Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The whirlwind month of May

This might be a long one since I haven't done a proper post in awhile besides my last post celebrating the fact that I got my Visa. While I was home in Canada I kept myself busy while I was waiting for that precious piece of paper. Despite it being a longer than expected trip it was a great chance to spend alot of great quality time with family and friends that I wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to do.

I spent a good bulk of my time in St Catharines with my family and catching up with friends in the city. I headed to Toronto for part of my stay for slumber parties with my girl-friends and early morning getting ready for work dance parties -thanks Leah and Michelle for hosting me in Toronto!

While in Toronto I also made sure to pack in lots of my favorite things. Real Thailand for my favorite meal - Kand Ped Nuer, coconut rice and thai iced tea, Quesada for a chicken burrito, a beautiful yoga class at Kula yoga studio, dinner at the Red Room and an Orange Julius.
From Toronto I headed onwards to spend a week in Ottawa with my bestie waiting for her sweet baby girl to arrive. We used every old wives tale in the book to will her to come out...she decided to wait until the day I arrived back in the UK to bless us with her presence. I'm so happy she's finally here and can't wait to meet her and snuggle her in person in the fall...until then staring at her on Skype will have to do.

James joined me in Canada towards the end of the month where we met up in Kingston to spend time with his family and have an early celebration for the birthday boy with delicious gluten free brownies from

We organized a lightning round catch up with friends on our favorite roof top patio, The Pilot in Toronto. Thanks to everyone who came out to catch this limited run engagement - it was so great to see you all!

We rounded off our trip celebrating Bryce and Mallory and their beautiful wedding on Toronto Island and then partying the night away to at C'est What - congrats you two and kudos for throwing an awesome party!

Cheers to weddings and cupcakes!
Adding some British Flair to the wedding festivities with a fascinator
Not really happy about this whole wedding party business

Now that I've been back in London for a week, life has resumed it's normal schedule I've hit the ground running looking for a job in the UK. I've registered with all of the charity recruitement agencies here and have started submitting my application for things. Fingers crossed I get something soon!

We've also been busy collecting furniture for our lovely little abode. We trolled Portobello market this week-end and found ourselves a lovely coffee table and added to that a couch that we found online and a wardrobe from IKEA. Slowly but surely it's starting to be a comfortable cozy home. Soon it will be all ready for all of the guests that have already made their reservation at Hotel Dixier. Bookings are now being taken into the fall so if you plan on visiting, which we hope you your spot soon to avoid dissapointement!

1 comment:

  1. I just fell in love with Toronto all over again reading this post!

    Good luck with job hunting!