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“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S. Lewis

Just discovered I haven’t posted anything in over a week. Better rectify that.


Since you last heard from the Evans Canadian Brigade, we have had a superb, Thanksgiving Dinner with our friends, Bill and Darleen and their family. We all had to give thanks for something which is a real experience, before we could eat dinner – and we had to go first! Not as bad as it sounds, as we would have been the odd ones out if we didn’t join them. It wasn’t necessarily a religious thing, simply to say your appreciation and that you were thankful for something that has happened to you, that you have been able to do, or simply to say you were thankful for your health. There is a lesson for all of us here.

Also, here in BC, the teachers are out on strike! I thought we had left that fiasco behind, but no. More money better conditions and a cap on class sizes are the sticking points, as well as the liberal government tearing up the teachers contracts and making it illegal to strike. This could be a long one. I would like to see how they are going to imprison 42,000 teachers. Anyway, the kids were off for their full day last Friday, and as of today, Tuesday, they are still off. The teachers in theory, could be off for the next 30 days, so we are bracing ourselves for a prolonged holiday!

The kids disappeared the other afternoon, only to be found pestering the builder a couple of doors down, for any wood he may have spare, as they had a tree house to build. It’s now in the construction phase, which started this morning at 8am! It’s cold, but I looked out the window to see the 2 of them in the pyjamas, lugging wood up into the woods behind the house.

Holly has started gymnastics, been a couple of times, and is now doing flips already, whilst rolling off of the sofa and any chair she can find!

Sam is due to start cubs on Wednesday, with his best friend, Jacob.

Leigh has been painting loads, and we are in the process of setting up an online store for them to be sold, as well as finaly getting to grips with the wonders of the world wide web. As much as she denies it, she is actually showing some interest in the developments of the forthcoming podcast/online radio show.

I have a couple of interviews, on Wednesday, one of which is as a forex trader, working 7am to 1pm. That sounds good! They need the afternoon off to go play golf. Great sounding job! As well as working on the software and set up I need to get my radio shows going. Keep ’em peeled. They’ll be more info on the blog when it is up and running. I am doing a test show this afternoon, so if it all goes well, DJ Dougboy will be hitting the airwaves, or at least the web, by the end of the week!

Until then listeners, take care!

PS. I am gradually getting around to replying to the emails from everyone about life in Canada. I wasn’t expecting quite as much interest!

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