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 6 cats!

Wij zijn Nico en Marlies Wobben en in februari 2008 zijn we verhuisd van Nederland naar Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Nico is verpleegkundige in het General Hospital en ik (Marlies) werk thuis als administrator bij Canada Life en voor mijn eigen web design bedrijf Feel The Fire. En we hebben 6 katten!
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Checking Out The Neighbourhood

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We’ve been chilling, getting used to the new time zone, hanging out with Tim and Cortney, studying (Nico) and walking around the neighbourhood. Nothing too exciting yet for you to read about, but hey Nico has to study as his exam is already tomorrow!

Monday, June 4th

We were up very early and went for a walk in the neighbourhood around 7-7.30am. First to the west to Reynolds St. where Stace and Marlo live, we definitely have to look them up this time. We walked by the house and on Victoria Avenue we went west again all the way to General Hospital. The weather was so nice (sunny and not too warm) that we just kept going ๐Ÿ™‚ We walked down the street right before the hospital, Toronto Street. On that street a car pulled over and someone called my name… I looked and low and behold, it was Marlo!!! What are the odds! She gave me her phone number so we’ll have to call soon to hook up with them. On the last block before College Avenue, Steph bought a house with her boyfriend, a beautiful old character home with brown siding and white accents and a porch!!! So, pretty much my dream house ๐Ÿ˜‰ On College we walked back (east) to McAra St. again where we are staying. Quite a long walk/stroll, at least an hour and a half! Very nice to take in the neighbourhood like that!

We were very hungry by then, because we didn’t see any place to have breakfast on our walk. We grabbed a bun from the kitchen and went to the RV. Nico wanted to study for a few hours and I was so tired still that I took a nap. At 11-11.30 we walked to a nearby small food market to get a few things and a coffee to go. By the way, Tim’s been working (he owns two cabs) mornings until 1-2pm and Cortney is now working full-time for a photographer (she’s a photographer and a wiz with Photoshop). Around 1 Tim came to fetch us to have lunch together with Cortney. Three of us took dry ribs in Danny’s name ๐Ÿ˜‰ After lunch Nico went with Cortney to see where she works, I went with Tim to get Geneva from the daycare and we chilled at the house for the rest of the day (drinking a beer, doing some online stuff, eating delicious BBQ food and watching a movie at night).

Oh and we’ve been fantasizing about the house-for-sale exactly across the street from Tim (but it’s supposedly pretty pricey and there are some questionable cracks and shifting in the foundation – didn’t see it from the inside though). And it’s not like we are in any position to buy a house now, but it’s a cute house (once we would’ve painted it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) to fantasize about ๐Ÿ˜›

Tuesday, June 5th

Although I woke up at 5am , I fell asleep at 6am again, until 8, so it’s getting better ๐Ÿ™‚ We went for another walk this morning, after Tim dropped us off at our beloved Stan’s Diner on Park St. and we had the Hungrymen’s Breakfast there. We walked back via Broadway Avenue (passing the Stephensons house) and Miller Avenue to Mackay St., then via the 15th to Broder St. where Jack knew of a house that was going to be sold once it’s fixed up. If we remember it correctly it was #2212 (see pic) and it sure is a cute character home. Definitely a fixer-upper though.

Back at the RV I updated the photo album and this log, and Nico is studying. Tomorrow is his big day!

7 comments to Checking Out The Neighbourhood

  • Hey luitjes

    Nu zijn we dus allen aan deze kant van de plas, cool! Wij zijn nu nog ff in Amerika, maar gaan morgen de grens weer over.

    Nico, heel veel succes met je examen morgen, you can do it!

    Willem en Ilse

  • Ramon Rosenboom

    HE Nico en MArlies

    ZO te zien dus een goede vliegreis gehad.!!!
    ZIet er allemaal al leuk en gezellig uit.

    Heel veel plezier gewenst en fijne vakantie. Ook heeeeeel veel succes met je examen.

    Ik hoor het wel.
    Gr Ramon

  • LIes

    Hallo NIco en Marlies
    ik zit nu met Anja en Ramon op de stroke, lekker rustig. maar mooi weer buiten.
    Straks thuis misschien bbq maar dan regent het misschien weel, lekker hollands. Ik hoop dat als je dit leest het examen goed hebt doorstaan, en verder prettge vakantie en hopelijk een succesvole huizenjacht

    groetjes Lies

  • anja

    Hall Marlies en Nico

    Bij ons beginnen ze altrijd eerst met de vrouw.
    De fotos zien er erg mooi uit. Zou zo willen ruilen.
    De camper is die van jullie????Zo ja kan hem eens lenen????
    In ieder geval heel veel plezier, veel succes with Your Englisch Examen en solving other
    The houses looking very nice,do you rent them.

    Enjoy everything en see you soon.

    Greetings from Anja from the kingdom Wittem

  • Vera + de andere brouwsels

    Hallo Nico & Marlies

    Eindelijk ‘n mailtje van deze kant….onze pc had kuren :

  • Vera + de andere brouwsels

    en nu de rest van het verhaal …..te snel verzonden…
    Hoe was je examen Nico??? hebben we hard genoeg geduimd???
    Nu lekker relaxen en genieten van alle moois en van elkaar :o)
    Met jullie huis en tuin alles okidoki.
    groetjes van de brouwertjes.

  • hoi nico en marlies heb mailtje verstuurd en staat er niet op…..Zal wel weer aan mij liggen hehehe.Hoe bevalt het jullie en hoe is nicos examen verlopen ?ben echt benieuwd.Geniet van de vakantie .xxx brian kim en gwen