April 27


I was going through photos from our time in Europe today, for no particular reason, I just felt like reminiscing on our adventures abroad. I found myself really missing the beautiful architecture, spotless sidewalks, manicured parks and warmer weather. Our life there, while not perfect, was still rich with experiences and culture. And, as the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side...

No matter how hard you try not to take things for granted it inevitably happens. I remember when we first arrived in Vienna, walking around the city was like walking through a museum, and while we would still often pause as Tyke was peeing on a 400 year old building to admire the history around us, we also did eventually get used to it. Likewise, when I arrived back in Canada, the novelty of being able to call my family and friends on the phone (not Skype), and hop in the car and be back in Toronto without crossing an ocean was also pretty wonderful, but now of course we have become accustomed to it and I find myself missing some of what we used to have in Vienna. If only I could bring all my friends and family to Vienna (and replace German with English) life would be perfect ;).

Before I sat down to write this post I figured I had better check my calendar to see exactly how long I'd been back in Canada, I knew it was around this time last year that I gotten back. Guess what? It was today. No wonder I found myself going for a stroll down memory lane, a year ago today I officially bid auf wiedersehen to my Austrian adventure and said bonjour to my new life in la belle province.

xx Bess


  1. I spent some time this weekend reading through a few of my journals from my year in France - definitely miss parts of my life there! Wouldn't it be nice if we could bring the best parts of Europe to Canada?!

  2. Lovely post! We were in Europe last summer, and I can't wait to plan my next trip.


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