The time we got interviewed on TV at the Honda Indy in Toronto Having dragged Emma all the way to Montreal to watch the Formula 1 race the weekend before, it was something of a surprise that she agreed to come with me the following weekend to the Indycar race in Toronto. Indycars are the American version of Formula 1, and they have been visiting … Continue reading TV interview lessons at the Indycar
That time we got featured in The Telegraph When Rossi Thompson got in touch with us via Twitter (follow us here) to ask if we’d like to be interviewed for an article she was writing for The Telegraph we were pretty excited. When we discovered it was about what makes us grumpy as expats we weren’t sure we could help after all. Lack of decent chocolate was the only … Continue reading What makes expats grumpy?
Things to do in Montreal during the Formula 1 weekend Long time readers will know that we visited Montreal for the day in mid November when we spent our time exploring the old town. So when we visited for the F1 a few weeks ago we had a very good idea of what we wanted to do when we weren’t watching fast cars. This list was … Continue reading Exploring more of Montreal
Our first baseball experience as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers in the MLB The morning of our first baseball game didn’t get off to the best of starts when we woke up to find that the foster cat we are looking after, Gracie, had disgraced herself and decided that when you have to go, you just have to go, and had … Continue reading Let’s Play Ball!
Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Ontario in Toronto In June Emma took me on a belated birthday treat. There’s a good reason why it was belated though. In June, Toronto basks in warm sunshine and the waters of Lake Ontario lap up against the city unhindered. My birthday is in February, and back then, there may be sunshine, but temperatures are 30-40 degrees colder than in … Continue reading Finding a Toronto activity that’s scarier than the CN Tower EdgeWalk
Today marks Canada’s 148th birthday and our very first Canada Day! Not sure how to celebrate, we consulted our colleagues, who recommended a Canada Day Eve trip to the Toronto Islands to watch the fireworks with the city skyline as a backdrop. So this was exactly what we planned to do but unfortunately the weather had other ideas. After much debate if it was even worth going … Continue reading Happy Canada Day!
The Formula 1 circus comes to Montreal Ever since we made the decision to come to Canada it was my burning desire go to the Grand Prix in Montreal. Formula 1 is my favourite sport, and the Canadian GP is renowned for putting on action packed and entertaining races. The city itself is also well known for getting into a festival spirit every year too. … Continue reading Grand Prix du Canada
Exploring the sights of Toronto that are normally off limits to the public Toronto is home to a number of great buildings which we normally admire from a distance, or walk past without too much thought. Doors Open Toronto, when more than 155 sites across the city open up their doors for anyone to come in and have a look around, is a great opportunity … Continue reading Doors Open Toronto
As an animal lover who enjoys visiting the zoo in almost every place we go, I’m not quite sure why it took us so long to visit Toronto Zoo! Located in Scarborough in the east of the city, Toronto Zoo is accessible by public transit but it took us a lengthy 90 minutes to reach our destination. According to google it would have taken 25 … Continue reading A rainy day at Toronto Zoo
Can’t believe I just called it soccer *shudders*. Watching Toronto FC take on Manchester City One of the issues with leaving Europe behind is that you also leave behind the chance to watch your favourite football teams in action. However, Toronto is home to one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, a league whose popularity and reputation have grown ever since David Beckham … Continue reading Watching soccer in Toronto