Well I have been RUBBISH at posting in recent months so I must make more of a conscious effort to keep you all updated. Things have been the usual 100 miles an hour since we moved in to the house with all of our attention and time being spent on starting our own business. HenryContinue reading “2 years in…”
It’s been a while since i wrote, but life’s been pretty full on so i have been finding lots of excuses to not sit down and tell more of our story. (will try and do better from now on) The first month of living here Henry and I worked our arses off outside, clearing theContinue reading “Life in Waiparous, so far…”
We are finally in our forever home!
we bought a house!
It’s been a little while since I have found the time to write about what we have been up to over here. Life has been a hectic balance of finalizing our PR application, selling our house, buying a new house, and trying to have some fun adventures as we go. As of today, we haveContinue reading “Emigration update 12.04.2021”
We got our ITA!!! WOO HOO!!! For those of you not totally up to date in immigration terminology that means “Invitation to Apply” This is an invitation extended from the Canadian Government to Apply for Permanent Residency. Although this is not a complete guarantee of being able to stay forever, it’s not bloody far off!!Continue reading “ITA Received!!”
For those of you following our journey, now feels like a good time to give you an update on our quest for permanent residency. We have officially lived here over a year now, and I have been in my job over a year. Hard to believe all the time that has passed and the seasonsContinue reading “Visa Update – Feb 21”
As we wait on the fate of our PR application here is the story of our visa quest so far. Henry and I have been lucky enough to work in other countries before. We both have done winter seasons in Austria when working and moving was much easier. Henry is a qualified snowboard instructor soContinue reading “Getting a VISA… The hard way!”
Saturday the 9th January 2021 marked our 1 year “Canaversary” 1 year since we left the UK and all our family and friends. Neither of us really knew how to feel about it! Exhausted is probably the best word to describe it! So much uncertainty when we first arrived and then a marathon of aContinue reading “1 Year “Canaversary””
HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2021 – The year the world was going to magically transform, covid would go away, global warming will have disappeared and world peace will reign over the land…. Yeah Right! But it’s nice to be optimistic. This changing of the year was pretty quiet, As I know everyone’s was. Henry andContinue reading “20-21 – New year intentions”
Christmas 2020 I think was a strange one for everyone. A very emotional time at the best of times, with out the C word ruining it for everyone. For me I would have to say it has been pretty special. It felt like a triumph! Although I missed my family and friends in the UKContinue reading “Covid Christmas….”
Getting around in the Bow Valley. Move to Canada, Buy a truck…. that’s how it works right? That’s the dream. For any of you reading this who are in the process of moving then I highly recommend you get your paperwork together before you leave the UK. Although not totally impossible, it is not easyContinue reading “Getting around the Bow Valley – Buying a car”
I’ve spoken before about what we bought over with us from the UK. Pretty much just clothes and a few basic bits. Our first home here was an AirBnB, fully furnished and had everything we needed. It was nice but it never really felt like home. We had to find a place to live afterContinue reading “Starting again”
Settling in. Not something I’m even sure we have completely done yet. We have lived in Canmore for 10 months now, and it really is a wonderful place. We moved here on January 9th 2020, and any of you not living in outer space will know that mid-March 2020 the world shut down! The storyContinue reading “Settling in”
Now I know everyone’s situations are very different and where you are leaving and where you are going to are all going to be very different. So here is my experience and things I wish I had thought of before I left. We had (still have – were renting to a friend) a modest 3-bedroomContinue reading “Packing your life up”
The first question that everyone asks me and my husband Henry is “Why Canada”. So, I guess the best place to start this online journal is when we made the decision, which takes a little more back story. Henry and I have been together since 2006 and have been blessed with a very happy andContinue reading “Making the decision to move…”