Hey there!

My name is Tessa – 21 years young, born and raised in the Midlands, UK and hopelessly confused about where I’m going in life. Things I enjoy include writing anything that isn’t a markable essay, playing basketball, a strong cup of Yorkshire tea, hugs and dogs (especially dogs.)

As part of studying towards a History degree at the Univeristy of Exeter I spent a year on an exchange in Ottawa, Canada. This blog began as a way of documenting that year, and became a place I could share my thoughts and experiences on living in the Canadian capital, and then on my travels afterwards. Posts from that year were sometimes advisory, sometimes painfully honest, and sometimes humourous (or an attempt at it). For all my posts from my year abroad, please click over to the masterpost I made documenting everything I wrote during the year.

I’ve done a bit of blogging before for the University of Exeter student bloggers  – so if you’re interested, you are welcome to check that out for more about my experience at Exeter.

Now in my final year with graduation looming, I thought this blog needed a bit of an update. Hopefully I’ll keep using it throughout my 20s, as a place to think, reflect and get stuff down.


4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey, really enjoying reading your adventures as a year abroad student – I can empathise with your most recent post, the year abroad is full of hurdles to overcome and it can be overwhelming at times. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award – I love how honest you are about your experience abroad, and having visited Ottawa myself find it really interesting to read about life in the city https://lagrenouilleanglaise.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/sunshine-blogger-award/


    1. Hey Rosie, aw thank you so much! That’s very sweet of you 🙂 Thank you for your continued interest and comments on my posts – it’s very gratifying! Ottawa is a great place to live I’m finding – and ideal for exploring other areas of Eastern Canada as well.

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      1. As I never studied abroad (worked as a language assistant instead) I’m fascinated by people’s experiences! Glad you’re settling in- Ottawa is pretty well located for exploring, I’d love to see more of Canada one day especially its national parks.


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