This book details more than one journey. It isn't quite a travelogue, despite being largely about places. It would be dereliction of duty to omit to pass comment on the remarkable ceiling at Vancouver Bus Station for example or the remarkable discovery that they don't turn Niagara Falls off at night. It is almost the story of a child What does travel do to a nine-year-old mind?
Mainly there is life and the sheer unexpectedness of the way other people live it. Not just the snow dump but the incredulity generated by wanting to see it.
It could be the story of an adventure with a few more shimmering sunsets dancing over majestic waves. There are some majestic waves, naturally, but this tale is more obsessed with meatballs. It is therefore the story of an escapade. Read more Read less.
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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Carolyn Steele has produced yet another touching and realistic memoir of her interesting life between Canada and the UK.
Again well-written, this time covers her first trek with her son to the Great White North, as she became a caregiver for a lady with Alzheimer's. Surprisingly, there isn't any sorrowful denouement to that experience, as she's forced to shift jobs. With the title, I sort of expected a tearful, almost tragic story, but Ms Steele surprised me with a happy and wistful tale of the ups and downs of working in a different country. The book was a very enjoyable read, and I hope we get more from Carolyn Steele soon!
I stumbled across this book because of the fact that the author's name was so much like my own, and then decided to read it due to the intriguing title.
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I really enjoyed this tale of a Brit who comes to Canada with son in tow, to take care of an Alheimer patient. I think it's the kind of adventure many of us might imagine doing ourselves, yet we don't, so reading about it was a lot of fun. The process of dealing with an Alzheimer patient, the inventive ways to handle situations, and all the experience of living in a new country were a treat to read about, and I really enjoyed Ms.
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Steele's lively style of writing. Even learned some Brit-speak along the way. A very fun, different kind of read. Armed with a small child, several degrees in Psychology and twenty years as a paramedic, the author decides she has what it takes to take a job caring for a Canadian senior with Alzheimer's Disease.
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It isn't quite a travelogue, despite being largely about places. It would be dereliction of duty to omit to pass comment on the remarkable ceiling at Vancouver Bus Station for example or the remarkable discovery that they don't turn Niagara Falls off at night. Neither is it really a psychological exploration of living with dementia, despite the title. There are some majestic waves, naturally, but this tale is more obsessed with meatballs. It is therefore the story of an escapade. It was quite fun to be along for the ride with her and her son as they left their homeland of Britain for Canada, negotiating the culture clashes, bureaucracy, odd food, and quirky denizens.
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