Hello, and Welcome to my blog!

I am Danielle and I’m from Sydney Australia.  Married to a Canadian with an 8-year old son we have lived in Brisbane, Australia for the last 10 years.

We recently made the move to the wilds of Canada (well downtown  Toronto).

A question we get asked a lot since arriving in Canada (in Winter) is Why? Why did we leave the warmth of Australia for the cold of Canada? Canadian’s kind of look at us like we are strange when asking this question.

The Answer

In short, because we can! …  We are fortunate that due to our married status we can live and work in either Canada or Australia.  Our little family has lived life in Australia and it’s time to give living in Canada ago and for our son to experience growing up in both Canada and Australia.

We love to travel and basically work to travel.  It has been a long time since my husband has lived in Canada and it is a country neither of us has done much travelling in so we are looking forward to new adventures and exploring.

Snow … for me a big draw card is the weather.  I am a winter person, I love all things winter.  Having lived in a tropical climate for the last 10 years the year round heat was killing me.  I need season changes regardless of how severe they can become.

I started this blog as a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends with updates of our new adventure and hope that others may find some tips or information if they are taking a similar journey.

I love it when I know people are actually reading the blog so please feel free to message me with any questions you may have and I will see if I can help.  Comments on the blog posts are also great and welcomed (as long as they aren’t trollish because then I will hit delete, delete, delete)

As school was usually an excuse for a good old gas bag and catch up with friends please forgive my terrible spelling and grammar.

Email maplebaconplease@hotmail.com


14 thoughts on “About

  1. Eeek how long until you move? I’m certain it will be an exciting journey for you guys and I look forward to reading more. Love the blog name too, maple bacon is so good, as is a lot of Canadian junk food – be prepared to put on a lot of weight when you get here 🙂

    1. Hi Emma, thanks for dropping by, I found your blog when researching the move to Toronto and lost several hours going down the rabbit hole reading some of your older posts. It got me so excited about our move and was such a great help. We arrive in 2 weeks and still have so much to do ……………….. At this stage I think I am a little bit more freaked out and daunted by what we need to do once we arrive in Toronto however the first thing I plan on doing once we arrive is devouring a Nutella and Banana Beaver Tail.

  2. Welcome to Canada and welcome to Toronto 🙂

    For the record, I’m a born and raised Canadian but I don’t particularly like poutine (gravy on french fries is just wrong. Cheese on anything is very good though), I’ve never had a beaver tail (I KNOW!!) and I think the whole pajamas in public thing was imported. It’s also very wrong.

    Looking forward to reading so much more about your new adventures 🙂

  3. Thanks for following my blog! I love eating maple bacon. Delicious stuff. I just returned to Canada two days ago after living in Japan for eleven years, so my family is going through what I’m sure you’ve already gone through. I’ll be sure to watch your blog.

    1. Good luck Jay!
      My husband has lived out of Canada for over 15 years and moving back has been interesting. I think he gets more frustrated by some of the bureaucracy than I do and thinks some things are a little old fashioned. Banking is a little 1950’s. The fact that bank cheques are still used (it was the only way we are allowed to pay our rent). We had not written or owned a cheque booking the entire time we lived in Australia together. We are currently going through the frustration of trying to find a Family GP and it’s torture.
      Looking forward to following your new adventures.

      1. Hardly anyone uses cheques, anyway. They’re not used in Japan, either. However, the banking system in Japan is so archaic, it makes Canada’s system look like science fiction.

        Finding a doctor is difficult. My sister and mom have asked theirs and they both said they’re full. It’s going to take a while to find one. In the meantime, we’ll have to settle for a walk-in clinic.

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