Ah L’automne!

It has been a while since I have posted any news… I don’t really have an excuse.. only “life gets in the way”.

Pffft. Whatever. I’ve been quite lazy and enjoyed every minute of it.

I tried to get immediately back into the normal world as I know it by working for a well known brand and that just didn’t work out. I don’t regret trying but neither do I regret quitting.

That whole “this fish was taught to climb a tree and really couldn’t hack it” yes, alas, I am not one for selling over expensive clothes. I’ll get over it.

So I took a step back and decided to just settle in a bit and regroup.

I’ve visited Ottawa a couple of times and happy that I’m living near such a pretty city. And the capital too – ooooh very posh!


The good news is that I am now back in my field – of the language teaching. I have found myself a lovely little job teaching French and English in a lovely big academy situated downtown Ottawa. The view from the classrooms is spectacular and I love dressing all smart again and figuring out the why and what-nots of grammar. 


Sometimes it’s nice to try something new – just to remind yourself how good you had it in the first place. I refer to the store work not the farm. 

Ohhhhh the farm… I think of all things farm related. I think of beef and pork cuts and where on the body they came from. I think of piggies running away as I throw feed into their paddocks, which vegetables harvest best when and whether or not the cows have enough hay. I realize I paint a very pretty ‘ideal’ picture of farming and I realize it’s not always so – but from my summer experience – I will always look back on it with rose-if not a little muddy-tinted glasses.

Listening to country music in the truck on the way to work helps too πŸ˜‰


How the scenery has changed too – everywhere is covered in yellow, orange and red. It’s all very dramatic and I keep wanting to take photos to capture the beauty but it just isn’t the same. 

I have been 4-wheeling a few times and still camp out in the woods every so often – although it gets very very cold at night.

Thanksgiving came and went. It was nice. Lots of food to be eaten. It’s funny hearing people’s different accounts of why we have thanksgiving.

I’ve concluded that it’s all about when farmers were able to harvest and giving thanks to all the food people can have. As over the long winter – food (was) scarce. I like that understanding of it.

Some versions are a little hypocritical and too religious for my taste. So I shall not repeat them now (I’ll just judge with inside voice).

Everyone is gearing up for Halloween. I figured it would be more elaborated than in Europe but wow – I get shivers down my spine every time I drive down the centre of Almonte – there are hanging bodies from trees, ghosts and skeletons hanging around graveyards in people front lawns! What.is.happening? 

It’s giving me nightmares. 

But I do secretly look forward to walking around with a homemade carved pumpkin on the 31st!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. porpusefulwander says:

    nice post and I really like the photos tooπŸ’—πŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lanlake says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Like

  2. saarilein says:

    The photos are really wonderful.. Miss you and all this natural beauty..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lanlake says:

      Miss you too! I should put up Algonquin photos too

      Liked by 1 person

      1. saarilein says:

        Absolutely! 😍

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