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a little sabbatical

May 19, 2011

It’s official, friends! I’m flying to London on June 21st, in perfect timing with the start of a new season. The best season! Swimming and sun and bbq and beer season! EXCITED doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel these days. With a side of overwhelm naturally because, you know, I have 30-something days to renew my driver’s license, buy medical insurance, make address changes, cancel hydro, clear my inbox, sell this desktop, buy a mac laptop, back up everything, write an official resignation letter, go to the dentist, get a check up, decide what stays and what goes, sell what goes, pack & store what stays, buy luggage and do the other 277 things on my list. My friend Roma says that in the end, if I chucked everything to the curb and went to the airport with nothing but my passport and the socks on my feet, I’d still be OK. So really, anything that I do above and beyond that is a bonus!

Still, I’d like to tackle most of the things on that list (and at least be wearing a pair of knickers upon airport arrival), which means that something’s gotta give so I’ve decided to take a little blogging sabbatical. I may post intermittently before I leave but I’m not pressuring myself into it. In the meantime, you can find me over at Gypsy Girl’s Guide today, where I tell you what I am going to miss about Montreal and what I look forward to in London. How very à propos! And people, I simply CANNOT WAIT to write to you from across the pond. I reckon I’ll be infused with fresh inspiration in the photography and writing department and you’ll be all “Yeah, Yeah. We get it. You live in London! Stop showing off!”

You kids be good while I’m away. Remember to smile as much as you possibly can (you wear it well). And floss. It’s super important. I can’t emphasize that enough.

With love,


11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2011 5:44 am

    Je ne sais pas si tu en as besoin car tu dois avoir l’impression d’avoir des ailes mais bon courage pour toutes les formalités administratives (je déteste ça!!). Et vive la correspondance qui te laisse 1 heure à perdre gare du nord!

  2. May 19, 2011 10:44 am

    thanks for the flossing *nudge*. (sigh)

  3. Ashley Erin permalink
    May 19, 2011 3:02 pm

    Best of luck with your month of getting ready! I’m so excited for you for this! I’ve always wanted to move overseas, but haven’t yet. Maybe your journey will inspire me (after all, the fiance already has a British Passport, so that would cut down on red tape!)

  4. May 19, 2011 3:03 pm

    But but but, that’s a WHOLE MONTH and more! (and I’m sure you will fill it up completely and write about it all later, so go! go! go!! )

  5. May 19, 2011 7:58 pm

    safe and happy travels gypsy girl. hope all goes wonderfully

  6. Kim permalink
    May 20, 2011 1:18 pm

    It feels like forever since I left a message here – not to say I haven’t been visiting. 🙂

    I did want to wish you a bon voyage and all the best in the U.K. How exciting!!!!!!


  7. May 21, 2011 8:17 pm

    Yay! So excited for you and to hear all about it! Safe travels:)

  8. May 22, 2011 11:37 am

    Ohmygosh! Good luck with packing up one life and preparing for the next!! I feel the stress for you. I Can’t Wait to hear from you once you get there! xo

  9. May 23, 2011 12:21 am

    Just like everybody else, I’m so excited & happy for you. You are truly living the dream (of some of us). Will definitely be waiting for your posts & pics from there! Be safe and well xoxo

  10. British Boy permalink
    May 23, 2011 3:55 am

    Oh brill so you’re definitely coming then. Hurrah! xo

  11. May 23, 2011 6:56 am

    super cool, you are moving to London!
    have a great time and hopefully you will be able to cross all the things on your to-do list very soon. looking foward to hear about you adventures from london!

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