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Forum: Canada
Feb 7th 2014, 4:07 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By chobert

Re: Horrible Moving experience: White and Co

We also used White & Co (Middlesex to Nova Scotia) in 2011. Service at both ends was great, no damages, friendly packers & movers and we stored in the UK with them before shipping due to dates when...
Forum: Canada
Apr 22nd 2013, 1:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By chobert

Re: Nova Scotia

Hi jp11 - We moved to NS almost 2 years ago and have no regrets. We did two recce trips - and this is probably the best bit of advice I can give you - checking out places yourself will be the best...
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2012, 2:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By chobert

Re: Nova Scotia V central UK.. who has most rain?!

Been here 15 months and would certainly seem we've had better weather than the UK. By better, I mean we've still got the 4 seasons here. And there are certainly some cold winter days however the sky...
Forum: Canada
Oct 21st 2012, 2:11 am
Replies: 216
Views: 25,420
Posted By chobert

Re: British expressions that confuse Canadians

Don't say 'alright' as a greeting ... had some very strange looks and responses '' yes thanks, do I not look alright? " !!

Even though I lived in London for 13 years before moving here 15 months...
Forum: Canada
Feb 17th 2012, 11:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By chobert

Re: NS tv/ internet packages etc

We have Eastlink for phone, tv and internet. All has been fine so far, good customer service and reasonably priced IMO. We're not TV addicts so don't mind the quality of TV programs or miss much from...
Forum: Canada
Feb 5th 2012, 12:23 am
Replies: 75
Views: 8,342
Posted By chobert

Re: Things you would have brought to Canada if you could do over!

We spent approx 5000GBP on our 40ft container and bought most of our stuff from the UK. We knew we'd have extra space so even went out and bought a leather corner sofa and a 3 piece sofa set in the...
Jan 23rd 2012, 5:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,024
Posted By chobert

Re: For anyone who has used nexus as a PR

Hi, I've recently applied for mine online and am now 'pending approval'. They took the money so I'm assuming the rest is a formality and I'll be asked for an interview (present documents) soon.

I...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 15th 2012, 11:58 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 7,339
Posted By chobert

Re: only 2 months in Nova Scotia ... but loving it!

lol, we're in Fall River, working downtown in Halifax though. Looking forward to the summer and exploring this wonderful province :thumbsup:
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 15th 2012, 12:26 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,339
Posted By chobert

Re: only 2 months in Nova Scotia ... but loving it!

^^^^ what they said!

Very straightforward to change the UK license to a NS license :thumbsup:

Today is 5 months in Nova Scotia - how time flies. Still loving it all, got some great new friends...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 7th 2012, 7:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,387
Posted By chobert

Re: 5 years in Nova Scotia

Great post and well done on the 5 year Canniversary :thumbsup:
(We're coming up to 5 months and loving it all!)
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: Canada
Jan 4th 2012, 12:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By chobert

Re: WE ARE MOVING

Congratulations - the real adventure is about to start :)

Good luck :thumbup:
Forum: Canada
Dec 31st 2011, 7:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By chobert

Re: Family Rental Halifax

Hi, you can also take a look at www.letsrent.ca

Good luck and I hope you find somewhere suitable ... worth noting that a lot of rentals aren't pet friendly so this could narrow your search.
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Dec 31st 2011, 1:19 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By chobert

Re: HELP, PR CARD NEVER TURNED UP!

Hi Rich,

Similar to yourself, I landed in March and my card never showed up.
Here's my thread on what happened ... http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=741732

Good luck but my...
Dec 14th 2011, 4:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By chobert

Re: My PR card arrived today!!!!

I'm always being called a special case! ;) and usually by the wife!

Hi wiganfem .. In answer to your question, please see my timeline below. In summary, we started downloading all the forms last...
Dec 14th 2011, 12:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By chobert

Re: My PR card arrived today!!!!

Tim Hortons, Canadian Tyre and Walmart!

Seriously though, stunning scenery, loads of space and not much traffic (compared to where we came from!) ... ok so some things take that little bit longer...
Dec 12th 2011, 11:35 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By chobert

My PR card arrived today!!!!

:thumbsup::D

Finally I am the proud owner of a PR card!!! It arrived in today's mail.

Here's my story ... landed 3rd March at Halifax (NS) and gave a relative's address as we were returning to...
Forum: Canada
Dec 12th 2011, 1:58 am
Replies: 160
Views: 13,837
Posted By chobert

Re: Are you Emigrating, or Escaping?

I liked your original post. I'm originally from the North of England but moved to London UK for work around 13 years ago. Met a Canadian and got married. Once we started a family, we knew that we'd...
Forum: Canada
Dec 6th 2011, 4:39 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By chobert

Re: Nova Scotia Trip Plan

We did a couple of trips - one last September and again this March - and explored Bedford, Hammonds Plains, Sackville, Cole Harbour, Fall River, Dartmouth and Halifax. We knew we wanted semi-rural...
Forum: Canniversary
Nov 14th 2011, 4:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By chobert

Re: 8 months in Nova Scotia

Howefamily - what a wonderful insight, thank you for sharing. We've been here 3 months today and are still in the 'settling in' stage but loving every minute.
Forum: Canada
Nov 12th 2011, 10:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By chobert

Re: On our way to New Brunswick from Derby

Just wanted to add my best wishes, we moved from West London to Nova Scotia 3 months ago and are loving it. Yes, quite stressful at times but you've just got to keep focussed on the reasons you are...
Oct 30th 2011, 12:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By chobert

Re: Well.. we applied!

Nice one, good luck and keep busy so as not to be thinking about it all the time!! .... whereabouts in Canada are you looking to move to?
Oct 25th 2011, 9:38 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 7,181
Posted By chobert

Re: PR Card timescales

Fantastic news :thumbsup: ... I faxed my solomn declaration form on 5th October so am hopeful mine will be here soon too.

Bet that's a relief! x
Oct 20th 2011, 10:15 am
Replies: 59
Views: 7,181
Posted By chobert

Re: PR Card timescales

Good luck - I'm following this one as I may have to travel to the US on business soon and am still waiting for my PR card. Surely there won't be any problem if you have your COPR document?
Forum: Canada
Oct 20th 2011, 1:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By chobert

Re: Landed in Halifax NS!!

Welcome to Nova Scotia and best wishes x
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