A Canadian Adventure

Toronto Skyline (Photo by Aaron Davis)

Dear Readers, after two years in the UK, with nothing more exciting than occasional visits to Dorset and Somerset, we are off on an adventure for the next couple of weeks, to catch up with some people that we love, and haven’t seen since 2019.

I must admit that it’s a bit daunting – my travel muscles, which used to be up for any destination, seem to have atrophied, and the new covid regulations are an extra layer of anxiety-provoking paperwork. However, I think that we have all our ducks in a row, and we will be going first to Collingwood to see my two favourite aunties, and then on to Toronto to spend time with family and friends. I am hoping to get some walking in as well, and there are a few things that I especially want to share with you, including a dog fountain and a dawn redwood, so let’s see how we get on.

So, for the next few weeks there will be a mixture of new posts and old favourites, depending on a) my energy levels, b) what’s going on, c) how well the technology is working and d) how inspired I feel. Also the time zone change might throw things a bit out of whack, so if you don’t see a post when you expect to, it will just be the gremlins.

I’m looking forward to sharing this amazing country with you all, so I’ll see you on the other side of the Atlantic!

Trumpeter at Wye Marsh in Ontario, March 2019

7 thoughts on “A Canadian Adventure

  1. Anne

    At last! I am so pleased to learn that you are off to a longed-for destination. I look forward to sharing some of your adventurous spirit from there.

  2. Susan

    Oh, please do enjoy yourself! When we went to the Netherlands in November, I felt as if I was dreaming the first few days; but when trying to juggle—-and comprehend!—-all the Covid related paperwork, I felt I was in the grip of a perplexing nightmare. Though I was grateful the precautions were in place to keep us safe, I’m anticipating my comparatively uncomplicated trip to London and the Orkneys in June with much less trepidation. Can I thank you once again for all your postings, especially these last two long, worrying years? They have been such a pleasure, and a link many days to a place I’ve loved for more than 40 years. Is it possible, I wonder, to be homesick for a place that’s never been home? That’s how I’ve felt, and your words and photos have been a welcome balm . Many thanks, and many good wishes for a lovely trip.

    1. Bug Woman Post author

      Thank you so much Susan, I’m glad that the blog has helped, and I hope you have a wonderful time in London, and in Orkney, which is one of my favourite places in the whole world…

  3. Tom Raw

    I recently moved back to the UK after several years in Toronto. I got homesick during the pandemic when we were unable to travel – I very much enjoyed reading your posts here, reminding me of north London where I was born and raised. I recommend Mount Pleasant cemetery, home of many specimen trees and much wildlife. I walked the dog there every day.

    1. Bug Woman Post author

      Ah Tom, my husband’s Dad is buried in Mount Pleasant, so we’ll definitely be going for a visit. I agree, it’s a lovely spot (and I do love a cemetery…)


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