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Old Feb 18th 2013, 12:34 pm
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i've moved onto spirits mostly hahah, Vodka doesn't seem to be too badly priced IMO

think i was $23 for a 750ml bottle of French Imported Ed Hardy Vodka
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One year done and dusted...

wow, it's flown in!

still don't know if i want to stay here permanently though
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Congratulations to you also Haggis...I feel pretty much the same...we shall have to prop each other up mentally and Very best of luck
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cheers Millie

sometimes i think "yeah it'd be awesome", and other times i think "screw this place i'm going back to Scotland"
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cheers Millie

sometimes i think "yeah it'd be awesome", and other times i think "screw this place i'm going back to Scotland"
Don't forget that Calgary is simply one microcosm of life in Canada. The Prairie provinces, especially Alberta, have their own subtle traits and culture, which really does vary across the country, sometimes quite dramatically.

Currently in rural Manitoba and it feels like a completely different country from Vancouver. Different hobbies, different chain stores/restaurants in the towns, different social values, different climate, different landscape, different history, different demographic, etc.

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oh yeah i realise that, i've been told i'd like Vancouver, but i don't think i'm liberal enough to live in BC

If i end up with PR, i might give somewhere like Toronto a try if its not happening here by this time next year, but time will tell!

Hell i might even try Australia or something like that
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Happy Canniversary!!
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So based on the Ayr United avatar I have to ask, are you from Ayrshire?
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Well, you've survived a year pretty well by the sounds of it. Enjoy your next year, make the most if it and just see how you feel. Doesn't have to be forever, but it will surely have been a great experience and good career background whatever happens. Good luck.
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thanks guys its all about the experience for me tbh Ann, I've no ties, and i plan to keep it that way for the forseeable

Colchar, yes I am. I'm from Ayr
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Colchar, yes I am. I'm from Ayr

So is my Mum and my Dad is from Kilwinning (although all of his family live in Irvine now). I lived in Ayr when I was younger (on Treebank Crescent) and most of Mum's family is still there.


And my cousin (my Dad's nephew) worked at GE too. A senior managerial position in their offices but I forget what, exactly, he did.
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small world, i'm just a couple streets down from Treebank! Back here on holiday at my parents house on Caledonia Road for 2 weeks

Guaranteed i'll know some of your relatives What's your cousins name? i'll probably know him too

am i right in thinking you're in Brampton ON? how long have you been there?
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small world, i'm just a couple streets down from Treebank! Back here on holiday at my parents house on Caledonia Road for 2 weeks


You're just a few streets away from a bunch of my relatives who live on Craigholm Road!



Guaranteed i'll know some of your relatives What's your cousins name? i'll probably know him too

I'll PM you his name as I don't want to post it openly on the web.




am i right in thinking you're in Brampton ON? how long have you been there?

I've been in Brampton for years now, with a decade spent in Kitchener-Waterloo.

I was born in Toronto but we moved back to Ayr when I was just a couple of months old and lived there for a few years before returning to Canada. The family has been in Brampton for about 35 years now.
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So i'm now just twiddling my thumbs waiting on CIC getting back to me to tell me my application for PR is in progress

went through the Canadian Experience Class (in my signature).

Is there anything else i could be doing while i wait?

Had friends over for Xmas and New Year so have been doing all the touristy stuff...snowmobiling is amazing!
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Hope all hoes well with your CEC app
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