Who are we?
We are the Traslers, a family of five plus dog and cat, who live in Coquitlam just outside Vancouver in British Columbia. The five humans are: Jools (too old for rollerblading), Damian (too young to know he is too old for rollerblading), Laurel (15, the world’s greatest Dr Who fan), Katie (12, Jedi padawan) and Lily (9, too old to be called “The Baby”).
Why start a blog?
When we emigrated from the UK in March 2009 we were greatly assisted by some lovely people and at the same time astonished by the lack of information available to us. Much of what we did before and after we arrived was based on guesswork and pure luck. By starting this blog we hope to share some of the things we have learned about emigrating with a young family, offer some links to our favourite “helpers” and perhaps even open some discussions with some real, live people.
Of course, our views are based on our experience, which may be very different to yours. Where possible, we will verify our facts but mostly this blog is made up of our opinions gathered from our time in Vancouver.