The British Maple Leaves Tdot: Stress, Strep and Suitcases

After a week of blubbing, packing, repacking, goodbyes and emergency doctor’s appointments we finally left Tdot.

Remarkably, the Lord, the General and I made it to the UK relatively unscathed but the last few days certainly weren’t without their dramas. Continue reading


The British Maple Leaves Tdot: Dear Toronto, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Dearest Tdot,

This is the hardest letter I’ve ever had to write.

We didn’t get off to a great start – you, with your subzero winters and slower than snail pace banking. Me, with my post-wedding blues and no job for the first time since I was 14. But we stuck at it, we pushed through the tough times and fell in love.  I embraced your pace of life, your obsession with coffee and even started to enjoy hockey. You (finally) gave me a job, adored my Britishness and taught me how to stay warm. Continue reading

British Maple Leaves Tdot Series

It almost hurts to write this post but here goes…we will be leaving Canada in July this year.    We have enjoyed the best part of five, happy years in Toronto.  Our miniature humans are Canadian and we have made some amazing friends too.

To help process this massive change, I will be embarking on the British Maple Leaves Tdot series.  I hope to cover every aspect of such a big move – picking packers, talking to toddlers, drinking copious amounts of wine, saying goodbye, you name it!

Watch this space for the first instalment next week.