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Old Apr 5th 2006, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ziggy8080


important stuff now.

whats the rule on buying beer and wine on sundays?


You will go thirsty if you don't plan ahead.....no liquior stores open on Sunday! The business of sunday shopping is something you just get used to...you won't miss it. Who wants to shop on Sunday anyway!
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Most important thing is - you can drink it, but the NSLC will be closed, some of the brewery drive-thru beer shops might be open though (I'm not sure). Buy it on Saturday... or Friday... or Thursday...
yeah but the local church choir wont sound the same without me and 15 cans of tennants super.

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imagine the scenario, lazy sunday, wake up, really nice day
- hey lets have an impromptu barbeque & invite soem friends over
(because we hate shopping esp ikea....)

as we live life on 'the edge' we have'nt planned for this/loaded up fridge with wings & alexander keiths, so we'll nip down the store & pick up some supplies
..... doh , we live in the heaving metropolis/super city/hrm

let's wander around spring garden for a few hours instead, i hear london drug is doing a good discount on reeces pieces, or we could always go to Chapters with the family instead & drink over-priced coffee
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Originally Posted by Beaverquest
imagine the scenario, lazy sunday, wake up, really nice day
- hey lets have an impromptu barbeque & invite soem friends over
(because we hate shopping esp ikea....)

as we live life on 'the edge' we have'nt planned for this/loaded up fridge with wings & alexander keiths, so we'll nip down the store & pick up some supplies
..... doh , we live in the heaving metropolis/super city/hrm

let's wander around spring garden for a few hours instead, i hear london drug is doing a good discount on reeces pieces, or we could always go to Chapters with the family instead & drink over-priced coffee
Oh ok. So as you live live so much on the edge if you dont have the opportunity to wander around Sobeys buying burgers and steaks and then to the liquor store to buy booze your day is ruined as there is nothing else to do in Halifax. Poor chap. Your probably better off in Aberdeen. Enjoy.
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Oh ok. So as you live live so much on the edge if you dont have the opportunity to wander around Sobeys buying burgers and steaks and then to the liquor store to buy booze your day is ruined as there is nothing else to do in Halifax. Poor chap. Your probably better off in Aberdeen. Enjoy.


remember though... if beaver has a bbq dont go cos there's no booze.
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Originally Posted by Londonuck
remember though... if beaver has a bbq dont go cos there's no booze.
i usually get the wife to bbq, as my tail may get singed on the hot-plate
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Originally Posted by Londonuck
remember though... if beaver has a bbq dont go cos there's no booze.
Nah. I can plan ahead so I'll bring my own!
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Oh ok. So as you live live so much on the edge if you dont have the opportunity to wander around Sobeys buying burgers and steaks and then to the liquor store to buy booze your day is ruined as there is nothing else to do in Halifax. Poor chap. Your probably better off in Aberdeen. Enjoy.
what is there to do in Halifax then ?

i was there for a year, maybe i missed the gig ?

ps beaver don't surf

i had the season long martock ski-pass & done it to death
i don't take photos of trees changing colour in the fall
i played 'soccer' but the season is pretty short
i saw almost every decent movie when they came out
i tread the boardwalk weekly in the hope of inspiration
i visited peggys cove & the gift shop
i walked the downtown streets on a sunday (bit like the movie 28 days later)
i visited all the boozers/cafes/music venues etc
i went to the (not very close at all) beaches
i swam in chocolate lake
i visited a porn shop on quinpool
i bought a bike on quinpool & rode it around the metro area
i walked across the ice one night on the north-west arm
i went to the international festival & greek festival
i visited/jogged point pleasant park every freaking weekend
(i enjoyed watching the containers being unloaded)
i joined the library & ate chips from spud van outside
i attended the jazz festival
i know the citadel like the back of my hand
i sat on the grass in spring garden, & got told off by the 'parkie'
(there are not that many parks btw)
i bought a book of walks within hrm, & walked them
drove to louisburg (sp ?) in cape breton for the old town re-creation
went canoeing/kayaaking - camping in kejumujilk (sp ?) national park
drove to montreal for the hell of it
flew to new york ditto
i researched the halifax explosion, probably because i found it the most
interesting thing about the place
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Originally Posted by Beaverquest
what is there to do in Halifax then ?

i was there for a year, maybe i missed the gig ?

ps beaver don't surf

i had the season long martock ski-pass & done it to death
i don't take photos of trees changing colour in the fall
i played 'soccer' but the season is pretty short
i saw almost every decent movie when they came out
i tread the boardwalk weekly in the hope of inspiration
i visited peggys cove & the gift shop
i walked the downtown streets on a sunday (bit like the movie 28 days later)
i visited all the boozers/cafes/music venues etc
i went to the (not very close at all) beaches
i swam in chocolate lake
i visited a porn shop on quinpool
i bought a bike on quinpool & rode it around the metro area
i walked across the ice one night on the north-west arm
i went to the international festival & greek festival
i visited/jogged point pleasant park every freaking weekend
(i enjoyed watching the containers being unloaded)
i joined the library & ate chips from spud van outside
i attended the jazz festival
i know the citadel like the back of my hand
i sat on the grass in spring garden, & got told off by the 'parkie'
(there are not that many parks btw)
i bought a book of walks within hrm, & walked them
drove to louisburg (sp ?) in cape breton for the old town re-creation
went canoeing/kayaaking - camping in kejumujilk (sp ?) national park
drove to montreal for the hell of it
flew to new york ditto
i researched the halifax explosion, probably because i found it the most
interesting thing about the place

and all on a sunday!
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Default Re: Info on the job market in Halifax please

