Mover and shakers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. My passion for the home has never dwindled, but my action on this website has. So, in an effort to rekindle my writing and share my love, I’m back! A lot has happened in the two years since I moved to London. Well, really I’ve just been travelling…

The commute

It’s Sunday, and it’s raining, and I’ve been home all day perusing home decor blogs, cleaning, organising and looking forward to Monday. I know I won’t always look forward to the beginning of a work week, but for now, it’s such relief to be working, that I’m reveling in the feeling a little bit.

I. Got. A. Job.

Finally. Just shy of three months living in the UK, I can feel like I belong instead of feeling like I’m just visiting. It’s funny, after all that rejection, including two rejections yesterday, one company offered me a position an hour and a half after my interview. It’s not my dream job with my dream…

Bad travel ads support why no one wants to travel to Halifax

I love Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was born and raised there, and I love how friendly and welcoming its residents are. Truly the warmest people collectively I’ve ever met. But, it’s going through an awkward phase, and its attempts at reeling in tourists are not helping.

Happy Canada Day!

Today has always been my favourite day of the year. Canada Day – the only warm weather holiday we get, during which we celebrate our country with beers, BBQ, the beach – all things Canadians don’t get to enjoy enough (except the beer part) and which makes it the best day!

Self-confidence slacking

Ever have one of those days where you just don’t feel like you can do anything right? I’ve had a lot of those days lately, as I’ve still been unable to land a job in the UK, after nine weeks of living here. I never thought I’d be unemployed this long. I’m a little fish…

Hiking Hampstead Heath

One of my favourite things about London is that you can explore the city and find something new every day. Husband was off for the first time in two weeks yesterday, so we decided to explore Hampstead Heath, which is sort of near where we live, and we weren’t disappointed. Hampstead Heath is massive at 320…

Canadian-Scandi-Japanese style

When I saw this home from Canadian magazine House and Home come into my inbox, I had to share. If you love Scandinavian style as much as I do, the video is worth a few minutes of your time.

English gardens

My friend Shelly got tickets to see Open Garden Square Weekend and invited me along. Though the weather was chilly and grey, we had a great time. We barely scratched the surface of the gardens open to the public, but we saw a nice variety of green roofs and roof gardens, to wild gardens to…

Delving into a meaty issue

There’s a version of a joke that goes, “How do you know if a person is vegetarian/vegan? Oh, don’t you worry, they’ll make sure to tell you.” I’ve been vegetarian for about nine years, and yes, I often have to say something about it, but generally just when it’s meal time. I don’t have any…