Autumn memories of Summer

This summer was a lot of fun. This summer was interesting, tiring, exhausting, emotional and full of adventure. I left my job mid July, and as I wrote last time, went immediately on a camping trip before my first (of 3) visitors arrived. This lady is a friend from Taiwan, originally a friend of a…

Breaking the silence

I think it’s been around 4 months since I last wrote. This will be a short one, a sort of ‘closure’ post for myself as I feel the inspiration of writing returning to me but I want to have a small round up/clear the air post before I get back into it. Since returning from…

Wonderful Winter Wiles

Photos of Winter… Farm fun with the usual suspects Cheering for the Ottawa Senators with my farm family (dogs not allowed) Sexy night skating in da city Even Sexier Snowshoeing in Quebec Some Calabogie skiing – what a nice day! Even felt more confident. Empty Mont Ste Marie Skiing – less successful as Calabogie but…

First Return Home

I write to you from Montreal Airport. After just under 2 years – I’m returning to my place of origin – Europe. I can’t narrow it down any further as my family and friends are quite scattered – and having the dual nationality means I’ll always be a little split. I’ll add winter photos to…

NoNewClothes Project Finale

It’s been a year, in fact, a little over a year and I feel it is time to write about the project of 2017. November of 2016 I decided to spend an entire year without buying new clothes for myself. I decided this as an experiment and also, a necessity. Figuring that for the first…

Introversion at it’s best/worst

My time has to come write about my apparent introversion which, at times, pushes me a little too far… whether I like it or not. Last night was no exception and perhaps writing about it will help. I also plan to read a few books in relation to introversion/shyness and maybe even low self esteem….

Nostalgia hits hard

For those of us who travel often, who have moved abroad be it once, twice or as a hobby… there is a time that we are suddenly hit by a memory. Occasionally that memory can feel great, of people, places, laughter, sometimes it can be sad, of regret, grief or betrayal. They come and go…

And then there was Appendicitis

I wasn’t going to write about this as it’s still very fresh and a little personal yet I found reading other people’s experiences through their blogs helpful and consolidating. So perhaps this may help someone too…and get a giggle (but not too hard as that hurts). The Trip: I had planned this wonderful 4 day camping…

Notes on train travel

I am currently travelling on the train from Ottawa to Montreal. And I feel like writing about trains (no sexual innuendo meant).  I have often travelled by train, I’ve gone from taking the local train from my village to Newcastle in northern England at 6pm so that we can get nice and pissed enough without…

To Try and Try again?

Oh dear… I write with my tail hanging between my legs (not a euphemism!) post another ski night… What a bad day – happy to say that I now have a new experience to add to my ‘life file’… Crying and skiing simultaneously. You can imagine the sight, a girl snow plowing verrrry slowly down…

Out in the Mountains

Photo essay of the holidays ❤🇨🇦🎄🎿❤ Beautiful Field Village where we spent the nights… you can hear/see the Canadian pacific train all day and night long which is just great for train enthusiasts or even anyone who appreciates a good photo opportunity.  People who live out here are so lucky, everyday you see the mountains…

The cost of everything…

Merry and Christmas and Happy New Year! Get those out of the way before I rant on… It was a lovely christmas actually, it has been the hardest of times and my need to distance myself (usually literally, Texas, Beijing?!) shines through.. This year, I was invited to spend a few days with my father…