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     I was born and raised in Lancashire, England where I lived until the age of twenty-two. Then,  wielding my two suitcases, and with two hundred dollars in my pocket, I boarded a plane for Canada, and my great new life as a Nanny. A job I was to do for four years.

     Canadian life started in Calgary where I lived for eight years. It wasn't the weather that kept me there, renowned as it is for its cold and snowy winters.

     I remember stepping out of the airport in October 1983 and the temperature was minus thirty-eight degrees. My nose hairs instantly froze! 

     It was not until I came for a holiday to Vancouver Island a few years later that I realised what I had been missing. I packed my bags and relocated to the lovely seaside town aptly named, Sidney by the sea. That was in 1991 and the rest, as they say, is history.


My hubby and I in a typical pose on one of the lovely beaches in Cancun

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