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Forum: Canada
Sep 13th 2011, 12:02 am
Replies: 227
Views: 16,377
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Car brands/models in Canada ?

My apologies, it is a Corolla. I was getting it confused with the Echo. Previous comment still applies...
Forum: Canada
Sep 13th 2011, 12:00 am
Replies: 227
Views: 16,377
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Car brands/models in Canada ?

It's a Yaris with a boot. If you hate cars, you'll love it.
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2011, 11:09 pm
Replies: 227
Views: 16,377
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Car brands/models in Canada ?

The UK Civic has exactly the same 140hp 1.8 VTEC engine has the US/Canada Civic (no 2.2 diesel though). Main differences are (as stated) it is saloon rather than hatch and has more conservative...
Forum: Canada
Oct 25th 2010, 9:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Voluntary NI contributions

A possible upcoming problem due to pension reform:


The reform would be particularly good news for women, who often fail to qualify for the full basic pension because they have taken time out...
Forum: Canada
Jun 10th 2010, 12:25 am
Replies: 31
Views: 8,666
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Software engineer - How easy/hard is it to get good job in Toronto

Yes, the end result may well be sending a message.

But, I'm being asked to send this message with these given techologies - the language being a fancy one, as you put it, is not my issue - its my...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2010, 10:30 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,666
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Software engineer - How easy/hard is it to get good job in Toronto

If they are good developers they may find it easy.

DIY, driving a car, brain surgery etc. may be found easy to those with years of practice.

Today I was struggling with a .Net wcf web service...
Mar 19th 2010, 10:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,263
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Anyone sold their house ?

A house that will not sell is a house that is over-priced for the market. Pure and simple.
Feb 16th 2010, 10:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Medical Requests through - August 2007 Applicant

Don't know! We were surprised to see them arrive. It may have something to do with the fact we had a very rapid turn around on the documents.
Feb 16th 2010, 8:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Medical Requests through - August 2007 Applicant

Big list of things really. Leave entitlement, job prospects over there, lots of other stuff.
Feb 16th 2010, 8:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Medical Requests through - August 2007 Applicant

Cheers. I haven't posted much lately - surprising how its easy to break the addiction when your interest ebbs away.
Feb 16th 2010, 8:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Medical Requests through - August 2007 Applicant

I think money might get in the way of doing this. It is basically going to cost over £1.5K to complete the process, and given that we need the cash for a house deposit, I don't see it as a likely...
Feb 15th 2010, 9:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By bodgerx

Medical Requests through - August 2007 Applicant

Just got our medical requests through:

Applied: August 2007.
AOR: August 2007.
Document Requests: November 2009.
Documents Returned: November 2009.
Medical Requests: Feb 2010.

Only thing...
Forum: Canada
Feb 3rd 2010, 10:30 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,168
Posted By bodgerx

Re: salary check!

You are in Vancouver though aren't you? SK is probably cheaper to live in...
Jan 19th 2010, 9:47 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 10,945
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Chav Britain: Another reason to move to Canada

Must be different here in the UK. We reckon we have made a profit on our first child to year one if you add up all the tax re-bates.
Forum: Canada
Jan 13th 2010, 12:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,355
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Air Canada booking codes

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-canada-aeroplan/22809-ac-booking-classes.html
Jan 11th 2010, 7:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Transatlantic voyage to land....advice needed

Can't give advice on the 'cruise' and the landing, but I have driven Buffalo/New York a couple of times. You can do it in a day no problem - about 5-6 hours + traffic. Its an easy drive - there is a...
Jan 10th 2010, 7:29 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 3,540
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Film suggestions?

Frost vs Nixon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870111/

British main man and writer. The rest American though.
Forum: Canada
Jan 10th 2010, 7:16 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By bodgerx

Re: All prospect immigrants to Canada read please

There might be a reason for that.
Jan 10th 2010, 3:04 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By bodgerx

Re: strictly for those who thought they had escaped winter

Its like the stock market isn't it? Peaks and troughs, but a general trend.
Jan 9th 2010, 11:13 am
Replies: 392
Views: 28,337
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Had it with this place - do not move here

A Canadian, from the same forum again:

"
But I miss shovelling the driveway! I miss snow - Fullstop (to sound British for a second). I was in Scotland all winter last year and still barely...
Jan 9th 2010, 10:41 am
Replies: 392
Views: 28,337
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Had it with this place - do not move here

This post from here made me laugh:

"I am moving back to Canada because I am tired. I have been here far too long-longer than I ever expected. I hate the weather the gloom and the public transport....
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2010, 10:52 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,877
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Academic Transcript Scores. I am not an idiot.

Fair enough. I would of thought there would be checks and balances somewhere. There did appear to be an element of desperation in the actions of these lecturers though - as if there was some pressure...
Forum: Canada
Jan 8th 2010, 10:28 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,877
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Academic Transcript Scores. I am not an idiot.

Well, it struck me that on a few of my degree 'units' that lecturers struggled with the students on a lot of topics, to be clear, most students just weren't grasping the concepts necessary to get the...
Jan 8th 2010, 10:18 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 28,337
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Had it with this place - do not move here

True, but I would say not everyone is in such a favorable situation you describe.
Jan 8th 2010, 10:16 pm
Replies: 392
Views: 28,337
Posted By bodgerx

Re: Had it with this place - do not move here

I agree to some extent - we do like to knock what we have here in the UK. It is a big step to move - there must be something that Brits are liking over in Canada.
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