Last weekend, Edward and I headed to the Peak District to try something new... We went trail running. After running the same two routes around the village all winter, I needed a change of air and I felt ready for a new challenge. Our new Salomon Speedcross 4 had been sitting in the closet for … Continue reading Peak District | Stanage Edge Trail Run
Toward the end of last year, after a huge amount of stress left me exhausted and utterly unmotivated, I took an involuntary break from running. I wanted to run; I simply couldn't. Every time I tried, anxiety would show its ugly face and I'd end up panicking before I'd even made it to the door. … Continue reading February Running Challenge | 75 Miles
Today – 72 days after my first application, 60 days after that horrible day in Croydon and 45 days after my second application – I was finally granted a 30-month leave to remain by the British Home Office. It was not at all like I had imagined... I didn't see the email come in. Edward … Continue reading Congratulations, it’s a visa!
Our trip to Amsterdam was all the way back in November, but with all the visa stuff that has been going on since then, I'm finally just catching up with blogging. So... Because Amsterdam was months ago and because we only spent a few hours wandering the street of this lovely city, I decided to … Continue reading Exploring Amsterdam
WARNING: Political rant ahead. I will try and not make this a habit, but this rant was too long for Twitter and most of my Facebook friends are French-speaking Canadians with a very limited idea of what Brexit is and what it entails for foreigners living in the UK so… here I am. Yesterday morning, … Continue reading The Absurdity of Brexit & Immigration
I have yet to write about our hike up Scafell Pike last October and our recent visits to Amsterdam and Gibraltar, but I decided to get Prague out of the way first. You might have guessed from the title, it was not the trip of a lifetime... To be fair, it was not all Prague's … Continue reading A Disappointing Weekend in Prague
I've never been a big fan of birthdays. Having your birthday between Christmas and New Year's Eve means that most of your presents are wrapped in Christmas-themed paper and under the still-up Christmas tree, and that it's often forgotten or pass in a blur anyway. For these reasons, I have stopped celebrating my birthday the … Continue reading Worst Birthday Ever