Blog Posts

Canada, Most annoying things, Travel

10 Weird and Wonderful Things about Canada

Once you move to a new country, it's inevitable that you are going to make comparisons with your home country, so I decided to do a short blog about the differences I've noticed between Canada and Ireland. Some of these differences may not be Canada-wide as it's a big country! Some differences are good, while… Continue reading 10 Weird and Wonderful Things about Canada

review

Irish Taste Club – Review

My friends over at Irish Taste Club sent me one of their delicious boxes of goodies for free this month, so here's my review - and thanks Tom and Pauline. The food box is full of Irish artisan products from across the island of Ireland, and is perfect for those of us living abroad who… Continue reading Irish Taste Club – Review

Canada, Travel

An open letter to Justin Trudeau

Dear Mr. Trudeau, I have a bone to pick with you, obviously, why else would I be writing an open letter to you? But before we get into all that, let me firstly introduce myself. My name is Rachel Keogh, 30 years old, living in Toronto with my boyfriend, Phil, and my fur baby (some… Continue reading An open letter to Justin Trudeau

Travel

Peru in 10 days

Myself and Phil just go back from a 10 day trip to Peru, and it was amazing. It was our first taste of South America, and boy was Peru a good ambassador for the rest of the continent! It truly is up there with some of the best trips we have ever taken. Peru is… Continue reading Peru in 10 days

Canada, Emigration, Permanent Residency, Travel

Applying for PR in Canada: A How to Guide, Part 3

Last time I left off, it was February 2016 and I had just submitted my PR application on December 22nd and had heard nothing except for a ghost email on January 22nd. Now let me fill in the gaps between then and now. It was mainly radio silence, a couple more ghost emails and then… Continue reading Applying for PR in Canada: A How to Guide, Part 3

Emigration, Travel

Why I left Ireland and why I still haven’t moved back

I've written a blog before on emigration and the positive aspects of emigrating, but this time I want to delve into why I emigrated, why I left Ireland in the first place, and why, six years later, I still haven't moved back. I still feel that a lot of the time, the Irish media portray… Continue reading Why I left Ireland and why I still haven’t moved back

Bridging Visa, Canada, Permanent Residency, Travel

Applying for a Bridging Visa (BOWP): A How to Guide

I just applied for a bridging visa (BOWP) last week and must admit, I found the whole process quite confusing, if it wasn't for the good people who are members of the Irish & Applying for Canadian PR Facebook page, I would have been completely lost. As is usual with CIC, nothing is very well… Continue reading Applying for a Bridging Visa (BOWP): A How to Guide

Relaxation, Travel

Easter Weekend & A Trip to Blue Mountain

Hi everyone, happy Easter to you all. I thought I'd do a quick blog post about my Easter weekend and what we got up to, and what we ate! Myself and Phil decided to get away from the city for a day and Good Friday was the perfect day to do it as we had the… Continue reading Easter Weekend & A Trip to Blue Mountain

Canada, Permanent Residency, Travel

Applying for PR in Canada: A How To Guide Part 2

So I last left off informing you that I had received a notification of interest of provincial nomination from the province of Ontario. This was on November 13, 2015. I decided to remain in the pool for a couple of weeks to see if the points would drop and I could get an ITA, as it… Continue reading Applying for PR in Canada: A How To Guide Part 2