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Novocastrian Jan 28th 2016 9:48 pm

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 11852158)
You should come up to the peanut gallery. From here this thread is gold.

I booked my seat 7 months ago. :thumbup:

Tirytory Jan 28th 2016 9:50 pm

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Originally Posted by MarylandNed (Post 11852161)
That's a bad thing? ;)

Maybe they loosen when up when they're with someone they like..:unsure:

HGerchikov Jan 28th 2016 9:50 pm

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Originally Posted by JamesM (Post 11852152)
Right I'm off to the gym.

There is a reason I look like David Hasselhoff.

You're in charge Ned!


You owe me a laptop, I just spat water all over mine.

Tirytory Jan 28th 2016 9:51 pm

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Originally Posted by HGerchikov (Post 11852166)
You owe me a laptop, I just spat water all over mine.

Ah poor James;)

not2old Jan 28th 2016 9:55 pm

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Originally Posted by Haylee32 (Post 11852115)
Canadians are stiff even when they are drunk


Originally Posted by MarylandNed (Post 11852161)
That's a bad thing? ;)


Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852165)
Maybe they loosen when up when they're with someone they like..:unsure:

I had a double take on those last few posts

seems that Haylee has left the building....

Tirytory Jan 28th 2016 10:01 pm

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Originally Posted by not2old (Post 11852173)
I had a double take on those last few posts

seems that Haylee has left the building....

:rofl:

How did I miss that?

snoopdawg Jan 28th 2016 11:42 pm

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Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852179)
:rofl:

How did I miss that?

You're a nurse!! I'm not so sure you did:p

snoopdawg Jan 29th 2016 12:19 am

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Originally Posted by snoopdawg (Post 11852253)
You're a nurse!! I'm not so sure you did:p

Sorry- suddenly occurred to me you might think I'm being rude about you- you a married mum and all!!
I actually mean most nurses have seen and heard everything- whilst AT WORK!!!
Actually would make an interesting thread one day!

Tirytory Jan 29th 2016 12:23 am

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Originally Posted by snoopdawg (Post 11852280)
Sorry- suddenly occurred to me you might think I'm being rude about you- you a married mum and all!!
I actually mean most nurses have seen and heard everything- whilst AT WORK!!!
Actually would make an interesting thread one day!

:lol: I didn't think you were being rude....

dgagitw Jan 29th 2016 12:31 am

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Well that escalated pretty quickly! For the record, I came to Canada expecting basically nothing (it was a job transfer) and it's exceeded my expectations by a long way to the extent that I'm now a citizen and can't really see myself moving back to the UK at any point.

Pizzawheel Jan 29th 2016 12:39 am

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Seventeen. One-Seven. Thrice four and five more.

And not one of you flagged the price of cheese.

You people are dead to me.

Jsmth321 Jan 29th 2016 1:38 am

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Sometimes I think people come here to just rile us all up....

BristolUK Jan 29th 2016 1:44 am

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 11852328)
Sometimes I think people come here to just rile us all up....

That's rather an extreme reason for moving to Canada. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Jsmth321 Jan 29th 2016 1:47 am

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 11852335)
That's rather an extreme reason for moving to Canada. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I see what you did there.... :lol::rofl::p

Siouxie Jan 29th 2016 1:50 am

Re: Is anyone else massively disappointed in Canada?
 
Mayhap we should start a thread "Is anyone else massively appreciative of Canada?"

:lol:

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 1:53 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 11852345)
Mayhap we should start a thread "Is anyone else massively appreciative of Canada?"

:lol:



Well you won't see me chipping in on that one... No chance:sneaky:

R I C H Jan 29th 2016 2:09 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 11852345)
Mayhap we should start a thread "Is anyone else massively appreciative of Canada?"

:lol:

I guess you'd have to be emigrating with the expectation to be massively disappointed to start with. That might help.

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 2:47 am

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 11852345)
Mayhap we should start a thread "Is anyone else massively appreciative of Canada?"

:lol:

Yeah- it is called the majority of posts in the Canniversary forum:cool:

Siouxie Jan 29th 2016 2:59 am

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Originally Posted by R I C H (Post 11852369)
I guess you'd have to be emigrating with the expectation to be massively disappointed to start with. That might help.

