Are we British? 

documenting our UK adventure

Canadian Living in the UK

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...

January 30, 2019

Recently, I reached out to my readers to find out what topics would be of interest for me to write about. Thank you to everyone who sent me such fantastic ideas! I easily have enough to write for a year, now I just need to make the time. A suggestion that surprised me,...

January 13, 2019

To be completely honest, I am finding it increasingly challenging to think of things to write about on a blog that focuses on what I'm learning as a Canadian living in England. Here, in my third year, everything English has become my norm. I am not surprised, if you ch...

December 31, 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,

Every creature was puking, except for my spouse;

The only reason he wasn't is that he wouldn't dare,

Lose his streak of not puking since Bruce Willis had hair.

The children were crying in various beds,

As we ran...

December 9, 2018

two Canadians explore Cotswold villages

November 23, 2018

In the front of my house, sit two happy pumpkins. They were never carved, just placed carefully into empty planters. I realize that Christmas is on it's way like a runaway train, but I have not had time to deal with those pumpkins. The jack-o-lanterns we carved were co...

November 2, 2018

"I'm going to have to cancel tonight as my health seems to be declining. I will pay you the money and feel horrible about this forever! I just cannot stop coughing and and I've had an awful experience- I could not stop coughing and I vomited in the sink a little while...

October 17, 2018

Have you ever looked around a crowded room and wondered how many people exist because of advances in medicine? How many people would have succumbed to disease that modern day vaccines practically eradicate? What about people who were created with the help of science vi...

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