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Apr 10th 2011, 7:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By gooding

Re: Comox Valley, Qualicum, Parksville and Nanimo - seeking new contacts

Your welcome, if you are out this way and want a fast track tour of the Comox Valley then send me an email and I'll give you a tour. I live in South Courtenay which is semi rural, but there are no...
Apr 10th 2011, 2:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By gooding

Re: Comox Valley, Qualicum, Parksville and Nanimo - seeking new contacts

I have not been on this forum for years, but live in Courtenay, we are considering moving as it has tired on us after 5 years. Work is the main issue for anyone in this area, but if you haev a job...
Jun 18th 2009, 6:48 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,615
Posted By gooding

Re: Mail Order Bacon

Look on the web for your nearest British store, we have recently found some back bacon called Ayrshire Bacon in the local Thrifty;s in BC but dont think you have them. Safeways have also has a...
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2009, 5:42 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By gooding

Re: Vancouver Island 'flat' spots ...

just me from up here BH, make sure Mount Washingon is open, chair lift opens June 20th weather permitting! if there is too much snow still they may not have chair lift running? They stayed open...
Forum: Canada
Feb 19th 2009, 5:17 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,837
Posted By gooding

Re: Wrong time to emigrate?

Come on a couple of holidays b4 anything. IF you have a home and jobs in Uk stay put. I would not have said that four years ago, but boy did we get it good back then. Things here will get worse not...
Feb 19th 2009, 4:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By gooding

Re: How long to get PP back

I want everyone thinking of flagpoling to know this as it is not easy to find info. They changed rules re landing for in canada applicants. If it applies to you can land within canada. See here. We...
Feb 19th 2009, 4:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By gooding

Re: documents needed for flagpoling

I am not sure this applies to you, so you may have to flagpole, however if you applied under skilled worker and are here on a work visa, you know longer have to flag pole. They changed the rules as...
Feb 4th 2009, 3:28 am
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By gooding

Flagpoling - no more

Thankfully for this forum, as a way of double checking we have just avoided taking my stepson over the border to "land" and return to Canada, at a cost of several hundrend dollars in gas money, days...
Dec 23rd 2008, 4:47 am
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By gooding

Re: Best Christmas Present!!!!!!!!

I got the best Christmas present today as well. We have been here 3 years, and had to sponsor my step son.... Two months to the day since the gave approval, and we have been told he has been given...
Dec 21st 2008, 10:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By gooding

Re: Native English Speakers: What to submit??

We decided to send a very basic hand written letter each, stating that we were born of English speaking parents, and were educated in British schools, took all exams in English, with our "second...
Forum: Canniversary
Dec 1st 2008, 4:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By gooding

3 years next week......

How things have changed. It seemed forever, but was only 2 years from start to finish to get here. Within about 5 months my daughter hated it (Canada) and me for bringing here. My husband had...
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2008, 3:37 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,999
Posted By gooding

Re: Canadian Bank Accounts...

Presidents Choice which is part of CIBC is an internet only account, that is free. Downside is you have to be near a Canadian Superstore to open an account, and use the ABM to withdraw or deposit....
Aug 26th 2008, 7:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By gooding

Re: UK GCSE results

Would highly recommend he does A levels in Uk before coming, rather than moving him during, ( It may be hard for you to be without him) I tried that and initially it was a disaster, nearly lost my...
Forum: Canada
Jul 3rd 2007, 7:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By gooding

Re: Can anyone explaim how the foreign exchange companies work ?

I used for many transactions.
You can send the money to them by Bacs from your bank. hey may ask you why you dont use them. Answer is Xchange usually give a better...
Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2007, 5:02 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,075
Posted By gooding

Re: Gutted ! Air transat are no longer taking pets!

Pay the money! We used Zoom and Jet Set pets. Unfortunatley this was one of only two companes Zoom allowed to make the booking. That is all they do fill in the paper work.
It is money for old rope...
Forum: Canada
Apr 27th 2007, 4:48 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,451
Posted By gooding

Re: Buying a house you've never seen?!?!?!

We did something also seen as mad. Bought a piece of land we did see.Looked at a house plan and left the builder to get on with it whilst we flew back to Uk. went back once it was finished. Too late...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2007, 3:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By gooding

Re: Vancouver Island.

We live in the Comox Valley, and love it. it is a smaller community and surprising how many people know each other. House prices were cheaper when we built two years ago, but in our case our house...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2007, 3:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By gooding

Re: The Murrays' have landed - Our experience

Had to laugh about Zoom losing your case. They also lost our dog! well almost. There missing paperwork, left our dog in some warehouse off airport that took us two hours to find. This was in...
Forum: Canada
Mar 3rd 2007, 10:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By gooding

Re: Now I am a PR what is the best way to build credit???

A store card is also good. I got a HBC one without even living in the country , but did have an address here, and they put me down as retired. Use it for all new purchases. Also we bought a new car...
Forum: Canada
Feb 13th 2007, 1:06 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,814
Posted By gooding

Re: Vancouver Island meet-up

It has been so long since I have been on this site! Too busy and settled into our life here on the island.
For all that think the wait for immigration seems forever, once you are here, time...
Feb 1st 2007, 4:46 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By gooding

Re: Vancouver Island on UK telly tonight

Hope you like it, we already live on the island and have been here for a year, would not live anywhere else, it is beautiful. This last summerwas glorious so I hope you see what we did after our fist...
Forum: Canada
Sep 15th 2006, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By gooding

Re: Anyone in Nanaimo?

hi , I am a friend of Banana hammock and live in Union Bay South Courtenay.
Your age and your work hopes and money will be your deciding factor in where you live.
I could not live in most of ...
Jun 21st 2006, 4:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By gooding

Re: Travel Insurance - WARNING!!!

If you are emigrating no Uk insurance company will give you one way "holiday insurance" your journey has to start and end in UK. I had exacty the same problem with Lloyds. I tried to explain that if...
Forum: Canada
Jun 21st 2006, 3:38 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,079
Posted By gooding

Re: Homesickness

Hi Bleech, remember me? Not been on the forum for ages and hardly at all in 6 months. Why?? I loooooooove it here. Cant tell you how much. and not one day has gone by when I dont tell myself it. My...
Forum: Canada
Jun 21st 2006, 3:23 am
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By gooding

Re: Picking up a puppy from the airport!

There are a lot of Chow Chow mixes in Canada, most in SPCA. which is quite sad. People do not know how bug they get or how much care they require with coats etc. I have seen many on the island where...
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