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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Girls on tour...

Well it's fair to say that I have rather neglected this blog! Lets change that right now.

An awful lot has happened since I last posted and I haven't felt like writing about a lot of it. In short, when I was in Sri Lanka my eating disorder retook control and I have spent the months since then focussing on healing myself. It has taken some time to set up a good team behind me and progress has been slow but positive. 

Fear not though, some interesting things have happened in my life too and, in an attempt to semi-interest you, that is what I'll tell you about. 

At the end of July, my Mum, sister and I all set off to New York. There we met up with my aunt who lives in Pittsburgh and spent a brilliant girly long weekend shopping, exploring, seeing a Yankees game, seeing Cinderella on broadway and picnicking in Central Park. 

It was great fun; hectic, fast, jam-packed and awesome. We were staying in the Midtown Hilton (very fancy!) so had great access to so many great places. It was only my second time visiting but both times I've wished that I had a billion more hours to spend there. 

After New York, Mum, C and I flew the short hop over to Ottawa. As our taxi pulled out of the airport, all we could think was how quiet it was. Granted, we had just come from one of the busiest cities on earth but still, I think Ottawa is the quietest, cleanest, most picturesque city imaginable. We properly laughed when the taxi driver apologised that it was "so busy" because of the long weekend! 

C and I would be meeting the rest of the contingent in Ottawa but we had a few days there as a family first. We stayed in the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel...wow. It was literally Cinderella's castle! Ottawa is a lovely place. We met up with some family, went to the Cirque du Soleil, did some more shopping, saw the changing of the guard ( strangely familiar!) and lots of other touristy things! 

Sadly our time with mum soon came to an end and she got the train over to Toronto whilst C and I headed over to uOttawa to meet the rest of the UK contingent for the World Scout Moot 2013. Tbc...

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