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Old Jun 9th 2006, 9:10 pm
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How long did it take you to get homesick? If at all!
Just wondering as we've been here 3 months now and not had one ounce of homesickness yet Early days though I know.
Does it just hit you one day? Or is it a gradual buildup?
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Old Jun 9th 2006, 9:13 pm
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The last time I sat down and howled about being so far from home, was when a close friend of my parents died unexpectedly, and I knew how devastated they would be, and I just wished I could be there to give them a hug.

It's not a general feeling for me though. I really don't miss England at all for most of the time. Been here since October now.
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Originally Posted by Morwenna
The last time I sat down and howled about being so far from home, was when a close friend of my parents died unexpectedly, and I knew how devastated they would be, and I just wished I could be there to give them a hug.

It's not a general feeling for me though. I really don't miss England at all for most of the time. Been here since October now.
Yeah I can imagine death or illness kicking things off as you'd really want to be there.
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Originally Posted by Bleech
How long did it take you to get homesick? If at all!
Just wondering as we've been here 3 months now and not had one ounce of homesickness yet Early days though I know.
Does it just hit you one day? Or is it a gradual buildup?
Took me a week to miss things about the UK.
Right now I'd go back in an instant.
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Other than Marmite-related issues and a deart of draft bitter, I've had nothing even remotely like homesickness in the last (almost) six years.
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Originally Posted by Bleech
How long did it take you to get homesick? If at all!
Just wondering as we've been here 3 months now and not had one ounce of homesickness yet Early days though I know.
Does it just hit you one day? Or is it a gradual buildup?
It took me 30 years! And now, having been here that long, I'd go back in an instant. But won't leave my kids and grandchildren.
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I've had it since about two weeks after getting here. The move for us hasn't so far worked out as we would have liked so that no doubt plays a part. We arrived September 2004.
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
Took me a week to miss things about the UK.
Right now I'd go back in an instant.
Are you serious Butch I always seem to get the impression that you love it to death here
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Mines only just really kicking in, we arrived last October. But it comes and goes - I ring and email alot to friends and family (and use the web cam which is great) but not sure if its all making it worse
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Originally Posted by alberta_jaycee
Are you serious Butch I always seem to get the impression that you love it to death here
Yeah
I'm totally serious.
The lack of sun for the last 36 hours. The fact that I still havent found a job I WANT to do. The fact the TV is crap.
I need a fix of English Chippy Stodge.
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Originally Posted by Bleech
How long did it take you to get homesick? If at all!
Just wondering as we've been here 3 months now and not had one ounce of homesickness yet Early days though I know.
Does it just hit you one day? Or is it a gradual buildup?
The first time we immigrated in 2003, I was surprised by how hard homesickness hit me.....I'd talked everyones ears off non-stop about Canada, so I couldn't understand why I'd be missing the UK so much when I couldn't wait to leave the place! I did eventually get over it though (by the time we were living in Ontario), hence why I was so depressed at having to go back to sh*tey Blighty Dec 04. This time round (coming back last Aug), I've not had one single moment of homesickness....in fact I still shudder at the prospect of flying back there :scared:
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
Yeah
I'm totally serious.
The lack of sun for the last 36 hours. The fact that I still havent found a job I WANT to do. The fact the TV is crap.
I need a fix of English Chippy Stodge.
Mmm....the sun'll soon be back again - I mean this is Alberta after all!
Can't comment on the job situ with you cos I don't know your story well enough
Why are you commenting on how crap the TV is? I thought you were a computer/BE addict like me anyway and wouldn't have much time for the telly
As for the chippy stodge fix....just peel and chip some tatties and deep fry 'em.....PROPER chips.

I mean I miss my former local Indian take-away....I'd kill for a good ol' Jalfrezi, Pillau & Peshwari naan......but it ain't enough to make me consider leaving this place.........either you're just having a downer today, or you're still pullin' my leg
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
Yeah
I'm totally serious.
The lack of sun for the last 36 hours. The fact that I still havent found a job I WANT to do. The fact the TV is crap.
I need a fix of English Chippy Stodge.


Hey it's sunny in my back yard right now! We're moving into our new place on Monday, you can come and help build our basement!

I'm taking No 1 son to Calaway in a few, so I hope it stays a bit dry for them this weekend. They are alternating between getting sunburned and going rusty!

The not-having-a-job thing is a BIG deal you know .... you are post-Glaswegian, but anyone who remembers him will remember how EVERYTHING in Calgary was wrong til he landed a job that was exactly what he wanted. It really does colour things. He was going to move to GTA, he was going to go back to UK .... then suddenly he was happy as Larry (Y'know?,,,,that really happy guy!! ).

Things'll work out. I'll get Al to give you a call and you can join him in his solitary watches of soccer (ok football) on our big telly eh?
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Originally Posted by alberta_jaycee
either you're just having a downer today, or you're still pullin' my leg
I'm having a downer day!!!!
I'm homesick,
I miss aspects of the UK,
BUT I am NOT intending to leave this place!!!!
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scroll up...i was too slow!
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