10 Things About Me

I’ve always been kind of an open book and like to think that I’m relatively easy to get on with.   As the blog is relatively new and I’m kind of throwing myself out there, I thought I’d put together 10 random things about me so you can have a better idea of who I am.

  1. I’m Canadian. I was born & raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, which is on the east coast of Canada.
  2. I moved to the United Kingdom (London) in 2015 after quitting my career and selling everything I own. I had the intention of only staying two years, before moving on to Ireland for another 2 years.
  3. I met my husband online. When I first arrived in the UK, I was working late hours in Mayfair, was relatively busy, but really didn’t know how to date or find friends in a big place like London.  It’s really weird to try to make adults as friends, so tried out things like meetup.com for mostly expat events, but also dabbled in online dating.  We chatted for a few weeks before we eventually met up at a pub, and the rest is history!
  4. I’ve lived in Bulgaria. I actually moved there in 2015 before finally settling in the UK.  I went for a summer to enjoy the weather and a new experience, and ended up teaching for a few weeks at a university during a summer programme for international students.
  5. I’m the oldest of three kids and the only one with a passport. The other two have never left North America.
  6. I’m an aunt to 3 nieces and 3 nephews with ages ranging from baby to teenager.
  7. I’m a proud dog mum to our adorable 6 month old pug, Reuben.
  8. I live for travel and new experiences. My husband and I are always trying to nip away somewhere. This year, we’ve booked Edinburgh, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Venice, and Marrakech for short holidays.  We’re rounding out the year with some quick weekend breaks in the UK, as well as a longer holiday divided between Sri Lanka & the Maldives.
  9. I didn’t get my driving license until I was about 20. I finally bought my first car when I was 24/25 (red Mazda 2).  Since being in the UK, I’ve purchased a second hand old car that I am slowly trying to (re)learn how to drive.
  10. I have a terrible sailor mouth, which often erupts when I’m attempting to do number 9, above.

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