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We are Nico and Marlies Wobben and in February 2008 we moved from the Netherlands to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Nico is an RN at the General Hospital and I (Marlies) work from home, as an administrator at Canada Life and for my own web design business Feel The Fire. And we have 7 cats!
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6 Months! / Big Photo Update

Six months! Today we’ve been here for six months already! It flew by, but at the same time our time in Holland already seems like a lifetime ago. To me anyway, Nico says the goodbye parties seem only a few months away. Anyway… I think we can proudly say that we’ve achieved a lot already and we’re now taking the time to settle in – the house will keep us busy too with lots of small(er) stuff.

The biggest news since our last update is that Nico got his Canadian driver’s licence in July (which was actually two months too late ;)) Now this is not such a big deal here, he took one driving lesson of $60, for the written test of $10 you can just go to the SGI office any time and he had an appointment for the road test for $22, 12 days later. When he passed, he payed $8 for registration and the driver’s licence (a credit card shape thing) costs $25 each year. That’s it!

Otherwise we’ve just been continuing to live a normal life here: I now work 30h/week (edit August 19th: my contract with Canada Life has been extended with another 6 months!), we enjoy the summer, although we’re having way too many thunderstorms , downpours and tornado warnings for one summer (don’t worry, tornados hardly ever occur in the city here, there have been a few small ones in open fields); I’m still painting small stuff in the house, our stuff’s unpacked but I’m still organizing things, we still have to put window coverings and pictures on the wall up etc. When it’s kinda done I’ll make a new photoalbum, but there are a few new pics in the miscellaneous album.

Speaking of which, I’ve done a HUGE photo update! Everything we still had should now be up in the gallery! I changed the March-April photoalbum into a Miscellaneous 2008 album (where I’ll keep adding pics that don’t have an album of their own – you HAVE to check out that album!) and I’ve uploaded albums of the surprise goodbye party Els threw us back in Holland (pics by Ton and Silvy), a daytrip to Arcola and Moose Mountain park, Canada Day, Buffalo Days and two weeks ago we went to visit our Dutch friends Astrid and Jos (& kids) on their farm in Wakaw, three hours north of Regina. Here are the links to the new albums:

» photo album miscellaneous 2008 pics (70 pictures so far)

» photo album 02/16 surprise goodbye party (56 pictures)

» photo album 04/26 Arcola & Moose Mountain Provincial Park (87 pictures)

» photo album 07/01 Canada Day (55 pictures)

» photo album 08/01 Buffalo Days fair (24 pictures)

» photo album 08/02 – 08/03 Wakaw (60 pictures)

5 comments to 6 Months! / Big Photo Update

  • Cora

    Endlich ein Update Chefin! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Und meine Karte ist ja auch angekommen, supi ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jos en hennie

    Mooi alles lekker alles naar je zin en de tijd vliegt nou ik vind ook dat jullie al veel te lang weg zijn haha al gespaard voor de vakantie naar nederland???
    Fijn dat jullie het allebei naar jullie zin hebben en die job is gaaf voor je Marlies.Nico gefeliciteerd met je rijbewijs was al blueband punten voor je aan het spare ๐Ÿ™‚ …………..
    Mooie foto’s weer en geweldig mooi weer ook nou snel up date van huiselijke foto’s. Kusjes jos en hennie suc6 en sterkte xxxxxxx

  • Hi there Nico & Marlies!
    Fijn om te horen (en te zien) dat het zo lekker loopt met jullie daarzo.
    Behalve dat we een shitzomer hebben ,mogen we niet klagen.
    We zijn in mei naar Schotland geweest,wat errug leuk was(en goed weer,zeker voor schotse
    begrippen) en in mei maar weer eens naar Stockholm.Onze plannen voor Canada deze zomer hebben we opgeschoven tot een later tijdstip.Die vriend van ons overthere kreeg al wat veel familie en zoveel vrij heeft hij nou ook weer niet,dus dat komt wel een keer.
    Momenteel hebben we 2 weken vrij,maar we gaan niet weg.We hebben nog zoveel dingen te doen waar we nooit aan toe komen,dat ‘t ook wel eens lekker is om thuis wat aan te klooien.
    Okay,tot later.
    Groetjes, Resi & Richard

  • Tiffany

    Hi there. I was just searching the internet for the average cost of a vet visit in Regina, Sk. One of my 3 cats had an unfortunate grooming incident compliments of me. Your site came up on google. Imagine my surprise when it said something about Saskatchewan Crossing. I worked there for 7 years! I just thought that this was a huge coincedence!!! Thought I would share it with you.

  • Hoi,

    Met wat voor ‘n camera zijn de foto’s op deze website gemaakt?

    Groet,

    Mike