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Forum: Canniversary
Jun 12th 2013, 4:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679

Re: One month (kinda) in Kelowna BC

Great post BCmama. Another thing I found here is that staff in shops and banks really do treat you as a customer and not an inconvenience. In my area of the UK many staff barely make the effort to...
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 12th 2013, 3:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111

Re: 6 months in the Creek

Aaaaah - Ann, thought you'd be along sometime, especially since you were one of my first contacts on BE.

I have thought about doing a book-keeping course because a lot of people don't seem to be...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2013, 1:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: 10 days and counting :)

Good luck and hope it is all you hoped for.
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 12th 2013, 1:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111

Re: 6 months in the Creek

Yes, home is here and it's just taken 33 years to be able to say that since being here in 1979.



:)



Hi James, I see that you are now down in Sooke, equally happy I hope....
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 11th 2013, 7:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111

6 months in the Creek

I love being here and still find myself wondering how we managed to get here. Is my stay about to end? Do I have to get on a plane and return to England? Suburban North Surrey seems a million miles...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 17th 2013, 12:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007

Re: The ex-long distance commuter

Thanks Reidies, You're right about others that didn't make it, espially coffeepot!



I'm glad that things are more settled for you now though, so pleased for you, having your own home helps, I...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 12th 2013, 5:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,007

The ex-long distance commuter

I sit here in my living room in Black Creek listening to 'Train' loudly with no concern for disturbing neighbours like I would in the UK because our neighbours here are too far away to disturb even...
Jul 12th 2012, 11:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051

Re: No passport request for grandparent sponsorship approval

Thanks PMM......Did a search on the immigration forum to see if it was mentioned anywhere but couldn't find it....I used the keywords in my title, so now maybe this will help others too.
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 11th 2012, 10:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,543

Re: 5 years today

Hi Ann, it's always interesting to read your posts, you put across your experiences and slant on your lives in Canada with the highs and lows that make it real - no brushing over the negatives but...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 11th 2012, 10:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242

Re: Our First Canada Day as Citizens

Hey Simon and family, congratulations on your first Canada Day as citizens. Andy and the kids celebrated their first Canada day as PR this year and he said that the family sitting next to him for the...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 11th 2012, 9:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,732

Re: 3 Year Mark!

Many congrats, Just got to pass that citizenship exam now!
Jul 11th 2012, 9:37 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051

No passport request for grandparent sponsorship approval

My mother received her COPR the other day on 30th June.

Fantastic news considering that she only undertook her medicals on 7th June.

Even better news, she doesn't have to send in her passport...
Dec 11th 2011, 8:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Grandparent - police checks/background information

Based on my case and my interpretation, I would say no because it wasn't 6 months at a time........
Dec 10th 2011, 11:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Grandparent - police checks/background information

Mum and Dad couldn't work officially in the islands on visitors visas from what I recall. Mum was a writer and wrote for British and US magazines which didn't really pay very well. She could submit...
Dec 10th 2011, 9:54 pm
Dec 10th 2011, 9:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Grandparent - police checks/background information

We have just received a letter from CIC c/o my brother, who is applying to sponsor her, requesting further documents including police checks within 90 days. All very exciting since the sponsorhsip...
Dec 4th 2011, 10:20 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,165

Re: Sponsoring parents - CIC bad news ... and good news

Oh how exciting for you! My brother submitted his sponsorship application for mum in June/July 2008 so hopefully she will hear soon too. She will need alot of support in filling in the forms and...
Nov 27th 2011, 11:21 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,165

Re: Sponsoring parents - CIC bad news ... and good news

I am struggling to find a Canadian insurance company that will cover a visitor for longer than 180 days. They all say that they have not been informed about this new visa, that covers periods of stay...
Nov 27th 2011, 10:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: They're certainly getting their finger out !

There's nothing to stop you renewing your passport early......we did with a couple of our passports. If you do it during a quiet time of year then you'll get it back much quicker. I applied...
Nov 27th 2011, 1:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: They're certainly getting their finger out !

That's great news for you grandma Nessie. :thumbsup:

My mothers sponsorship application was sent by my Canadian brother in July 2008 and we await news too.

Sorry, not much advice to give you at...
Forum: Canada
Oct 31st 2011, 11:55 am
Replies: 100
Views: 7,529

Re: UK House sale price hit

I haven't read through all the posts on this thread, but to answer the OP's question......we dropped our price by 3.5% after 5 months and sold a month later for 6.5% below our original asking price....
Oct 20th 2011, 12:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020

Re: Citizenship Tests

Wow, good to see you still make it back here once a year to let those of us who remember you, know how you are doing.

Congrats on sitting the citizenship exam.......How brill that must feel:)
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 19th 2011, 10:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451

Re: 1 year in Cambridge, Ontario

Loved reading your post Mrs. R and hope that we will be saying similar after a year in Canada, though being on the west coast, perhaps a bit less of a harsh winter....;)
Forum: Canada
Jul 19th 2011, 6:43 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,318

Re: Selling the house in th UK

Thanks Sandra, Hope life goes well for you 2nd time around....keep in touch and you never know.....we might be visiting each other one day.
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2011, 6:02 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,318

Re: Selling the house in th UK

Oh wow FF, things did happen quickly for you......Thanks for the best wishes. Andy & Kelda are really looking forward to going in a couple of weeks.....I'll just have to bide my time and look forward...
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