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Old Aug 3rd 2005, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by scjager
Hi ,
Nice to hear that your looking at Oakville, my family and I are in the process of selling up in the UK and looking to settle in the same town. My wife is a nurse who's got a job offer @ Halton Hospital. If your already looking for houses maybe you can give us an idea what price are like. Were looking for a 3 bed semi or detached if possible. I'm in the print game and will be setting up a print broking company.
Would be good to hear from you and see how you get on.
Cheers, mines a pint!
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Cheers!! Have a word with Citizen (Dean) on this thread, he can give you the lowdown on what you need..Really nice chap (cheques in the post Dean..)

I know its boring, but the web site has new piccies daily. www.ohcanada.co.uk they are obviously for us (my wife and I) so they will be boring for anyone else, but your quite welcome to look and it may show you a bit of the area you havnt seen

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Old Aug 3rd 2005, 10:23 pm
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Well if you do, do it quick because I leave on Friday eve!!
Aye! The ironing is piling up for you as I type...
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Old Aug 3rd 2005, 10:28 pm
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Aye! The ironing is piling up for you as I type...
Why have you not had time to do it sweetie.. (ducks for fear of right hand on head) :scared:
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Old Aug 3rd 2005, 10:48 pm
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Sarah Farrand
about a 10 minute walk from downtown
ahhh thats nice, your in olde oakville then!

do you know many expats? or have you just moved here?
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by citizen
ahhh thats nice, your in olde oakville then!

do you know many expats? or have you just moved here?
I'm in Central Oakville according to MLS....

I moved over to Canada in January, and started living in Oakville in March. Most of my friends over here are Canadian and not from the UK....
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Originally Posted by Sarah Farrand
Most of my friends over here are Canadian and not from the UK....
A fairly small social circle, then?
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 5:02 pm
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Hello out there,
Just came across this Forum link, & thought I'd jump in.
We've lived in O'Ville, since 1995, & yes, its a great place.

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, I'm an experienced, former Candn. Immigration & Visa Officer, who worked both here, & o/s at the Candn. High Commission / V.O. in London, England. I've been a self -employed Candn. Immigration Specialist / Consultant, since Aug./1987.

If anyone wishes to contact me re :- proper assistance, & representation in applying for a Perm. Res. Visa, feel free to contact me, by e-mail at :- (http://www.rpdownie.701.com).
Thanks & regards,
Bob Downie
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by rpdowniejr
Hello out there,
Just came across this Forum link, & thought I'd jump in.
We've lived in O'Ville, since 1995, & yes, its a great place.

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, I'm an experienced, former Candn. Immigration & Visa Officer, who worked both here, & o/s at the Candn. High Commission / V.O. in London, England. I've been a self -employed Candn. Immigration Specialist / Consultant, since Aug./1987.

If anyone wishes to contact me re :- proper assistance, & representation in applying for a Perm. Res. Visa, feel free to contact me, by e-mail at :- (http://www.rpdownie.701.com).
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Small world. I was at the CHC from 1996 to 2000 (DFAIT but LES). You pre-date me but I'm sure I've heard your name.
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
A fairly small social circle, then?
Long gone are my days of sitting at home crying into my beer!

I've had friends from the UK over this week and cooked dinner for eight people. I find myself yearning for a quiet night in on my own, but that's not going to happen until sometime next week....

Personally I've found the locals to be very friendly. One of the people I dive with (strangely also Canadian) has just offered me comp tickets to the CN tower tomorrow.

I'm not really sure what your point is, but it reeks of snidyness.

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Originally Posted by Souvenir
A fairly small social circle, then?

So I guess you don't know any Mrs Buckets/Bouquets then ?
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Originally Posted by Sarah Farrand
Long gone are my days of sitting at home crying into my beer!

I've had friends from the UK over this week and cooked dinner for eight people. I find myself yearning for a quiet night in on my own, but that's not going to happen until sometime next week....

Personally I've found the locals to be very friendly. One of the people I dive with (strangely also Canadian) has just offered me comp tickets to the CN tower tomorrow.

I'm not really sure what your point is, but it reeks of snidyness.
Don't get me wrong (BTW, your sudden edit there confused the hell out of me; I found myself replying to a message I hadn't seen before).

The point I was making was that there are not all that many "real" Canadians in Oakville. I was a social animal during my four years in Oakville. I met very few people who had been born in the country. I can only recall two people I met that were true Oakvillans.

I wasn't attempting to be snide but sorry if it came across that way.
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by flashman
So I guess you don't know any Mrs Buckets/Bouquets then ?
Oh, don't!

I've got my own personal Mrs Bucket coming over for two weeks at the end of the month :scared:
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 5:57 pm
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Don't get me wrong (BTW, your sudden edit there confused the hell out of me; I found myself replying to a message I hadn't seen before).

The point I was making was that there are not all that many "real" Canadians in Oakville. I was a social animal during my four years in Oakville. I met very few people who had been born in the country. I can only recall two people I met that were true Oakvillans.

I wasn't attempting to be snide but sorry if it came across that way.

Aha! none of my friends live in Oakville. So why do I live there... good question!

I went to this social dinner thing in Oakville last Monday night. The people there were Canadian Oakville residents. Bar one person (who lived in Mississauga) they were completely up their own a*ses, had rather too much of a fondness for their own voices, and were only interested in playing one upmanship on the number and quality of vacations that they had taken. Sadly these were not vacations where they actually learnt anything of the world as most seemed to have been taken in Club Med resorts.

I was so appaulled by their behaviour, I considered walking out of dinner. But then I had paid for it, and I am from Yorkshire orginally.
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Old Aug 4th 2005, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Sarah Farrand
I'm in Central Oakville according to MLS....

I moved over to Canada in January, and started living in Oakville in March. Most of my friends over here are Canadian and not from the UK....
i used to live on mary street, are you near there, i moved because it was a busy street and a predominately italian/potuguese pensioner neighbourhood.
my fault for using an agent from brampton

what line of work are you in? i need a good bathroom fitter
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