Everyday Adventuring

Unexpected Friendships

Going to Canada, making friends wasn’t something high up on my list of things to do. Our plan was to go for only one year as per our visa, and who can make friends in a year?!  Something that stands out about cities like Vancouver is that there's often a very transient population - people… Continue reading Unexpected Friendships

Parenthood, Travel Diary

Flying with a Newborn

I had read that travelling with a baby has airlines treating you like royalty and that’s not far off true! Checking in, we didn’t have to line up - just got ushered to the front of the line for family check in. At security there was only a handful of people in line, but I’m… Continue reading Flying with a Newborn


Newborn and Postpartum First Week Must Haves

You’ll find thousands of these lists online, but I figured I might as well share mine too! I was so grateful for these items, I’d like to think I might help out even one other person with this list. I was lucky to have friends share some useful tips with me, I also read many… Continue reading Newborn and Postpartum First Week Must Haves


The First 48 Hours

So here we go, a new section of the blog now that I am a MOTHER! I assume that if you're here, you are up to date on the whole journey so far, but if not, here’s a very brief catch up... I have kept a diary of my pregnancy here on my blog, and… Continue reading The First 48 Hours

Pregnancy Diaries

Maisie’s Arrival

So the final instalment of the pregnancy diaries is here. The moment it was all leading up to… the arrival of our baby! Maisie arrived on Thursday, July 22nd at 4.22pm. It started on the Saturday before. I had passed my due date by three days and had come to terms with the fact I… Continue reading Maisie’s Arrival

Pregnancy Diaries

The Shortest Week of Pregnancy (so far…) & Week 40 Update

From week 37 I was scheduled for weekly appointments at the midwife clinic (common practice, nothing special!) and along with that also came the change in provincial rules around Covid so Tom was also allowed to join me from then on! Yay! It was exciting being able to have him there to hear the heartbeat… Continue reading The Shortest Week of Pregnancy (so far…) & Week 40 Update

Life in Vancouver

Essay on the Importance of Integration in Spirituality

I took a class in the winter term called Introduction to World Christianity. I loved the class so much - we spent one week looking at the history of Christianity on each major continent, learning about their introductions to Christianity, their indigenous influences and spirituality and what Christianity looks like there today - including hearing… Continue reading Essay on the Importance of Integration in Spirituality

Pregnancy Diaries

Discharged from the GD Clinic

The last time I shared about Gestational Diabetes (at the beginning of June), I mentioned being able to take a two day gap between each of my blood sugar testing days. Testing at that rate lasted for about two weeks, then I had another phone appointment with the Endocrinologist - who was again very impressed… Continue reading Discharged from the GD Clinic

Pregnancy Diaries

37 Weeks Pregnant in the Heat Dome

It's been on the news in the UK and anyone here in Vancouver will have been acutely aware of the heat wave we had last week. We were in a heat dome cause by La Niña pushing a bunch of hot air over the Pacific North West and BC which meant that there was hot,… Continue reading 37 Weeks Pregnant in the Heat Dome

Pregnancy Diaries

My Baby Shower!

With all the restrictions around from Covid I wasn't sure if I'd be able to have a baby shower, especially not in person. One of my friends reached out to me asking me if I wanted her to organise something for me, so we tentatively booked a date (May 8th - week 30), hoping that… Continue reading My Baby Shower!