Funny has fast you forget all those things isn't it!!!
I remember last year being so fed up of snow and ice and a UK friend sent me a photo of her horses standing in covered from noses to the end of their tails in thick mud in the pouring rain and I thought "No I don't miss that one little bit' and I've actually forgotten what its like to bring horses in from the field and wonder where to start removing it all.
And the narrow bendy lanes - last time my husband was over there in a rental car he found himself driving very nervously at 25mph on lanes he used to happily drive at 50mph on!!!
I admire your courage!!!
Glad you enjoyed your trip back to the UK. Its great that you think of Alberta as your home now - we feel the same way about this little bit of the US though a bit of my heart will forever be in England a lot of the places that I think of my in my best memories are now under concrete, tarmac and houses so really the parts I miss barely exist there any more!!!