Books that leave you breathless

I don’t know how many of you are readers. My sense is a lot of people who blog are people who read. I’m not sure why, but I think if we feel the need to put our words to print, we also feel the need to read others’ words. I’m not sure. I’ve just finished…

Coconut Oil – trend or actual miracle?

I have been reading a lot on coconut oil lately. It seems to be everyone’s go-to miracle treatment – for body and beauty. I’m not a scientist, I’m not a doctor and I’m not a beauty expert, so I don’t know if it’s this year’s kale, or it actually is as amazing as I’ve heard…

Small space solutions sequel

Have I mentioned my Apartment Therapy obsession? Just as I post about small space solutions, my happy place posts a new house tour video.

Small space solutions

Since I’ve moved to the UK and now live in a tiny flat, I read everything I can get my hands on about small space solutions. Granted, my husband and I got rid of most of our earthly possessions before we each moved from our home countries to England, but we’ve had to start collecting…

Sunday marketing

Since I didn’t leave my flat yesterday, I figured today I should get out and do something Sundayish. There are a number of markets around the city, and I’ve been to several, but I felt like getting to East London, so I headed toward Brick Lane. Brick Lane was once associated with slums and poverty,…

Working on up and feeling good

Ok, I promise not to have all my posts be about finding work here in London, but it’s pretty well taken over 80 per cent of my waking thoughts, and after seeing a recruiter yesterday, I feel better about my chances of working in the next little while, and more importantly, about myself.

Working on it

As I’ve said before, I love this city, but finding work here has been very difficult.

My London love affair

I admit, I’m a little practical and a little cynical to believe in much beyond what I can see. But the last few years has taught me something along the lines of ‘if you will it, it will come.’ You see, I’ve been in love with London before I even met it. Now I get…

Life in 400 Square Feet

Home Design and Decor magazines and television shows seem to be jumping on the “tiny home” trend, and now, so have my husband and I. Living in 400 square feet wasn’t a choice we made because we like a challenge – it’s because it’s London and it’s expensive!

Wanderlust

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai It’s true, the more you see, the more you want to see. In the past two years, I’ve visited 13 countries with my now-husband. Aside from my formal education, it’s been the best learning experience of my life.

Starting over

In the last two years, my life has completely changed. I went from a single woman living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to one who met an Australian man in Turkey, travelled to 13 countries with him, married him and moved to London, England. It’s been an incredible time in my life. I see possibilities I’d never dreamed of, and I see challenges I’ve never dreamed of.

Starting over

In the last two years, my life has completely changed. I went from a single woman living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to one who met an Australian man in Turkey, travelled to 13 countries with him, married him and moved to London, England. It’s been an incredible time in my life. I see possibilities…