Monday, October 27, 2008

What Canadians Miss Most While Teaching in London

I just got off the phone with one of my teachers, Gurpreet. She's at Square One Mall (Toronto) and is doing last minute shopping before she departs to teach in London, England. Her boyfriend lives in Brighton and asked her for a few things from "home".

So what is Gurpreet bringing her guy?

Aunt Jemima
Pancake Mix and Billy Bee Honey Mustard.

I had to laugh! What does this say about us in Canada? We miss Kraft Dinner, Aunt Jemima and Billy Bee. And poutine, but you can't really pack that and bring it on a plane.

So for Gurpreet's boyfriend in Brighton, here's a video on how to make pancakes using flour, eggs, salt - the traditional way. You'll notice the video was made in the UK. The clues are the electrical socket & the Sainsbury's products. Check out the Canadian maple syrup too!

If you missed my blog with Packing Advice, please see it here.

Every culture in the UK misses some sort of food from home. For Australians, it's vegemite. There's even a play in London called the Vegemite Tales. I saw it with a bunch of Australian teachers and it's hysterical. It's all about a group of Aussie's living in London and their adventures and misadventures.

Sadly, we don't have enough Canadians in London to have a play yet, but perhaps that will soon change. I wonder what our play would be called. Any ideas?

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