Ever since I met my husband in 1999, we have been talked of emigrating to Canada. He cycled across the country, Montreal to Vancouver in 1995, took him seven and a half weeks and he completely fell in love with the place. He took me out there too, and but unfortunately, real life – jobs, university, lack of money got in the way. Then, our daughter was born last year, and the desire to get out of the UK got far more acute. We think she’d be far better off growing up in Canada.
Back in July, I randomly started applying for jobs, only half seriously. Only, someone DID take me seriously, and offered me a job in Regina, Saskatchewan. This blog starts just as we are about to move over there!
Other stuff to say… I’m Bel, my husband is Carl and our beautiful daughter is Miranda.
I am coffee-obsessed, I’m just finishing my PhD about the coffee industry. In the UK, I opened my coffee shop, Doctor Coffee’s Cafe in 2010 after trundling about in a little coffee van before that. I’m a bit of goth and have a ridiculous amount of Very Large Boots and not enough corsets. We have four idiotic but cute ferrets. I’ve never passed my driving test so I ride a tricycle. I bake deliberately Ugly Cakes and really enjoy cooking (and eating) exotic things. I write all the time, and I’ve been writing novels for Nanowrimo for the past five years.
I am also trying to improve my photography skills, so here’s some pretty pictures of life, the universe and everything: