Sometimes when L.A. gets me down I just picture what it's like on the Sunshine Coast and it takes me away from this city. Fine people like you and your family sure beat most people down here. It's just so beautiful up there. I miss it more than I can say.
I met a British lady on Facebook. I was typing the name of a lady in Fort St. John, B.C. that I dated while a DJ there. She wasn't on Facebook but a woman with the same exact first, middle and last name lived in Walton-on-Thames, England. She spent 11 days here in February and I spent April and May there. Didn't work out though. Too hard if I can't work there. Same problem with any lady I meet in Canada. Having to keep returning to L.A. is a drag on any relationship. You sound like you've got a wonderful life up there.
My friend, Laurie McConnell is the webmaster of this site. She told me although she's been in Sechelt for years she didn't grow up there so doesn't always feel as though she's as welcome in come circles. I grew up in a small Wisconsin town and know how that goes. But most people in Sechelt are very friendly. I got my MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and want to either live on the Sunshine Coast or in England. The people up where you live are the finest I've ever met. Very much like the friendly British I met while over there. You're a writer?
Hardly anyone makes a living totally in show biz so we work odd jobs to pay the bills. I give tours of Hollywood and stars homes sometimes. I've written in a wide diversity of genres but never really made a name for myself here. When in Sechelt I used to enjoy evenings down at the Lighthouse Pub but always felt like an outsider, which I am. How long did it take for you and your family to feel like you belonged?