Slovenia – Short & Sweet

If I’m being completely honest, Slovenia was never on my list of places to go. I mean, I love traveling and will go pretty much anywhere, but it certainly wasn’t a place I’d ever even thought of visiting before moving to the UK. However, that said, I now would love to go back and spend…

The Halfway Point – It Ain’t Easy Living Abroad

18 months ago today I made the move across the pond. I’m already halfway through my visa. I know they say time flies, but does it ever slow down? In the last year and a half, I’ve learned so much, been to so many new places, and had so many great experiences… Moving abroad was…

Croatia

To the east of Italy, sitting on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea in the Mediterranean, sits one of my favourite countries I’ve visited so far… Croatia. This trip was the first big trip I’ve ever really planned… and I learned a lot about travel from it. A group of four of us decided…

The South of France

When someone mentions the South of France, the first thing to pop into your head is likely the French Riviera, non? Well, it is for me at least. So when we were trying to decide where to go for a few days in mid-September and my friend suggested France,  visions of the turquoise waters immediately…

Eating in England

I’m from Canada. A land where we pour maple syrup in snow and eat it on a stick. A place where condensed milk, vinegar, and garlic mixed together and used as a sauce is normal. But the Brits eat weirder things than we do. After living in this country for over a year now, I’ve…

Barcelona – Sun, Sand & Sangria

Ah, Barcelona. The Spanish land of sun, sangria, and strange buildings. Let me first state that anyone – not Spanish – should pronounce Barcelona the way it is spelled… Barcelona. My UK friends like to laugh at me for saying Barcelona and Ibiza… Joke’s on you lot, I actually pronounce things the way the majority…

Happy (Canadian) Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful mother! And my wonderful sister! And all the other moms out there 🙂 In Canada, anyway… The Brits are (of course) different than mostly everywhere else, where we celebrate Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May each year. In the UK, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday…

Matlock Bath – ‘Little Switzerland’

If you’re ever near the Peak District, Matlock Bath is well worth a stop. It’s a small little town just on the outskirts of the Peak District, not to be confused with the larger town of Matlock just two miles north of Matlock Bath. Matlock Bath is an old spa town, in the heart of…

Life in the UK

So one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog was to help people like me, moving from Canada to the UK… As I’m often reminded here, it’s not as common for Canadians to move to the UK (especially Nottingham), as it is for British to move to Canada. Leave it to me to…

Lincoln – A History Lesson

The first trip I made outside of Nottingham was to the “Cathedral City” of Lincoln. It’s about 40 miles east, so takes roughly an hour by car or train to get there from Notts. I just so happened to be in Lincoln in May of 2017; exactly 800 years after the Battle of Lincoln. So the…