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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Back In Holland…

» photo albums 2007/CANADA

Since Sunday afternoon we are on Dutch turf again. The flights were all good and on time, but Heathrow was very busy this time (we needed 1,5 hour for the change, but had 3). On the flight from Regina to Edmonton I got some nice aerial shots of Regina from the south. On the ‘big’ flight to London we had personal video screens so we could watch movies and other (TV) stuff all the time and make our own choices, that was awesome! The flight went by fast and I saw a Canadian movie (A Simple Curve) and 2 new movies (Wild Hogs, hilarious movie about 4 middle ages guys/’weekend-biker-wannabes’ getting in trouble on a road trip and Shooter, awesome action thriller with Mark Wahlberg being a former sniper who gets set up by the FBI). But because of that I didn’t sleep (when I finally wanted to, the lights went back on and they served breakfast….) and I was exhausted when we were at Heathrow and during the last short flight of 40 mins I only slept a bit. At the Amsterdam airport my brother picked us up (that was about 5.30pm our time) and after some talking, showers and eating, we went to bed before 10. Thanks again for everything guys!! It’s so great to be able to share our experiences with you and to get a shower and some sleep before traveling further to Heerlen the next day!

We slept very well and I was so refreshed when I woke up at 8am on the Monday morning… and then when I was up for half an hour I was already thinking about going to bed again haha! The ride home was fine too, we stopped in Eindhoven to visit my dad and the rest of the afternoon we unpacked and all that.

Yesterday I slept from 12.30am until 2pm (PM!!), but still felt so awful.. in the night I finally realized why. It wasn’t just the jet lag, but also an upcoming cold with a good fever! After another good sleep it’s a bit better today, luckily. We visited Bianca (former co-worker) in Grevenbicht this morning and I finished the Regina report/photo albums while watching As The World episodes. I may have a slight fever again and the cold definitely set in (nose) – time to get in bed early with a painkiller, because tomorrow I have to work again (Nico started today)!

So we are looking back on two awesome weeks in Regina! We never left the city, but had a great time. Eternal thanks (once again) to Tim and Cortney for everything and to Tim’s dad Jack for the bikes!! We talked to a realtor, a mortgage broker, opened a bank account, saw a lot of (eastern) Regina and met a lot of friends. For Nico’s RN exam (and with that our progress in the emigration process) we will have to wait until mid August for the results!

2 comments to Back In Holland…

  • Loes

    Hallo Marlies en Nico. Groetjes vanuit Schotland. Zag jullie op Silvy’s website. Zelf zit ik op bebo. Probeerde jullie op Myspace een mailtje te sturen maar dat lukte niet. Gelukkig zag ik deze link en probeerde het daar. Hoop dat je dat niet erg vindt. Wilde je gewoon de groetjes doen en jullie al het beste wensen en ik hoop dat het goed gaat komen met je emigratie plannen. Mijn emigratie is me goed bevallen. Oh en ik sliep gisteren nog in een t-shirtje met ‘rare jongens die fascisten’…ken je die nog?- Een van Marlies’ geweldige creaties…en heb nog een exemplaar van mijn race t-shirts….

  • He, jullie zijn al terug!
    Suus en ik zitten nu op Vancouver island.
    Terug in Ned. gaan we jullie foto’s bekijken, leuk!
    take care,