Saturday, May 28, 2016

I've Joined the Revelo-tion!

Hi everyone!
So after a much needed break and a nice visit from my beautiful friend Hollie, I am starting to ease my way back into blogging. It's been harder than we expected to settle into life in Canada and we are still working on a few things, as well as planning our wedding, but it's coming together slowly.

 I posted a while back on my Instagram about my new bike that has literally made my life so much better and more exciting. I work from home so don't have any kind of transit pass, and Toronto transit is pretty expensive, so when I had the opportunity to get an electric bike, I jumped on it straight away.   I chose a Revelo Electric Flex bike for a couple of reasons, but mainly because it folds so I never have to lock up outside and worry about it, it can fit off to the side and out of the way. Toronto is notorious for being a haven for bike thieves so I never feel good about leaving my bike anywhere. I have used it to go everywhere and its made things so much easier but also super fun. I can only compare the rush of the open road to go-carting- it's actually so fun!

It has a battery that takes me 30km going upwards of 28km per hour so it's a quick little thing!
Today, when we went out to take photos, we took it into the park and it was great zipping around on the grass too. On the road, I don't have to worry about going too slow as I kept up with everyone in the bike lanes too.

I'm getting some extras added to it soon, like a phone holder so I can use my maps or listen to music, and a carrier for the back so I can pick up groceries or run other errands and throw them all in the back. It's nice that it doesn't cost me to run it and I can easily pull the battery out and bring it inside to charge it.

Here I can be seen having light evening chitter chatter with out neighbour's cat Gloria, she's a charmer, unless she is visiting our window and terrorizing Bettie, then she's not.

I'm going to keep updating you on my new bike because I love it and it's making my life just way more exciting and convenient but also I am getting some exciting goodies for it like I mentioned above. The coolest thing about Revelo is that when you buy a bike, you become an ambassador, meaning that if someone buys one with your code, you then make money and they save money. So if you are considering an e-bike, check out Revelo. If you decide to buy, put my name, KATIE, in the code box and you will save $200 bucks!

Check out Revelo in all these cool spots:

I'd love to know if you have ridden an E-Bike or if you have questions, stick them below! I am an open bike, I mean book. I had never ridden an e-bike before this so I am genuinely new at this and really loving it.
If you are curious about what I am wearing, check out the shop this post at the bottom of the post.
See you all soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celebrating National Pet Month - Bettie is back home!

Hello everyone,
So I am slowly making my way back to blogging, even though things still feel like they are settling in. I am feeling inspired by seeing so many lovely bloggers, posting so many gorgeous posts with Spring styles and fun things going on. I am still missing London a lot but I am starting to see all the exciting things that I can tell you about in Toronto, so I'm looking forward to that!
I wanted to tell you a bit about something that has really made our new house a home, with the arrival of our lovely cat, Bettie. Bettie flew to Canada with us in December but went to live with my very kind brother, Andrew, as my parent's house, is not cat friendly, what with a very excited dog and a chinchilla. So apart from visits to Andrew's house, we haven't been able to see Bettie as much as we would like and were really looking forward to having her home.

When I was contacted by Ocean Loans about April being National Pet Month, and how they would like to let me treat Bettie to a few nice things to celebrate, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get her some lovely new things to set up in our new home.

We went out and bought her a new set of dishes, ones that are raised up to help with her breathing condition, along with a couple of toys, a new brush and delicious treats. She was also treated to a new little box and matt, but I felt that I could probably forgo the photo of that for obvious reasons.
On her first night, Bettie sat on the couch, explored and smelled most corners of the apartment and generally settled in quite well. Since then, She has spent her days lying on the bed in the sun, chasing her toys and cuddling on the sofa with us at night. It feels like she is home and happy as a clam.
So, did you do something for your furry friends this month?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Life Update - Canada!