Originally Posted by Beaverquest
what is there to do in Halifax then ?

i was there for a year, maybe i missed the gig ?

ps beaver don't surf

i had the season long martock ski-pass & done it to death
i don't take photos of trees changing colour in the fall
i played 'soccer' but the season is pretty short
i saw almost every decent movie when they came out
i tread the boardwalk weekly in the hope of inspiration
i visited peggys cove & the gift shop
i walked the downtown streets on a sunday (bit like the movie 28 days later)
i visited all the boozers/cafes/music venues etc
i went to the (not very close at all) beaches
i swam in chocolate lake
i visited a porn shop on quinpool
i bought a bike on quinpool & rode it around the metro area
i walked across the ice one night on the north-west arm
i went to the international festival & greek festival
i visited/jogged point pleasant park every freaking weekend
(i enjoyed watching the containers being unloaded)
i joined the library & ate chips from spud van outside
i attended the jazz festival
i know the citadel like the back of my hand
i sat on the grass in spring garden, & got told off by the 'parkie'
(there are not that many parks btw)
i bought a book of walks within hrm, & walked them
drove to louisburg (sp ?) in cape breton for the old town re-creation
went canoeing/kayaaking - camping in kejumujilk (sp ?) national park
drove to montreal for the hell of it
flew to new york ditto
i researched the halifax explosion, probably because i found it the most
interesting thing about the place
Whilst Aberdeen is brimming with things to do I guess...
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Correct, however Petes have a store down town as well. Not quite such a long drive eh?!

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Originally Posted by SAW 04
The Sunday opening thing is NS wide. There is though a great store open on Sundays called Pete's Frootique http://www.petesfrootique.com/
Its owned and operated by a British ex pat and carries a good range of the traditional British favorites, although at a premium. He also carries a good range of European and Asian goodies. http://jobspress.com/

Good Luck

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in Bedford by any chance ???

as i said long drive for a sack of spuds
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Forgive me but the last time I visited Aberdeen I had to leave within the hour as a felt an overwhelming suicidal depression. Fun place.
Give me Halifax any day.

Originally Posted by Beaverquest
what is there to do in Halifax then ?

i was there for a year, maybe i missed the gig ?

ps beaver don't surf

i had the season long martock ski-pass & done it to death
i don't take photos of trees changing colour in the fall
i played 'soccer' but the season is pretty short
i saw almost every decent movie when they came out
i tread the boardwalk weekly in the hope of inspiration
i visited peggys cove & the gift shop
i walked the downtown streets on a sunday (bit like the movie 28 days later)
i visited all the boozers/cafes/music venues etc
i went to the (not very close at all) beaches
i swam in chocolate lake
i visited a porn shop on quinpool
i bought a bike on quinpool & rode it around the metro area
i walked across the ice one night on the north-west arm
i went to the international festival & greek festival
i visited/jogged point pleasant park every freaking weekend
(i enjoyed watching the containers being unloaded)
i joined the library & ate chips from spud van outside
i attended the jazz festival
i know the citadel like the back of my hand
i sat on the grass in spring garden, & got told off by the 'parkie'
(there are not that many parks btw)
i bought a book of walks within hrm, & walked them
drove to louisburg (sp ?) in cape breton for the old town re-creation
went canoeing/kayaaking - camping in kejumujilk (sp ?) national park
drove to montreal for the hell of it
flew to new york ditto
i researched the halifax explosion, probably because i found it the most
interesting thing about the place
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Originally Posted by Beaverquest
what is there to do in Halifax then ?

i was there for a year, maybe i missed the gig ?

ps beaver don't surf

i had the season long martock ski-pass & done it to death
i don't take photos of trees changing colour in the fall
i played 'soccer' but the season is pretty short
i saw almost every decent movie when they came out
i tread the boardwalk weekly in the hope of inspiration
i visited peggys cove & the gift shop
i walked the downtown streets on a sunday (bit like the movie 28 days later)
i visited all the boozers/cafes/music venues etc
i went to the (not very close at all) beaches
i swam in chocolate lake
i visited a porn shop on quinpool
i bought a bike on quinpool & rode it around the metro area
i walked across the ice one night on the north-west arm
i went to the international festival & greek festival
i visited/jogged point pleasant park every freaking weekend
(i enjoyed watching the containers being unloaded)
i joined the library & ate chips from spud van outside
i attended the jazz festival
i know the citadel like the back of my hand
i sat on the grass in spring garden, & got told off by the 'parkie'
(there are not that many parks btw)
i bought a book of walks within hrm, & walked them
drove to louisburg (sp ?) in cape breton for the old town re-creation
went canoeing/kayaaking - camping in kejumujilk (sp ?) national park
drove to montreal for the hell of it
flew to new york ditto
i researched the halifax explosion, probably because i found it the most
interesting thing about the place
Sounds as though you did a lot. What keeps you occupied in Aberdeen then?
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Where are the nicest areas to buy a house? All of the suburbs look nice but are there any which are more popular with newcomers that have nice pubs and restaurants without having to drive miles. Again, any info most welcome.
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We spent months researching and visiting various areas in HRM and ended up building a property in Fall River. Its ideally placed for access to both Halifax and Dartmouth and only about 20 mins to downtown. Lots are big and there are plenty of Brits settling there. If you need any other info let me know.

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Where are the nicest areas to buy a house? All of the suburbs look nice but are there any which are more popular with newcomers that have nice pubs and restaurants without having to drive miles. Again, any info most welcome.
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