Good to meet you Terry Whit­ney

The Guardian Weekly - - Diversions -

My wife and I left Eng­land­land in 1968 and went to Canada too seek a spot of ad­ven­ture teach­ingh­ing in the wilds of north­ern Al­berta: “No Weak­lings Need Ap­ply” stated the ad­ver­tise­ment.ent. Al­most 50 years later thatat spot of ad­ven­ture con­tin­ues.s. Af­ter spend­ing some 20 years in Al­berta, we e moved from the Prairies to “Lo­tus­land” (the west coast of Bri­tish Columbia), where we have lived with a daily view of the e Pa­cific ever since.

Friends on Van­cou­verver Is­land in­tro­duced­in­trod us to the Guardian air­mail edi­tion – we loved it! Howev How­ever, life be­came sat­u­rated wit with the or­di­nar­i­ness of work­ing,workin plus the plea­sure of bringin bring­ing up our son and daught daugh­ter. Sadly, the Guardian sub­scrip­tion lapsed. Tw Twelve years ago I suffe fered a brain aneurism ( (now fully re­cov­ered) and spent many seden­tary months bem moan­ing the qual­ity o of the news on the TV, ra ra­dio and the re­gional ne news­pa­pers. Then the Gu Guardian reap­peared, thanks to my wife’s in­ter­ven­tion and sub­scrip­tion re­newal. Now the whole fam­ily looks for­ward to its ar­rival. I get first read, jump­ing hap­pily all over the place, fol­lowed by my wife who reads it dili­gently from front to back.

The Guardian pro­vides us with that unique col­lec­tion of per­spec­tives on world af­fairs. The medium al­lows for a cer­tain time and dis­tance, so that crit­i­cal think­ing is en­cour­aged. I shall never, ever again al­low my sub­scrip­tion to lapse!

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