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?
The First Few Months Friends. They can make or break a situation. A city becomes a thousand times more beautiful if you have good people around you; a job becomes a million times more enjoyable if you get on well with you co-workers. Every hurdle is a little easier to step over if you have… Continue reading Expat Diaries: Making Friends
A spin of the classic carrot and coriander, this nutritious soup combines carrots, ginger and lentils. It is super quick and easy to make, and the added lentils makes a satisfying meal. Toronto has some beautiful, surprisingly large green spaces nestled between bustling blocks of urban landscape. Yesterday I was amazed to find the… Continue reading Carrot, Ginger and Lentil Soup
A gently spiced, creamy and healthy soup that is quick and easy to make. Made simply with sweet potato, chilli, garlic, onion and coconut milk, this soup works perfectly served with homemade crouto… Source: Sweet Potato and Chilli Soup with homemade croutons
It’s the Simple Things Things here are starting to fall into place. This week has been one of those roller-coaster weeks where many things have been chaotic. But reflecting on this Sunday evening, I can safely say things are looking pretty positive. So the biggie is we have finally moved into our flat – and… Continue reading The Expat Diaries
Too Busy to Cook? Attempting to furnish an entire flat from scratch in two days is exhausting. I think I now know IKEA like the back of my hand and have a fairly good idea of Toronto’s furniture store highlights. There are some amazing second hand furniture shops here with high end, quality furniture. I… Continue reading Bean and Tomato Salad
To be or not to be Partners of expats are often left with the tricky task of finding employment once in a new country. Differences in the employment market, VISA restrictions (or the fact you are not a permanent residence) and cultural/ language barriers can make this a rather daunting challenge. What is the… Continue reading The “Underemployment” Dilemma