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

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Missing Canada

We often vacation outside of Canada and we own a vacation home outside of Canada so we have ample opportunity to compare the Canadian way of doing things to what we see outside of Canada.  Let me say there are so very many things I miss about Canada when away.  Some things seem small but others honestly are big in my books.  I'm used to being accused of having a Canadian accent which apparently I do have even though I don't think I have one.  I seriously miss some of our native cuisine and the way just something as simple as cottage cheese tastes.  One of the biggest things I miss is our Canadian manners.  I'm serious I really miss the politeness.  What the heck is wrong with saying please, thank-you and using other civilities?    I honestly cannot believe the rest of the world has not heard of these terms.    Oh and I will go that extra mile to say if I hear the term y'all one more time, I will have a serious problem ever traveling outside of Canada again.  I'm not kidding!


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