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Old Oct 18th 2009, 9:01 pm
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Well the hardest thing is saying goodbye to family in the UK, its hard and no one likes the goodbyes, but i must have to say, the friends you start making here are great and they became your family here! if there expats they can understand your feelings and surport you through all the good and bad times!

Just thought i would share my experince with you. - my kids now call my friends little boys their cousins!

They still love and talk to all the family in the UK but its nice to have the love here too!

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know what you mean hon, I thought I'd never make the kinds of friends again that I had to leave behind in the UK, but I reckon I'm well on the way to having friends that are just as wonderful over here.
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Old Oct 18th 2009, 11:49 pm
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Well the hardest thing is saying goodbye to family in the UK, its hard and no one likes the goodbyes, but i must have to say, the friends you start making here are great and they became your family here! if there expats they can understand your feelings and surport you through all the good and bad times!

Just thought i would share my experince with you. - my kids now call my friends little boys their cousins!

They still love and talk to all the family in the UK but its nice to have the love here too!

Thanks

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Well said Lisa.

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We have friends that have become family to us - the Dignans (met through BE). Mr D stayed with us on his reccie, then moved here 2 months later. We have been friends for almost 2 years.

We also have quite a few Canadian friends in common, and others too who are just simply the best and we love them. Sure makes this little old town feel like home
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hi

Its lovely to find such nice friends and with so much in common, i can say this from the heart it makes the move alot easier to have people to talk too and the odd hug as we all need one of those !!!

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We have been in Edmonton now for nearly eleven months.

We have made some really great friends, I would do anything for them and hopefully the other way round I met all of them from BE meetups so yes they are English. (better add Welsh in there)

We are even starting to make some good Canadian friends, which has come a little later on, but better late than never. Eh.

It has been hard work at the beginning and sometimes very lonely, but don't loose faith, it does come eventually.

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We have friends that have become family to us - the Dignans (met through BE). Mr D stayed with us on his reccie, then moved here 2 months later. We have been friends for almost 2 years.

We also have quite a few Canadian friends in common, and others too who are just simply the best and we love them. Sure makes this little old town feel like home
We love you all too Joyce,
You, Wullie and the boys have helped us settle in and it is great to know that even if my biological family are miles away I have a brand new one just up the road.

We have made the most amazing friends here, much more than I ever had at the latter end in the UK. So we have been blessed and I really do believe that the friends we have made have enriched our lives ten fold.

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Yes i know what you mean about giving it time! its not that i am loney it just like to have good friends around me and leaving everyone back in the UK was hard.

Thank goodness we have made some new ones now and we all enjoying our time together, even when the kids are fighting

I hope your loving your new life here in Alberta and looking forward to all those cold days ahead!

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Yes i know what you mean about giving it time! its not that i am loney it just like to have good friends around me and leaving everyone back in the UK was hard.

Thank goodness we have made some new ones now and we all enjoying our time together, even when the kids are fighting

I hope your loving your new life here in Alberta and looking forward to all those cold days ahead!

Take care

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I wasn't saying you in particular were lonely, it was just a general comment for everyone to read

It's quite hard emigrating, you really are starting again from scratch.

I'm ready for the winter by the way, bring it on the sooner the better then we can hit the slopes.
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Old Oct 19th 2009, 5:41 pm
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hey i know it wasnt aimed at me! its just the way i had written it!!

Enjoy the snow, take care

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Our friends are now our family too. I find they're usually more than willing to help when you need it and vice versa. Both ex-pats and Canadians. Our girls have grown up with our friends kids and they're all brothers and sisters now!

I wonder if it's because we all have to work harder at finding friends when we emigrate?
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thats really lovely, i am hoping ours think that way about our friends kids!

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Good friends are family you choose for yourself
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Is reckon that this may be the schmaltziest thread ever posted. Well done!
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