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Ottawa

The first week.

sunny -20 °C

Yes it is cold, but not overwhelming. Our exchange partnership, left a bountiful supply of hats, scarves, gloves, winter boots and even ice skates. This has allowed up to venture outside, survive & thrive. Go to Canana ,they said, "It will be fun".

We have had some lovely meals prepared for us-great chilli, a Raclette and the biggest turkey Connor has ever seen.....
Our second night we went tobogganing on the "hill' on at the end of our street. It was a great way to embrace the cold & have fun.
We have been helped with some of our transportation, with a local CLEE (Canadian exchange league) angel stepping in,to drive is to find a car. We did , but still organising the licencing of the drivers, insurances & payment details. Mere details they are.... We hope to pick Poor Tony was on the phone to the Australian bank that has our stash of Canadian $$ for over an hour last night (they were ask to ring us back) to facilitate a transfer into our brand new Canadian account....... We are not convinced it is OK as we were ask for an exchange rate- Canadian to Canadian should be 1 to 1. We will wait with bated breath...
There is a skate rink adjacent to the school-in summer it becomes the schools oval. The school is within walking distance and even the crossing guy know who we were as we approach ( must be the way I walk, talk.....)
Connor went skating today as part of sport. He is really enjoying the wintersport stuff. He has joined the ski club as well.

Bridget is not as comfortable, but likes the idea that she can be a koala in a French play. She also has done a bit of skating.

Bek has yet to start school & has been a great help & support. We had a lovely treat today ,with Linda as guide. After obtaining my Ontario licence ,we had a great tour ( very little traffic- we blamed the -20 c) , a skate on the canal & a beaver tail.... Great fun.

Posted by mudgee5 17:42 Archived in Canada

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What an awesome koala, Bridget would make! Sounds like a whole new world...tobogganing and skating. Enjoy:)

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