When we were granted citizenship we were given a “Cultural Access Pass” allowing free access to many museums and galleries. We decided to make the most of this and booked a weekend in Halifax.
We applied as soon as we were eligible but after almost two years, we were finally invited to write our Citizenship exam and on my mother’s birthday we took our oath of citizenship and became Canadian citizens! It was a great ceremony and the citizenship judge Linda Carvery was charming and welcoming.
One of the things I love about our age of internet is being able to work remotely. Whether its from home on a snowy day or like this morning from a nice coffee shop while my car is repaired.
I could not do it too often though as my work is about people and a lot of that requires face to face interaction and email and phone calls do not always allow for creative solutions to emerge. It is however nice not to have to sit in the waiting room at the car dealership, reading the newspaper half-heartedly and hoping they would hurry up so I can get into work and deal with the waiting emails.
This access to remote working does of course come with disadvantages like blurring of the lines between work and home and it is all too easy to jump to attention when the Blackberry blips and flashes its little light at me.