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Jun 3rd 2015, 9:40 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Dashie

Re: A few days in London in July

For suites, there are Homewood Suites and Starwood. Both right by the 401. If you're talking about Ontario?

For stuff to do, depends what you like really.

If you're talking about UK, do...
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2015, 7:00 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 9,089
Posted By Dashie

Re: Work ideas?

And no, I don't know if I could get fulfillment from just a job either. And I have no idea what my passion in life is, so I know where you're coming from!
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2015, 6:59 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 9,089
Posted By Dashie

Re: Work ideas?

for the next year I'll see what I find online that interests me, but the diploma to top up is a year full time. Except by full time, they mean about 10 hours a week in class, so the rest I should be...
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2015, 6:48 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 9,089
Posted By Dashie

Re: Work ideas?

Yup. I've been home for nearly 7 years now and I'm thinking that I need to do something else at least part of the time. But I'll have to find something that either works around hubby's ludicrously...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2015, 4:14 am
Replies: 630
Views: 50,611
Posted By Dashie

Re: Differences between Canadian and British people

I have a book of Hodksinson's Map of Suffolk in 1783, very pretty. Lots of tiny trees and representations of buildings. Never had an orgasm from looking at it though.
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2015, 6:44 pm
Replies: 630
Views: 50,611
Posted By Dashie

Re: Differences between Canadian and British people

I was once asked if we have TREES in England :eek::eek::eek::nod::blink:
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2015, 2:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Dashie

Re: any experiences of wiring money to BMO?

Depends on the branch too. Our local BMO charges $5 per foreign cheque, our old branch were able to override it.
Forum: Canada
Jan 9th 2015, 2:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By Dashie

Re: immigrating to canada

Your parents live in Calgary - what's their status? Is there any scheme that allows them to sponsor you?
Forum: Canada
Jan 2nd 2015, 6:31 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By Dashie

Re: No Health Insurance and I leave in 2 weeks ?HELP

Looks like True Traveller are underwritten by Prudential, various registration numbers (FCA) etc. at the bottom of that link you could follow up to check if you wanted.

This link, from your first...
Dec 31st 2014, 2:54 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dashie

Re: Some quirky history for where you live

I know you are ;) We're not too far away.
Dec 31st 2014, 3:21 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dashie

Re: Some quirky history for where you live

There's a Flame of Hope inspired by him in London, Sir Frederick Banting Square. They'll extinguish it when a cure for diabetes is found. there's a time capsule there to be dug up at the same time...
Dec 30th 2014, 9:01 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dashie

Re: Some quirky history for where you live

St Thomas is bizarrely proud of the fact that a badly mistreated elephant (circus) was hit by a train here and died. When they advertised historical reinactments as part of the Iron Horse Festival...
Forum: Canada
Dec 26th 2014, 11:32 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 9,657
Posted By Dashie

Re: eTA and how it will affect us dual citizens

Why wouldn't you just use the passport that doesn't require it?
Forum: Canada
Dec 25th 2014, 3:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By Dashie

Re: Managing family trips back home

I've done 2 on my own. Never again out of choice.
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2014, 11:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By Dashie

Re: Managing family trips back home

Used to go back on my own every year or so, now with 3 kids in tow, I think it's not likely to happen while we still have a mortgage to pay. I wouldn't want to go alone with kids, so he would need to...
Forum: Canada
Dec 24th 2014, 11:28 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 6,316
Posted By Dashie

Re: How many British do you meet a week?

Hubby works with another Brit, there's another who moved over when she was 3 whose daughter is at the same nursery school as my son. One of the other kids at the school bus stop moved here when he...
Dec 15th 2014, 9:20 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 5,478
Posted By Dashie

Re: 2014 Gas price moaning thread

Saw today that St Thomas is at 101.3, 10c more than London. Usually a few cents cheaper than London, doesn't seem like they got the last memo.
Dec 13th 2014, 12:39 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 5,478
Posted By Dashie

Re: 2014 Gas price moaning thread

Went to London yesterday. 93.8 when we arrived. Came out of the mall and it was 92.5, then after dinner it had dropped again to 91.9.

Much as I like being able to fill a minivan for less than a...
Forum: Canada
Dec 13th 2014, 12:33 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,279
Posted By Dashie

Re: Car finance with Twp?

Oh, and incidentally, dealerships are main dealers - Ford, Dodge etc. used car places are not called dealerships here, they're used car lots to my knowledge :) hence why a dealership was suggested...
Forum: Canada
Dec 13th 2014, 12:27 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,279
Posted By Dashie

Re: Car finance with Twp?

Used car dealerships can sometimes offer a credit for everyone, no refusals policy, but the interest rates are astronomical, as you've found, pretty much on the same level as loan sharks and payday...
Forum: Canada
Dec 10th 2014, 1:24 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By Dashie

Re: Legal Name Change

I did a legal name change, along with a deed poll change of my first name whilst my citizenship was in process. I'm not sure about the time scales in Alberta, but the name change here took a few...
Dec 3rd 2014, 6:47 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By Dashie

Re: Christmas Cake & other goodies

I just looked on their website - I expect to be paying inflated prices OR shipping, but not both! They're more expensive than both our local British shop and the small Walmart selection PLUS 30 quid...
Nov 27th 2014, 6:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By Dashie

Re: Business closing an extra day over Christmas

Who said anything about suing? I was just curious, like I said. A day off is great, but only if you're salaried or can afford it. And yes, even one day can hurt financially, especially if you've not...
Forum: Canada
Nov 27th 2014, 12:44 am
Replies: 88
Views: 7,321
Posted By Dashie

Re: coming to Canada, and the future of our children

Lol! Could you add me to that list please?
Nov 26th 2014, 8:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By Dashie

Re: Business closing an extra day over Christmas

Ontario. No idea about contracts. I expect they can't do anything, and likely wouldn't even if they could, I'm just curious really. Seems a shitty way to treat employees.
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