Are we British? 

documenting our UK adventure

Canadian Living in the UK

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...

May 17, 2019

Recently, I read a blog by *Matt Walsh (link below), detailing the worst casting decisions made for film and TV. Inevitably, Dick Van Dyke came up for his charming role and horrible accent in Mary Poppins. In this particular article, user Bigfoothobbit (the internet is...

April 27, 2019

We were supposed to leave in 5 minutes. Mr. K's loud cries and protesting yells could likely be heard down the street. The aroma of springtime blooms wafted in through our open doors, reminding us that today was supposed to be beautiful and that we were getting it all...

March 22, 2019

Monday morning, bleary eyed, I gazed out my front window waiting for a taxi that didn’t come. The night before, I had called and booked a taxi for 7:30 am the next morning. I was sure of it. I had taken special care to enunciate and speak loudly, as is my habit since m...

February 28, 2019

"Put on your shoes. Put on your shoes. Put on your shoes! Don't touch your brother. Hurry up, we're late! Where are your shoes? Mr. K, where are you going? The car is this way. Mr. G, you are in the front. Don't cry Mr. L, it was your turn yesterday and it will be your...

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