I think some of them do!

:)

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 7:21 am

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Originally Posted by Shakyuk (Post 11851555)
I do appreciate the poster for posting her view. Contrasting views help those of us considering the move and highlight things we may not like. However I was finding it quite depressing to read!

Then I read what you wrote. What a beautiful life you must lead, I'm envious! Thank you for writing this as it brought back all of the excitement I lost while reading through all of these pages!

Whilst I like most enjoy cities for a day, the thought of living in one for me is horrible. I have visited London and whilst I enjoyed the visits, I am definitely happy I don't life there.
The thought of seeing all that wildlife and being so close to the mountains and wilderness sounds great to me!

Just to draw you over- you do need a job here which isnt always easy but some visitors to our garden . Snoop and I share a kennel in case you may not have sussed:cool: I take the snaps of the critters usually

The sandier/redder coloured black bear in the 2nd and last photo helped clean up the garden clippings- I was out there but saw her coming up from the lake through the edge of the neighbouring prov park, the middle darker one was sat on a garden pergola about 7 feet off the ground happily scoffing our grapes. They visited about a month apart.

The eagle.. well, what can one say? just a beautiful bird at the top of one of our trees.
Probably boring as crap to the likes of numerous posters within the thread- How the hell could we want to spend more than 7 years in such a beautiful place? Everyone needs to find what they like- certainly for the foreseeable future we are staying put and loving it here in our little patch of Canadian paradise- :cool:

BristolUK Jan 29th 2016 11:49 am

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Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 11852546)
...the middle darker one was sat on a garden pergola about 7 feet off the ground happily scoffing our grapes...

Did it bruin your chances of making some wine?

Tirytory Jan 29th 2016 12:09 pm

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Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 11852546)
Just to draw you over- you do need a job here which isnt always easy but some visitors to our garden . Snoop and I share a kennel in case you may not have sussed:cool: I take the snaps of the critters usually

The sandier/redder coloured black bear in the 2nd and last photo helped clean up the garden clippings- I was out there but saw her coming up from the lake through the edge of the neighbouring prov park, the middle darker one was sat on a garden pergola about 7 feet off the ground happily scoffing our grapes. They visited about a month apart.

The eagle.. well, what can one say? just a beautiful bird at the top of one of our trees.
Probably boring as crap to the likes of numerous posters within the thread- How the hell could we want to spend more than 7 years in such a beautiful place? Everyone needs to find what they like- certainly for the foreseeable future we are staying put and loving it here in our little patch of Canadian paradise- :cool:

I love your pictures!

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 3:32 pm

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Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852729)
I love your pictures!

Aww :thumbup:

Oink Jan 29th 2016 3:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 11852729)
I love your pictures!

In the interests of a balanced perspective. :)

snoopdawg Jan 29th 2016 3:48 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852904)
In the interests of a balanced perspective. :)

Be fair!
The Sears toilet is being renovated and improved by Nordstrom
Even Canadians recognise shit architecture ( sometimes;) )

JamesM Jan 29th 2016 3:51 pm

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Originally Posted by R I C H (Post 11852369)
I guess you'd have to be emigrating with the expectation to be massively disappointed to start with. That might help.

You'd have to wait till their children could give them an honest answer. After all that is who most people move for.

snoopdawg Jan 29th 2016 3:51 pm

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Actually I suppose it should Americans recognizing Canadian shit architecture!!!!

Oink Jan 29th 2016 3:55 pm

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Originally Posted by snoopdawg (Post 11852913)
Be fair!
The Sears toilet is being renovated and improved by Nordstrom
Even Canadians recognise shit architecture ( sometimes;) )

But that ugly electrical spaghetti that blights the city is still here. For naffs sake, that technology was phased out in the 1950s in the UK.

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 3:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852904)
In the interests of a balanced perspective. :)

:thumbup:
But I'm sure that there is a cougar in the third picture

And now show a few nice views from your boat on a sunny glorious blue sky BC day to balance your balance:cool:

I'm sure that is Wolverhampton shopping arcade in the last phto

Stinkypup Jan 29th 2016 3:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852924)
But that ugly electrical spaghetti that blights the city is still here. For naffs sake, that technology was phased out in the 1950s in the UK.

