Originally Posted by Maple
I left 11 years ago tomorrow
I left the day after my 19th birthday to come here for 3 months... and I've ended up married with a mortgage and two kiddies! Funny how life turns out isnt it? I'd still take the -40 and snow over the constant damp miserable rain :) How do you find the UK?
I quite like it here, I have been here so long that it would be a shock if I was to return to Canada. I don't miss the winters at all (in fact when I go back to Canada on holiday,it's always in the summer) but yes the summers are rubbish here ! I find people a little bit more old fashion (on certain things) and harder to get to know (but I guess most immigrants would feel like that..?).
I also like the proximity with other countries (cheaper holidays). And yes it is funny how life turns out, I only "meet" my husband (on the internet) because I was looking for pen pals to have contacts (was planning to visit the UK and Germany) but ended up living here !!
Originally Posted by BlueMonday
Lol, we are oposites, you got the raw end of the equation, I left altrincham (just near stockport but posher) for proper Canada (English speaking Alberta) 3 yrs ago & discovered riding. Why didn't your hubby move to Canada, I'd never go back to England if you paid me millions. I guess saddley if he'd have to move to QB, where they refuse to speak English, he'd have struggled, but off politics and back on topic, there is some nice countryside around Stockport, hopefully you'll get to ride it.
I was in Altrincham a couple of weeks ago for a meal out !
The idea was for my husband to come and live in Canada (I had a good job and he was just helping his father, a tiler). However, when my husband was 20 he received a kidney transplant which means he has to take a lot of tablets and often needs tests. At the time (in 2000) I contacted the Canadian immigration and they told me that because he would be a burden to the Canadian health system, they would not approve his visa. Apparently they don't do that anymore but at the time it was like that. So I was the one to move !
I don't know why you think people in QB refuse to speak English !!??
If someone can speak English (as I do) they would reply to you in English.
But some people only speak French so it's not that they refuse to speak English (like my family/parents).
I don't think it's worst here then in Canada, it's just different..
I sometimes go to(horse) treks near Lyme Park, it's very nice. Also been to one in the Lake District on the beach and in about 6 weeks I am going to South of Wales for a 3 days trek....