How best to describe Winter in Canada? Bitterly cold, snowy and oh so long. However, if you’re well prepared and love the snow – it is a blast! Here are some of the things I’ve been up to during my first Winter in Montreal. Skiing in Mont Tremblant So I took to the slopes in … Continue reading Winter activities in Canada
I am extremely lucky to have found an apartment in the beautiful area of Côte-des-Neiges with a backdrop of the notorious Oratory from my bedroom balcony. The Oratory is Canada’s largest church and sits overlooking Montreal. Its gardens were open later this year thanks to the glorious weather we have been experiencing in Autumn. I … Continue reading WELCOME TO MY BACK GARDEN – L’Oratoire de Saint Joseph
I still remember the first time I said goodbye to my Mum. We stood in the middle of the bustling ‘St Michel’ metro station in Paris, crying in each others arms. I had left my little town in the North West of England to go study in Paris for three years. I still remember the … Continue reading Coping with homesickness
I’ve had the most hectic first two months in Montreal. I settled into my new apartment, furnished my room (thanks IKEA), found a job (which turned out to not be the job role which was advertised) then left… And BREEAAATHE. I am now crossing my fingers and hoping for some good news to come my … Continue reading MY FAVOURITE SEASON IS HERE – Apple Picking
Without a doubt, I am missing my family more than ever after spending 10 months back at home in the UK. However, I feel like Canada or more specifically, Quebec is where I’m meant to be right now. Here are some photos and the moments where I think about my family the most but also … Continue reading Lac Ouareau – Finally back in Canada!
Sometimes you travel far and wide so you can appreciate nature. But it’s so easy to not take notice of the beauty right on your doorstep. A friend and I decided to take a road-trip to the Lake District before I leave for Canada in a few weeks. The Lake District attracts tourists from all … Continue reading Lake District – Lake Windermere and Ambleside
I seldom meet a British person who hasn’t visited Spain but here I was on my first flight to Spain. I was so excited to see Barcelona’s architecture and taste it’s food! Our time in Barcelona was spent wandering it’s beautiful streets and washing down plates of tapas and paella with sangria. Barcelona was an absolute … Continue reading Barcelona! Sangria, Tapas, Paella and Gaudi