Are we British? 

documenting our UK adventure

Canadian Living in the UK

September 30, 2017

Last night, I sat cosy in my local, sipping a gin and tonic, waiting for my friends to arrive. It really was the British dream, I walked to the pub in the cool crisp autumn night air, leaving behind my house full of stress. It had been an extremely difficult week in ou...

September 8, 2017

I have lived in England for one year, and I am not any closer to being British than I was last September. I have absolutely changed, but I am still a Canadian living in the UK. Something about living in England makes me feel rebellious. I am not the only one who feels...

September 2, 2017

Summer is not my favourite season. I realize that this is an unpopular opinion, but I have so many unpopular opinions that it really doesn't bother me. Summer in Edmonton was always quite lovely other than the few hot days when everyone was uncomfortable because no one...

August 13, 2017

My oldest son would live outside if we let him. He practically does live outside. He spends most of his free time in the garden, climbing things he shouldn't climb, running about, and swinging. I often see him smile to the sky, he loves being outside so much that he is...

July 24, 2017

It has come to my attention that two of my closest English chums are not Harry Potter fans. Shockingly, we have decided to remain friends. Although, when my one mate told me that she had not read or seen any Harry Potter (which I would argue is why she is not a fan- no...

July 1, 2017

Dear Canada,

Happy Birthday! I am sorry that I can't make it to your birthday party in Ottawa. It's pretty crazy that I am not there for such an epic event, but part of me is glad to have escaped the chaos. We had hoped to join the celebration in London today, but the u...

June 21, 2017

As the sun began to rise just after 4 am, I grabbed my swimming bag and drove down the quiet streets of the early morning, admiring the beautiful regency architecture. It had been sweltering for the last few days, but the early morning air felt moist and cool, with a l...

June 10, 2017

Since there has not been anything interesting happening in the UK of late (I joke), it seems the appropriate time to write about my adventures with the power company. As to not implicate anyone, I will refer to them as "Gitish Bras". They are the largest UK energy supp...

May 26, 2017

It's been a wild couple of weeks and I feel that the strangeness of it all has sent me into a writing dry patch. None of my ideas have felt relevant or appropriate, but I feel itchy. The kind of itch that I need to write to scratch. Also, some of my itchiness is relate...

May 13, 2017

Thursday was a day for adventure with my gorgeous babies. One of my twins needed to find a toilet quickly, and when you are a new four year old, this is a situation to be taken seriously. We were in the café and gift shop at Sudeley Castle. The women's toilet was occup...

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