We’ve reached another milestone, as they say. That’s 3 years living in Canada….
Never thought we’d make it this far. Not sure if it’s because we can’t think of where to go next, or can’t seem to get ourselves moving again though. Nothing has really changed here as such, the wages are still crap, the paperwork and bureacracy is mind boggling, but the people are still friendly, although judging by a few recent conversations, maybe a little too laid back about current affairs, especially about ones that are going to impact on Canada and Canadian life.
But to go back to the UK? If you had asked us a couple of months ago, we’d have said, we’re planning to go back, we need more money. It was on the cards, at the start of the summer holidays, with a new Criminal Records check being done for me, so I could go back to tutoring, the moment we landed in Septemeber.
Now, today, after our camping trip, it’s a little harder to decide. Energy bills going through the roof, literally, kids being criminalised for petty things, criminal records for the slightest thing, (I was reading of a guy “threatened” by the police as he was about to sip a beer with his friend in a park. How on earth does that work in Richmond Upon Thames, where we used to live? We, along with hundreds of others would sit on Richmond Green, for a pint, or down by the river. Drunk and disorderly is one thing, but an innocent drink in the sunshine?….).
We still need to earn more money, we can’t do that here in the Okanagan it seems. It just isn’t going to happen. Plus, again, after visiting Vancouver, there really isn’t much going on here, that we’re interested in. Museums, exhibitions and so on, are all going on in the big cities.
So our resolution, as we begin “Year 4”, is to get our backsides in gear and get across, nearer the city.
Taking it easy….
(PS. The camping “report” is coming, just getting the photos together.)