Where I Live

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I live in the best town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia! The Comox Valley is made up of three main places: the town of Comox, the city of Courtenay, and the village of Cumberland. It has beautiful mountains that you can see from almost every direction with a giant glacier that the K’ómoks First Nation calls Queneesh, the white whale that saved their people during a flood. We also have lots of forests, beaches and rivers to explore.

There are so many places here that I enjoy, but I’ve chosen three to share with you.

1. Locals  Restaurant at the Old HouseImage result for local's comox valley
Picture from Locals website

If you ever visit the Comox Valley you should check out Locals because they make really yummy meals, which are all made from scratch. That means every time you order something, it’s made slightly different, which is neat. All of the food they use there is from local farms in the area.  That is why it’s called Locals. I’ll warn you when or if you go there, make sure you have some cash in you wallet because it is a little expensive, but remember it is super delicious. My favourite things to eat there are the cream of chicken soup and the chicken pot pie with a crust of potato slices on top. For dessert I like to choose the dipped chocolate banana popsicle.

2. Goose Spit                                                             

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Goose Spit is one of the nearby beaches. It’s really sandy and when the tide goes out you can walk pretty far. There are also fire pits there that you can use from May to October. I love to go there and roast hot dogs and make s’more cones. What’s a s’more cone you ask? It’s a sugar cone stuffed with a layer of marshmallow, then a layer of chocolate and then another layer of marshmallow. You wrap it in tin foil and put it on the rack above the fire. Once it heats up everything inside the cone melts and you unwrap it and eat it! Yummy in my tummy! We go there when it’s sunny like a lot of people, but my favourite time to go there is when it’s raining. When it’s stormy and high tide, big waves crash into the shore and the driftwood breakwater making the water sometimes splash on to the road and your car if you’re down there and that lucky. Before the breakwater was built the driftwood logs would often end up on the road because of the windy storms. The storms are fierce there and the wind makes it hard to stay balanced sometimes. It’s so much fun. When it’s really windy, but not stormy you can also see kite surfers down there and if you kayak or canoe off the end of Goose Spit you can sometimes see orcas in the bay.

3.Oyster River

Oyster River is on the northern edge of the Comox Valley right before you get to Campbell River. It’s really fun to go swimming there in the summer. There are big potholes in the rocks that you can sit in and in one of the holes there is another littler hole on the side that you can swim through. There are also places that you can jump off into the water, but you need to be careful that you jump in a safe spot where it’s deep enough and there aren’t rocks. The water is a little chilly so it’s best when it is really hot out. There is a slow current so you can float a little ways, but parts get really shallow. It’s pretty awesome place to visit in the summer.
this is a picture that my Mom took.

It’s hard to pick only three places to share with you because this really is the best place on Earth to live. I chose these ones because I have really good memories from them and hope if you ever visit Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley you might get a chance to enjoy them too.

Let’s talk, Santa!


Dear Santa,

How are you and Mrs. Claus? Are Rudolph and your reindeer ready to pull the sleigh? It’s probably pretty busy up there at the North Pole so I thought I’d write you a letter to save some time. I know at Christmas most people make lists for what they would like you to bring them. Well this isn’t one of them. This is a list all about what I DON’T want for Christmas. Yes, you heard me correctly, Santa. Please DO NOT bring me these gifts. I really am grateful for the presents I get from you, but you want me to like them, right?

  1. FESTIVE FRIENDS – Have you tried these? They’re disgusting. Cadbury totally tricked me into buying them thanks to the cute Christmas pictures on the box and what looks like delicious cookies. I hope they didn’t trick you too. Let me save you some trouble, Santa. Don’t ever buy them. No one will want these as a gift.
  2. BEARD-GUARD – Once you brought my dad a beard-guard. I think you were trying to be funny because lots of stuff gets stuck in my dad’s beard. I know it’s going to be a long time before I grow a beard, but please don’t ever think I want one of these. They’re really weird.
  3. UNDERWEAR – I know it’s a useful gift, but I think my mom has this covered. I have enough thank you. Opening up underwear on Christmas morning with all my family there is a little awkward.
  4. BAND-AIDS – Santa, why the heck did you put Band-Aids in my stocking one year? Please do not bring me Band-Aids this year. I know I used to like them and I used to use a lot of them, but that doesn’t mean I want them as a present.
  5. ELF-ON-THE-SHELF – if you think everyone loves Elf on the Shelf, you’re crazy! I don’t need an elf messing up my house and expecting me to look around for him. That’s not my idea of fun. Plus, its face is creepy looking. I’m begging you not to put this under my tree.
  6. SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES – These would have been a great gift if I got these last Christmas, BUT seeing as it already happened last August and the next time I could use them for a partial solar eclipse would be on October 14, 2023 this isn’t something I really need right now. I also hope in the next 6 years someone will be able to design better looking ones. They could be a lot cooler.
  7. CLIP-ON MAN BUN – Do I really need to explain why I don’t want a clip-on man bun? Why does this thing even exist? Do people actually buy these?

That’s it! I will be a happy boy on Christmas morning if I never ever see these gifts with my name on them. You rock Santa! I know I can count on you.



About Me

Hi, People!
My name is Finn. I’m 12 years old, I’m in grade 7 and I live in Comox Valley. Just to let you know this post is mostly about sports that I play.

Here are some things I enjoy…

Playing my ukulele and guitar
Drawing cartoons in my sketch book
Playing baseball

Baseball is my favourite sport to play. I love to practice it and play against other teams. It has always been in my family and I will never stop playing it .
This summer I went to a MLB game in Seattle. It was really cool. Safeco was a huge stadium and it was my first time every seeing a professional baseball team play live. I watched the Seattle Mariners vs the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners almost won, but the Angels squeaked out a win. Since the Angels were playing I also got to see Mike Trout play. He was pretty cool to watch. He’s one of the best MLB players and could end up winning MVP for the third time this year.

I love to play volleyball too. I’m on my school’s team now, but I really want to play club volleyball afterwards. That’s the more competitive community team that happens after the school league is done.

I used to play a lot of soccer, but it took up a lot of time and I wanted to focus on baseball more. I sometimes play road hockey with my friends as well.

What are your favourite things to do? Do you enjoy any of the activities that I like to do? Feel free to let me know!

See you on the blog, Finn