Saturday, 10 August 2013

canadian lit

I've been holed up in Canada for a couple of weeks, eating home cooking, taking no pictures, writing (yay!), reading (yay!) and working from home (blech). Also, recovering from a nightmarish scenario in which the first leg of my flight home (the flight was from Lisbon, I had to get a flight from Barcelona to Lisbon first) was overbooked, resulting in my losing my flight, having to buy a new one, and involving myself in a long battle with Vueling for the dismally small compensation they finally gave me (which I expect I only got because it's enshrined in EU law). Thanks for nothing again, Vueling Airlines.

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But! The Canadian Literature in English is about to be changed for Canadian Literature in French... I'm off to Montreal for the first time ever and I can't wait to explore this city which has been on my must-visit list for a decade. Endless photos to follow!

(top by Family Affairs, skirt by Q's Daydream, shoes by Naguisa)

11 comments:

his_girl_friday said...

I LOVE Montreal!

Nina said...

You're going to Montreal! That makes me sick with jealousy, I was born there but have only been back once since we moved away I get so homesick for Montreal. Make sure you check out Atwater Market and Premiere Moisson for some amazing pastries and baked goods. Can't wait to see your photos I'm sure I'll cry with jealousy!
xxx

Gordianus the Finder said...

I've heard people say that English is the most beautiful language because it has a larger lexicon than any other. As a polyglot, is t his something you've thought about?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Nina: Merci! I'll be sure to check them out (and take a nauseating amount of photos) :D

Gordianus: I think English is an amazing language, for its flexibility, but I haven't actually given it much thought. I think Spanish is not a very attractive language; I find it quite paint-by-numbers, Catalan is more subtle. But I often like the languages other people consider ugly, like German and Dutch, so that should be taken with a grain of salt!

irene wibowo said...

love your skirt pattern! :)
Irene Wibowo

Monique said...

Emily, you are on this side if the world. Yay, I hope you enjoy Montreal is the only city I've ever been to in Canada, visited family there as a kid. Hope to see you, def be in touch if you make it down!

Avellia Anwar said...

nice sandal <3

visit mine whenever you had a chance :D

stay fab,
Miss Aa

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I'm glad Canada has been treating you well. I'll be looking forward to your Montreal photos. A friend and I have been talking of going for the longest time. Must get on that!

Ashley said...

and thanks for the heads up on NOT taking that airline!

Carrie said...

Well, you HAVE to go to Schwartz's Deli (but remember, they only take CASH), and St. Denis Rockaberry with the most AMAZING cheese cake. Period. HAVE FUN! :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ashley: No worries, I intend to spread the word far and wide, grrrr.

@Carrie: Thanks so much!