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Jul 6th 2015, 2:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By scootb

Re: The oil patch..

Was talking to a guy who is high up in an oil company,he reckons 18-24 months before everything bounces back.
Its oil guys,it goes up,it goes down,we need it for EVERYTHING from plastics to...
Jun 14th 2015, 4:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,169
Posted By scootb

Re: unblockus and smart TV sets.

A laptop and an HDMI cable,simple as that!
Forum: Canada
Jun 14th 2015, 4:27 am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

I won't lower myself to dbd's levels and try to explain the hypocrisy in talking hunters down while picking up ready wrapped pre killed food off a shelf.

But yes this has gone off topic,I will...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2015, 10:50 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

Again that is not hunting,and again it's pretty ignorant to suggest that is how hunters act.
We do not shoot at cattle,we do not shoot anything and everything that we see.
We do spend way more time...
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2015, 7:56 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 5,978
Posted By scootb

Re: Shall I quit?

This post sums it up!
I took the chance with my missus,3 daughters,and our dog.
Things have worked out really well for us,we are one of the success stories,for others it hasn't been so rosy.
Forum: Canada
Jun 13th 2015, 6:33 am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

I know lots of hunters and none of them have ever seen a 'tethered' hunt,and there's a lot more to hunting than simply killing!
It's pretty ignorant to suggest that killing is what hunting is all...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2015, 2:32 am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

Have you attempted to get a train or bus from Edmonton going North west?
I sold the minivan and bought an F150,I wouldn't try and drive a minivan along some of the old haul and lease roads,never...
Forum: Canada
Jun 11th 2015, 4:49 am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

Not all cities are like that,and if you want to get somewhere off the beaten track and away from tourists,then you need a car.
I don't like the touristy places,I prefer getting right out into the...
Forum: Canada
Jun 10th 2015, 1:34 am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,434
Posted By scootb

Re: Is driving a "requirement" in Canada?

If you want to see and experience more than buildings in the city you need a car for sure!
I take a nice 3 hour drive every fortnight and take the kids out to spot wildlife,it's a great change of...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 4th 2015, 7:30 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By scootb

Re: 2 Years in Edmonton

Well on Friday the missus went for another scan and we found out that we are going to have a boy :)
I had actually given up on the hope of having a boy,but there you go an heir to throne at last!...
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2015, 7:56 am
Replies: 229
Views: 15,115
Posted By scootb

Re: "Moving for the kids"... Experiences?

Was that shop the old Scotstoun Emporium lol?
There was one in Whiteinch as well next to that mini centre that had the front half of a mini sticking out of the wall haha.

Our playground in the...
Forum: Canada
May 24th 2015, 2:28 am
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By scootb

Travel insurance

Ok guys and gals,my father is 68 and would like to come visit us again next year as we are expecting a child in October this year.
He came over for 6 weeks this year as the only travel insurance...
Forum: Canada
May 24th 2015, 2:22 am
Replies: 229
Views: 15,115
Posted By scootb

Re: "Moving for the kids"... Experiences?

It's good to hear from people who are positive about the move!
There is a lot of negativity on these forums for some reason,personally I can only be positive about our experience and would hate for...
Forum: Canada
May 23rd 2015, 6:31 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 15,115
Posted By scootb

Re: "Moving for the kids"... Experiences?

Roberto,we made the move 2 years ago and are now residents.
I think were you move to and are coming from plays a HUGE role in how you feel about the place.
I lived in Glasgow(Scotstoun) in the...
May 8th 2015, 8:48 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By scootb

Re: Work Experience in EE

If you givr past 10 years they will request from the age of 18,I know as it is what I had done then was asked for a full history from the age of 18,trying to remember every job over the past 23 years...
May 5th 2015, 8:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By scootb

Re: Work Experience in EE

Fill out the form with no gaps in your history,if there is not enough room put the rest on another sheet of paper and upload it with a note saying previous work history.
May 4th 2015, 9:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By scootb

Re: I hardly dare to say it, but I believe Spring has sprung

It felt like -5 up in whitecourt on saturday night,the cold wind did not help,looked as if it was going to be a great weekend for off roading and camping as well.
May 4th 2015, 9:38 pm
Replies: 2,381
Views: 194,655
Posted By scootb

Re: Groceries

We are from Scotland and don't find it too bad,I try to eat steak 2-3 times a week haha,it is so much better than that chewy stuff you get back in the UK.
I didn't find I saved too much in...
May 1st 2015, 9:57 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,471
Posted By scootb

Re: $2,000 and counting - guilty pleasures

The staff at the local Cabelas know us pretty well now,no idea how much I have spent in that store over the past 2 years lol.
Apr 30th 2015, 8:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By scootb

Re: Secure jobs in short supply

They have been going that way in the UK for over a decade,my brother was forced onto a zero hour contract,then his hours were slowly cut from 40/week to 8 hours/fortnightly to get rid of him,all...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 25th 2015, 10:10 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By scootb

Re: 2 Years in Edmonton

My dad built the bypass at Irvine in the 70's,we used to go there at weekends,I also made my first attempt at ice skating there at the Magnum leisure center,I learned how to do the splits on ice...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 25th 2015, 5:37 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By scootb

Re: 2 Years in Edmonton

Lol,I had to take one of my kids to hospital for an appointment to Crosshouse once it took us 45mns to get there from Beith,whereas the RAH in Paisley was only a 25mn drive,they wouldn't let me go to...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 25th 2015, 9:32 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By scootb

Re: 2 Years in Edmonton

My oldest daughter is 10 1/2 just now and is the double of Merida from Brave right down to the fiery red hair,she is a good girl but you know yourself how they go having a teenage daughter lol.
My 8...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 24th 2015, 8:15 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By scootb

Re: 2 Years in Edmonton

That's good to hear!
I can imagine it would be a bit tough with your partner working away a lot,it's one of the things that puts me off that type of work as the kids well the oldest anyway is at...
Apr 24th 2015, 8:49 am
Replies: 142
Views: 7,048
Posted By scootb

Re: UK Election Poll

What he said ^^^
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