First Week in Canada

It’s difficult to believe, but there it is. We’ve been in our new home for a week already.

One of the first observations or questions we get asked now has to do with the weather. Who’d have thought, right? 😛 But no, it’s really not freezing here in the north. In fact, at this stage, it’s warmer in Toronto than it had been in Germany since before the Groenewalds left. I know this is bound to change, but for now, we’re enjoying the temperatures (especially since we had such a crap summer in Europe).

We also have this novelty thing called Autumn. The changing of seasons certainly wasn’t that easy to notice in Europe. Also, we see the sun daily. DAILY, folks. What is this thing and where has it been all my life? *In South Africa, I know.*

If you saw Monday’s post, you’ll also know that the Canadians we’ve met so far have been warm. This trend remains ongoing. Being able to communicate is really wonderful, but being able to communicate with people who aren’t only polite and helpful, but really friendly too? Legendary.

Anyway, in our first week, we didn’t get around to that much sightseeing. We had to open bank accounts and worry about all kinds of paperwork, as well as receive our stuff shipped from Germany and start the task of replacing the things we couldn’t bring with us. To top it all off, we had some guests. Seeing family members this side of the pond was really fabulous!

The last few loose ends should be tied somewhere this week, then we’ll get to experience Toronto’s attractions. As always, I’ll share all of these new things with you. 🙂

Until then, have an eyeful of the things we have seen so far.

 

Not too shabby, eh?

I’m still looking for a category name for all things related to our new Canada experiences. So far, Maple Mondays and The Poutine Chronicles have been suggested, so if you like one of those or have a suggestion of your own, please let me know. I won’t remove The German Chronicles, don’t worry.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yolandie