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Forum: Spain
May 3rd 2009, 7:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By G586

Re: Scamming youngsters in Tenerife for their security deposits...

Yep, that's what I thought but it's really an unfair term so I was wondering if there was any Spanish law that would cover it.
Forum: Spain
May 2nd 2009, 6:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By G586

Scamming youngsters in Tenerife for their security deposits...

My nephew was an idiot and paid a firm based in South Tenerife money for a job intro & accommodation.

He didn't stick it there very long and arranged a flight home but the rep didn't meet him as...
Forum: France
Apr 20th 2009, 10:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By G586

Re: Slightly OT but don't know where to ask...criminal records check?

Thanks, a great help!

She'll be able to take it from here as she is French-speaking but she didn't know where to start and the Council here is being really particular about things.

:D
Forum: France
Apr 20th 2009, 7:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By G586

Slightly OT but don't know where to ask...criminal records check?

My friend lived France for a year when she was at University. She now wants to adopt a child and the council want the French equivalent of a Criminal Records Check to prove that she hasn't got a...
Forum: Canada
Feb 6th 2009, 9:43 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,702
Posted By G586

Re: puppy/dog training

My wee 5mth old JRT (5 kgs) has just spent an hour doing the very same thing with Angus, a big black lab (32 kgs) and whilst she gets squished every so often, she just taunts him to carry on when he...
Feb 4th 2009, 8:18 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 23,220
Posted By G586

Re: What is a good salary in Toronto?

In Vancouver Island or Toronto?
Jan 31st 2009, 5:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By G586

Re: We have a Stonehenge too

That's the one! Lovely place. :thumbup:
Jan 31st 2009, 3:34 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By G586

Re: We have a Stonehenge too

I bet you went to the Rollright Stones too. Only people I ever knew who went were Canadian! (3rd most important neolithic site!)

I like the horsie thing that I can't remember the name of just...
Jan 30th 2009, 12:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By G586

Re: earthquake!

Macavity, the mystery HWP now residing on the west coast..........earth move, eh?

You ok??
Jan 29th 2009, 8:57 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,260
Posted By G586

Re: Should I get a puppy...

Spaniels are working dogs and need a lot of exercise. I've seen some completely manic ones whilst out dog walking. Likewise, I've seen some slower ones!

I have a small working puppy dog (Jack...
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2009, 1:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By G586

Re: Meds Request > 45 days Meds ok > 12 Months to Land > 3 years from Landing

3 years in the queue and our situation was entirely different to when we applied! CHC processed our application far quicker than the 39 months stated on the AOR and for various reasons we had to...
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2009, 9:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By G586

Re: getting around pet passport?

http://www.overhill.co.uk/quarantine/quarantine.htm

I had a quick google for the cost of quarantine if the dog flies in and doesn't have the passport.

My vet has just quoted £160 to get the...
Jan 29th 2009, 9:04 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By G586

Re: Has the housing market really dropped that much in the UK?

It does as the 1st person to offer the fixed price gets the house. Though you can offer less and the seller can accept or not.

Offers over, there is an upset price and once several people are...
Jan 28th 2009, 11:06 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,695
Posted By G586

Re: Why do they do this?

My Spanish book has an entire chapter on this, words that are essentially meaningless but give the speaker time to think.
Jan 28th 2009, 10:26 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,451
Posted By G586

Re: Has the housing market really dropped that much in the UK?

Probably the best thing you can do is contact a solicitor(s) in the area you are looking to buy and talk it over with them. They will know what premium to the upset price is being offered on...
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2009, 10:16 am
Replies: 179
Views: 12,222
Posted By G586

Re: Anything negative to say about Nova Scotia

Read his blog, very entertaining and will answer your question.

This place would be poorer without the more colourful posters.
Forum: Canada
Jan 28th 2009, 10:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By G586

Re: at the risk of sounding silly what exactly is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(internet)

:thumbup:
Forum: Canada
Jan 26th 2009, 4:47 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,869
Posted By G586

Re: need some advice

http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Living_in_Canada_as_a_Visitor
Forum: Canada
Jan 25th 2009, 4:47 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,235
Posted By G586

Re: Retiring to Kelowna

There are quite a lot of threads about cost of living and it's maybe a case of swings and roundabouts.
Jan 24th 2009, 9:49 am
Replies: 119
Views: 24,857
Posted By G586

Re: 11 months in Oz and we are out of here (thank god!)

Having read Pollyana's posts for several years, I can assure you she is brighter and more thoughtful than you can possibly imagine.

Assume there is a descriptive adjective to describe what I...
Forum: Italy
Jan 23rd 2009, 9:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By G586

Re: Is Amazon the cheapest?

I use

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/homepage.php
Jan 23rd 2009, 7:13 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 6,152
Posted By G586

Re: Cumbria not Canada...

I only said that as I've had several convos with estate agents and they all say it's southern money and cash buyers within the National Park boundaries and that's why the prices are high. I know...
Jan 23rd 2009, 4:32 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 6,152
Posted By G586

Re: Cumbria not Canada...

who'd you thinks buys all the houses in the Lake District?
Jan 23rd 2009, 2:20 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,149
Posted By G586

Re: car crash + good insurance + 4.95/day =

Not your sort of thing and no, you are nothing like Bridget Jones! Hair tangles or not.
Jan 22nd 2009, 10:38 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,717
Posted By G586

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