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Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2012, 10:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,186
Posted By kastan

Re: Comox Valley, Vancouver Island

We emmigrated from Guildford nearly 7 years ago straight to the comox Valley, when our children were 2 and 4.We love it here skiing, moutain biking, trails e.t.c, and we are 2 minutes to the beach.
Forum: Canada
May 22nd 2009, 7:34 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,291
Posted By kastan

Re: Thinkin about The Island - again!!

We have friends who have a great B&B in Black Creek, which is halfway between Courtenay and Campbell River www.blackcreekbedandbreakfast.ca


Yes would love to know about where is great to see...
Forum: Canada
May 4th 2009, 5:10 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,035
Posted By kastan

Re: cost of cars in canada

We have an suv and the insurance after doing research was roughly 200 pounds more than the UK.But then you do not pay road tax,which in the UK on the same vehicle as our's is 215 pounds.And fuel is...
Forum: Canada
Apr 4th 2009, 5:23 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By kastan

Re: Immigration and Settlement office said

I thought they did not like children at the ceremony? So if you pass they give you your date of the ceremony and you can take guests?
Forum: Canada
Mar 16th 2009, 6:05 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,482
Posted By kastan

Re: Old age and Canadian winters

I have met so many Albertans who have moved to the Island recently.And the reason they moved ,was they were fed up with the cold and snow.It rain's less here than when we lived in Surrey,and i can...
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2009, 3:02 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 5,784
Posted By kastan

Re: Are you from Australia....... er, No.

No there attitude's do not change when they believe you are Australian.What worries me how they come to the conclusion i am speaking Australian.I have travelled to over 30 countries worldwide,and...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2009, 1:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By kastan

Re: Campbell River

If you have not arranged your lodging for your stay. We have stayed at a great B&B in Black Creek which is only a 20 minute drive along the coast to Campbell River and they except children.Their...
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2009, 7:13 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,775
Posted By kastan

Re: Paying State Pension in Canada and UK?

Do you know how many years you have to contribute to CPP to get the maximum pension payment.
Forum: Canada
Jan 12th 2009, 4:35 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,104
Posted By kastan

Re: What car to buy??

A hybrid ford escape 4x4 will give you 42 miles per gallon on the highway.
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2008, 5:10 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 8,074
Posted By kastan

Re: Do you speak to other Brits you come across?

We get a few days of snow a year here, and rarely gets below minus numbers also.If Red Deer is so cold you can move ,our new neighbours have just moved because they got fed up with the Calgary...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2008, 9:22 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 22,351
Posted By kastan

Re: Cost of living in Victoria BC

We are a family of four,and spend $500 dollars on food per month.We do not buy processed food,and make our meals from scratch because i like to know what i am eating.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2008, 4:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,395
Posted By kastan

Re: Masterclass in offending a Canadian...

I did the same thing 5 years ago when we visited Sydney,and the officer just laughed.I guess that particular officer did not have a sense of humour.
Nov 2nd 2008, 4:27 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 7,102
Posted By kastan

Re: What do you miss from the UK? Has anyone else found it?

You can buy squash in safeway's,the flavours i have found are orange,lemon, lemon barley,and you can also buy ribena here.
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2008, 3:03 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,246
Posted By kastan

Re: A marmite question

The problem with the airports there is no continuity with there procedures.A friend of ours returned back from a holiday in Switzerland via Vancouver airport,and smuggled a salami through customs...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2008, 7:23 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,246
Posted By kastan

Re: A marmite question

Do not know why you are shaking your head.Atora shredded suet is all sealed in a packet,,in a small rectangular box.And you can even have this item shipped via a British online foodstore to Canada,if...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2008, 5:15 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,246
Posted By kastan

Re: A marmite question

The instant oat cereal is not the same here as ready brek,beacause ready brek is a fine porridge oats.My 2 young children only like the fine porridge oats,instead of the standard oats which are...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2008, 1:36 am
Replies: 70
Views: 8,246
Posted By kastan

Re: A marmite question

My mum has just sent me some by post,and had no problems getting through .
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2008, 6:35 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,246
Posted By kastan

Re: A marmite question

I WOULD BRING WHITE AND BREAD SAUCE WITH YOU,IF YOU LIKE THESE WITH YOUR ROAST DINNNERS.AND BRING SUET IF YOU LIKE DUMPLINGS WITH YOUR STEWS,AND MAYBE READY BREAK IF YOU HAVE KIDS.
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2008, 5:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,596
Posted By kastan

Re: moving to vancouver island?!

We live in the Comox Valley,and love it here.If you like outdoor activities this is the place to live on the Island,with skiing,hiking and moutain biking trails,scuba diving,kayaking,beaches e.t.c...
Forum: Canada
Oct 2nd 2008, 11:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By kastan

Re: Victoria, nice place

Victoria is a nice place,but too far from the ski resort for us.We thought of living there,but decided to live further up the Island.Now we live 2 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the ski...
Forum: Canada
Sep 25th 2008, 10:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 12,186
Posted By kastan

Re: Buying via Amazon UK from Canada

What i do is purchase dvd's from amazon uk via my nationwide account,and get my parents to ship them over.I have been doing this for over 2 years now,and you do not pay any custom fees this way.
Forum: Canada
Sep 17th 2008, 3:19 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,058
Posted By kastan

Re: Renew passort -- why not send to UK?

Thanks for your reply,i will then stick with using my UK passport for travelling and my citizenship certificate when returning to Canada.I cannot justify the expense of 4 Canadian passports for my...
Forum: Canada
Sep 16th 2008, 11:49 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,058
Posted By kastan

Re: Renew passort -- why not send to UK?

My passport runs out this November, but i cannot apply to take my citizenship test till next March.So if i apply to renew my UK passport for ten years,and then next year become a Canadian...
Forum: Canada
Sep 10th 2008, 9:18 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,058
Posted By kastan

Re: Renew passort -- why not send to UK?

If you renew the passport in Canada while still a PR, is the passport a 10 year like if you would renew in the Uk or a 5 year passport like a Canadian one.
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2008, 9:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By kastan

Re: Tofino accommodation?

As an alternative you could go to the Comox Valley,we have friends who have a B&B 1 1/2 minutes from the beach here is their website address
www.blackcreekbedandbreakfast.ca
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