When asked why I relocated to BC I flippantly reply “If you’re going to have a mid-life crisis, do it in style.”
In 2007 having waited for Permanent Residents visas and with the family in tow, I relocated from Maidstone, Kent to Vancouver, BC. This was truly out of the comfort zone and in to the unknown. Life in the UK had, for many years, been a corporate job, long commute and what I considered to be a regular existence. After two redundancies within 18 months and at an age where employment was no longer a foregone conclusion I convinced my wife that a fresh start somewhere else would be a good idea. I’m not sure that she thought ‘somewhere else’ would be around 5000 miles from home.
My work life pre-relocation was mainly spent in telecommunications, moving from engineering to management and finally, in a somewhat unexpected change of direction, in to environmental management. My ‘green’ skills are what I brought to Canada and where better to bring them than the west coast where the natural environmental is second-to-none.
When I’m not at work you can generally find me on a Ducati (or Vespa), on a dance floor or gazing at the mountains. BC Brit is my way of capturing what I experience in my new home.
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