2017 – Reflections & Thoughts

Seemingly unaware, time seems to be passing me by entirely too quickly and I suddenly find myself in January 2018. I cannot believe I’ve already been here in the UK for 4 months and that 2017 has disappeared behind me completely!

Looking back on my 2017 I feel really lucky. 2017 was chock full of highlights and amazing experiences. I set out to accomplish a lot of big goals and succeeded in them all. New Country, new job, and a radically different life experience all round. It hasn’t all been easy but its certainly be rewarding and worth it and I couldn’t be more happy with where I am.

So, as we head into a new year I just want to take a minute to look back on 2017 and all of its awesome: Continue reading 2017 – Reflections & Thoughts

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Thunder Bay Meets Budapest

Well, October came and went and with it so did the lovely Alyssa Paterson. After getting a little turned around, I found her at a quaint little cafe located just off of a very rainy Budapest street. It had been almost a year since we’d last seen each other, so obviously, there was lots of excited loudness as we caught up over hot chocolate and lattes.  Continue reading Thunder Bay Meets Budapest

Stonehenge!

Well, I’ve been in Europe for just about 2 months now and I’ve been pretty busy! I hung out in Stroud, moved into my flat in Portsmouth, been to London 3 times and even found the time to do a 10 day adventure with Alyssa to Eastern Europe (blog posts to come). And on top of all of that I also did all my immigration stuff (registered with the NHS, got a bank account, got a NI number) and even found myself a job!

And yet somehow, even with all that going on, I also managed to tick an item off my bucket list which has pretty much been on it since day one: Stonehenge. Continue reading Stonehenge!

Living on the Edge

Back in April, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to tackle one of Toronto’s main tourist attractions: the terrifying Edgewalk on the CN Tour. In case you don’t know, this involves strapping yourselves into a pretty heavy duty harness system (each one could support the weight of an elephant) and then venturing out high above the glass floor and the 360 Restaurant onto the famous “Ring” of the tower. What does this look like, you might ask? Well, basically, it’s a mesh metal flooring about the width of a Toronto Sidewalk. And it is very, very high up – 116 floors high-up. Continue reading Living on the Edge

England – First Impressions

Well, I’ve been here a couple of weeks so I figured it was time to update my blog on my first impressions of jolly ol’ England. I’ve decided to break it down into my favourite things, lease favourite things and then general Portsmouth thoughts.

So here we go! Continue reading England – First Impressions

Here We Go!

Well, the last 30 days really have been a whirlwind. I left my job at Goway after 5 years, packed up my apartment and went road tripping with my Momma across Ontario to Thunder Bay for 10 days of visiting before jetting across the Atlantic.

I’ve got to say, leaving home the afternoon of the 9th of September brought on all the feels. It wasn’t quite the same as 8 years ago when my family took me to the airport to bid me farewell for my year away in Australia. This felt different. I am different. And the situations I am leaving behind is completely changed. Leaving was harder this time and there was a lots of tears. Continue reading Here We Go!