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

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

Tales of a Leaky Toilet….

This is a long one, so brace yourself! So back in late December / early January (that time of year just blurs into its own time zone) our downstairs neighbour knocked on the door and told me his bathroom ceiling was leaking. I went down to take a look and, sure enough, his ceiling was… Continue reading Tales of a Leaky Toilet….