Hi everyone!
So it's been a while but I have so much to tell you about! Since moving to Canada in early December, I feel like my life has been turned around and upside down. It's funny how nearly 6 years away makes you forget how some of the simplest things work. I had completely forgotten how little daily things are different in Canada, compared to France and the UK, like how I can't shop online with my debit card, or withdraw money from any ATM I want without being penalized, or use contactless payment everywhere. On the plus side, it's much easier to j-walk, as people seem less inclined to run you down here than in London, and there is definitely more sun, even though it's chillier.
Anyways, I didn't stop by to give you a list of random and odd difference of two of my favourite cities, but instead to tell you about what's going on.
Winter is finally clearing off and it's starting to feel more like Spring everyday. I can happily deal with the cold if it means there are blue skies and sun - that warm sun on my back is something I missed when away. I have been working from home since January, which has been nice and allowed me to find a place for Steven and I to live. 

We found a Tardis in Toronto... who knew?!

We are moving to one of our favourite areas in Toronto, called Little Italy.  It feels like a little town in the middle of the city, full of great restaurants and little independent shops, but still very close to necessities and transit. Our new place has room for our little kitty, Bettie, who travelled all the way from the UK with us and is currently staying with my brother until we move next week. We can't wait to have her back.
In terms of blogging, I have felt a bit disconnected, as I rediscover the blogosphere for plus size fashion in Toronto. I am so glad that Nicolette Mason had her collection launch at Additionelle and Tess Holliday at Penningtons recently as it was great to see some familiar faces and meet lots of lovely new people that I have followed for a long time.
I promise that regular blogs are coming, but first, I need to get moved into our new place, where I can finally unpack all my belongings and see whats in my closet. Stay tuned for a couple of interior design posts while I plan for our adorable apartment - I love decorating!
I am really loving being able to see my family and friends who I have missed so much over the years and it feels good to be close by but it's also hard as I miss so many lovely people in the UK too. Although it's hard some days, I remind myself how lucky we are to have a home in two places and people that love us in both.
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

French Curves: Faux Fur

Hello everyone!
I am finally back with an outfit post - imagine that! Today is my favourite blog challenge, French Curves and the theme this month was faux fur. I have so many things in my closet that have little bits of faux fur so it was hard to choose what to wear but since it's so cold here, I thought a lovely snow filled outdoor post would be nice! 
Bonjour à tous!
Je suis enfin de retour avec un poste de tenue! Aujourd'hui c'est mon défi de blog préféré, French Curves et le thème de ce mois était fausse fourrure. J'ai tellement de choses dans mon placard qui ont de la fausse fourrure qu'il était difficile de choisir a quoi porter pour ma tenue, mais comme il fait si froid a Toronto, j'ai decide de faire des photos dans la neige.

My favourite winter coat is this black faux fur one from last season at Evans. It has felted sleeves and is lined with satin, so is warm and looks very chic. I also love the rounded collarless neck.
My bag is not faux fur but instead pink feathers so fun and furry in it's own way and I think it works.
Mon manteau d'hiver préféré c'est celui en fausse fourrure noire de la saison dernière à Evans. Il a des manches en cotton, et est vraiment chaud et l'air très chic. J'aime aussi que c'est sans col.
Mon sac est pas fausse fourrure mais des plumes roses placer de façons un peu comme la fourrure  et je pense que ca vas bien.

I always wear a fun scarf with this coat to jazz it up a bit and since it's pretty chilly this week, I also wore my Manitobah mukluks which are the most comfortable and cute boots that I have ever owned, I could live in them.

So how is everyone finding winter? This past week was -37 with the windchill - I'm lucky I didn't freeze! Thankfully it's warmed up a bit so we can enjoy all this amazing sunshine!
Je porte toujours un foulard avec ce manteau et comme il fait tellement froid cette semaine, j'ai mis mes mukluks (botes) de marque Manitobah qui sont les botes les plus confortables et mignons que j'ai jamais possédé, je pourrais vivre dedans.

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