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Yesterday, 6:23 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 1,480
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: An evening with the BBC...

Not something Mr Moore needs to worry about any more, though, is it? Sad to think that both of them in that sketch are no longer with us...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2018, 4:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Toronto

Be careful with Fraser Institute rankings, if that's what you're using. The Fraser Institute is a conservative-libertarian think tank that has a political axe to grind - generally speaking, one in...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2018, 1:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Toronto

Thanks for the additional details. That helps to narrow your search down a bit. From a cultural and language perspective, I'd respectfully suggest you start looking in more detail at the North...
Forum: Canada
Oct 12th 2018, 3:29 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Toronto

I'm sorry, that was supposed to say Brampton. Trying to do two things at once... now corrected.
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 12th 2018, 2:06 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: New rules for renewing British Passport

Extra months' validity issues weren't a consideration for me, as I'd actually allowed my passport to expire (apparently I can't count...). So I was panicking a bit about getting a new passport in...
Forum: Canada
Oct 12th 2018, 1:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Moving to Toronto

Where will your work be? That should be your first and overriding priority when choosing where to live. There are schools everywhere, but if you're spending a couple of hours each way getting to and...
Oct 11th 2018, 2:20 pm
Replies: 1,755
Views: 61,229
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: WTF Murders/Killings in the US

There are so many clear factual errors in your post, Octang, that it's hard to know where to start.

How about "the AR-15 is not a military weapon." That's complete bullshit. Armalite sold the...
Oct 10th 2018, 8:41 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 1,480
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: An evening with the BBC...

Why does it matter to you so much what the actors look like? Half the characters on Dr Who (including, of course, the good Doctor herself) aren't even human, so complaining about the ethnic mix of...
Oct 10th 2018, 8:00 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 1,480
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: An evening with the BBC...

You're racist, and probably also a grumpy middle aged patriarchal toxic-masculine white male. Are you also lamenting the shrinking of the White Male Patriarchy?

There, does that make you feel all...
Oct 9th 2018, 3:35 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 1,116
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Soup

Leek & potato is a particular favourite of mine. But we make all sorts of soups in my household, whenever we have a joint of meat or a roast bird of any sort there's usually a stock pot on the go...
Oct 9th 2018, 1:28 pm
Replies: 16,880
Views: 589,619
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: President Trump

But... but... but... I saw Signs. Are you trying to tell me that wasn't a documentary?
Oct 4th 2018, 7:42 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 839
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Batter Sausage (from fish & chip shop)???

Not quite as simple as that.

In the UK, what is sold as cornflour (one word) would be called cornstarch here. It's the refined starch extracted from maize kernels, used as a thickening agent (and...
Oct 4th 2018, 3:48 pm
Replies: 16,880
Views: 589,619
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: President Trump

"Nothing we didn't already know," said Grassley. But that doesn't preclude much - we already knew on the balance of probabilities, if not beyond a reasonable doubt, that Kavanaugh was a serial...
Oct 4th 2018, 3:38 pm
Replies: 1,755
Views: 61,229
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: WTF Murders/Killings in the US

Police officer shot and killed in an incident in Florence, SC. All very sad, of course, but nobody really gives a shit about that any more, so I won't dwell on the futility of the gun debate.
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Oct 2nd 2018, 3:25 pm
Replies: 16,880
Views: 589,619
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: President Trump

favourite tweet of the day on this: "'Mistook someone for the lead singer of UB40' has to be the worst possible reason to get into a bar fight."
Oct 2nd 2018, 3:16 pm
Replies: 1,634
Views: 95,494
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Groceries

Yeah, but you have sensibly priced lamb. I'd rather shell out a bit more for a turkey once or twice a year and have access to a decent joint of lamb without a second mortgage. Even supposedly cheaper...
Forum: Canada
Oct 1st 2018, 3:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Ferry from UK to Canada?

It happens... I have a RHD car that occasionally visits a coffee or burger place on the way to or from away matches, kids' camp, etc. I have had some very odd looks in previous years when one or...
Forum: Canada
Oct 1st 2018, 3:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Ferry from UK to Canada?

In the unlikely event that you decide your car meets the criteria for importing into Canada and it is financially worthwhile to do so, there are two sensible options for shipping it. One is to put it...
Forum: Canada
Oct 1st 2018, 2:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Health coverage of pregnant wife in canada

I have no direct experience of the BC system, but had a similar dilemma a dozen years ago in Ontario.

The short answer is that you and your wife will have to wait the regulation time (3 months,...
Forum: Canada
Sep 28th 2018, 2:06 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: That "outdoors" lifestyle.

I was thinking very much along the same lines. As a kid, I spent loads of time outside (albeit not in Canada at the time except for a brief vacation in the winter of 1974-5). Playing...
Sep 28th 2018, 1:09 pm
Replies: 16,880
Views: 589,619
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: President Trump

OK, here's a question that's been bugging me for a while. At this stage, the Republicans must have a good idea of whether any of their number will vote against Kavanaugh in the full Senate...
Forum: Canada
Sep 18th 2018, 1:26 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,328
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Intra Company Transfer USA to Canada - Progress report

I missed it this year. Stinking cold meant I spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself and hiding indoors. If I'd known you'd be there with the Healey, dbd, I'd have made the effort to come out...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2018, 4:12 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,328
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Intra Company Transfer USA to Canada - Progress report

I think you said up-thread somewhere that you're in the Falgarwood neighbourhood. In which case the Metro at the 8th Line/Upper Middle location is one of their "flagship" stores, that was extensively...
Forum: Canada
Sep 11th 2018, 12:51 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,328
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Intra Company Transfer USA to Canada - Progress report

Art's Fish & Chips, Sixth Line just south of Upper Middle. Changed hands a couple of years ago, so no longer run by the Anglo-Greek couple who'd been there for 30 years or so and could fry a mean...
Sep 4th 2018, 5:29 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,106
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Instant Coffee Question

I knew he was a "proper" actor but Becki's comment prompted me to look up Anthony Head. I didn't know he was the brother of Murray Head, who starred in Chess when it opened in London and had a hit...
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