Are we British? 

documenting our UK adventure

Canadian Living in the UK

August 28, 2020

Four years ago we arrived in the UK, excited, exhausted, and naive. It was a big enough culture shock that it took longer for us to acclimatize than our previous across Canada moves (which were also a culture shock but in different ways). 

After five months we had...

May 1, 2020

6:00 am- Mr. K starts making noise, the sun is shining, I have no idea what time it is. I check my phone and go back to sleep.

7:00 am- Mr. K is in the bed with me now. I tell him to got get some underwear on please. I fall back asleep.

8:00 am- I hear noise downstairs a...

March 30, 2020

Day 7 of Lockdown

Planning an international move during a pandemic was not something I ever hoped for. Yet here we are. Who knows when we will make it back to Canada at this point. We are all of us thrust into pure survival mode as we navigate this new dystopian world....

February 7, 2020

"He is running the wrong way!" 

"(crackling) What? Can you see him?"

"HE IS RUNNING THE WRONG WAY!!"

Thus began one of the most stressful twenty minutes I have ever experienced.

My three hundred and sixty six days of walking have been going so well. I often take a child wi...

January 10, 2020

January is my favourite month. My partner said that I should not tell people this, but I do not often follow instruction and I tell everyone. He is probably concerned for my welfare and worried that I might get punched for uttering such blasphemy. Yesterday I went on a...

December 21, 2019

As we embark on our last Christmas in the UK, I cannot help but reflect upon our first. We were so tired and overwhelmed and our children were so small. I remember one night my partner and I were discussing how inside our house felt like home, but outside our house def...

November 15, 2019

A sun drenched Sunday morning in autumn is a glorious thing. The air somehow smells both crisp and earthy. It's the kind of day that you feel pressured to enjoy as winter is just around the corner and a time that you can go out without wearing a coat may not happen aga...

October 18, 2019

“Every time you make soup it gets better.” This is the type of backhanded compliment my children give me. I have been making a crockpot meal, usually a soup, once a week since school started up in September. I find it makes the extra busy days easier, except for that o...

September 20, 2019

My eye has been twitching since my boys started school three weeks ago. It stopped whilst I was in *Stockholm, Sweden, having a lovely trip and a break, but then started back up within five minutes of participating in the school run on Monday morning. Even if I am earl...

June 26, 2019

It has become clear that I am looked upon as a travel hero. I have lived in the UK for 2.75 years now and have managed to leave the island only twice. Once I made it as far as France, and once all the way to Western Canada. I do trip about England and Wales quite a bit...

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