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Shard Feb 9th 2016 7:09 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11862552)
It was so much easier back in the UK. You just had to notice the advertising for Jif lemon.

I'm sure there were BE threads about it giving us advance warning too.

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Partially discharged Feb 9th 2016 7:23 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11862544)
:rofl:
How does the blood moon fit in with this? ;)

How come Easter, Lent and stuff moves around but xmas is fixed? Why can't we have xmas in Jan or November?

If people actually celebrated Easter for its original intention then they would know when it is to be celebrated. My daughter was in Spain a few years ago at Easter and it was a full on religious holiday complete with parades with people dressed up as though they were going to a Klan meeting.

For the secular population it is just some random 3 or 4 day long weekend with some vague celebration involving hunting for chocolate easter eggs which I can see how people can't figure it out.

Most calendars (paper or online) show it anyway.

caretaker Feb 9th 2016 7:32 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Happy holidays to all the believers, I can't find fault with anything called pancake day.

BristolUK Feb 9th 2016 7:52 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Partially discharged (Post 11862572)
For the secular population it is just some random 3 or 4 day long weekend with some vague celebration involving hunting for chocolate easter eggs...

That comes after when they're half price. :o

Hot Cross Buns are my preference (preferably non-iced). Although I'd just as soon have an ordinary bun but they don't seem to do them here.

caretaker Feb 9th 2016 8:17 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Paska rules. Takes about a hundred eggs but oh boy is it good.

vanity Feb 9th 2016 8:23 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by rugbymum (Post 11861909)
Ok I'll say it again differently...... To please the moderators!

Please don't worry about the opinion of others who are just attacking you Haylee. You seemed to me to be looking for reassurance that you are not alone in being disappointed in Canada. - snip - My family has mixed opinions so I see both sides and try to be helpful and reasonable with advice - snip - . Some people have invested too much in time and effort to stay here to admit that it is not perfect. My original reply said this and addressed some of the more - snip - posters on here who - snip - . Unfortunately my comment was deleted to protect these peoples feelings (the poor sensitive souls!) ...... so that these people can continue to bully you without fear or retribution. - snip -All I can say (if you get to read this one) is chin up love. Try to only pay heed to the more balanced opinions, there are a few great posters out there. Enjoy the time you have left over here, take the good memories with you keep the friendships you have made and I hope that you enjoy wherever you end up.

Excellent post. More of you on BE would balance this place up :)

JamesM Feb 9th 2016 8:58 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
It also happens to be National Pizza day.

Time to start eating!

caretaker Feb 9th 2016 9:08 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by JamesM (Post 11862649)
It also happens to be National Pizza day.
Time to start eating!

Bit late to tell everyone... in the US National Pig Day is March 1.. It started out as a day to honour the animal that had helped sustain pioneers and settlers but the celebration soon deteriorated into an orgy of smoke and bbq sauce so Pig Day turned out to be really hard on the pigs.

not2old Feb 9th 2016 9:22 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11862594)
That comes after when they're half price. :o

Hot Cross Buns are my preference (preferably non-iced). Although I'd just as soon have an ordinary bun but they don't seem to do them here.

Panatone French toast with maple syrup with a few slices of crispy bacon beats all of the Pancakes, Waffles or Hot Cross buns hands down.:amen:

Panatone on special reduced in the supermarkets right now ;)

BristolUK Feb 9th 2016 10:49 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 11862618)
Paska rules. Takes about a hundred eggs but oh boy is it good.

I shall have to look into that. I have an idea my mother in law likes it but with a different name.


Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11862673)
Panatone French toast with maple syrup with a few slices of crispy bacon...

I wonder if that would work with Stollen?

Jsmth321 Feb 10th 2016 5:49 am

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11862552)
It was so much easier back in the UK. You just had to notice the advertising for Jif lemon.

I'm sure there were BE threads about it giving us advance warning too.

I always forget about Easter, not religious so have no clue why it's celebrated, and still forget the Friday before is an actual stat holiday and get annoyed with there is no mail.....ha ha

And the whole Easter Monday thing is odd to me as well.

None of it is a federally recognized holiday where I come from originally.

BristolUK Feb 10th 2016 11:37 am

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 11862966)
I always forget about Easter...forget the Friday...the whole Easter Monday thing is odd to me as well.

I wonder what they do on Easter Island. :lol:

rugbymum Feb 10th 2016 10:56 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by jock_mcbile (Post 11850797)
This forum is anything but Canada's fan club. You will be popular here.

I disagree, I find that anyone who makes negative comments (Haylee in this case, but I have seen it many times) are subjected to all sorts of insults.

Or the more juvenile approach I note here ..... To smother the thread with completely irrelevant comments about pancakes and animal spottin this is passive aggressive and I believe that this demonstrates contempt for the original poster.

Shard Feb 10th 2016 11:20 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by rugbymum (Post 11863865)
I disagree, I find that anyone who makes negative comments (Haylee in this case, but I have seen it many times) are subjected to all sorts of insults.

Or the more juvenile approach I note here ..... To smother the thread with completely irrelevant comments about pancakes and animal spottin this is passive aggressive and I believe that this demonstrates contempt for the original poster.

I think when the disparaging remarks are aimed at Canadians as opposed to life in Canada, they tend to get shot down. Not by everyone, mind.

There's a healthy trade in negative comments about Canadian cheese, Canadian banks, Canadian driving, Canadian schools, Canadian workplaces.

Alan2005 Feb 10th 2016 11:42 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by rugbymum (Post 11863865)
I disagree, I find that anyone who makes negative comments (Haylee in this case, but I have seen it many times) are subjected to all sorts of insults.

Or the more juvenile approach I note here ..... To smother the thread with completely irrelevant comments about pancakes and animal spottin this is passive aggressive and I believe that this demonstrates contempt for the original poster.

:goodpost:

I can't believe these people always making stupid jokes in a passive/aggressive manner. Like and share this post on Facebook if you agree. I bet 99% of you won't.


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