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Aug 9th 2009, 7:33 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 21,839
Posted By dingbat

Re: Oh So Quiet.......

<sigh>. I rest my case. Enjoy what's left of the forum. Keep in touch those of you who have my email.
Aug 9th 2009, 7:23 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 21,839
Posted By dingbat

Re: Oh So Quiet.......

Have to agree. I miss the biting intellect and sometimes heated debates over various issues. If I wanted a bitchy coffee morning, I 'd head to Starbucks and find the hockey Mum's.
Aug 8th 2009, 8:10 pm
Replies: 175
Views: 36,578
Posted By dingbat

Re: Anyone leaving Canada?

^^^^^ What she said. Sorry to hear things have not improved.
Aug 8th 2009, 8:08 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By dingbat

Re: A sad time for me.....

So sorry to hear this. I had been with my ex husband for twenty years when we split, and we did have children. In that respect, I wish I had been given the option to move on with my life in a new...
Aug 7th 2009, 3:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By dingbat

Re: HELP RE EI entitlements

They can also turn his claim down on the basis that the wife was not working in NB, therefore she (they) chose to move provinces, rather than stay and maintain his employment. I have seen this denial...
Forum: Canada
Aug 7th 2009, 3:04 am
Replies: 100
Views: 5,828
Posted By dingbat

Re: I Can't believe it!!!!!!!!!

There is also academic discrimination. A levels are for most Arts subjects, above Grade 12 standard by miles. (I am not a science based individual, so would not presume to comment on science...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2009, 8:24 am
Replies: 100
Views: 5,828
Posted By dingbat

Re: I Can't believe it!!!!!!!!!

The problem is the inconsistency between provincial jurisdictions though. In Ontario, my first UK degree gives me full credit plus one year (roughly) at Masters level. In BC, all I got was lower...
Forum: Canada
Aug 6th 2009, 5:40 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,929
Posted By dingbat

Re: Recommend a restaurant - Downtown Van

Another vote for Cin Cin, and a lament for the curried crab cakes with salad and a pile of fat chips they used to do at Joe Fortes.
The curried crab cakes are no more. :(
Aug 6th 2009, 2:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,345
Posted By dingbat

Re: slimline/diet tonic water?

Safeway is where I get mine, in the pop aisle. I just drink it neat without the gin!
Aug 5th 2009, 5:47 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,550
Posted By dingbat

Re: Returning? Did I ever leave?

Do get over yourself. You post saying you were unemployed when you went to Spain, have been on "holiday" for three years, therefore, by your own admission, continually unemployed for three years, and...
Aug 5th 2009, 7:59 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,550
Posted By dingbat

Re: Returning? Did I ever leave?

Take enough money with you so that you don't hit either the rock or the hard place. :confused: If you don't have the money to tide you over - stay put in Spain (where you can work anyway, not sure...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2009, 7:01 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By dingbat

Re: Landed today, our experience

Startlingly Uninteresting Merchandised American S***
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2009, 6:15 am
Replies: 100
Views: 5,828
Posted By dingbat

Re: I Can't believe it!!!!!!!!!

BC gave me less credits than that for my first degree. :thumbdown: I had to re-do a whole bachelors degree basically, which I did in sixteen months, while working two jobs. This was not teaching...
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2009, 3:19 am
Replies: 100
Views: 8,536
Posted By dingbat

Re: Advice for what to buy in UK to bring to Canada

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS..............:o
Forum: Canada
Aug 5th 2009, 2:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,612
Posted By dingbat

Re: Housing in Canada

My goodness you must have been busy. Not sure I'd spend my time on a visit to the UK getting access to almost all of the dilipadated houses with almost identical interior layouts in the outskirts of...
Aug 4th 2009, 12:08 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,882
Posted By dingbat

Re: LEAVING USA TO GIVE BIRTH IN UK

Erm....:confused:Three of my children were born overseas and they all have dual Canadian and British citizenship. Why would you go back as an NHS tourist, when you can just give birth where you are? ?
Aug 3rd 2009, 4:10 am
Aug 3rd 2009, 3:34 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,745
Posted By dingbat

Re: Vancouver - new British Pub - The Three Lions

It's really not bad. They need to warm up the Guinness just a tad, though.
Aug 2nd 2009, 9:47 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By dingbat

Re: Anti virus software

I went back to Norton this year as I bought a new laptop. It seems to be quite efficient and has not slowed down this laptop at all. I had been using Avast, but I got a virus which went undetected,...
Forum: Canada
Aug 1st 2009, 7:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By dingbat

Re: Speech & Language Therapist

You need a Masters to practice as a speech pathologist here. All you will get for your degree is the lower level credits towards a Masters application - and if your degree is a 2:2 or below, prepare...
Jul 31st 2009, 4:57 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,218
Posted By dingbat

Re: Extreme heat & poor air quality for metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

The car thermometer read 41 degrees as I drove out to a call. :ohmy:
Jul 31st 2009, 4:08 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,247
Posted By dingbat

Re: Student Finance in the UK

You can appeal any decision made, but you have to show that your absence was always going to be temporary, and that you maintained ties to the UK throughout your absence. This is easier said than...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,331
Posted By dingbat

Re: EEA family permit - Wud appreciate sincere advise

Have to agree - you tried and failed to defraud the system and got caught. You should not be permitted re-entry. If your girlfriend is that keen, and your relationship is genuine, she should have no...
Jul 30th 2009, 6:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,855
Posted By dingbat

Re: "One Week" - the film ...

That film is so very sad. It is a brilliant depiction of small town Canada though.
Forum: Canada
Jul 30th 2009, 4:30 am
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