Another beautiful blue sky day so we drove to Mount Edgecombe in Cornwall and walked around the grounds and had a picnic amongst the daisies, which if I haven’t mentioned before picnics are my favourite thing to do in the summertime.
In my last post I said how I was back in Ottawa and things would be slowing down, well that wasn’t exactly the case. Not long after I returned to Ottawa I was granted permanent residency in Canada, which happened a lot quicker than I thought it would, then Antony got offered a job in Toronto and we found ourselves rushing down the Toronto to look for an apartment, luckily after only 3 days of looking we found a place in midtown that we liked, and by the end of July we had left Ottawa and started a new life in Toronto.
It was quite stressful but also very exciting, and I’m sure many of you can understand that when you move to a new city especially one as big as Toronto all you want to do is explore explore explore. So I haven’t really found the time to blog but I do want to share all my new experiences with you so I’ll try to be more active on here.
First of all I’d like to finish sharing the photos from my time back in England and then I’ll get stuck into the Toronto posts. These photos are from our day out down to Polperro in Cornwall to enjoy a picnic on the beach and wander the narrow streets looking at all the fishermans cottages.
I’ve been a terrible blogger because I went back to England in April for 2 months and its now June and I haven’t spoken about anything I did whilst I was there.
The main reason I went back to England was to see my family. It had been 11 months since we had seen each other properly (other than on FaceTime), which is the longest time we’ve ever been apart. Whenever I go back to my parents house we always try to fit in a good few trips out and about around Devon and Cornwall for walks, picnics, shopping, and just general wandering about. I really enjoyed my time in England and since I’m now back in Canada and things have slowed down a bit I felt I should sit down and share some photos of a few of the places we visited.
One of our first outings was to Dartington Hall, which I have mentioned on the blog before which is why I named this blog post part 2. If you’re interested our other trip to Dartington Hall it can be seen HERE.
I love award season and probably my favourite part is waiting for the stars to arrive and seeing what beautiful dresses the women have chosen to wear. To me Cate Blanchett and Kate Bosworth rarely ever choose a bad outfit and this year at the Oscars was no different. Last year I remember not being particularly wowed by what I saw on the red carpet but this year I felt like doing a blog post about it because I want to document all my favourite looks from the event.
Also, I wanted to add that Antony and I filled out an Oscar ballot with our predictions of who we thought would win, and I won with the most correct answers whoop!
Oscars: The Red CarpetImages from Elle UK
Oscars: After PartyImages from Elle UK
Sunday was my 28th birthday, which seems crazy to me because I still think I’m 25. By a complete stroke of luck I found out that world famous burlesque artist Dita Von Teese would be performing in Montreal on my birthday, and knowing that I’ve been a big fan of hers for years Antony bought us tickets to see her show. It was a dream come true and she was as amazing as I imagined she would be. We weren’t allowed to take any photos but I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things from the day.It’s become a bit of a tradition for my mum to draw me a little birthday message when I’m away from home and email it to me on the morning of my birthdayA couple of my favourite cards, the left one is from Antony, I think watching a lot of Downton Abbey recently has had an influence on himWhen it’s your birthday you’re allowed to choose whatever food you want for dinner, so of course I chose chocolate. We went to a restaurant called Cacao which I’d seen amazing photos of on Instagram. Antony and I got a sharing platter which was a bit of everything (yes that’s chocolate pizza, waffles and caramelized bananas) and as you can imagine we couldn’t finish it all.The rest of our meal – chocolate fondue and even our own little fire to toast the marshmallows Inside the Olympia Theatre waiting for the show to startThe only photo I got of Dita right at the end of the show when she finished her famous martini glass routineSo happy with my birthday freebie from Sephora this year, and I received a Sephora gift card from Antony’s parents which I look forward to spending