Welcome!

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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Happy Holidays And Best Wishes For 2017!

We want to wish you all a happy holiday season! Here’s our traditional Xmas mail & card:

2016 came with some health challenges, but the bad back problems I ended last year with, improved a lot because of a good chiropractor and a lot less sitting (got an adjustable desk). It turns out to be the piriformis muscle causing problems when I sit too much and luckily not the discs. Not to complain though, we also lost a few people way too young, in their thirties. So be grateful for the little things and hug your loved ones!

Our motorhome travels took us to several provincial parks again over the summer (never enough free weekends!) and for the big vacation, we took off to Northwest Ontario for a few weeks. Wow! Quite impressed by that Canadian shield, gorgeous rugged scenery, much more mountainous than expected.

It was also the year I chopped off my long hair! Nico still has his long luscious grey locks though 😉

This year we will host our Dutch New Year’s Eve Party again, so if you’re in the neighbourhood, come join us!

Merry Xmas and best wishes for 2017!

Nico & Marlies
Tess, Gandalf, Rider, Smokey, Sheldon, Penny & Arya =^.^=

RIP Adam Sagan :'(

Adam noooooo!!! You were going to beat this!!!! You fought so goddamn hard!!! Can’t believe that I won’t be sharing a Denver sandwich with you anymore…. rest easy bro :'(

In May Rachel went to visit him and brought him some gifts (I made a blankie) and a Denver’s sandwich from our Denver’s Pizza restaurant he loved so much!! Priceless! The other pic was in 2015 in front of this restaurant. We’d always tried to get together if he was in town with a band!

My condolences to the family… what a fight he put up! Despite the news of family members letting us know they were about to say goodbye two days ago, Adam didn’t actually draw his final breath until this morning. What a trooper. No more pain, rest easy now Adam ❤

Jordan Sagan – December 7, 2016 ·
Today on December 7th, 2016 at 9:56am, brother Adam Sagan took his final breath. His loved ones were there by his side, and he fought with everything he had until the very end. All of your support has been amazing, thank you all so much!!!!

Work In Progress…

If anything looks funny or incomplete, it’s because I’m updating the site. I’ve added a multilingual plugin, so we can have an English and a Dutch version of the site. I’m still translating/splitting posts and adjusting them to a new layout 🙂

Aaron Provincial Park

We didn’t really like the site that we had booked, so in the morning we switched to a nicer one for another two nights. It’s a beautiful park with friendly people! We walked around, did some trails, Nico did some fishing and I even swam for a bit as it was hot!

Kenora

Soon we reached the Canadian shield and the scenery changed to trees, lakes and rocks. We had lunch in Falcon Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba) and reached Ontario shortly after. We visited beautiful Kenora on the Lake Of The Woods – we wanted to spend more time there, but after a few hours we had to leave to make it to Aaron Provincial Park before dark!

Going East!

Going East! We meant to leave on Sunday, but had an emergency with Rider. A bladder stone obstructed the urinary tract, so Rider couldn’t pee and the bladder was very big. This is a painful and dangerous situation, so it had to be flushed back in and after the vacation we will probably have to have the stones surgically removed. Yesterday he was still stoned from the morphine, but okay to travel! We took a break at the A&W in Melville and after noon we arrived in Angusville to visit friends Dries and Anneke. We had fun catching up and the guys went fishing! This morning we left their beautiful acreage to continue our journey east. We didn’t go very far, about four hours further east to the KOA campground west of Winnipeg. Decent campground, good showers and snackbar, nice people, just noisy as it’s right on the 1, which was to be expected. It’ll do for the night!

Motorhoming! 2016 Highlights!

Again a great camping year and we didn’t even go to Ontario yet! Went to Buffalo Pound and Douglas a few times, Duck Mountain, Crooked Lake and Rowan’s Ravine.

Answers About My Back And Leg Pain!

Today I had an EMG at the hospital, where they checked my leg / sciatic nerve because of the issues I’ve had. All was well, and it looks like it never was a sciatic nerve issue, but irritation of the piriformis muscle in the same area. What he told me about it exactly matched my symptoms and what I did for relief. I’m still not all healed, I still have to limit sitting, but there still is slow progress, my walking is improving, I do my stretches and according to the neurosurgeon I just have to keep doing what I do and I should be fine 🙂

Kitchen / Bathroom Reno

After wrecking my back in November, it took me months to slooowly finish the cabinet doors. In May I was finally done, and I cried a little! Here are a few before and after pics!

Short Hair!

When growing out your red dye becomes too ugly, there is only one solution… chop chop!! It’ll grow again… but wait, I’m actually liking this a lot! :O