• Arriving in Canada on a Working Holiday featured photo
    Life,  Travel

    Arriving in Canada on a Working Holiday

    So, I’ve moved to Canada, and I’m a little over a week in so far. Strangely, it feels like much longer than that somehow, even though I still feel incredibly new to the city. My first impression of Vancouver is…

  • Life,  Travel

    I’m Moving to Canada

    Who remembers about seven years ago when I published this post about moving to Hong Kong after I finished university (that’s your cue to go and read it if you don’t remember)? Well, here we are again, except this time,…

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    Things to Know About CELTA Courses

    Anyone in the world of ESL teaching has probably heard of the CELTA before. It’s one of the most-listed requirements for many employers when you’re seeking an English language teaching job. My teaching experience up until now was done based…

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    Quarantine Diaries | Part 3 | Hello 2021

    Happy New Year gang! Yeah I know, it’s February already. And this isn’t my first post of 2021, but seeing as the last one was a long-overdue post about something I did last year, I don’t fully count it. This…

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    Life,  Musings & Thoughts

    Musings on Autumn

    The nights creep in a little faster, the wind is blowing a little harder, and a chill starts to sweep through the air.   The leaves are donning their finest colours, splashes of amber and crimson dancing overhead, their final…

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    Quarantine Diaries | Part 2 | Feeling Drained

    Hello again. Been a while, hasn’t it?      Normally when I take an extended break from blogging, it’s because life has gotten busy. This couldn’t be further from the truth right now. I’m now up to 20 weeks of…

  • Health & Wellness,  Life

    How I Cope with Stress

         Not well, is the short answer to that title. But I’m going to try anyways! I’ve never coped with stress all that well, as I get tense and wound up fairly easily, and have a strong tendency to…

  • Life

    Quarantine Diaries

         I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, and I’ve been putting it off the entire time – you might have noticed there’s been an absence of posts since I finished my Mexico & Cuba series. That’s…