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Old Dec 21st 2009, 2:29 am
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Me and my family have decided to move back, Canada is way too expensive and I can get twice the wage I get here back in the UK. I have had enough of paying 20 dollars for a bad bottle of wine and 10 dollars for very small piece of cheese. I also find that the Canadians are very two faced and really cant be trusted. After moving here I think that life is better in the UK.
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Me and my family have decided to move back, Canada is way too expensive and I can get twice the wage I get here back in the UK. I have had enough of paying 20 dollars for a bad bottle of wine and 10 dollars for very small piece of cheese. I also find that the Canadians are very two faced and really cant be trusted. After moving here I think that life is better in the UK.
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Sorry you haven't been able to make your life work here in canada however your reasons for moving back to the UK seem very insignificant compared to the stunning open spaces rater than concrete galore. You are not shopping in the correct places if you spend that much on cheese and can't get a decent bottle of wine.

Think very hard before you move back it could be the 30,000 dollar mistake.
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I also find that the Canadians are very two faced and really cant be trusted.
Whatever the negatives are for living here (and I sometimes contemplate a move back to the UK no doubt with an element of rose-tinted glasses) I'm in no doubt that it's NOT because all Canadians are two faced and cannot be trusted.
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Me and my family have decided to move back, Canada is way too expensive and I can get twice the wage I get here back in the UK. I have had enough of paying 20 dollars for a bad bottle of wine and 10 dollars for very small piece of cheese. I also find that the Canadians are very two faced and really cant be trusted. After moving here I think that life is better in the UK.
Is there a question or point here somewhere? I can see the price of wine and cheese would be a good reason to move.
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Sorry you haven't been able to make your life work here in canada however your reasons for moving back to the UK seem very insignificant compared to the stunning open spaces rater than concrete galore. You are not shopping in the correct places if you spend that much on cheese and can't get a decent bottle of wine.

Think very hard before you move back it could be the 30,000 dollar mistake.

It seems to me the price of wine and the quality of the cheese are fair complaints against Canada. Fair reason to leave? Dunno about that.
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Whatever the negatives are for living here ....... I'm in no doubt that it's NOT because all Canadians are two faced and cannot be trusted.


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It seems to me the price of wine and the quality of the cheese are fair complaints against Canada. Fair reason to leave? Dunno about that.
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Cheese again. Has any other food product shattered more ex-pat dreams?
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Cheese again. Has any other food product shattered more ex-pat dreams?
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Cheese again. Has any other food product shattered more ex-pat dreams?
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At the risk of repeating myself, I was told by an elderly patient in the UK years ago that most people who "fail" emigrating do so because they can't get Marmite!

When I looked surprised he explained that if not Marmite per se it could be cheese, or wine or whatever, ... but some small and apparently inconsequential item that summed up for the emigrant as the whole reason why they were miserable in their new life.

Of course it's not the reason, ... it's a symptom of the fact that they really can't settle, and becomes a tangible focus for their discontent.

If you are happy then the fact that some item of food is "inferior", prohibitively expensive or unavailable is really no deal-breaker.

Sorry you did not settle. Hope you can settle back in the UK, though it's been seen many times on here that once home, folks might remember why they left in the first place. You can end up feeling disgruntled and unsettled wherever you are. Hope this is not you. Good luck.
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though it's been seen many times ......... that once home, folks might remember why they left in the first place. You can end up feeling disgruntled and unsettled wherever you are.
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Sorry to hear you have not settled here.

i am sure the wine and cheese are the 'straw that broke the camels back' .

Note to all people considering a move over. Things are different in canada and if you expect the same, then you may struggle to settle.

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Canada is not the same as the UK. We have expensive wine and cheese!
The Currys are pants, Bacon is NOT the same.

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You could always try the whiskey with smoked almonds though, that is a winner in my books. Keeps the price of the cheese off my mind, for a little while anyway.



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