You kind of need to watch this with sound to hear it! I'm not entirely sure why I'm smiling so much in this video! I got caught in this storm and even with my umbrella I got absolutely soaked 🌧 Still, the storms here are something else and at least I'm not cold 👍
Pumpkin soupy, anyone? Its Autumn in my hometown, so I'm getting a continuous stream of emails from my Dad about how the nights are drawing in and it's pitch-black when he wakes up and soon he'll be de-frosting the car window at 6am with the kettle. Kinda makes me happy to be walking into spring here in aus like.... YEAAAAHHHHH COME AT ME SYDNEY, YOU SUNNY BITCH. 😎 #sorrynotsorry#emigrated
Dear #Justin : this is the closest I could get to you today at #gvbot event, and just thanks to the amazing @aircanada team in #vancouver that got me a #secondrow seat 10meters from you!
Many things passed through my mind while you were talking, and yet I bet, would I have had a chance to shake your hand, I would have frozen and probably wouldn't have recalled any of the#smartquestions that my sister @becirtaeb prepared for me beforehand to ask you.
You will never know that I have a 30×20in. poster from your last #electionalcampaign at home that I cherish like a relic; I keep it closed behind the sofa though, unless my bf would get jealous.
You will never know that 3years ago, when I #emigrated to Canada, my Italian friends had no idea of you were, and for this very reason I named our whatsapp group #justintrudeauiloveyou .
You will excuse my honesty if I admit that npt much earlier I did not know who you were either, as I was a #newimmigrant and #esl - I still am- and you were still running for the elections: but I will always remember the moment you passed by my info counter at #yvrairport and my coworkers almost fell to the ground.
You will never know what my friend #stefaniamorello may be able to do if I was able -one day, one day- to get a picture with you as my screensaver.
I may not know either actually.
She is full of surprises.
What I know for sure is that my friend #gianlucacodognato would put in on the #nuovevenezia the following day.
My mom would frame it.
And probably #nicolabertolussi would too.
I guess what I want to say is that being called by you a #leader among #bc#leaders today, made me feel #honoured and #proud and excited and #thrilled by the numbers of things that I can do and build with #hardwork at @iccc_west , for #canada and for #italy and for #europe .
I own so much to this beautiful Country and to You, and I am #proud I can call you my #pm .
And now you know.
#ohcanada#truenorthstrongandfree @theboardoftrade @justinpjtrudeau
Spring has arrived in Christchurch!
I'm a little late posting this due to the house move (more on that soon!!) and the blossoms have disappeared now, but Christchurch is still in full bloom elsewhere! I've never been in New Zealand in the Spring, so it's pretty exciting to see the transformation.
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Yes, another late afternoon beach picture.. but you guys, look how amazing this place is!
One of the things we promised ourselves when we decided to move to NZ was that we would get outside more, in the evenings after work, at weekends... Well today we've been car shopping but we made time for an evening stroll on the beach and a drink in the bar.
Sometimes the most beautiful places are in your back yard.
#christchurch @christchurchnz #newzealand#emigrated#britabroad @travelnewzealand #springtime#beachlife
This incredible human #emigrated here from the #Philippines when I was 8 mos old, and dedicated her life to raising me and my brother, so my parents could work.
She is the eldest of 11 children - out living many of them inc my mother. She only has a 3rd grade education bc she had to help HER parents as a child by selling fruit on the side of the road. She is the most selfless person you will ever meet, and if you ask her why she's single, she will say it's bc she's "married to God." She will also remember your bday if you tell her once and will make sure to call you EVERY year. Ask anyone that's ever met her.
She found herself at 80 and is happy to be independent and living on her own for the first time (in a huge one bedroom apt BTW). Now 83, she has survived it all, and still considers herself blessed and one of the lucky ones. We should all be so lucky. I am to have been raised by such a powerhouse 💪🏽🙌🏽 #TheLady a living legend.
She got a kick out of these filters but wants to know why #Snapchat gave her such small eyes?! 😂
It's been over two years since we moved here and it's been one crazy journey of excitement and stress. Yesterday we were in the ocean jumping over waves and turned to each other and said "we live here?!" We do this quite a lot.... It really is like being on holiday every day 😍🇨🇦 #welivehere#canada#emigrated#halifax#novascotia#holidayeveryday
Exercise and joy.
Can these two words work synonymously? I think it can, you just have to find your joy.
My amazing brother @nielsdekker_ biked from Toronto, ON to Aylmer, ON. He biked a total of 214KM! What am amazing feat! This inspired me and also reminded me of what biking meant for me.
I was born in the Netherlands 🇳🇱 aka Holland and biking there is a way of life. It's so deeply engrained in the culture and people bike 24/7 365 days a year. Having emigrated to Canada 🇨🇦 when I was 7 years old, I lost some of that culture. I did not lose my passion for biking. Every single time I am back in Holland, I ensure that I find myself back on a bike. Back to that JOY bit I was talking about earlier. Biking gives me absolute joy and after my brother's spectacular ride on the weekend, I have been renergized and motivated to get myself back on a bike. 🚲 💨
I biked 10KM in 40 min tonight and it was wonderful. It is good for my body, good for my mental health, it is good for me, period! I am going to try and commit to biking 3x/week weather and schedule pending...please let me know if anyone would love to join me in this venture!
This came up on my FB memories today, the pic is of my boy playing hide and seek on what was the last day at our house in England before we flew out to start a new life in the States. 5 years has flown by, there’s been many hard days and many amazing days, I wouldn’t change any of it. Here’s to the next 5 years! #hideandseek#family#emigrated