We moved to Edmonton, Alberta in May 2004, arriving with a couple of suitcases each and a wad of cash. People will tell you that it’s easy to get all the things you want here, we’ll tell you what it’s really like!

You can visit CanadaLifeAndLiving.com for more information too.

There are things you really need to know before you leave the UK, what to bring etc.

Canada is not the US. It’s next door but things are different, but not as different as Canadians would have you believe. However, we didn’t realise how European we were until we had lived here for a while.

So read on and look out for updates, there are new things happening every day, but I don’t always get chance to record them.