So after a sad start to the week with the passing of my grandmother Della and my favourtie feline friend Oscar I was a little low.
I always try and see the light when someone close to you passes. It is never a nice feeling, but you do have to look at the legacy they leave behind and help their spirit live on within you I suppose. It was hard being away from home and I have been missing NZ a lot.
Fortunately I had lots to keep my mind busy, including a trip to Canada, my first ever trip to Canada in fact. For those who donâ€™t know Montreal is basically half French and half English speaking and most of the locals are fluent in both. I learnt some French in school so was excited to try to converse with locals and see how much I could remember.
The city is a wonderful mix of hipster artsy cool and traditional suburbia. We were quick to explore, touring a new arts centre called PHI and hanging out at the Just for Laughs HQ. As a huge comedy fan, being in what could be considered the hub of comedy I felt very inspired and excited, sponging as much information as I could.
The three days in Montreal were spent eating a variety of buttery treats, great rich food, phenomenal wines and lots of family time in a city that really nurtures creativity and self-expression. Needless to say I had fallen in love with Montreal.
Next stop is Ottawa â€“ I will let you know how it goes before heading back to LA later in the week.
Sending love to all.