Emma originally moved to London for work. She started out at an HMV, when those existed. Then she got a job in publishing, met her husband, and they’ve firmly established themselves in the world city, living there with their two children. What does Emma miss about Canada? And how is she teaching kids about her home? Find out in our latest episode!
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Around 60 AD, the Romans built Bath in what is now the United Kingdom. Ancient Bath was a Roman spa. Now it’s a small town of about 80,000 living just west of London.
It’s also the site of Solsbury Hill, a small flat hill that was once home to an Iron Age fort and a Peter Gabriel song. In fact, Bath is also home to Peter Gabriel!
And a Canadian named Emma Hooper, who’s been there for 12 years since she moved to do her Masters. With no plans to leave Bath anytime soon, Emma talks about her fondness for the city and its residents. And she notes one particular breakfast item she misses that she can only get in Canada — and has said item shipped to her at great expense.
Last week, citizens of the UK voted to get the eff out of the European Union. Many Canadians looked on with great interest and horror as the results poured in. Leah Trueblood was one of those Canadians. But rather than observe from afar, she was right in the thick of it.
Having spent the last 6 years in the UK, Leah’s studies include political philosophy and the use of referenda. She had lots to share with us. We hope you enjoy the episode!