruce tree in our Aussie backyard © Bottle and Brush Studio 2017

Bonjour, I’m Annemarie, in one word, no hyphenation. I’m from Québec (Canada) and currently live in the Snowy Valleys region of New South Wales in Australia. In 2015, I said “yes” to a big life change and moved here with my Aussie man, whom I met in Montreal years before. At this time, there are no other French Canadians living in this region (only me!). As a French speaker, starting out by writing posts in my second language will be a little more challenging, but with a little help from my friends, there should be some improvements (to my Aussie slang too). With understanding readers, nothing should be lost in translation. I first wanted to present this blog in a bilingual form as I will have topics to interest both my home and adoptive cultures. The reason why I have decided to start this in English only, for now, is mainly time, low budget and it's the environment where I actually live and work. Everything will be translated in French “en bon français” at some point as I do care about preserving my own language and connecting with my Québec culture.

Contemplating • Adelong Falls, NSW, Australia © John Riddell 2019

Images say more than words to a visual artist like myself. I reinvented my whole outlook when realized how much I was getting into natural food, gardens and photography. I just love browsing recipe books and gardening magazines full of great pictures. That really inspired me. I’ve started to dream about making my own book in my first year living downunder while getting into gardening and home cooking. Back then I could not imagine how enormous the work would become to make this a reality. But it did not stop me. This is a goal that no bushfire or “iso” pandemic could discourage. The expat and small business life gives you no choice to become active in the social media world and this is where it all can be possible. A book would have surely taken me another 5 years to produce independently… So I’m just going to start slowly by sharing posts and exercising my voice into a small magazine style cooking “blook” (blog to become a book... an accidentally invented word). The platform I use is limited and simple but we’ll see how it goes!

Photography session in a corn field • Varennes, Qc, Canada © Gaetan Bolduc 2019

As a tribute to my Québec culture which I-will-never-forget and my Australian mountains region that not many knew about overseas, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Snowy Foodie, a blog that will connect my two favourite places of four seasons in an upside down time and place. My feet are in Australia now but my heart is just right in the middle all the time. If you've got any questions or comments, just get in touch. The blog comment options are off for now so I can keep concentrating on continuing my creative photography, writing and freelancing. But you are very welcome to use the contact form of the website. I don’t bite … unless it’s beautiful yummy food!


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