Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Travel Tuesday: My Travel Bucket List

Hello friends! It is late Monday night/Tuesday and I am sitting watching 'Bones' whilst typing this. Has anyone else watched it? I foolishly drank a coffee before bed, so there is no chance of sleep tonight! As it is the last 'Travel Tuesday' of the month, there is a theme and this month the theme is 'your travel bucket list'.

The thought of there being a time when I will be able to afford to travel again (much less actually be able to leave the country) is an exciting one! And I know the first place that I will go: ENGLAND!!!! 

But, in the context of a travel bucket list, I have been to England before (for 28 years actually), so I should probably cast the net wider! When I was younger, I wanted to go to every European capital, visit every continent and drive through every US state and Canadian province. I started with every European capital and I have visited a fair few! Those days may well be over now that I don't live in Europe. So, I am going to have a less organized approach to travel and a more bucket list approach perfect for this week's themed Travel Tuesday!

Travel Tuesday

Monday, 28 July 2014

Toronto Island - I'm on a boat!

Happy Monday!! It is a miserable one here, the rain has been awful and all of the tree branches have fallen onto the pavements. It has not been pleasant!

Aaaaages ago, I wrote about my top three favourite things to do in Toronto and asked for some suggestions if I had missed anything - turned out I had missed out something HUGE!! Lou of Lous Lake Views asked 'what about Toronto Island'? So, after a few weeks of nagging, Luke relented and took me. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Simple Things Sunday: Side by side bread making

We had such a busy day yesterday at Toronto Island (read all about it tomorrow) that today Luke and I decided to kick back a bit. I wasn't actually going to blog at all, until Luke decided that we should make bread and it gave way to one of life's beautiful, simple moments.

It is so lovely to come together to create something in the kitchen, which is ordinarily my domain. And so, side by side we helped each other to get more flour when our own hands were too doughy and we laughed as we worked, which made it all go quicker!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Expat Experience: What I have learned about being an expat

It is that time of the week where I join up with Molly over at The Move to America for the 'Expat Experience Link Up'. This is the last of these link ups (boo) but nay fear, because the week after next and for the month of August I will be making my own link up where I will be writing about the psychology of the expat!! This is the first time in sometime I have written so much about being an expat and I am enjoying it because it is helping me understand my life here.

The Move to America

So today I am writing about some of the things that I have learned about being an expat!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New recipe: Spicy lime salmon

It's Thursday folks! And that means it is almost the weekend and that means I am smiling because I will have my lovely boyfriend for two whole days all to myself without silly work interfering!
Luke has been working late all week, which upset me particularly on Tuesday night as I cooked a yummy meal and even made dessert! We rarely eat dessert. Poor boy had to microwave his.
Anyway, I want to share my recipe for spicy lime salmon.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Yarn Along - Knitted scarf and shawl and a WIP!

Wednesday is here again! And that means it is time to write about some of the knitting I have been doing and, of course, the books I have been reading!
 
I have been knitting a lot, but I am only going to share two projects that I have completed and one I am working on. 

First up, I completed the scarf I have been working on for my Mom. It is rather colourful, which is what draws Mommy dearest to it.