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Old Dec 22nd 2009, 11:44 am
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Cheese again. Has any other food product shattered more ex-pat dreams?
Sausages. You just cant get a good sausage.
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Old Dec 22nd 2009, 1:13 pm
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can anyone give me information regarding moving back to England after living in Canada for 20 years......I am now a Canadian citizen and have never renewed my British passport. Also how does it work to get my pension from Canada etc etc???? Any and all info will be appreciated - thanks
You can enter the UK on a Canadian passport or you can apply for a UK passport (through the US office now).

http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/passports

I believe you can have your Canadian pension paid into a bank account in the UK, or Canada and then transfer the cash yourself to the UK.

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/s...apension.shtml

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Old Dec 22nd 2009, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Deva View Post
Cheese again. Has any other food product shattered more ex-pat dreams?
Try Balderson cheese - I buy a huge wedge of it for about $20 at Costco, cut it into smaller wedges and freeze them. Lasts me ages and I have to say it is some of the nicest cheddar I have ever had (especially the 6 year matured).

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I've just returned from my first visit back to the UK in 4 years. I was astonished at how cheap everything is back home, and how much better value. Did all my Christmas shopping for a fraction of the price! And I was very aware how much better the customer service is back home and how much friendlier and helpful the staff in shops are (this may just be Newcastle though )

I was also surprised in how much I was looking forward to getting back 'home' to Canada though, which I wasn't expecting. Not sure I could live in the UK permenantly again.

When deciding whether to live in the UK or Canada (or anywhere else for that matter) just remember the phrase 'same shit, different bucket' is very appropriate
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Sausages. You just cant get a good sausage.

















Your personal problems ought to remain just that.
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Old Dec 22nd 2009, 3:27 pm
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I've just returned from my first visit back to the UK in 4 years. I was astonished at how cheap everything is back home, and how much better value. Did all my Christmas shopping for a fraction of the price! And I was very aware how much better the customer service is back home and how much friendlier and helpful the staff in shops are (this may just be Newcastle though )

I was also surprised in how much I was looking forward to getting back 'home' to Canada though, which I wasn't expecting. Not sure I could live in the UK permenantly again.

When deciding whether to live in the UK or Canada (or anywhere else for that matter) just remember the phrase 'same shit, different bucket' is very appropriate
Who said the UK is expensive?

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...3&in_page_id=8
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I felt I was ready to go public with this one.
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I felt I was ready to go public with this one.
Well I believe Novo was offering sausage on another thread.
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The Currys are pants, Bacon is NOT the same.

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..and the bad points?
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..and the bad points?
Did I mention The TV, whining brits, no football, even less cricket, domestic beer....................................
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Originally Posted by Miss Clinique View Post
Sausages. You just cant get a good sausage.
yeah,that's about right in Ontario(center of the universe).Come out to the real world(sk),shoot some Moose/Deer,makes the most awesome sausage.Would put Bowyers to shame!!
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Old Dec 23rd 2009, 3:42 am
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Basically you are suggesting that they are ****** wherever they live. That's a rather sobering thought.
It IS a sobering thought, but I didn't actually suggest that they are ******, just expressed a hope that they would settle.

Even people who are quite happy here sometimes do not really consider it HOME, yet when they go back don't really feel at home in the UK either ... you can end up feeling a bit "Mid-Atlantic!"
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As a dreaded Cradle Canadian I can say we are two faced. We are raised with this cultural value that one must always appear to be a nice person. Today my son’s teacher stressed that while the that shortbread cookies for the holidays we gave her were nice but not necessary. I responded with the standard sorry when what I really wanted to say was “I was doing something nice for the holidays you miserable cow, would it kill you to be appreciative ?!”
I don't see why you were offended by that response ... isn't it a common politeness to say "Oh, you shouldn't have!" or "You didn't need to do that!" ... meaning, "How generous (but nice) of you!". Could she not have meant that??

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I don't see why you were offended by that response ... isn't it a common politeness to say "Oh, you shouldn't have!" or "You didn't need to do that!" ... meaning, "How generous (but nice) of you!". Could she not have meant that??

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feeling a bit "Mid-Atlantic!" [/QUOTE]

what you mean all at sea??
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