The other day, my mother in law gave me a kiddie’s seeds packet, which is an envelope containing a blend of easy to grow vegetables and flowers. I was so excited that I started to organize them by size and colour, even though I do not know what most of them are. I recognize the obvious ones like corn and beans, but the round little things in different colours? Or the tiny fuzzy ones? I will just let them surprise me! Read more
One of the challenges that come with immigration is having to start from absolute zero. While it is obvious that you will have to deal with things like a different language, different lifestyle, different mindsets, and different norms, there are many unexpected approaches that you need to learn how to live by. Read more
When I said I lived on a farm for a few months last year, did I mention I was surrounded by strong, muscular, athletic, hairy, handsome boys? Who also happen to be curious, friendly, gentle, patient, and super relaxed? Today, I would like you to meet these fantastic gentlemen. Read more
One of my favourite seasons in Canada is the fall because of the Pumpkin-everything food. The first time I visited M in Canada it was a few days before Halloween. We bought a couple of pumpkins to carve, and we also baked the most delicious pie I had ever tried following his mom’s recipe. Since then, Pumpkin Pie is our yearly tradition. Read more
If 2013 was one of the best years of my life, 2014 was the year of letting go off control. It was a year of tolerance to very uncomfortable changes. If anything, last year made me tougher, more humble, and grateful. I learned and I am still learning to find the good things, like the beautiful skies and the bright light that snow brings into the dead of winter. Read more
Life has changed a lot in the last few weeks. I have been in Canada for almost one month now. Things are moving quite slowly, and yet a lot has happened in the last couple of months. I am trying to take it one day at a time as we decide on our next steps and settle down in the True North. Read more
I am back in Canada now after spending some time at home in Mexico. I was sad to leave Sydney. On the way to the airport, there was a very concerned taxi driver telling me to not cry because there are many ways to get a work visa and that I could probably go back to Sydney sooner or later. It sounds so dramatic now that I write about it!
Dear Sydney, Read more
Today is my ‘Aussieversary’. Exactly one year ago I set foot in the land Down Under for the first time in my life. And what a year it has been! Living in Sydney has changed me. There have been mostly sunny happy days, with a few big challenges in between. To say that I love this country is an understatement. And there are many reasons to love this place. Here is a list of the ones I can think of right now: Read more
It’s been a bit over one week since M left. And although going about everyday life without him is quite different and I miss him deeply, the city still feels like home. I might be a bit in denial of the whole situation, but I like to stay hopeful and think that we’ll be coming back to Oz.