Chronicles of one girl's journey to London - from conception to eventual migration.

Monday, April 26, 2010


This morning, I woke up . . . anxious. Then, I realized why: today is the day I resign.

I sat at my desk, a ball of nerves until I finally got up the courage to ask my manager if he had a minute. I took my letter (typed and printed on Grandpa Taylor's desktop last night) and just said: I'm  handing in my 2 weeks notice.

We had a pleasant chat about me moving to the UK and the things I would need to wrap up before I left and that was it. Lesson: it is always easier than you think it's going to be to quit.

So, that was my last large link to Toronto and it's taken care of now. Only one thing is appropriate at a moment like this: FREEDOOOOM!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Oh. My. Bingaling! 
Packing's a bit more difficult than I thought it would be! I didn't realize that I had as many clothes as I did . . . and then I realize that I also have to fit make-up and miscellaneous things like that in there and it just seems IMPOSSIBLE.

This closet will not fit into my suitcases!

I already have family and friends bringing me the extras over the course of the summer and I am STILL overwhelmed . . . wish me luck!

Also, in the wake of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier/volacno issue in Iceland, I fear my flight will be canceled. I have not come this far and stretched my nerves this much to be stopped by a volcano!

The ash over the glacier is spreading across the North Atlantic and hindering my flight plan as of right now. Live updates of the story aren't making this sound any better either. I know my flight is a month away but there are reports that this may last months (WHAT?!). In my anxious state, I thought I would check the price of going by boat. Not going to happen! One trip costs upwards of $2000 CAD (unless I would like to clean bathrooms for a reduced price and, no thank you, I am good!)

However, I am still packing as the rest of my family move house on Wednesday (my parents, grandpa and brother) and I will be moving with them until I depart. 

Although not sure when that will be now . . . ICELAAAAND!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


What a weekend . . . hope everyone had a lovely Easter! Or just enjoyed the weekend in general. In Toronto, the weather was perfect and I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling time.

On Sunday, someone came to see my car (Lulu LeBleu, my lovely Mazda3) and decided he had to have it. I am very happy! That was a major stress point for me as that's not something - like a piece of furniture - that I can just throw out. So, next weekend, I say farewell to Lulu!

 Goodbye pretty car!

Then, on Monday, my father and I went to our nearest Flight Centre and bought my plane ticket to Manchester! I depart May 13 at 7.40 pm and land in Manc on May 14 at 7.30 am where the plan is for Zab to meet me and my GIGANTIC suitcases. I hope to spend the night in Blackburn and then Zab and I will drive down to London on Saturday May 15.

Jabir has been kind enough to let me stay at his flat for a few while I find myself a home of my own and settle into this strange new land. Forever grateful for that!

I am SO excited. There is much to do!!