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Oct 18th 2012, 6:16 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,764
Posted By austinallegro

Re: London Portsmouth commute

Thanks for the replies. In the end my dearly beloved chose staying in one nice hotel in London for the entire time and had the meetings moved to the Basingstoke office.

Next time the whole family...
Oct 18th 2012, 3:08 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,764
Posted By austinallegro

Re: London Portsmouth commute

Thanks. That was handy. It's over 2 hours with no delays. I think she'll have to bite the bullet and change hotels.

Thanks again.
Oct 18th 2012, 2:56 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,764
Posted By austinallegro

London Portsmouth commute

My wife has a business trip that will take her to central London next week for a few days and then Portsmouth for a few days.

Rather than change hotels she's hoping to stay the entire time in one...
Forum: Canada
Aug 30th 2012, 10:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By austinallegro

1957 news footage of Brits emigrating to Canada

I enjoyed this and thought I'd post it.

Filmed at a time when the Canadian Govt was so desperate for British migrants it organised airlifts.

The questions in this forum about taxes and...
Forum: Canada
Mar 11th 2012, 9:19 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,770
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Immigrating in late 40's to Alberta

On a lighter note, I opened this thread Immigrating in late 40's to Alberta thinking it was about someone who had emigrated to Alberta in the late 1940s......
Forum: Canada
Mar 4th 2012, 5:26 am
Replies: 106
Views: 11,664
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Top 5 things about Canada

I agree with 1, 3, and 5. For 2 I'd say easier access to higher education (left school in 1979 with 2 CSEs..now have a degree gained in Toronto) and 4 is proximity to the USA which I love.

6. Is...
Forum: Canada
Apr 22nd 2011, 4:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Conservative anti-immigrant ad

This post is way too left wing for me to reply politely. Keep the politics off this site. Why not just go bore your friends (if you have any) in a pub with this stuff. There's enough arguing on this...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2011, 8:32 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By austinallegro

Smile Re: Any Ontario Police

I live in Agincourt but I always thought it a bit snooty to refer to it that way. I always associate it with people whose families were here before it turned into a suburb. Usually on paperwork for...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2011, 3:07 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By austinallegro

Smile Re: Any Ontario Police

It's a common assumption that violent crime is higher in Scarborough but incorrect. Per capita it's not much different from the rest of Metro Toronto and certainly areas within Scarborough such as...
Forum: Canada
Feb 1st 2011, 1:35 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By austinallegro

Smile Re: Any Ontario Police

Just to clarify. There's the Toronto Police Service (TPS) that covers the old municipalities of City of Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, East York and Scarborough. Separately, there is the Regional...
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2011, 10:47 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By austinallegro

Smile Re: Any Ontario Police

The best thing to do is communicate with Applicant Testing Services (ATS) via the website: http://www.applicanttesting.com/

ATS will do the checking to make sure candidates know what paperwork is...
Forum: Canada
Jan 29th 2011, 10:43 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,119
Posted By austinallegro

Smile Re: Any Ontario Police

Hi. For applicant testing services you can take the tests even while in Toronto on holiday. When I took mine there was an Irishman who popped over and managed to take all the tests within a 2 week...
Forum: Canada
Jan 19th 2011, 2:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By austinallegro

Do Irish cellphones work in the GTA?

Hi, My cousin has just informed me that 38 14 to 16 year olds will be visiting the GTA in June from Mayo for Rugby and they might want to speak with their dear Mammies while here. So, here goes:
...
Forum: Canada
Jan 14th 2011, 2:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By austinallegro

Thumbs up Re: 1987 migrant to Toronto mystified by talk of "swapping" UK licence.

I did take the test in 1989 and even was mentioned for a rolling stop at a STOP sign but still passed. The test must have been the only option. I don't recall even considering any other possibility....
Forum: Canada
Jan 13th 2011, 8:01 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By austinallegro

1987 migrant to Toronto mystified by talk of "swapping" UK licence.

I have to ask. I have read many times in this forum about people swapping their UK licence for a Canadian one. What's the point? What is gained? Are we obligated (in Ontario) to swap? For example,...
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2010, 8:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By austinallegro

Re: US starts charging entry fee to British travellers ???

I'm glad I read this thread!!! It saved me a few grey hairs. A few weeks back I read the posts here then was off to Los Angeles for a holiday.

At the Air Canada check-in desk the lady suddenly...
Jul 29th 2010, 4:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 10,006
Posted By austinallegro

Re: God!! So many private schools!!

We used to live on Church Road near a cinema and close to the water. I have no idea if the cinema (one of the old fashioned big screen ones) is still there. We moved to England in the Summer of 76.
Jul 23rd 2010, 3:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 10,006
Posted By austinallegro

Re: God!! So many private schools!!

I lived in Greystones and went to school at St. Gerards in Bray in the mid 1970s. You can look at St. Gerards which was excellent. St. Gerards back then was a feeder for Blackrock and was really good...
Forum: Canada
Jul 23rd 2010, 2:39 am
Replies: 245
Views: 18,191
Posted By austinallegro

Re: What do you like about living in Canada?

I've been here in Toronto for 24 years. The home sickness only began kicking in around the 5+ year mark. Now at 24 years the home sickness is getting stronger as I feel something slipping away. Many...
Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2009, 2:37 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 5,715
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Tipping Protocol

...I usually order booze from the bar and keep all the change. I was a bar tender in England (British Legion) and didn't expect people to tip me just for having a pint poured. Of course, now and then...
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2009, 11:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,153
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Canada's 'missing province'

This is as old as history itself. Immigrants have been going home ever since people started emigrating. Most immigrants like where they come from but move for economic reasons. Most countries in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 18th 2009, 2:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Trains from Auckland to Mount Manganui

Hi All, Knowing my parents....1. the overlander train from Auckland to Hamilton and then see if a coach could take them Hamilton to Tauranga/The Mount.....might be the best option. The train would...
Forum: Canada
Aug 17th 2009, 4:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Mature students ...

From the title of your post "mature students" I'm not sure if your post has been answered. In Ontario "Mature students" are adults who have been out of full high school education for at least three...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2009, 2:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By austinallegro

Re: Trains from Auckland to Mount Manganui

Hi All, thanks very much for the replies. They've given me food for thought. I'll have to see if everyone can meet in the middle somewhere. The bus looks like it takes about 4 hours each way which is...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2009, 12:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By austinallegro

Trains from Auckland to Mount Manganui

Hello, my parents (in their 70's) are flying to NZ in Feb. 2010 landing in Auckland and wish to visit some cousins in Mount Manganui. Is there a daily train service between Auckland and Mount...
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