Me and my new found (fellow North Londoner) friend Amy met up in Kensington Market, which is in the downtown core of Toronto. Kensington Market is like a mini Camden Town (in London, England) people are eccentric, express themselves through fashion, food, are trendy, and have plenty of cool markets, and shops to pop into.
We went to this cool spot called The Burgenator, and the burgers definitely lived up to the name!
We spoke about both being 4 weeks into the journey, and how we felt it was going, and what we had hoped for the future. We spoke of our amazing jobs we had said goodbye to back home. Mine was at the BBC, and for Amy, it was at KPMG.
We had both left them behind to come to Toronto, Canada and try something new, and a change of scenery.
When Amy mentioned her former job, two people came to mind, one of them being my Sister in-love Lynette who was working at KPMG at the time, and also my sister in-loves cousin Antoinette. I mentioned my sister in-love working at KPMG to Amy despite the fact I knew they were both working at different sites.
Me and Amy had connected, and made plans to keep in touch and hang out again soon once we become a little more settled finding jobs, permanent accommodation and so on.
We had both got home, and had sent each other a text to say how great it was to meet up.
When I got home, I had received a message from Antoinette saying that she has a friend that she mentored at KPMG that she would like to put me in touch with, this person had also moved to Toronto, Canada recently, this person was Amy!
Amy had soon after texted me asking if I know Antoinette B, I responded yes, funny enough she just sent me a message.
‘Oh my gosh’ Amy said, Antoinette B was my mentor at KPMG!!
I was gobsmacked! What a small world, and how nice to know that we had a more of a connection then we even thought, and the fact that had we not met, we would have been connected through another way.
That was a great day, but wait, there’s more!