That is tram cabling isn't it?? All the rage again in Manchester, Bolton Bury and other towns and cities again- Trams are de rigeur again!

MarylandNed Jan 29th 2016 3:58 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852904)
In the interests of a balanced perspective. :)

There are similar scenes all over the UK.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...6-_630308a.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8088/8...cd912929_b.jpg

JonboyE Jan 29th 2016 4:31 pm

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Originally Posted by Shakyuk (Post 11851555)
I do appreciate the poster for posting her view. Contrasting views help those of us considering the move and highlight things we may not like. However I was finding it quite depressing to read!..

Another morning, another way of putting it ...

When reading these types of thread you have to keep in mind:

a) not every poster is trying to be helpful.
b) not every poster is being honest and truthful
c) some posters get a giggle out of misleading and upsetting you
d) some posters are not real people.

Once you have worked out who these posters are there is still lots of useful advice to be gleaned from these boards.

JamesM Jan 29th 2016 4:33 pm

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Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 11852927)
:thumbup:
But I'm sure that there is a cougar in the third picture

Go to Two Cats on King West.

There are cougars everywhere.

JamesM Jan 29th 2016 4:35 pm

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Originally Posted by MarylandNed (Post 11852932)

Not in Surrey.

It's always been grim up north.

Oink Jan 29th 2016 4:36 pm

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Originally Posted by JamesM (Post 11852977)
Go to Two Cats on King West.

There are cougars everywhere.

You should try the Sandbar's mutton fest on a Friday night. :rofl:

Danny B Jan 29th 2016 5:36 pm

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I wish me kids was back in Ingerland. The Schools is just great innit.

Young people in England have 'lowest literacy levels' in developed world says OECD

JamesM Jan 29th 2016 6:05 pm

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Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 11853032)
I wish me kids was back in Ingerland. The Schools is just great innit.

Young people in England have 'lowest literacy levels' in developed world says OECD

You ain't no expert bruv!

Jsmth321 Jan 29th 2016 6:35 pm

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Originally Posted by Stinkypup (Post 11852546)
Just to draw you over- you do need a job here which isnt always easy but some visitors to our garden . Snoop and I share a kennel in case you may not have sussed:cool: I take the snaps of the critters usually

The sandier/redder coloured black bear in the 2nd and last photo helped clean up the garden clippings- I was out there but saw her coming up from the lake through the edge of the neighbouring prov park, the middle darker one was sat on a garden pergola about 7 feet off the ground happily scoffing our grapes. They visited about a month apart.

The eagle.. well, what can one say? just a beautiful bird at the top of one of our trees.
Probably boring as crap to the likes of numerous posters within the thread- How the hell could we want to spend more than 7 years in such a beautiful place? Everyone needs to find what they like- certainly for the foreseeable future we are staying put and loving it here in our little patch of Canadian paradise- :cool:


While this year the count is way down, we usually get a huge population of bald eagles in Dec/Jan, but this year they didn't come in mass, but with the poor salmon conditions, isn't surprising, they went where the food is, plus Alaska is having a milder winter which keeps them from needing to come south.

Hell even the geese stuck around this winter.


Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11852924)
But that ugly electrical spaghetti that blights the city is still here. For naffs sake, that technology was phased out in the 1950s in the UK.

BC Hydro say's underground wires cost too much.

Oink Jan 29th 2016 6:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 11853083)
While this year the count is way down, we usually get a huge population of bald eagles in Dec/Jan, but this year they didn't come in mass, but with the poor salmon conditions, isn't surprising, they went where the food is, plus Alaska is having a milder winter which keeps them from needing to come south.

Hell even the geese stuck around this winter.



BC Hydro say's underground wires cost too much.

The stuff that the buses run on.

Jsmth321 Jan 29th 2016 7:14 pm

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Originally Posted by Oink (Post 11853092)
The stuff that the buses run on.

Ahh those, had never seen those before I came to BC, I am sure somewhere in the US has them, I just never lived or went anywhere that did....

I also never lived anywhere with overhead electric wires, so that is what I think of off the bat when overhead wires are mentioned. My region in California forced utilities to underground wires in the 80's, so was never something very common in my area.


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