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not2old Feb 11th 2016 12:44 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11864468)
Aren't you a bit late? ;)

We always had Tate and Lyle syrup on ours when I were a lad.
http://static.caloriecount.about.com...les-157145.jpg

Now I have pancake, bacon and egg.

You was definitely from a posh family Bristol, there was nowt like that in our house back in the UK - it was simply sugary water mixed with corn starch & if there was any, an added spot of jam

Which brings us back to the thread title - is how I'm 'Massively Happy' living in Canada (the land of milk & honey) being able to sweeten things up with Canadian Maple syrup ;)

BristolUK Feb 11th 2016 1:20 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11864491)
You was definitely from a posh family Bristol...

My mum would take that as a compliment. :nod:
I was brung up on a council estate. She'd probably be lynched for her hoity toity ways if we were there now. :rofl:

I thought that syrup was actually dead common.

Alan2005 Feb 11th 2016 2:07 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11864491)
Which brings us back to the thread title - is how I'm 'Massively Happy' living in Canada (the land of milk & honey) being able to sweeten things up with Canadian Maple syrup ;)

Yeah, we can tell how massively happy you are in Canada. The lack of anger and bitterness in your posts is a shining example to us all.

JamesM Feb 11th 2016 2:51 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11864364)
massively disappointed [thread title] was the rugbymum posts also, with drivel of course:rofl:

Back to the Panatone french toast & bacon on this cold morning here in Southern Ontario

Wonder if the car will start this morning... 'keep calm & drivel on'

You get up to early!

JamesM Feb 11th 2016 2:53 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
I only come in here because I'm trying to drum more drinkers up for March 11th.

Someone who is disappointed with Canada is usually perfectly primed for a piss up.

not2old Feb 11th 2016 3:25 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 11864593)
Yeah, we can tell how massively happy you are in Canada. The lack of anger and bitterness in your posts is a shining example to us all.

wait till you've been in Canada as long as I have, then you'll understand the 'miserably happy' Canadian 'vibrant' lifestyle (with maple syrup), which has to be better than being a senior living in the UK.:thumbsup:


Originally Posted by JamesM (Post 11864632)
You get up to early!

well if you call 5 am EST early, I suppose so.

Just cannot seem to break the pre-retirement routine of getting up before the sun rises. Makes for a long day sometimes

Novocastrian Feb 11th 2016 4:11 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11864702)

Your move was an escape Novo?

It was. A welcome one. Enough had been enough for about a decade before I left.

Souvy Feb 11th 2016 4:14 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 11864716)
It was. A welcome one. Enough had been enough for about a decade before I left.

Talk about dithering!

vanity Feb 11th 2016 4:15 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
lol

IJ157 Feb 11th 2016 4:20 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Not massively disappointed in Canada at all. In fact, I'm pretty sure I am going to stay here for the rest of my life! Sure, I miss some things about the UK. Mostly family and friends. But my lifestyle is so much better here.
If you want boring, go to Belgium.

Novocastrian Feb 11th 2016 4:20 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Souvy (Post 11864719)
Talk about dithering!

Quite.

But it did seem important at the time to milk the pension plan to the max.

Actually it still seems important since despite the collapse of the C$, we're living quite comfortably on our pensions in Europe.

Ooh, BTW we were in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. Nice place. Thought of you.

Souvy Feb 11th 2016 4:27 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 11864728)
Quite.

But it did seem important at the time to milk the pension plan to the max.

Actually it still seems important since despite the collapse of the C$, we're living quite comfortably on our pensions in Europe.

Ooh, BTW we were in Brighton a couple of weeks ago. Nice place. Thought of you.

The milking makes perfect sense.

Brighton was always a rather nice place. Somewhat quirky, even when I was a kid. Always interesting though, in a rather theatrical sort of way. It was monumentally gay before gay existed.

dbd33 Feb 11th 2016 4:30 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11864663)
which has to be better than being a senior living in the UK

I very much doubt that my Mother would agree. She has a nice house, scooters to the seafront, isn't trapped indoors by walls of ice and snow three months of the year.

christmasoompa Feb 11th 2016 4:37 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
I see this has gone downhill since I last logged on.

Thread closed.


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