To date, this has been my favourite January living in Canada. Warm and mild and full of snowy walks along the river. Johnny and I had a lot of quiet evenings over a bottle of red just enjoying each others company. I was almost sad to see it go. Continue reading
Johnny and I received the best Christmas gift we could’ve asked for this year: his Australian permanent residence visa. It arrived, rather unceremoniously, as a PDF e-mail attachment a few days after Christmas. This visa is something we’ve been working on for roughly the last four years. I was so surprised that it had finally arrived that I had to come home from work and confirm with immigration myself before I believed it. Continue reading
Or, How Bacardi Found His Voice
A few days ago I received one of those friendly little reminders from Facebook about what I was doing “3 years go today.” There was a photo of our cat, Bacardi (albeit 5 pounds skinnier), captioned “tomorrow this little guy is leaving the heat of Australia and heading off to Canada ahead of us. Can’t believe this move is actually happening!”
I’m sure he wouldn’t have believed what we were about to do to him either. Continue reading
You’ve decided to embrace the land of snow, poutine and lakes that is Canada and call it your home. Congratulations! Canada is awesome! Or perhaps you’re just interested in moving abroad in general? If you’re from a country that has a reciprocal agreement with Canada, then you’re in for a mostly stress-free application process.
I grew up in the Southern Hemisphere so it goes without saying that freezing temperatures and snow are a novelty. When we moved to Canada two years ago, I had already experienced two Manitoba winters and one in Montreal. Canadian winters didn’t frighten me, they excited me! Continue reading