Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Canada is My Home

Canada is my home.  It's such a simple statement that holds such profound meaning that it is really difficult to put it into words.  Like many Canadians we travel outside of Canada often for extended periods of time.  It's always wonderful traveling but one of the sweetest feelings I get when we near the border crossing and finally stepping onto our much beloved familiar turf.  I miss seeing our beautiful flag.  I miss our Canadian vernacular and cuisine.  I actually miss CBC!  Whenever we are out of the country I have either the laptop or iPod Touch to check out the lastest Canadian news.  I'm in touch with fellow Canadians on a daily basis while away.  So in some ways I still keep in touch with Canada and my thoughts are never far from our beautiful country.  Yes I nit pick and I do bash our politicians since they make it so easy and I complain about the increasing cost of living in Canada BUT there is no other country I would ever call home!  Canada is and always will be my home.


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