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
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 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!