Introducing my new blog…. My shiny new writing blog is now live, and my first article ‘Am I Allowed to Call Myself an Author’ can be found here. It will feature articles exploring my hopeful journey towards becoming a professional writer, and create a space to share news of publications. Do check it out and… Continue reading Am I Allowed to Call Myself an Author?
I’m taking a much-needed break from trailing thorough endless pages of job listings to write what will probably be my last ever blog post on ‘Scribbles from Overseas’. I’m back in the UK! We landed in London shortly before Christmas, and had a busy festive period catching up with family and friends, and a busy… Continue reading Back to Bristol, UK… and time to say goodbye (for now)…
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
Banff. The final stop on our exploring Canada trip. And in some ways, it was the one I’d been looking forward to the most. When I first knew of our move to Canada, I imagined the iconic high street with a backdrop of mountains. Banff is a truly stunning place, and it’s about a 1.5-hour… Continue reading Exploring Canada: Banff
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