Monday Mar 28, 2011

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Well we've finally made it!
In 5 days I'm flying out to Canada for good!
I had an emotional weeknd. First I finished work at the place I've been for 9 years, then I had a family gathering to say goodbye to my relatives
I've started packing already, don;t want to be rushing at the last minute.
I still have...
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horror_head:

Congratulations to the both of you! smile

littlejohn22:

have a happy New year you

Monday Feb 14, 2011

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Phew! another week of work done! Proud of myself for cycling four days this week smile I really do feel almost back to normal energy wisefor the first time since I went down with my horrible virus almost 2 1/2 years ago eeek I think this is the first time my glands haven't started to swell when I've gotten extremely tired, which I'm...
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littlejohn22:

well, if you and Marvel find yourself out east you can always stop by here... a lot of people drive through NB to get to PEI or NS...

littlejohn22:

camping does rule.. as for the animals we camp on an Island in New Brunswick that has as it's biggest critters.... rabbits.

Thursday Jan 13, 2011

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I had a plan for a blog I was gonna post today, I've been thinking of writing about a passage from Far From The Madding Crowd, which I'm currently reading. It was one of those passages where the words resonate within you. You know exactly the feelings it's trying to portray, & it's phrased in words so much richer & more eloquent than...
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phant0mas:

Wow! Congrats man! Bets of luck on your new life over here! biggrin

marvel:

You're MY dork ♥

Monday Aug 16, 2010

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I made a rather amazing banana bread today, tried to do something a little leftfield with it after searching through some different recepies online. I went with one with Pecans, blueberries & sourcream! sounds odd but my goodness it's scrumptious. I'd go as far as to say it's the best banana bread I've ever made.
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bitterntwisted:

Can't bake for toffee. Impressed by those who can.

littlejohn22:

Have a Merry Christmas

Sunday Aug 08, 2010

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Well here goes with another attempt after yesterdays mysterious case of "the vanishing blog" hopefully this one will actually post!
Has it actually been 2 months since my birthday?? What is it they say? Time flies when you're having fun!

SO what have I been up too thats so much fun I hear you ask. (okays you probably didn't ask but I'm...
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marvel:

Also, please send moar nekkid photos biggrin

littlejohn22:

I fucking love that coffee table

Saturday Aug 07, 2010

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Stoopid effing computer

I was almost finished writing out a HUUUUUGE blog when it decided to wipe the lot mad

I really can't be bothered to write it all out again

sighs
maybe tomorrow whatever
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tilpacer:

frown

The plus side is you have a smart and sexy wife who loves you very much. Just trying to keep you in the positive dude. biggrin

skoosh:

Seconded.

Tuesday Jun 15, 2010

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rudiecantfail:

Happy birthday smile

bratpanties:

Oh noes, I missed your birthday. frown Well your cake looked yummy, I hope you enjoyed it!

And good luck getting all prepared for the big move! You're in the final stretch now. biggrin

Tuesday May 25, 2010

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My packed lunches for work this week will consist of lime, chilli & garlic chicken with guacamole all in some wholegrain wraps smile
Just prepeared it all, the chicken is marinating right now, gonna go pop it in the oven soon. The guacoamole is made & my goodness it has a kick tongue I could be breathing fire the rest of the week I think wink
I'm can;t believe I forget to buy the sourcream though frown sighs, I'll make do without it but it win;t be the same.

I was out early again today, walking the dogs at 8am, through the woods & down to the river where Dexter spent his time swimming after sticks & chasing me on the...
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marvel:

Happy birfday my handsome husbandy Hecklepants ♥

Can't wait til you're here to unwrap your present wink

marvel:

I love you so much, srsly. That was a very sweet comment. I just can't wait.

Sunday May 16, 2010

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RIP Ronnie James Dio
The metal world just lost a true legend
a sad sad day frownfrownfrown
el_bandito:

i just heard about this frown

Tuesday May 11, 2010

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Just prepared my lunch foods for the first part of my working week smile
I've started making my own foods to take with me rather than buying something while I'm there, it's cheaper, healthier & a whole lot tastier on the whole smile
I was gonna go with my usual chicken, but spotted that they had duck breast on offer, so I nabbed some of...
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tilpacer:

Mmm. That sounds like a great meal.

marvel:

mmmmm. come cook for me, would you please?

