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I’ve returned to the land of my ancestors. The little, funny-shaped island on the top left-hand corner of Europe where I spent most of my childhood, including half of my school life and a few chaotic years as an adult.

 

This is the fourth time that I have been back since I was shipped off to the new world as a teenager and it seems that each time I return, this once very familiar place has moved a little further away. I have to admit that after seventeen years in Canada there is very little English left in me and I am now no more than a tourist in a city which for so long, I regarded as my home.

 

One of the reasons for this visit was to attend a surprise birthday party for a friend who I have known since primary school. It was organised by his wife and she was the one who persuaded me to come over in a series of clandestine telephone calls and emails. It was a genuine surprise for my friend who didn’t suspect a thing and as you can imagine, it was quite an emotional reunion.

He was completely unaware of the secret cross Atlantic messaging between his best friend and his wife and had no idea that she had already moved me into the spare room in their house earlier that day while he was at work. Understandably I suppose, he wasn’t that concerned by my harmless cavorting with his good lady and I spent most of the evening trying to free myself from his endless, tearful man hugs.

 

I didn’t mind at all; he has always been one hundred percent straight but completely at home and supportive of my sexuality. I couldn’t want for a better friend and I shall miss him the most.

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On 3/23/2018 at 3:17 PM, BlindAmbition said:

Should I call you Tom? What a wonderful way to surprise  your friend. Hope you have had a wonderful time. Canada is home, but you’ll always be a cute English boy. 🤗

Yeah, I suppose this is Tom in reverse. :heart:

On 3/24/2018 at 12:46 AM, wildone said:

Hmmm, I think I've read something similar to this story somewhere :unsure: Just not sure where :P

 

Have a great time and we will welcome you back to Canada with open arms :gikkle:

 

If you visit Cautley Spout, we know something is up :)

It seems that my life is following the story although this guy certainly isn't and hasn't ever been Tom. He has started reading the story though. :gikkle:

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On 3/23/2018 at 7:22 PM, Timothy M. said:

I'm glad you had a good time and your friend appreciated the surprise visit.

 

btw did you enjoy the meals? https://satwcomic.com/masterchef :gikkle: 

I don't know what's worse, English food or Canadian. Neither country is known for its gastronomic excellence. Poutine or Yorkshire pudding. I don't particularly like ether. :unsure2:

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You can't beat a good home made suday roast and there's a lot of graat restaurants with great British chefs the food has changed in the uk in the last 25 years its a long time since I've been to Canada so i don't know what its like there now 

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1 hour ago, paul.b said:

You can't beat a good home made suday roast and there's a lot of graat restaurants with great British chefs the food has changed in the uk in the last 25 years its a long time since I've been to Canada so i don't know what its like there now 

You are right actually. England and particularly London is very diverse and has thousands of restaurants serving food from all over the world. Whatever it is you want, you will be be able to find it here and I'm just about to tuck into a Sunday roast now before preparing to head back across the sea.

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Oh, he is your Tom!

Glad out had a good time in the UK.

:hug:

 

Btw in terms of food, the UK have some of the best beef meat, and good traditional food... The problem is that almost everyone that knew how to cook it died... They were left with pre-cooked food

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On 25/03/2018 at 3:24 AM, Dodger said:

I don't know what's worse, English food or Canadian. Neither country is known for its gastronomic excellence. Poutine or Yorkshire pudding. I don't particularly like ether. :unsure2:

Steady now!  These are two of the finest dishes known to exist.  If only you could combine the two things... Mmmmm.

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