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A Bittersweet Move

Last summer, our lease was up on our little one bedroom flat.

My husband and I looked at each other, and we realised that we had been here for much longer than we had ever anticipated. So, we started to talk.

We talked about our options. Did we want to stay? Did we want to move?

Eventually, the conversation moved towards the idea of us making the big move: to Canada.

As many of you know, I’m from Canada originally, but have lived in the UK for 8 years. My husband is British, even if he does get the Marine Land song stuck in his head quite a bit.

Canada House in London with the Canadian flag out front.
Canada House in London- Canada’s High Commission in the UK. The little slice of home for me whilst I lived here.

We decided to spend some time thinking about it, and doing some research on whether or not it would be viable.

And well… we came to the conclusion that it was really the best option for us, for many different reasons.

That left one thing to do to solidify the move! Apply for my husband’s immigration.

We sent away for his spousal permanent resident status in December last year, and received confirmation this spring that he was successful.

So, friends! As of the 4th of October, we will be getting on a plane and making Ontario, Canada our new home.

It is exciting to be going back to my home country. I grew up there. My family and friends are there. There are many amazing places and things about Canada that I love.

That being said, I will also miss the UK too. I have loved living here a

A scene of street- a small town, with cars parked along the road, and driving down it as well. Red, white, and blue bunting hangs aross the buildings across the road. A wide walking path, and buildings of varying ages and styles.
My little town in the UK! 

lot. My in-laws are here, and there are other special people here too. I will miss seeing the unique buildings, gorgeous countryside, and all of the history that exists here.

I’m looking forward to coming back for visits already!

It is bittersweet, but I trust that this new chapter in our lives together will be a good one.

Me- dark hair, pale skin, glasses, smiling- wearing a sleeveless shirt with a maple leaf on it, and I'm holding a Canadian flag. A brick wall and a wood door are behind me.
All ready for Canada!

2 thoughts on “A Bittersweet Move

  1. How exciting, that’s great news! Not long now then… I can see why it’s bittersweet, but also it’s a new chapter, a time for you both to look forward to and enjoy as much as you can as you go on your next adventure. Hellooooo Canada! 🙂


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