A Yorkshire to Canadian Dictionary

A Yorkshire to Canadian English Dictionary [petiteadventures.org]

There are many things that link Canada and the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, language isn’t one of them.

I know what you’re thinking: But Kate, both countries have English as an official language! And you’re right.

Except you couldn’t be more wrong.

Although the two countries share a language, there are more differences than there are similarities, especially here in Yorkshire. Over the past few months, I’ve picked up quite a few keys words and phrases that have helped me fit in with the locals.

Here’s my intro to a Yorkshire–Canadian dictionary:

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Petite Adventures Month in Review: January 2017

Gdansk, Poland - Petite Adventures Month in Review: January 2017 [petiteadventures.org[

For many, January is a month to hunker down and practice the Danish art of hygge, letting the cold, dark winter weather swirl around outside the windows.

But not for this Petite Adventurer, at least not this year!

While in past years, I’ve been known to spend more time inside than out during the winter, I’ve decided that 2017 will be different! This will be the year I get up and out, no matter the weather. And I’m happy to say that the first month of 2017 was filled with a few adventures, both big and small, despite some colder temperatures!

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Petite Adventures YEAR in Review: 2016

Petite Adventures Year in Review 2016 [petiteadventures.org]

I realise that we’re already well into 2017 and it’s only just now that I’m getting around to wrapping up 2016, but I figure, better late than never.

Despite everything that was happening around us (Brexit, Trump, losing Bowie, etc.), 2016 was a pretty great year for Dave and I. We made the most of our time in Europe by visiting as many corners as possible, and in the end we were able to explore 36 cities in 15 countries across three continents. It’s pretty crazy when you think back on all that we’ve done, seen and eaten in these last 12 months.

Let’s take a quick look back on the year that was 2016.

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A Canadian Thanksgiving from Abroad

Canadian Thanksgiving [PetiteAdventures.org]

It’s holiday weekend back home in Canada, and while we won’t be celebrating an extra day off here in England, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving nonetheless. I have a plan for a small feast (with chicken, not turkey because that is just too much food for two people), as long as I can find some sort of stuffing and cranberry sauce substitutes. We’re going to eat like we never left the homeland.

But thanksgiving is about more than food (or so I’ve been told). It’s a time to reflect and give thanks, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Here are the things I’m thankful for this Canadian Thanksgiving. Continue reading