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Forum: Canada
Jun 8th 2009, 7:55 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By gotoronto

Re: social insurance number-how long

MOST people get their SIN number in 10 minutes - after filling out a simple form they walk away with the number.

However, don't bank on it. In my case, it took 4 weeks to get a SIN number, as the...
Feb 9th 2009, 9:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Applying for and getting a job in the UK while in Canada

When we decided to go back, I started applying for jobs from Canada. However, even though we had only been out of the UK for a few months, it was really hard to get agencies to take me seriously...
Jan 13th 2009, 11:36 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 10,165
Posted By gotoronto

Re: We Love England!

Good for you. Best of luck with the move back. We left after 4 months.

Actually, you'll get a decent exchange rate now for your CAD$ that you are making in the house sale!
Nov 15th 2008, 11:36 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,361
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Another reason I love being back home

Lucky timing, too. Yesterday was such a gorgeous day in London - and today is looking good, too. I hope you are having fun!
Nov 15th 2008, 11:32 am
Replies: 172
Views: 15,128
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Returning home, having left in 1966

I am very sympathetic to your situation and did not think you were coming here to jump on the benefits train. Nor is the economic downtown your fault. But the economic downturn started before you got...
Nov 13th 2008, 9:24 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 15,128
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Returning home, having left in 1966

The UK job market is tough at the moment... and likely to be so for the foreseeable future. Sorry to hear your dilemma. I guess if you are not picky, you may find something easier!

I'd look into...
Nov 13th 2008, 9:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,888
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Do you think a different area would be good.

Well... I used to think I hated London. Then I went to Toronto. Then back to London, because that's where I could get work.

I have been surprised to find that I love London now (with its flaws). I...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2008, 8:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By gotoronto

Re: heart sinking day

I feel for you. I never *hated* Canada when I was out there, but I know the feeling about the jobs and feeling that Canada is somewhat backward in many ways. I also know about missing the old life....
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2008, 10:44 pm
Replies: 490
Views: 28,406
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Don't Trash the UK!

It's an interesting view - and one we held before we left the UK... .

Once we came back to the UK, we realised what a good place it is. Sure, it has it's problems, but so does everywhere. There...
Oct 27th 2008, 12:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Rental market UK (esp with animals)

Not regarding animals, but you should note this:

If you don't have a job and don't have a credit rating, you may struggle to find something unless you are able to cough up a lot of dough in...
Oct 24th 2008, 11:52 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Is there anything you do like/will miss?

I thought Starbucks in the UK did Chai lattes? I am sure a colleague of mine was addicted to them - that was about 2-3 years ago.

Just checked www.starbucks.co.uk - they do Tazo Chai Latte in the...
Oct 24th 2008, 11:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Is there anything you do like/will miss?

So far, I miss nothing in Canada. Sure, the Sunset Grill in Toronto did some great scrambled eggs and good prices, but I can whip them up myself... Can't think of anything that Toronto has that...
Forum: Canada
Oct 24th 2008, 7:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By gotoronto

Re: im i mad

I second that completely.
Oct 13th 2008, 6:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,944
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Why am I so unhappy here? Should I go back?

Hello there...

First of all, let me say: I know how you feel.

Second of all, be prepared: There will be a lot of people on here (maybe even the majority) who will tell you that you have not...
Oct 13th 2008, 11:58 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,044
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Anyone from Northern Ireland every returned or considered it?

Well said! :-) The grass is green enough in the UK for me. A little greener in N. Ireland than London - but maybe we will sort that out in a few years. ;-)
Oct 11th 2008, 8:21 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 15,128
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Returning home, having left in 1966

Sounds to me like you had a lot of ups and downs. We had a rough 4 weeks - but now a job for me and a flat are sorted out. But the fact is that it is tough to settle/re-settle anywhere in the...
Oct 10th 2008, 11:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By gotoronto

Re: what if !!!

I wish you all the best on trying to settle again. I understand that inner peace bit... . I get nauseaus when thinking about all the money we lost emigrating - but inner peace is sooooo important and...
Oct 8th 2008, 10:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By gotoronto

Re: what if !!!

Tricky one. When I asked my husband just now, he said, "No, it is not worth the hassle and the money." He suggested going on a long holiday instead.

I have to confess, I tend to agree with him....
Oct 7th 2008, 10:08 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,514
Posted By gotoronto

Re: now your back !!!!

I know this was not directed at me... but the line that tillysmum posted is pretty much my view about returning to the UK... It was the right decision for us thus far - but there are challenges. For...
Oct 6th 2008, 12:26 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Thougt I'd introduce myself

Hi wiltshire...

I have not lived in Oz... but I emigrated to Canada with the OH back earlier in the year. We stuck it out 4 months and went back to the UK. A lot of people told us to give it...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 29th 2008, 10:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By gotoronto

Re: Irish peeps please - advice needed.

Well, I found this thread very interesting. My hubby is from Northern Ireland, but we lived in London together for all of our relationship - apart from the last 4 months when we had a brief stint in...
Forum: Canada
Sep 27th 2008, 7:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By gotoronto

Re: CAKE

I believe it depends on the cake and the airline.

A friend of mine tried to take a home-made Christmas cake once. Because of liquid (alcohol content), it was not allowed on the plane(?) But the...
Sep 26th 2008, 7:48 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By gotoronto

Re: To clean or not to clean, that is the question

Wow! I am impressed. So it's slightly more in terms of hours than part time, but still. Let us know what happens. Good luck again!
Sep 26th 2008, 4:05 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By gotoronto

Re: To clean or not to clean, that is the question

Good luck, Donna.

Out of curiousity - is the 14K pro rata - i.e. 7K in your part time case, which would mean 14K as a full time person? Or would it be 28K full time?

Just trying to get an idea...
Sep 22nd 2008, 7:49 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 9,082
Posted By gotoronto

Re: What have we done?

The decision of whether to go back or not is always a tough one - especially since it is not easy to identify WHY someone wants to go back. Obviously most people will run into initial struggles when...
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