Hello Toronto! Experiences From My First Month In Canada

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

 

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

Hello Toronto! God, you’re beautiful.

You’re like nothing I’ve ever seen- apart from on postcards. Carpets of leaves. Trees that are on fire. Trees that are every colour at once. Log cabins. Pumpkin picking. Farmer’s markets. GOURDS. I could go on…

Honey sips are a thing. I did not know this. Now they are my new thing, and peach is the best.

When trying to take ‘leaf throwing’ photos, it’s best to to it when there isn’t already a huge carpet of leaves behind you, otherwise you won’t be able to see the leaves you’ve thrown and you just look like you’re jumping and pulling a weird face for no reason. I know this now.

I also know that Tim Horton’s red velvet cookies might just make me gain about one miiiillllion stone this winter (or pounds, if you prefer…) because they’re just that bloody brilliant.

I know that I have the most amazing friends, who are already planning a visit in the spring, and this makes me indescribably happy!

I know I can buy kids trainers for cheap here because I have tiny elvin child’s feet and I’m OK with that…

…I also know that they’re called sneakers here and if you ask for trainers people look at you funny.

Weirdly, I now know that my bf is in his element. He has sprouted a beard overnight and started sitting on logs and staring pensively off into the distance. He doesn’t say it, but I know he’s home.

I know that a Canadian goose will absolutely not be bothered when you honk your horn at it. Even if your car is about to run over it crossing the road and is inches away from its face, it will remain unflappable (*ahem*) and stare you down.

Goose: 1  Humans in a car: 0

To conclude- I like it here.

And just for fun, here’s a blooper shot of me doing a happy little dance in the leaves to prove it 😉

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

British ex-pat's Toronto life twenty-something abroad

A British ex-pat's experience of Toronto life as a twenty-something abroad

 

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