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        04-30-2013, 10:26 PM
      #271
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    Your comment applies to the US as well as far as being English goes - my husband & I both mostly grew up in Staffordshire and even though we went to good schools and our parents were reasonably affluent through mixing with local children and people in general we have retained our Staffordshire accents to some degree and they are always sneered at in the UK in certain areas. Our son is lucky to have the acceptable more refined accent.
    Over here we are just 'English' and people are always saying how much they love our accents!!!
    ....And do you not find that refreshing? Most all people here in the U.S. Simply adore English accents of any kind, (I do!) from Liverpool to Staffordshire... Also, as you may have found, the U.S. Is so huge that one can be on vacation (or 'holiday') and not think twice when meeting someone with a very extreme deep 'Southern Drawl' and it's not frowned upon- just simply a topic of conversation.
    "Oh, you may be from Southern Georgia, or Alabama?" "How's the weather down there this Spring"? Then we wish one another well and part ways. :)
         
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        05-01-2013, 10:48 PM
      #272
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    Jobs jobs jobs

    Albertans on acreages talk about being so busy with jobs when the snow goes, and I understood the principle of what they were saying, but now it's happening to me, I get it!!

    Septic tank
    Fencing
    Rototilling
    Harrowing
    Veg planting
    Pond fixing
    Herb planting
    More fencing thanks to Ukon's fence trashing antics
    Summer shoe buying for child
    Gutter fixing
    Deck sanding

    Oh! And time to get these horse rideable again too!


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        05-03-2013, 04:38 PM
      #273
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    School community

    Today is a lovely sunny day, with more sunny weather to come. I tidied the house (see my halo?), then lunged Ukon in the sunshine, then went to the school for "Volunteers Assembly and Lunch".

    Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh sweet little kids doing songs and dances, medium sized kids playing in a band, and teachers who had prepared lunch for us volunteer parents! I thought it was so lovely that so much thought and preparation had gone into saying thank you to all the parents that help at the school.

    I did think that I should really be thanking the school for helping us fit in so well. And what was really warming was that I could walk in to the hall, spot people I knew, and go and sit with them without feeling self-conscious or intrusive. Golly gosh, I think I belong.
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        05-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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    Friends over yesterday afternoon who have just made the big move to Alberta. This time from Chile, so on top of the cultural/friends thing they also have the language thing! Their little girl is just turned four years old and she is very motivated to learn English. What a perfect age to become bi-lingual!

    We played hide and seek on our acreage - what fun :)
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        05-06-2013, 02:54 PM
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    My friends and family back home are all complaining of their first annual sunburns... I'm not at all impressed lol!

    Dry over this side of the pond, has been fab weather for the last 2 weeks with only short bursts of rain - still not warm enough to discard jackets but no rain = no complaining.
         
        05-11-2013, 10:31 PM
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    Hurrah Boo Hurrah!

    It's Mother's Day weekend in Canada, hurrah!

    My mother isn't here, boo

    My son has done me a lovely card at school, hurrah!

    My husband is away for the weekend on a work conference, boo!

    Both husband AND his employer have sent me flowers, hurrah!

    The neighbours are coming over tomorrow to cook Mother's Day brunch!!! Hip hip Hurrah!
         
        07-17-2013, 03:12 PM
      #277
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    No updates from you for a while
    Hope things are still going well
         
        07-17-2013, 03:15 PM
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    Was only thinkin that myself Jaydee!

    Rosie - plan is for a trip over in Sept/Oct (all going well) - we will be flyin into Calgary, so if you want any Brit/ire treats let me know and I'll bring you over some :)
         
        07-17-2013, 03:26 PM
      #279
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    Originally Posted by Maple    
    Was only thinkin that myself Jaydee!

    Rosie - plan is for a trip over in Sept/Oct (all going well) - we will be flyin into Calgary, so if you want any Brit/ire treats let me know and I'll bring you over some :)
    Did anything ever come of your relocation back to Canada Maple
    Funny I was thinking about you a few weeks back as my husband was just outside Dublin on a business thing and totally fell in love with the scenery
         
        07-17-2013, 03:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    Did anything ever come of your relocation back to Canada Maple
    Funny I was thinking about you a few weeks back as my husband was just outside Dublin on a business thing and totally fell in love with the scenery
    It's still on the cards, just taking longer than originally planned to get things done. It can take over 2 years for citizenship, at a cost of about 300 each. DHs sponsorship means we have to have at least 8k sitting in the bank before we can go. At the moment I'm workin two jobs to get some cash behind us.. some day we'll get there but we can't rush things as want to have it done right

    I don't live too far from Dublin, without traffic it would take me about 45 min (with traffic about 3 hours lol!), next time you may get him to bring you with him!
         

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