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Almost 8 years went by so quickly!

Almost 8 years went by so quickly!

Old Jan 24th 2023, 6:09 am
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Default Almost 8 years went by so quickly!

Hi all,

we never did get round to changing our username lol (we are not in the Uk ha!)
Myself and my husband moved from Holmfirth, Huddersfield to Kelowna, BC in 2015.
we did a reccy in 2014 in the big six weeks holidays and travelled to lots of places, Kelowna actually wasn’t one of them BUT we did meet some people from the Okanagan at an hotel in Manchester for one of those Canadian meet up thingys.
We instantly wanted to go. At the time our points for work weren’t enough, I had a degree in education but without the QTS. I did have my NNEB in Nursery Nursing but again, at the time it wasn’t enough. My husband worked as a plumber/gas fitter in the Uk. We decided on the study route (Early Childhood Education) this was good for us because I was so sure I would go home after the two years of having a little adventure in another country. It was expensive though, I definitely remember that, we had to save all the money for the student fees and much more for living.
I almost moved back just before my two year diploma finished after suffering with extreme homesickness. I couldn’t throw it all away without waiting it out and one day it just clicked and although the homesickness can still be there for me, it’s just something that comes with the territory.
My husband started at a HVAC company and challenged the exam to get his red seal and tickets. He now works commercially.
Life in general is good. I own a daycare and enjoy being self employed working mostly outdoors forest school style.
I still love meeting Brits in Kelowna and just instantly warm to them, just love the banter and that connection.
We welcomed a baby girl end of 2019. We finally went home for a visit as a family this summer and it was just amazing. Hopping on trains, going to the pub, going to the Peak District. I definitely thought about moving back but England has changed so much since we left. I know it wasn’t that long but it really felt like that for us.
xx
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Old Jan 24th 2023, 7:12 pm
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Default Re: Almost 8 years went by so quickly!

Originally Posted by Beckie and Morgan UK View Post
Hi all,

we never did get round to changing our username lol (we are not in the Uk ha!)
Myself and my husband moved from Holmfirth, Huddersfield to Kelowna, BC in 2015.
we did a reccy in 2014 in the big six weeks holidays and travelled to lots of places, Kelowna actually wasn’t one of them BUT we did meet some people from the Okanagan at an hotel in Manchester for one of those Canadian meet up thingys.
We instantly wanted to go. At the time our points for work weren’t enough, I had a degree in education but without the QTS. I did have my NNEB in Nursery Nursing but again, at the time it wasn’t enough. My husband worked as a plumber/gas fitter in the Uk. We decided on the study route (Early Childhood Education) this was good for us because I was so sure I would go home after the two years of having a little adventure in another country. It was expensive though, I definitely remember that, we had to save all the money for the student fees and much more for living.
I almost moved back just before my two year diploma finished after suffering with extreme homesickness. I couldn’t throw it all away without waiting it out and one day it just clicked and although the homesickness can still be there for me, it’s just something that comes with the territory.
My husband started at a HVAC company and challenged the exam to get his red seal and tickets. He now works commercially.
Life in general is good. I own a daycare and enjoy being self employed working mostly outdoors forest school style.
I still love meeting Brits in Kelowna and just instantly warm to them, just love the banter and that connection.
We welcomed a baby girl end of 2019. We finally went home for a visit as a family this summer and it was just amazing. Hopping on trains, going to the pub, going to the Peak District. I definitely thought about moving back but England has changed so much since we left. I know it wasn’t that long but it really felt like that for us.
xx
nice update!
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Old Jan 29th 2023, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by shelley748 View Post
nice update!
Thank-you x
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