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…

UK Driving Survival Guide

If you’ve read my post about how weird the language is here, wait until you hear how weird the driving is here. Yes, it’s on the opposite side of the road. That’s weird. A bit hard to get used to, even when you’re just the passenger in the car. But it’s not just being on…

Best Eats in Nottingham

If you’ve never been to England before… or Europe in general… you should be warned: eating out isn’t the same as it is in Canada. Y’know how in Canada, when you go to a restaurant, you typically wait to be seated, and a waiter/waitress takes you to your seat, then gives you a menu, gives…