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Monday, 10 December 2012

TWENTY-FOUR/ all bundled up

I travelled to and through five different provinces (that's half of them) in the past week alone. Trust me when I say that it's tiring and when people say there's no place like home, they truly mean itI am so exhausted, in every sense of the word.

My week first started in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. It's a lovely ski resort village and it looked like a winter wonderland when we arrived. There was snow on the ground and lights on all of the trees and chalets. My family and I made the journey up there to say goodbye to my oldest brother before he moved out west.

A couple of days later my brother packed all of his belongings into his car, and we made our way out west. I decided to go with him because a 40+ hour drive by yourself is not only boring but can also be dangerous. Although I don't have my license, I figured I could keep him awake and help out if anything were to happen. He's also my best friend and I thought one final road trip would be an awesome way to say goodbye. We drove through Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan before arriving at our final destination in Alberta. We spent three days crammed in his tiny little car with all of his possessions just talking about anything and everything, enjoying the sights and listening to all of our favourite songs. We experienced so much along the way and it definitely made me view this country in a different light; northern Ontario almost killed us, I fell head over heels in love with Saskatchewan and we saw an amazing view of the Rocky's in Alberta - his new home province. We arrived in Alberta Thursday night and I flew home on Friday, and believe me when I say that I'm horrible at saying goodbye.

I will never ever ever make that trip again. Hopefully I'll head back to each province we visited, but if I do, I'm flying. As beautiful and terrifying as the sights were, 40+ hours on the road is just much too long. The weather in Mont-Tremblant and Calgary (where I took the majority of the pictures below) was completely opposite from the weather we've been having here in Ottawa. It was snowy and cold in both places, and it seems as though I brought that weather home with me. It's because of those early winter conditions that I was living in my parka, large knit scarf and Uggs (don't judge me) this week. I wouldn't have it any other way, winter is by far my favourite season. Take a good look folks, this is what I'll be living in until March.

COAT/ Addition Elle BOOTS/ Uggs LEGGINGS/ American Apparel SCARF/ Gap

In Calgary, Alberta

Saskatchewan on either side, just outside of Thunder Bay (Ontario) in the middle

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

A great view of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta

* The top picture was taken by Derek Waugh, the rest of the pictures were taken by me.


  1. These photos are beautiful. I have always wanted to go to Canada and hopefully I will be visiting BC this summer! You look lovely and cosy! xx

    1. You definitely should! BC is one of the only provinces in Canada that I've never actually been to but I know tons and tons of people who have either moved out there or traveled there and I only hear amazing things!