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Landed in Halifax NS!!

Old Oct 19th 2011, 3:56 pm
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Default Landed in Halifax NS!!

It's official!!

We landed in Halifax on Saturday. Rather long queue at immigration which seemed to surprise the 2 guys on the desk, but we seemed to be the only ones there to land. The guy was really nice and friendly, and at the end shook our hands and said 'Welcome to Canada' which was great! The customs guy was also chatty and friendly. We needed the goods to follow list, which has now been stamped and retained, but we were never asked about our funds, despite my having a collection of bank statements at the ready.

We're just here for the week - leaving on Sunday. The cottage we're staying at is lovely, and we're both really pleased to find that we still *love* the place We feel really at home here, and to be honest I can't believe that I have the chance to make my life here. When I looked out of the plane window as we came in to land, it felt like I was looking at home, not somewhere where I go for holidays. It's nice We've made some pretty good progress in researching business stuff as well, so feeling quite confident - well, as confident as you can be about something this scary!
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congrats on landing! Welcome to Nova Scotia!!!!
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Welcome, glad the landing went well
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Congratulations and welcome to Nova Scotia. I hope the future is bright for you.
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Congratulations!

Great to hear your landing experience went well. When are you planning on moving permanantly? Have a great week. Bet you won't want to get back on the plane to blighty

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Congrats, great news! Hope we get to catch up things are a bit crazy here, but if not we will see you again for good soon!
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Hi, and welcome to Canada
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Welcome to NS!

When I looked out of the plane window as we came in to land, it felt like I was looking at home, not somewhere where I go for holidays

Could be a clue in the name 'Scotia' - we definitely see the similarities, it is like Scotland, only better
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Welcome to Nova Scotia and best wishes x
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Default Re: Landed in Halifax NS!!

Originally Posted by izzi81 View Post
It's official!!

We landed in Halifax on Saturday. Rather long queue at immigration which seemed to surprise the 2 guys on the desk, but we seemed to be the only ones there to land. The guy was really nice and friendly, and at the end shook our hands and said 'Welcome to Canada' which was great! The customs guy was also chatty and friendly. We needed the goods to follow list, which has now been stamped and retained, but we were never asked about our funds, despite my having a collection of bank statements at the ready.

We're just here for the week - leaving on Sunday. The cottage we're staying at is lovely, and we're both really pleased to find that we still *love* the place We feel really at home here, and to be honest I can't believe that I have the chance to make my life here. When I looked out of the plane window as we came in to land, it felt like I was looking at home, not somewhere where I go for holidays. It's nice We've made some pretty good progress in researching business stuff as well, so feeling quite confident - well, as confident as you can be about something this scary!
Congrats and wishing you the best of luck with all that you do
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Yay - welcome Izzi !! It's been a slog, but I'm sure you'll find NS is worth it

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Old Oct 20th 2011, 3:18 pm
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Default Re: Landed in Halifax NS!!

Thanks for all the comments We're planning on moving out properly next summer, August perhaps? It's a bit vague at the moment, we're going to have to step up the planning/saving when we get back to the UK.

Nikki - things are a bit hectic for us too... lots to fit in, I'm not sure we'll be able to make a trip up to Truro from where we are However like you say, it won't be long before we're here permanently!!

Merry - we said exactly the same thing the other day, like Scotland only better! Hope it stays true, because that's what we're hoping for

I have to say.... the weather is a bit wet today Tropical storm apparently!
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Congrats on the safe arrival! Hope it turns out to be everything you wished for.

We're landing on December 18th (tickets booked) and hope to be there permanently in April 2012.
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Old Oct 20th 2011, 6:44 pm
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Default Re: Landed in Halifax NS!!

Originally Posted by izzi81 View Post
Thanks for all the comments We're planning on moving out properly next summer, August perhaps? It's a bit vague at the moment, we're going to have to step up the planning/saving when we get back to the UK.

Nikki - things are a bit hectic for us too... lots to fit in, I'm not sure we'll be able to make a trip up to Truro from where we are However like you say, it won't be long before we're here permanently!!

Merry - we said exactly the same thing the other day, like Scotland only better! Hope it stays true, because that's what we're hoping for

I have to say.... the weather is a bit wet today Tropical storm apparently!
no probs izzie!, hope to catch you soon, enjoy the rest of your trip, hope it dry's out a bit
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I was thinking about you this morning and was going to drop you a text to see if you'd landed yet. Congrats! We have our landing all set for March - eek!
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