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!
In the midst of The Rockies are the most beautiful lakes that I have ever seen. Lake Louise and Lake Moraine are glacial lakes and this is why the water is an emerald colour. Unfortunately, I didn’t own a Canon 700d at this point however, who needs a fancy camera when the views are like … Continue reading The most beautiful lakes I have ever seen – Lake Moraine and Lake Louise
I remember the first time I travelled solo. I was 19 and an Au Pair in Grenoble for Summer. I had the weekends free and wanted to explore nearby cities. However, the thought of travelling by myself even if it was just for weekends seemed so daunting. But I took the plunge and packed my backpack for … Continue reading Travelling by yourself? On a budget? Want to meet people from all over the world? Everything you need to know about hostels!