It's unbelievable to think that we've been here in Canada for four months now, the time has passed by so quickly and we have packed a monumental amount of activity into that time. Canada is a breathtakingly beautiful country, its people friendly and charming, and I think we are settling in quite happily.
Of our two children I would have put money on the Model being the the first to start picking up a new accent but in actual fact it is the Boy who is changing before our eyes. Not in the way he speaks but with what he says. Many a time I have received confused expressions from restaurant and shop staff when I've asked where I can find the 'loo'. They don't exist here, although they do have washrooms. I'm not going to change though, I just say 'loo' and add 'washroom' by way of explanation. You see, I actually believe I am feeling more British now than ever before. The Boy, on the other hand, corrects us at every opportunity with his new Canadianisms. For example, he insists we no longer keep yog-urt in the fridge, it is yo-gurt. Party food doesn't include crisps, it is chips and we would never have chips with a burger if he had his way, we'd all be eating fries. We don't put waste into a bin, he'd have us throw it into the garbage, or the trash can, even. I do know that part of this is his way of having a little fun with his old mum but gradually (and with the utmost subtlety), he is moving onto the side of Canadianism. It's going to be interesting to see how long it takes him to go, if he ever does, the whole way.
We found this clip on YouTube recently on being a Canadian. Yes, we sat on the 'couch', by the window overlooking the 'sidewalk' and had a good chuckle. She's very good.
Have a great day!!!!!