Dear fellow ARRSErs, I come to you, cap in hand, in dire need of assistance. Long story short, I need to provide my missus with a nice long list of reasons to stay in Canada and not re-emigrate back to the UK. The background to this dillema is as follows. I am a Canadian citizen, who joined the British Army back in the early 2000's. Met the missus during my last year of service, fell in love, got hitched, and then moved back home. Initially she loved it, and still does love many things about Canada, however recently she has become a little disenfranchised with our fair land due to the fact that we live in a small town, I have been away alot (as I transferred back to the Canadian Army and subsequently did an Afghan tour), she misses her friends and family quite a bit, and now basically wants to sack it all in and move back to Blighty. We have 2 kids (boys), a 4 bed, 2 bath fully detached house on an 80'x100' lot that backs onto woods, in a town with 2 beaches, 1 ski hill in town, 3-4 massive ski resorts nearby, at the back door of Algonquin Park, and a place where we can leave for a week forgetting to lock the door and come home to our neighbours shovelling the snow out of our drive for us. Crime here amounts to the odd stop sign being shot at on a back road, and speeding. I need some good reasons to help me convince her to stay here. My keeping up with UK current affairs is generally done via ARRSE so my view is of doom and gloom, economy down the toilet, crime up etc etc. She asks me why I want to stay in Canada and being the not-so-well-spoken git that I am, can only reply 'cause the UK is shit' (Please, no offence meant!!). Also, all I can think of is the 6 1/2 years I spent in the British Army where I was told on a daily basis, ''why the f*ck did you come to England?'' Your collective help is much appreciated!!!!