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August 30, 2013

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in 4 days, i fly home.

it has been 1 year, 6 months and 19 days since i’ve set foot on canadian soil.

the thing about home sickness is that there is no cure for it except going back and absorbing as much of it as you possibly can. it’s like crack – the only thing that’ll stop the shakes is more crack. which is why i’m so excited to go back. for that good ol’ canadian crack. and the fact that i’ve had this mix on repeat for the past 2 months is testament that i’m way overdue for a visit.

things i am looking forward to:

laughing with my sisters
spending some quiet time with my mom
poutine. lord, give me some poutine.
rooftops by night with roma
walking the streets of montreal
mile end cafes
red winged black birds
playing with my nephews
going to see washed out with my favourite ‘gig’ pal
canadians
swimming in a lake
fireflies
the scent of pine
running in mount royal park
the sound of cicadas
cold beer
wide open spaces
proper BBQs
corn on the cob by the dozen
the smell of the start of autumn
sitting in my cousin’s kitchen, having a million cups of coffee and catching up for hours
reading as many books as i possibly can by my sister’s pool

and a whole lot of wholesome.

see you on the other side of the pond

x

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2013 2:13 pm

    safe travels lady. we’re going to montreal next summer and as i’ve only ever been in the fall or winter, i’ll be looking to you for some outdoor fun. xo

  2. August 30, 2013 2:19 pm

    I hope you get to do all that and more when you are on this side of the pond! xo

  3. Alison permalink
    August 31, 2013 10:10 am

    And you will be welcomed with open arms, big stupid grins and tons of love.

  4. Michelle permalink
    August 31, 2013 9:30 pm

    Can’t wait to laugh with you too! 3 more days!! xoxo

  5. September 2, 2013 1:59 am

    i love you more than my morning espresso (you *know*how much that is!) and i’m going to miss you more than you know.

    have a great trip home, cant wait to hear all about it
    xxx

  6. September 2, 2013 10:30 pm

    Your blog is exceptionally poetic – I love your photos and writing. You’ll see me around here more, I’m sure.

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

  7. September 7, 2013 1:24 pm

    Lovely. We just spent the whole summer in Canada, at my MIL’s in Ontario. It was by far the best summer I’ve ever had. BBQs almost daily, swimming, walking the dog in the woods, lounging by the pool or in the backyard, etc. Canadians really know how to do summer. Of course it’s probably bordering on fall now, but I bet that is lovely too. I am sure you are having a great time.

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