I can’t help it. The more the clock ticks, the more I am thinking about home. I feel like I’ve already mentally checked out of Toronto – maybe I never really checked in. But either way, the exciting part of our expat adventure has come to an end, there are no more ‘exploring Canada’ trips… Continue reading Expat Diaries: Getting Ready for Home
I’ve come to view this blog a little bit like a diary – a trove of Toronto memories to look back on one day. It therefore shocked me to find my last blog post was in April! I honestly cannot believe it has been that long. Every week I’ve told myself I should write another… Continue reading Expat Diaries: 4 Months until Christmas
It’s spring. Strange- I’ve really got that feeling of hope and warmth that often gets associated with this time of year. I certainly don’t remember feeling this aware of the flowers blooming, the birds tweeting or the gradual growth of green around the city this time last year. Maybe it’s because I was too pre-occupied… Continue reading Toronto Cherry Blossom Watch
Weekend getaway to Muskoka and Algonquin I had the realisation this morning that I’ve only spent a measly 5 (!) days out in the countryside since moving to Toronto just over a year ago. By countryside, I’m talking no large tower-blocks or glass robed condos for as far as the eye can see. Somewhere you… Continue reading Escaping the city to Ontario’s spring wonderland
As much as I meant to write this post bang on the one-year mark, it’s actually been just over a year and a month since we moved to Toronto. Time is flying by so quickly I can’t quite keep up with it. We’ve definitely crossed the halfway mark, and are now on the downwards climb… Continue reading Expat Diaries: one year!
I can’t believe it’s already been a few weeks since we visited Ottawa – and even more bizarrely, yesterday marked the year anniversary of moving to Canada. Time is flying! It’s crazy to think we are about a fifth of the way through 2017. I will have to do a one year expat post soon,… Continue reading Exploring Ottawa!
I keep getting told Toronto is experiencing an unusually warm winter. It’s certainly not half as bad as I was expecting – maybe I’ve brought the mediocre British weather with me! But last week, I did get to experience a whole new weather I’ve never seen before – freezing rain! I find its hard to… Continue reading Freezing Rain!