I envisaged last week, after we returned to Toronto from our trip west, to be something of a creative week. With no prior commitments, I saw it as an opportunity to knuckle down with a bit of writing… hopefully complete another chapter of my novel and pin down a few blog posts. But in reality,… Continue reading Exploring Canada: Jasper and Athabasca Glacier
I am writing this from a Starbucks within an Indigo bookshop. It feels very Déjà vu, as this is where I’d come to escape our shoebox apartment when we first arrived in Toronto and I wasn’t yet working. It’s funny how much the view from the window has changed in what can’t be more than… Continue reading Exploring Canada (part 2): Whistler and Wells Gray Park
It’s only two(!) months until we leave Toronto and return to the UK. Honestly, it only feels like yesterday I was tapping out my very first blog post. Everything is starting to wind down. The job, which was supposed to be a temporary six week position and ended up lasting well over a year, has… Continue reading Exploring Canada: Vancouver to Whistler
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!