Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie View Post
Oh, and I'm narrowing down my list of horses to view/visit/buy when we arrive. Yip yip yippee!
Good to hear you have your priorities right.
Now is the time to get out there and get your last fill of all things we used to take for granted in the UK, my son has just come back from a 2 week vacation/holiday (see I'm bilingual ROFL) loaded down with Cadbury chocolate goodies, which has totally ruined and reversed by efforts to lose weight, but mmmmmmmmmmmmm nothing comes close to Cadbury, note to chocaholics, for some reason Cadbury is importing Flakes from the UK, made to UK recipe, can buy in London Drug and other select stores......
The things he mentioned..
Ploughmans Lunch with REAL cheese, and proper pickle
A good Chinese meal (see you have that one covered)
Back bacon, only get strange streaky here
Black Pudding Nomm nommm
Things he didn't bring back and should of done
Tesco gravy granules, can't buy decent gravy granules out here, only old fashioned, Bisto powder.
Hp sauce, you can get it here but different recipe
About making friends, yes the people are friendly, and you will certainly make friends, but I was reading something very true from a fellow immigrant the other day. What you don't have are those long term friendships with people who have known you for ever, and it is actually hard sometimes. Admittedly this was from a lady who moved here from Holland, so she is adjusting even more than us Brits have to, at least our language is similar, though not identical, try going to the hardware store and asking for a spanner LOL, but there are times when you will feel lonely and miss home.
That wasn't to be a downer at all, though it may sound like it, we have had 7 years of good times, rough times, downright ****ty times, and some just kind of OK, would I still do it, HELL YES. Canada is a great country with fine people, and so much space, and great scenery (if you don't live here in Saskatchewan that is) I love it, I'm proud that I'm now dual national, and I can't imagine living anywhere else now.