Monday May 03, 2010

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marvel kisskisskisskisskisskisskisskisskiss

I sure do loves my wife, love She's my best friend & the most amazing girl on the planet. I only wish I could be there for her today & every other day come to mention it, waking up next to her every morning & falling asleep in her arms every night. Hopefully that will be a reality by the end of the year though smile

I finally have everything collected up together that I needs to submit my application for immigration.
Due to my own natural tendency for procrastination & a few other techinical difficulties (such as the person in charge of arranging Canadian immigration medicals for the only local clinic that does them being off ill or otherwise unavailable for almost a month :madsmile it's taken waaay longer than it should have. I guess if we'd been more organised we would have filled out most of the relevent paperwork while I was there in December, but with the wedding & christmas & new years it was kinda busy. That way all I would have needed to do would have been get my medical done & obtain my police certificate, oh well thats all if's & but's & would haves & could haves. Can't change that now
It's not helped by thefact that I hatefilling out official forms whatever, I just get horribly intimidated by them & end up obsessing aver every question, terrified of making a mistake.
I have a few details I need to look up & few questions still to answer but the hard work is done now, just gotta fill out things tidily & get them sent off too Marvel who will add her section & send it off the Canadian Government smile

My medical was last thursday. I had to work as usual first thing, getting to work at 5am, opening the store at 6am & getting as much done as I could before someone could get there to take over for me at 9am. It's amazing how little the other people at work actually know how to do shocked But thats the bosses choice I guess, but on a Thursday I usually do a LOT so missing most of my workday meant very little important stuff got done, not that I worried about that at all, like I said it's the bosses choice not to teach the other staff how to do the ordering & paperwork & stuff. It just meant I had more to try & squeeze in over the last few days.
Anyway back to the point tongue The doctors office is luckily for me only a couple of miles from my house, but a 45 minute drive from work, so by the time & escaped work, got back to my car, stopped off for petrol, found somewhere to park it was almost 10:30. Typically I had to queue at reception for 10 mins as their were looooads of people there to make appointments & stuff. I always have that kinda luck wink I eventually got to the front of the line, gave my name & stuff, then had to wait another 5 mins for the previously mentioned administrator for the Canadian immigration medicals. She brought a couple of forms I had to fill out & handed me a container for me to pee in shocked not that I had to do that right then just before I saw the nurse for after I'd seen the doctor
After waiting anopther 15 mins I finally got called in to see the doc. The medical itself consisted of firstly answering lots of questions on my medical history, have I ever had one of several diseases? (No) Have I been in contact with anyone that has? (No) Do I have a family history of any illnesses? (No) Have I ever had hospital treatment? Do I have any joint problems? etc etc etc.
Then it was onto the medical proper, Now I'm something of a Doctor-phobe tongue helped mainly by the fact that I've been remarkably healthy all my life, I went close to 30 years without seeing a doctor at all!!! eeek I tend to get rather nervous around them. I'm not sure if it made it easier that the Doc was a woman or not! anyway ot started out all straightforward, Blood pressure taken, ears & eyes peered at, weighed (Not having scales at home that bit kinda disappointed me, I'm heavier than I want to be for sure, better start working harder at losing a few pounds wink ) Height measured. Then it was on to the eye chart, I did pretty well I think, got them all right with my right eye but I was stopped from getting a perfect score when I messed up the penultimate letter of the last line with my left eye frown sighs, I was hoping for a perfect score wink Then it was on to the scarier bit. Being told to strip off to my underwear (good job I'd worn a tidy pair wink ) then laying down on the table thingy while she hit bits of me with her little rubber hammer I am assuming she was testing my reflexes & not doing it cos thats just her kinda thing tongue then I had to do things like lifting my legs one at a time as high as I could, folowwoing the movement of her finger with my eyes, all exciting stuff, then she said the words I really wasn;t looking forward to. "Could you pull down your underwear I will have to check your testicles eeek Now those of you that now me more than just in passing may know that I'm horribly, painfully shy & introverted, being nekkid in front of people really isn't my kinda thing (unless...
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bratpanties:

Wow, that sounds like a way more intensive medical than I had to endure! Poor you!

Yeah I've always worked for smaller companies or stores, so I'm not really relishing the prospect of Big Business. But we have about 7k to pay off on the credit cards (thanks to the cost of flights and the US Immigration people) so I really have to go for whatever job pays better right now. Also, you know how shitty the US medical system is - we don't have insurance right now and I'm terrified to even cross the street in case something happens that we can't pay for. So getting insurance benefits would be a plus.

But I really don't wanna be a grown-up and work in a stupid place that has stupid rules about bloody earrings. I've never had to take them out, since the day I got them, and I really don't want to start now. frown I guess we'll have to see what happens.

realistic67:

Here's the key to the west coast... from friends who have traveled to here and have decided to put up roots and have stayed.

It's Farther West.... you get to reinvent yourself. There's no overbearing history to play to... you have no relatives or their ancestors ghosts that expect you to live up to... and it sounds like it's going to be you.. And the girl you love, and a new experience. Which are all the best reasons to get your ass here....

See, I grew up here ( except for the occasional visits to europe while my Dad was working for NATO ) So to be introduced to such vibrant overreaching culture... and then have it dragged from my grasp without my say... I have to admit i shine towards places with a clear classic Western culture history, as my job... Theatre... which is my passion.... is so routed there, where you are right now. ( Shakespeare anyone...? )

But, this ( BC ) is home, the sky is clear, the water shines and the clean air is like a psycodelic drug... and I think you'll find it welcoming and delicious....