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7 weeks and headed home :***(

Old Jan 28th 2012, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by dollface
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It's over, sorry to burst your viewing bubble
It aint never over, luvvie.
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Old Jan 28th 2012, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by dbd33
It aint never over, luvvie.
whatever you say Guelphboy
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Old Jan 28th 2012, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by dollface
whatever you say Guelphboy
Off to deal with our smoked salmon purveyor. I shall ponder just how high praise "Guelphboy" is intended to be once the tradesmen are in their place.
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Originally Posted by dbd33
Off to deal with our smoked salmon purveyor. I shall ponder just how high praise "Guelphboy" is intended to be once the tradesmen are in their place.
ponder away.........................
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Originally Posted by dollface
ponder away.........................
And there was you, saying "it was over"!
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Old Jan 28th 2012, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by YoshiPal2010
And there was you, saying "it was over"!
"Guelphboy" left me stumped for a while but I now think it's a reference to the 1988 Grand National also-ran of that name. Not much of a career on the track but now standing remarkably sucessfully. I'm mildly flattered.
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Originally Posted by dbd33
"Guelphboy" left me stumped for a while but I now think it's a reference to the 1988 Grand National also-ran of that name. Not much of a career on the track but now standing remarkably sucessfully. I'm mildly flattered.
Don't be.
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I was just roaming the forum and saw this thread so thought I would add my 2 cents .

There is no way that I would go to all the trouble and massive expense of moving here just to turn around and go back. I do understand what it must feel like... new country, no work, no money.. but you CAN make it work. It is just the interim that you need to be concerned with.

Here are my thoughts:
1. Think outside the box and create some self-employed work for either or both of you: labouring, gardening, sewing, odd jobs, handyman, casual work of any type. This kind of work often pays more than being an employee. Put some adds up on lists and look for ads ther for temp work, odd jobs.
2. Talk to the authorities (Social Services, etc.) to see what if any help they can offer in the interim either in terms of temporary aid or legal advice.
3. Live as frugally as you can... turn the heat down and put a sweater on, cook cheap but nutritious food in bulk, buy only things on sale, use the flyers, eliminate unnecessary journeys, combine errands into one trip, etc. etc. etc. It all adds up.
4. Got to the media... Province, Vancouver Sun, ombudsman and get some publicity., You may need to put your pride aside but this may result in help flooding in.
5. Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm.

When I consciously dropped out of the rat race and came to live on the island here, I have had to do many of these things to survive for the past 10 years. I used to work as a consultant in Vancouver but now work as a gradener, dyer, textile artist and have learnt how to live very frugally.

Remember it's only temporary. Don't give up now. Make it work.

All the best to you all.

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Default Re: 7 weeks and headed home :***(

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Errr we have enough Yorshire folk as it is without adding more.
Canadians dont quite know what to make of "Eee by gum lass what time does tha want knocking up in morning and shud I bring me whippet"
Bad news then i'm afraid..we're coming over too! Another Yorkshireman to join my other yorkshire family already ensconced in Sask. Still wears his flat cap,lol.
As Fred Trueman used to say, al si thi'!
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I'm sure this is all too late but what about giving the dog away or 'taking it to the vets'? That extra $2800 could have gone a long way.
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Originally Posted by Oink
I'm sure this is all too late but what about giving the dog away or 'taking it to the vets'? That extra $2800 could have gone a long way.
Some dog owners would sooner give up a lung or kidney than their dog hey thats an idea
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Old Jan 30th 2012, 2:49 am
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So, have they gone or not?
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Old Jan 30th 2012, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by The4BellsLondon
So, have they gone or not?
They are trying to get rid of furniture and a car today, see the thread - can't give it away.

Looks like they have gone by all reckoning. My bet they will be back in Canada within 12 months.
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Old Jan 30th 2012, 2:57 am
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Originally Posted by fletcher m
My bet they will be back in Canada within 12 months.
I'll take that bet, if only on financial grounds that they wont try again without a plan B, and that takes time to save for.

I hope in the long term they do make it back, it seems like they all liked it here, except for the employment situation.
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Old Jan 30th 2012, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by fletcher m
They are trying to get rid of furniture and a car today, see the thread - can't give it away.

Looks like they have gone by all reckoning. My bet they will be back in Canada within 12 months.
Just saw it! I doubt they will return - it will all be canadas as fault!
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