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Old Oct 25th 2010, 8:13 pm   #1
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We have been here a month now and would like to say hello, i must say i am only just getting used to driving on the left hand side of the car and the other side of the road!!! have now stopped thanking people with my left hand and smacking my hand on the door when going for the handbrake!!
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Hi Jules, my husband has just got a job in Calgary starting Jan/Feb! Bit shocked/scared and excited. R u enjoying it out there? Where are you from? We are from Aberdeen with 2 boys, one is 2 and the other is 4.
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We have been here a month now and would like to say hello, i must say i am only just getting used to driving on the left hand side of the car and the other side of the road!!! have now stopped thanking people with my left hand and smacking my hand on the door when going for the handbrake!!
Have found loads of very usefull info on this site already so thanks for that
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Hello and welcome to BE.

If you click here it will take you directly to the main index page of the Canada Forum. Also take a look in the BE Wiki...you'll find loads of information in there.

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I just joined this expats thing today.
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Make sure you bring plenty of money as at first all you seem to do is spend!or go to a local sports shop at home and get kitted out for proper snow gear i mean to cope with -20 it will be very cold when you get here !
It is beautiful up around the mountains, the scenery is stunning when i visited i saw 2 bears which just amazed me!! but since i have been here i have seen none not even from a distance the people are friendly but once in their cars can like everyone become little demons lol. It took us a while to get our visa and i got my working visa at the airport when we came in! my daughter is 8 and she loves it here, it has been 20c(might not seem hot but you are not near the sea so feels very hot!) up until last week and now the temp is dropping.
Please Keep in touch with me and i am happy for you to ask any questions, this site has been great for info and you can allways learn from my mistakes got to go pick up my little girl so speak soongood luck with everything
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If you click here it will take you directly to the main index page of the Canada Forum. Also take a look in the BE Wiki...you'll find loads of information in there.

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I just joined this expats thing today.
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oh before i go i forgot to answer some of your questions, Yes we are enjoying it out here so far, my husband worked in a london hospital but we lived in cornwall! for the last 2 years before that we lived in southampton. I have a daughter aged 8 years who is loving it here. shame you are not here for halloween its a bit like christmas at home!!! bet your 4 yr old would love it. Don't be scared life is an adventure and just too shortits snowing now and i am off to get my daughter
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Thank you very much, will definately keep in touch. Not looking forward to the cold but Im sure the summer will make up for it. Did u find it difficult finding somewhere to stay? Jenny
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Thank you very much, will definately keep in touch. Not looking forward to the cold but Im sure the summer will make up for it. Did u find it difficult finding somewhere to stay? Jenny
My daughter lives in Toronto...after the first winter or two she soon got used to the cold temperatures. When we go to visit I'll be all wrapped up in my long sheepskin coat, Uggs, gloves and scarf...she'll wear a jacket.

Check with the folk in the Canada forums...you may be best to wait and buy much of your winter stuff in Canada as it's made for the Canadian climate.
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Thank you very much, will definately keep in touch. Not looking forward to the cold but Im sure the summer will make up for it. Did u find it difficult finding somewhere to stay? Jenny
Hi Jenny, it was abit difficult at first it was our fault though as we tried online from the uk, to rent in the end we came out and stayed in an econolodge up on 16th street thenfound the school and then rented small apartment on 17th avenue, we are now looking to buy a house everybody is very helpful, just to let you know i popped into walmart after school yesterday to get my daughter a snow suit with some -50!!!!boots she was very excited the whole thing cost me less than $90 which i guess is around oooooh £60 so it may be worth your while waiting as jersey girl says as the uk clothes just won't be warm enough. There are snow flurries today and my daughter is getting excited It was a bit scarey just before i came out but its okay i have been here just over a month now and had not even realised apart from the fact that i would like to bring an M&s store over here
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Check with the folk in the Canada forums...you may be best to wait and buy much of your winter stuff in Canada as it's made for the Canadian climate.
You are absolutely right! about the clothes, i think it might be an idea to arrive with something very warm though if it is jan/feb when they arrive otherwise it could be a bit of a shock they can then rush down to the shops and buy some gear!
I was all wrapped up the other day and went into town in the indoor mall and i was roasting so ended up carrying loads of layers, i did feel a bit daft! all wrapped up while everyone walked past looking all cool
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Thanks thats great it is good to speak to someone and there are a lot of very helpful items on here, i am supposed to be writing my book but this is much more interesting ohmy:shouldnt say that or no-one will read it
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You are absolutely right! about the clothes, i think it might be an idea to arrive with something very warm though if it is jan/feb when they arrive otherwise it could be a bit of a shock they can then rush down to the shops and buy some gear!
I was all wrapped up the other day and went into town in the indoor mall and i was roasting so ended up carrying loads of layers, i did feel a bit daft! all wrapped up while everyone walked past looking all cool
Yeah I meant not to go out and buy extra warm gear in the UK...they must have stuff that will put them on for a while.

I know just what you mean about the malls. I have a long very thick sheepskin leather coat...it is so warm I can only wear it on brutally cold days. It's far too heavy to take off and carry...it's like carrying another person around.
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