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Old Dec 14th 2008, 9:56 pm
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Hi,are very new to this process, but we are just going to go for it. House on the market but we are prepared to except less just to get there etc etc.
Life's to short go for it!
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Old Dec 14th 2008, 9:59 pm
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Thanks for the good wishes, hadn't really advertised that we were unable to go as I still hang out here as much as I ever did.

I tend to believe everything happens for a reason. Got a puppy in the meantime.
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Thanks for the good wishes, hadn't really advertised that we were unable to go as I still hang out here as much as I ever did.

I tend to believe everything happens for a reason. Got a puppy in the meantime.
Nice one....about the puppy

Now get your ass in gear and come to Canada with the rest of us
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Nice one....about the puppy

Now get your ass in gear and come to Canada with the rest of us
Time has gone - one thing I did find out that they do send a final reminder!
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Old Dec 14th 2008, 10:18 pm
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Time has gone - one thing I did find out that they do send a final reminder!
OMG....how cute is he/she whats his/he name?

Now you know how dogs love the snow...and he/she would love Canada
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OMG....how cute is he/she whats his/he name?

Now you know how dogs love the snow...and he/she would love Canada
She's Pip.

Very lively! She might like the snow but she's not keen on cold!
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Time has gone - one thing I did find out that they do send a final reminder!
She is a real cutie little snow socks me thinks,
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She's Pip.

Very lively! She might like the snow but she's not keen on cold!
She's gorgeous....and she looks like a pip
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I tend to believe everything happens for a reason.
Me too - and good for you for accepting the situation and making the best of things here. If it's meant to be than someday it will be.

I never thought I'd say it a year or two ago when people were making a lot of money out of property, but now I'm so glad I don't have a property to sell. I don't have much money behind me, but then I'm not giving up anything to go so it feels like there's not really anything to lose for me as if I stayed here I'd need to find a home and job anyway. But for those of you who have families, properties and much more at stake I really feel for you.

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Me too - and good for you for accepting the situation and making the best of things here. If it's meant to be than someday it will be.

I never thought I'd say it a year or two ago when people were making a lot of money out of property, but now I'm so glad I don't have a property to sell. I don't have much money behind me, but then I'm not giving up anything to go so it feels like there's not really anything to lose for me as if I stayed here I'd need to find a home and job anyway. But for those of you who have families, properties and much more at stake I really feel for you.

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I see your landing soon too Adele! Good luck with your move and i hope you have a wonderful life in Canada
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I see your landing soon too Adele! Good luck with your move and i hope you have a wonderful life in Canada
Yes, but not as soon as you! Thanks for the wishes and good luck with the journey and landing! Hope you get everything sorted here soon so that you can make the move over before too long. 5 weeks 2 days til I move for good, not ready yet and with Christmas coming up I'm not exactly making speedy progress!

All the very best with it all and for Christmas and the New Year!

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Yes, but not as soon as you! Thanks for the wishes and good luck with the journey and landing! Hope you get everything sorted here soon so that you can make the move over before too long. 5 weeks 2 days til I move for good, not ready yet and with Christmas coming up I'm not exactly making speedy progress!

All the very best with it all and for Christmas and the New Year!

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Thanks Adele....same to you hun, Merry Christmas and you'll have a fab 2009
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Old Dec 15th 2008, 1:06 am
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We are going regardless. The house is on the market, currently £10K less than all the others in the area but we still can't sell. We will rent it out if necessary.

God knows how we are going to cobble the money together. We are taking the minimum so we pay less shipping - so we aren't taking the cabinets or the dining room furniture or kitchen table. We will sell the cars, the few shares we had are virtually worthless now but they will go. We will do without everything when we are there until we can afford to buy new. I hope that whereever we rent has a washing machine, if not I'll be going to my brothers a lot to start off with.

We considered putting it off but both sets of our parents are getting older (one of my inlaws had a very bad fall last week and landed in hospital) and the kids are getting independent and we feel that if we don't go now we will miss our window of opportunity as awful as that may sound.
Well done to you! That was us just over a year ago, it is def doable and your strength and determination will take you far. I remember arriving with my partner and 2 kids with just 5 suitcases........you can do it! My best wishes to you...xx Lorraine
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Tiny tears

Same as rainey said, we landed with 5 suitcases and wow it sounds so hard, but you learn to shop around, look at coupons and find the deals on.
i have 2 free turkeys now for xmas, may save one for when in-laws come over

I did a three month thread of being here and although the first few weeks are hard, you can do it.
i would never turn back the clock and do it different, after the house buyers from hell and losing loads on the house sale, would cash make things anymore easier...no i am happy, got good friends around me and love bargains

Although its freezing here at the moment aquick webcam visit back to uk makes you relise why you did it

Good luck on the move
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I'm interested to find out if anyone has postponed their move to Canada because of the Credit crunch / Recession or are people continuing with the move.

Personally I think I'll have to put it on hold as I doubt I could sell my house at the moment.
We're going ahead, a few months late. We had the house on sale for a while, couldn't sell. To trigger a sale, we would have needed to lose a further 20K, which we ruled out. Now we're renting it and keeping it until the market improves. Calculated that in the end we'll need to fork in less money that if we sell it in the current market. We still need to put 50£ a month or so to cover up. Yeah, fiance was one of those with an horrifying high mortgage so this is what happens.

And if it does not work, well, you have a place to come back to, right?

A dream is a dream and you've gotta live it when you can.

Plus I can't stay any longer, my visa runs out in the UK in February. 23rd January it is for us!
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