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post #271 of 306 Old 04-30-2013, 11:26 PM
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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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post #272 of 306 Old 05-01-2013, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #273 of 306 Old 05-03-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #274 of 306 Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #275 of 306 Old 05-06-2013, 03:54 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.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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post #276 of 306 Old 05-11-2013, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #277 of 306 Old 07-17-2013, 04:12 PM
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No updates from you for a while
Hope things are still going well
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post #278 of 306 Old 07-17-2013, 04:15 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 :)

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post #279 of 306 Old 07-17-2013, 04:26 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 :)
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
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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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