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Forum: The Lab
Jan 20th 2012, 8:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: UK Broadband Internet Speeds

There is in the area I am moving to (Birmingham). But it is quite expensive and I don't at this stage want an engineer to mess with sockets (which I understand that they will do).
Forum: The Lab
Jan 20th 2012, 7:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: UK Broadband Internet Speeds

Thanks for your response Bob. As an alternative I am thinking of going with Virgin's cabled Broadband with speed of up to 30Mbs. I think my issue was my phone line so having cabled broadband will...
Jan 20th 2012, 6:38 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 8,020

Re: Feeling low

Hi Gillyd65, yes all sorted and so excited. Fly out on Sunday. Friends have been incredibly supportive and I am so looking forward to seeing them all.

Like you, I decided that I didn't want to...
Forum: The Lab
Jan 20th 2012, 5:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 768

UK Broadband Internet Speeds

So I am just about to move back to the UK and will need internet access asap.

Looking at Plusnet a 60GB monthly usage allowance. As I don't download films etc, I think this should be ok. I surf...
Jan 20th 2012, 4:45 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 8,020

Re: Feeling low

So true....:lol:
Jan 20th 2012, 3:11 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 8,020

Re: Feeling low

Hey Lorry

Nothing helpful to say I'm afraid. It sucks doesn't it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230

Re: American wishing to become a UK citizen

[QUOTE=lovebritain;9836541]My last thread got deleted, with the reason being that this isn't a matchmaking site.

e-harmony comes to mind :D
Jan 11th 2012, 5:44 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 9,511

Re: Highs and lows for 2 months

Sorry to hear you are having at tough time. Why is family member rushing and bullying you? Take a deep breath and do not rush into any decision on buying a property, once committed to an area it is...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2012, 9:21 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,457

Re: temporary medical coverage when moving back.


Have a look at theis website to find your nearest GP, you will have to ask them if they are taking on new patients. They will also want to see evidence of immigration status (Brit passport,...
Forum: Canada
Jan 5th 2012, 6:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,597

Re: UK or Canada

Totally agree, there is no fixed timescale. Some may say you need to give it at least a year to settle.

I have only been here 3 months, but I am certain this is not the place for me and am...
Forum: Canada
Jan 2nd 2012, 2:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159

Re: Can Affair flights

Yes British passport, thanks.
Forum: Canada
Jan 2nd 2012, 2:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159

Re: Can Affair flights

Just a quick question.

So if I am in Canada and want to book 1 way flight from TO to UK, can I call the UK Can Affair office and book it through them (using UK credit card). Would they allow it?
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2011, 2:30 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 13,806

Re: Are you Emigrating, or Escaping, or simply dreaming?

Hi Gilly

Gutter style of speaking? lol, if thats gutter style, I am right down there with u! Glad to see that 4 months here and you haven't (or should that be have not) lost your sense of humour...
Forum: Canada
Dec 22nd 2011, 2:04 pm
Dec 21st 2011, 2:57 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 20,027

Re: So happy to be home

That sounds great Marietuluse, I'm so pleased that the move back is going so well (except for the ex-tenants, but at least you have got that sorted).

Sounds like you have a lot to celebrate.
Forum: Canniversary
Dec 21st 2011, 2:14 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 24,839

Re: 4.5 years on and bust.

What an awful ordeal for you and your family. I admire the different methods you tried and the determination that you put into it. I guess it was time to cut your losses.

Hopefully things will...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2011, 6:11 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,181

Re: Settlement issues

I must be psychic, when I read the first post I did wonder if you were Asian. That can add another layer to the existing challenges of emigration.

Optimistic (Brit Asian).
Forum: Canniversary
Dec 17th 2011, 3:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274

Re: We survived the move

Wow that is an amazingly tough year.

I admire your strength and determination.

Here's hoping for a fantastic 2012 for your family, you deserve it :fingerscrossed:
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436

Re: On the edge of returning Toronto>UK

Potcake thats great news, good luck with the interviews.

Richard, the way I see it, what have you got to lose by trying for jobs both here and in the UK?

True, the UK economic situation is...
Forum: Canada
Dec 12th 2011, 8:54 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 13,806

Re: Are you Emigrating, or Escaping?

People move to Canada for many different reasons. I agree moving here simply because the USA was too hard to get into or Aus is too far away, may not be the best reasons.

Ultimately the reason...
Dec 12th 2011, 7:51 pm
Dec 8th 2011, 2:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: housing associations

I am so sorry to hear the awful time your friend is having.

Would she be willing to go back to the UK without husband? What part of the UK would she be looking to return to?

Does she have any...
Dec 8th 2011, 2:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Leasehold

Have a look at this website:

Lots of advice re leaseholds and pitfalls

Personally I too would avoid a leasehold if possible.

Hope that helps.
Forum: Canada
Dec 7th 2011, 2:53 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 8,960

Re: If you could do it all over again....

And how does this relate to the original question?:confused:
Forum: Canada
Dec 6th 2011, 2:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Anyone work in recruitment?

Hi PhatDave

Thanks for your post. I suggested PM is a way of communicating simply because I had a couple of specific questions which I thought were a bit personal and would not be of use to the...
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