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Old Sep 6th 2013, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_ View Post
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I think if you've only done it once your memory of how hard it was fades because it was so much hassle your brain blocks it out, do it several times and it is just a nightmare.
You've evidently been through childbirth!

This is what always gets me about threads on here about people who've moved to point X in Canada, dislike it for some reason and say they want to try moving to point Y in Canada.

Well I'm sure there are places in Canada that have better culture or a slightly shorter winter or whatever than Calgary, but there's nowhere that is so much better that I could be bothered with all the hassle of moving there. I could move somewhere local maybe but if it takes me more than a day to drive there and back and unload stuff, then no. I'm getting too old to give a s--t.
If you've come all this bloody way it would seem a good idea to have a punt in another area rather than throwing in the towel don't you think? Canada is vast, It's like saying Somerset is like Nottingham....we aren't talking a slightly shorter winter in some of these places, we are talking bloody massive variations. My husband was in Vancouver yesterday and is in Calgary today...neither of them sounded a bit like Fredericton!

What would you honestly do if you had doubts...Jinn sounds like she has...doubts...I've had a few myself...? You have evidently had a few too in the past or else you wouldn't have shuffled around so much.
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 10:29 pm
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Like I'm always disagreeing with the GPS. GPS is s--t in Canada because it uses Crown maps rather than NAVTEQ maps. Knowing the area at certain road junctions I see people peel off with a carload of kids or whatever and I think: "That idiot is following his GPS." Fortunately I didn't buy one until I'd lived here a few years.
Was that you having a rough week of it Steve, or was that the whinging pom letting off some hot air?

Oh my what would we do without a GPS - whatever it is or useful for?

I live in Toronto - no cell phone, basic land line without call waiting, call display or call answer. My whinge of the month is with Bell Canada as to why they are charging me a few bucks for a touch tone line when it was my understanding everyone in Toronto had touch tone service - apparently not says the Bell rep 'some still have rotary dial phones'
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Was that you having a rough week of it Steve, or was that the whinging pom letting off some hot air?

Oh my what would we do without a GPS - whatever it is or useful for?

I live in Toronto - no cell phone, basic land line without call waiting, call display or call answer. My whinge of the month is with Bell Canada as to why they are charging me a few bucks for a touch tone line when it was my understanding everyone in Toronto had touch tone service - apparently not says the Bell rep 'some still have rotary dial phones'
A Gravity Preservation System. You can't have kids without one.

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A Gravity Preservation System. You can't have kids without one.

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No fancy acronym for our GPS, but I do think of it as a remarkably effective "passenger-seat noise reduction device".
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the UK is becoming horrendous all over i really would not return back .
I am from the midlands and it is just getting worse and worse all over Uk. I am moving to California out of it, sad to say but it has gone to the dogs !!!
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the UK is becoming horrendous all over i really would not return back .
I am from the midlands and it is just getting worse and worse all over Uk. I am moving to California out of it, sad to say but it has gone to the dogs !!!
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No fancy acronym for our GPS, but I do think of it as a remarkably effective "passenger-seat noise reduction device".
We call it the "argument machine". Guaranteed. Using it tomorrow so there will be huffs and puffs.
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Old Sep 7th 2013, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by JUSTOLEME View Post
the UK is becoming horrendous all over i really would not return back .
I am from the midlands and it is just getting worse and worse all over Uk. I am moving to California out of it, sad to say but it has gone to the dogs !!!
What is it exactly, that you are escaping from? After all, crime exists all over the world, and immigration is a fact of life in all major world economies.
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the UK is becoming horrendous all over i really would not return back . I am from the midlands and it is just getting worse and worse all over Uk. I am moving to California out of it, sad to say but it has gone to the dogs !!!
I'm sure that you or your US spouse have already looked into the sort of things that I've listed below as well as possibly visited to see where you'd like to live?

As a suggestion (if it was me) anyone considering moving to California would look at places with low crime, best climate area to suit you with less chance of your house getting burned down with the fires from extreme dry heat, live in an area away from earthquakes & that there are jobs available.

info on crime from the FBI in the following table

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr..._city_2011.xls

The Demographics including ethnic mix data gives you a overall picture idea

http://www.cpehn.org/democharts.php?...Get+Statistics

Jobless data - California is currently around 8.7% averaging over 10% in the last three years

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LASST06000003

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If you've come all this bloody way it would seem a good idea to have a punt in another area rather than throwing in the towel don't you think? Canada is vast, It's like saying Somerset is like Nottingham....we aren't talking a slightly shorter winter in some of these places, we are talking bloody massive variations.
Well moving house I think must be one of the most stressful things you can do, probably of the same order as giving birth!

I didn't move because I wanted to, I had to because of immigration law in a nutshell. If it wasn't for that I doubt I would have moved as much as I have.

I've never been to NB so I can't comment, but if you pick a major population centre in Canada and you settle there and then start nitpicking it and decide to move, you're going to be disappointed imo. If there's some vast difference, e.g. you're moving from Hay River to Vancouver, mmm, okay I could see the point. But then why did you move to Hay River to begin with?

Sometimes you have to move because you have no choice I appreciate, work and family being the two main reasons. My point is that the grass is always greener on the other side. Moving abroad is obviously a major change and you have your reasons for that, but doing it then doing it over and over again and then moving from point A to B because of some slight change in the weather or whatever, it's bonkers.
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Default Re: Considering moving back to the UK!

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Well moving house I think must be one of the most stressful things you can do, probably of the same order as giving birth!

I didn't move because I wanted to, I had to because of immigration law in a nutshell. If it wasn't for that I doubt I would have moved as much as I have.

I've never been to NB so I can't comment, but if you pick a major population centre in Canada and you settle there and then start nitpicking it and decide to move, you're going to be disappointed imo. If there's some vast difference, e.g. you're moving from Hay River to Vancouver, mmm, okay I could see the point. But then why did you move to Hay River to begin with?

Sometimes you have to move because you have no choice I appreciate, work and family being the two main reasons. My point is that the grass is always greener on the other side. Moving abroad is obviously a major change and you have your reasons for that, but doing it then doing it over and over again and then moving from point A to B because of some slight change in the weather or whatever, it's bonkers.
Thats what I thought.....
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