Our exchange has taken place in a small town called Leamington, Ontario. Known as the Tomato Capital of Canada, Leamington is a rural municipality in Windsor-Essex County. Detroit is only 40 minutes away and being so close to the United States border has enabled us to travel between the two countries regularly.
When we arrived in January, we spent the first couple of months trying not to freeze (even though apparently the climate in this area is ‘mild’) and settling ourselves into the area and our three children into their respective schools. Since I am fortunate enough to live in a house that is directly across the road from the school I teach at, I have enjoyed not having to commute and not having to rush to get to work!