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My first month

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My first month

Post Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:04 am

Well have survived my first month in Vancouver & apart from some hiccups with my boxes from the UK & some money issues it's been amazing!!! I love my job & have been very lucky to stay in my chosen profession & get a better salary than I had in the UK!! Have met some amazing people, & I have to say that the stereotype of Canadians being "nice" is sooo true!! But they're geniune with it to.

I know everyone's experience is different, but I have to say that this is without a shadow of a doubt the best decision I have ever made!!! The mountains, the sea the people all amazing! Yup some differences, don't even get me started on the price of wine or internet banking, let alone the fact I have to pay for caller ID on my mobile!! But hey that's part of the change & would never be something that would make me go back to old blighty!!

I would reccomend Canada to anyone, but you've gotta be able to take the rough with the smooth & realise it aint the UK & there will be some weird & wonderful differences!!

Tamsin

 

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Re: My first month

Post Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:36 am

Hi Tamsin

glad to hear you have settled in so well. We've been here nearly two months now. Have you had no bouts of homesickness????

My hubby says he doesn't miss anything about the UK except family and friends.....doesn't miss the way of life...nothing. I suppose if he was pushed he would say M&S choc mousse and decent cheddar cheese!!!!

Glad Vancouver has worked out well for you. You are definately right about the friendliness of the people, very genuine indeed!!

mal


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Re: My first month

Post Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:30 pm

Hi Tamsin

Great to hear you are enjoying your new life.

We are also heading to Vancouver in 2 weeks! We've so much to sort out before then. We are leaving our house sale to complete whilst we are away as we have had enough of waiting and stressing. My hubby has a job to start when we arrive which makes the transition less stressful.

Anyway all the best to you, if you have any tips or recommendations on the Vancouver area, please let me know.

Take care
Mel x

 

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Re: My first month

Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:59 am

Good luck Mel and take care <g>
Annette

 

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Re: My first month

Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:28 am

Nope no homesickness, I miss people, but then even in the UK friends & family were a bit scattered. I suppose I miss the ease of being able to contact someone, I have to plan it in & remember the time difference! I could also have done with an Argos while I was setting up my apartment! If they opened a branch out here they'd probably clear up with all the expats!!!!! But I've felt at home pretty much as soon as I stepped of the plane!

Hey Mel, Vancouver is very cool, if you have any questions you can PM me. Been here for nearly 2 months so while I'm not an expert, I can hopefully help with some questions!!

Tamsin

 

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Re: My first month

Post Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:17 pm

That's good that you don't have any homesickness.

I agree about Argos!!1 I wouldn't say no to Marks and Spencer either!

have a good life

Mal Laughing


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:41 am

Yeah but I got Oxo cubes - proper ones in the post today - nah nah na na nah!

I have about £400 worth of Argos and Marks vouchers at home with my sister, I have told her to hang on to them so will probably get her to do my xmas shopping over there and my wrapping - sounds like a plan eh!

I miss Marks choc desserts Sad

Annette

 

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