Learning as I go

Now this isn’t meant to be a ‘life lessons’ post for anyone reading, it’s a ‘put it into perspective’ post for me. London is a big city and it will swallow you whole if you’re not careful. But your own personal outlook has a lot to do with what you can get out of it.

On being Canadian

This year I celebrated Canada Day in London, my fifth one spent abroad living as an expat. I received a lovely postcard from a friend in Ottawa just in time! It brought back great memories of the few years I spent working in the ByWard Market, where I could stroll to Parliament Hill or theContinue reading “On being Canadian”

Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]

Everyone has their own way of travelling or moving country – some do it in luxury others do it on a shoestring budget. We tend to go somewhere in between, opting to sleep in beds or on air mattresses as opposed to in 5-star hotel rooms or 16-bed hostel dorms. Every trip, big move andContinue reading “Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]”

Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Stopping while you travel to reflect”

A change of scenery: Being an Expat in a new city

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl Now this is a post I started last week, as we have just landed in a new city and a new country (again)! We have moved to London and are currently in theContinue reading “A change of scenery: Being an Expat in a new city”

Weekend in London town

It seems we never tire of a trip across the pond to visit friends! Last month we spent a long weekend in London, catching up with our Aussie mates who were over visiting from Brisbane en route to Italy. We also caught up with our other Brisbane friends and an Irish relative who are allContinue reading “Weekend in London town”