apologies for the radio silence

I've been quiet over the last few weeks because the boyfriend and I have been looking for a place to rent in one of the most competitive rental markets in the world. I'll have to write a more detailed post about the process and our experience of it thus far, but what I will say… Continue reading apologies for the radio silence

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Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Before I get into the nitty gritty of what the last few months have been like, and what it's like settling in to life in a new country - I thought I'd just give those of you who are unfamiliar a rough outline of what the IEC visa is. The IEC (International Experience Canada) is… Continue reading Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

A mouth full of ulcers

So this morning I resolved to write a little about my work experience so far in Canada. Then some interesting things happened at work, which led to my having to make good on that idea of 'do at least one thing a day that makes you uncomfortable'. Anyway, more on that later.... So back in… Continue reading A mouth full of ulcers

And all of a sudden June is upon us

So as you may well know, we're leaving the UK on June 25th with a one way ticket to Canada, where we will be giving a new life a go on the IEC visa for the next 2 years. Months have melted into weeks and then soared into days, with that odd combination of time… Continue reading And all of a sudden June is upon us

Heart in my throat

So today started stressfully, although I decided to poeticise my commute to try and make at least that part of it less frustrating: I missed my bus by the turn of a corner, and my train by a flight of stairs. Commute aside, my mind was fully occupied this morning. I had a letter to print… Continue reading Heart in my throat

Loss of wisdom

So yesterday was oddly and unexpectedly eventful....I went to the dentist first thing for a check up and a clean, and he ended up taking out my upper right wisdom tooth! The tooth has been giving me a bit of grief on and off for a while now, but it's the kind of thing that… Continue reading Loss of wisdom

Getting back into it

So since the move things have felt a little stagnant. Upheaval can really make it feel like you've hit the pause button within your personal life, while everything else races on around you. I don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone! All I know is that my etsy is feeling a bit stale (although… Continue reading Getting back into it