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Is it REALLY much better????

Old Jun 20th 2012, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
It must be terrible to have to suffer the food in France. I bet you can't wait to get to Canada to start enjoying its world class cuisine?
You're a baaad man.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
You're a baaad man.
One of the positive externalities of residing in Canada over the last few years is I've learned to cook a bit.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
One of the positive externalities of residing in Canada over the last few years is I've learned to cook a bit.
Anybody can slap a fish on the BBQ. Don't get cocky.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Anybody can slap a fish on the BBQ. Don't get cocky.
Gas and explosive potential with a BBQ - tin of baked beans and burnt toast for me. Damn I wish I knew how to cook.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Anybody can slap a fish on the BBQ. Don't get cocky.
Its all relative.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 11:04 am
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

We think so... been here 11 years, first Ontario, then Nova Scotia. As long as you have a job things are just... easier... and less chaotic than some parts of the UK (for us East London, Suffolk, Edinburgh).
TV, pubs, sense of humour and architecture are hopeless though.
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Originally Posted by amherstburgmac
We think so... been here 11 years, first Ontario, then Nova Scotia. As long as you have a job things are just... easier... and less chaotic than some parts of the UK (for us East London, Suffolk, Edinburgh).
TV, pubs, sense of humour and architecture are hopeless though.
What else is there?
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
What else is there?
Architecture. Oh.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 11:17 am
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'sactly. Doesn't really matter...
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 11:29 am
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Architecture. Oh.
For you educated types maybe. But for The Wretched of the Earth, architecture is just buildings we can't afford.
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Old Jun 20th 2012, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink
It must be terrible to have to suffer the food in France. I bet you can't wait to get to Canada to start enjoying its world class cuisine?
Yes, it's been a bit of a cross to bear, but some poor sod had to do it! Thank you for telling me I can get on ox tail Oink and PP. The supermarkets, butchers and markets here have been wonderful, and I don't think Canada will ever rival them. I do think there will be good compensations though...maybe a more svelt figure and a healthier liver? On the OP is it really much better - possibly and possibly not, but after about ten years anywhere I get bored, and I've been here daily for twelve and I'm climbing the walls.
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 5:13 am
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by Novocastrian
Anybody can slap a fish on the BBQ. Don't get cocky.
We're not allowed BBQ's in my condo block.

More of a George Foreman Grill person myself.
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by JamesM
We're not allowed BBQ's in my condo block.

More of a George Foreman Grill person myself.
Bet you don't go fishing either, so it's a wash.

Is your condo block called Toad Hall?
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 6:36 am
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by Oink
What else is there?
Exactly if i cant spend time down the pub,watch some decent tele and have a good laugh..whats the point to it all?...hold on wait a minute
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Old Jun 21st 2012, 8:07 am
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For what its worth (not much probably!!), we are in a similar situation to the OP, been through these conversations a million times.
What we have basically concurred is that you cannot look at other people in either place. you can only look at your our personal situation. If you leave a good life (job, etc) and move anywhere in the world to a lesser life you will not be happy. You can only compare your current situation to your possible situation. End of. You can only look at other peoples circumstances for so long. There are happy and miserable people all over the world. Drives you crazy!!
We have asked about regarding cost of living and wages. Other than that we just focus on what it means to us. It is difficult as you want to discuss it with other people, but it just gets confusing listening to other peoples circumstances, which won't be yours.
I think the only real help would be to talk to people at the same stage as you.
(Told you it wasn't worth much.....).
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