Caroline Caroline found me in a journalism classroom last autumn and we immediately became friends. Since then, she has taken us on many adventures and made me feel loved and cared for in a way I hadn’t expected to feel so far from home. Caroline introduced me to the Corner People and invited me along… Continue reading The Final Scottawa Post: People Who Made My Year…
As the Scottawa adventures came to an end, Jack and I decided to revisit some of my favourite places. We spent my last day in Ottawa wandering down-town while reminiscing and telling stories about the people and places that we passed. We people-watched at the Second Cup on Bank Street which should be renamed The No.1… Continue reading The Day of Lasts
My Canadian adventure has come around full circle. One of my very first posts on Scottawa was about the Ottawa Pride Parade of 2013. And now I bring you photographs from the Pride Parade of 2014. A hundred things have changed for me in the past year and many of them have been documented in this blog.… Continue reading One Year Later: My adventure begins and ends with Pride
Bluesfest is a major music festival in Ottawa which, surprisingly, has very little connection to blues. Some of the more famous performers this year included Lady Gaga, Journey, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, Childish Gambino, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dogg, Tegan and Sara, The Killers, and Third Eye Blind.And I had the most awesome luck of… Continue reading Reporting from Bluesfest: Journey, Zedd and Beth Hart
As a few of you know, I have spent my summer writing as much as I can. Admittedly the joys and adventures of being abroad have taken over every so often and I haven’t written as much as I would have liked. However, as French writer Françoise Sagan said “I shall live badly if I do… Continue reading My First Published Poem!
In July, we returned to the cottage for summer adventures. Not only do Jonny’s parents own the land surrounding the cottage, they also own ‘Harris Mountain’ and the nearby lake.The first time I visited the lake it was frozen over and coated in icing-sugar snow. This time, I dove in head first and swam with… Continue reading The Cottage in Summertime
On July 7th 2014, I turned 21 in Canada. At 12:00am I took a birthday shot of vodka with my new friend Brigit and her boyfriend Erik whilst listening to their friends sing Sweet Caroline on karaoke. We had known each other for roughly eight hours so I can officially say that I began my… Continue reading Turning 21 in Canada