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Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 11:11 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

I don't find the comment that I'm someone's "alter ego" to be funny gentlemen.
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 10:31 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Thanks for the tip! It says 1,012 people perished when it sunk! How sad...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 10:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Silken

Re: magic jack!!

Wow, I wonder why I've never seen it advertised for Canada. The only ads I've ever seen for Vonage have been for the States. Well I looked it up... $19.99/month for the world plan for the first 3...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 10:17 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 13,258
Posted By Silken

Re: Living in Montreal without french

I think it's a tough question. Montreal is more bilingual than other parts of Quebec I'd say but still the laws are pretty strict regarding language so I think it might be tough for you. You should...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 14,491
Posted By Silken

Re: Where to live in canada moving from Scotland

I know where I would want to live if I was coming in from Scotland BUT always an issue of work out there unless you're lucky enough to be in an in-demand profession maybe! :)

Check it out... I...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:40 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Well this forum doesn't seem to be bad at all when you check out the U.S. forum. lol OMG, snide remarks galore, people just being arrogant and nasty there on both sides. I sat and read one thread...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:34 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Here's "Uncle Jack" Sumbler who was a bobby in England I guess (looking at the pic) and in the second shot with his wife and daughters. They went further north in Ontario, started up a business and...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:25 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Had to share this one of the boys hanging out here in Ontario with their old Ford! :)

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/silken/Family%20History/Ruffians.jpg
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Well that's the thing, if you prepare properly, you will do fine. Even in the arctic regions of the country, the Inuit get by fine in the cold but they use sealskin which keeps them remarkably warm...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:20 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Ok, so I said I'd throw up a few pics to illustrate what I've been saying... :)

Here's my great-grandparents, James Hodgson Sr. and his wife Ann (Sumbler) Hodgson and their two oldest sons, both...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:09 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Yes, we got most of the Scots and the U.S. got most of the Irish. ;) I'm always telling the Americans that too! lol

I have a friend in Washington state and one in Nova Scotia and he has begun to...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 9:04 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Well I will tell you this. It's a prairie province so it's basically flat and damn cold! lol So I'd be taking some time now to knit up some cozy icelandic sweaters for the winters ahead. ;) Make...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:53 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

I see it says you are going to Manitoba? Do you have family there? Make sure you get goooooooooood winter clothing. lol
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:53 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Lol I must confess I didn't get that. I'm afraid British humour sometimes does escape me. ;) I'm presently looking up a few pics to post so you all can see who I'm telling you about. :)
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:29 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Hi! Wow that's really something to hear! I'm going to have to search up some pics of them on the net today so I can have a gander! I hear it was quite a walk in the old days. :)
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:27 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Wow!! It still exists! I couldn't find it when I looked before but that was probably in the pre-Internet days for me. Pretty awesome to see it!
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

I would love to go but unfortunately I just cannot afford it. The job market in my area of the country is very bad right now unless you have a job in demand so it's very hard to find steady work.
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:22 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Hello Oink. Yes I suppose that's true. I don't think I've reacted too badly to anything yet but I've only been here a couple days so give it time. lol

Reading the comments does make me think...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 8:05 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,855
Posted By Silken

Re: Greetings from a Canadian of British heritage in the Niagara Region!

Hi Ron, thanks! :) Ya, I would like to learn more about Yorkshire. I have a lot of old postcards and pictures from the 1800's of family there but I don't know as much about the place as I'd like...
May 27th 2011, 5:13 am
Replies: 81
Views: 5,188
Posted By Silken

Re: A different language!

Lol, cute. At least he didn't ask you if you knew "Carol in Canada" ... ;)

You must be from my area maybe... I'm between Niagara Falls and Toronto. :)
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 3:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Silken

Re: magic jack!!

My guy in the States uses Vonage but since when did that become available in Canada?
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 1:27 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,933
Posted By Silken

Re: ontario

Ya, I love Dundas's little main street. And St. Catharines is where I make my home.... about 45 minutes to Dundas, circa 1.5 hours to Toronto, 10 minutes to the marina, 10 mins to the horse farms...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2011, 1:24 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,031
Posted By Silken

Re: Corruption in Canada

No, I'm born and raised in Ontario, a very far distance away from Quebec. Like I said earlier, I thought they were talking about the OPP as the message I read someone had mentioned the OPP.
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Forum: USA
May 26th 2011, 10:25 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 27,945
Posted By Silken

Re: Very low - what should we do ?

Lol, you sure hit the nail on the head. I'm neither British nor American, I'm Canadian but ya, you gave a very accurate assessment of what I've been living next to all my life. ;)
Forum: USA
May 26th 2011, 10:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Silken

Re: US bank account for UK based parent?

I'm Canadian but all I did was take my passport with me and got a free Bank of America account (ebanking.) :)
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