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Setting up house

Electrical Equipment Regarding TVs. We shipped over two small televisions and accompanying video players, as we can play both British and American tapes on our machines, but it doesn’t work vice versa. They will not of course pick up the TV broadcast here and were only to be used for videos and games. The only […]

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Communications

TV Once the novelty of a new culture starts to die down, homesickness will set in. This may seem daft as apart from everyone being so kind, they also all speak English. Even some of the countryside resembles rural England. On the surface, there should be no problem. I think the main cause, believe it […]

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Down to Basics

The basics First, as Brits, you will find yourself being drawn into conversations that appear to be going nowhere, especially with American tourists. This may be in a supermarket, bank, restaurant, on the phone or in the street. In fact what is happening is that your new-found friends are listening to your accent – they […]

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Settling In

The temporary base Our hearts were in our mouths as we drove along this dirt road, which seemed to go on for ever. Had we made one mother of a mistake booking this place over the Net? Thank heavens the dirt gave way to paved (tarmac’d) highway by the time we reached the property. It […]

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Getting Around

The journey down Finally on Canadian soil, we set off, for the 220 km drive to our base at Bear River. Panic! I’d only ever driven on the wrong side of the road (the Canadians claim they drive on the right side!) for ten days, and that was years ago. Strange country, strange road signs, […]

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