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Mar 9th 2015, 7:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,850
Posted By huddm

Re: Thoughts on moving back to the UK

geegeegee67

We moved back to the UK after 8.5 years in Canada. Our sons were 10 and 12 years old. Both were treated really well in their new English schools. Both boys are now studying MSc's in...
Feb 16th 2015, 8:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By huddm

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

lf1
We lived in Calgary 1997 and then Hanna AB until 1999. I was amazed that there was no real spring in AB. I had the dream of buying an acreage, but really did not appreciate the long winters and...
Feb 16th 2015, 6:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By huddm

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

Novocastrian

I worked for AECL as an Operation Manager. I liked the job/people, but unfortunately it was 5500km away from our family in the UK. We went back to be near our family and schooling for...
Feb 15th 2015, 7:53 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By huddm

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

Novocastrian

Yes we lived in Pembroke. Deep River is where some of my friends still live.
Winters were too long in Ontario for us. I found February the hardest winter month. I did liked end of...
Feb 15th 2015, 6:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,418
Posted By huddm

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

Hi Novocastrian

It nice to be back in the UK compared to the winter we had in the Ottawa Valley. We live just outside Dover and today in my garden it was 15C. I managed to stain one of my garden...
Dec 10th 2013, 8:07 pm
Replies: 1,841
Views: 126,807
Posted By huddm

Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

davros1984

We moved to SE Kent 5 years ago after having lived in Canada. We have not found the South East a dump to live. Our Canadian visitors over the last few years were impressed with our...
Dec 5th 2013, 9:56 pm
Replies: 1,841
Views: 126,807
Posted By huddm

Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Pistolpete2

I am looking forward to the new build programme that EDF are leading in the UK. I still have another 18-20 years until I retire, so I am looking forward in working on the next...
Dec 3rd 2013, 10:54 pm
Replies: 1,841
Views: 126,807
Posted By huddm

Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

Pistolpete2

I was recently on a senior leadership course and part of it discussed business strategy for plc UK. Business services such as knowledge services which include engineering, design,...
Aug 30th 2013, 10:09 pm
Replies: 1,841
Views: 126,807
Posted By huddm

Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

I do not think £40K is a high family income, see below:
Average Family has a blue Ford and £39,000 a year? Yes, you're Mr and Mrs Average
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 02:08, 9 October 2012 |...
Aug 30th 2013, 8:55 pm
Replies: 1,841
Views: 126,807
Posted By huddm

Re: Is the situation in the UK really that bad?

[QUOTE=martinw01908;10878418]Its 6-7 times the average salary locally to by the average local house... so no houses are not affordable

Prices need to fall by 50% to be affordable in relation to...
Jul 20th 2013, 10:21 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,104
Posted By huddm

Re: Your HONEST opinion, please.

Hi pondhopper2014

We returned from rural Ontario 7 years ago and did not end up in poverty as you are made to believe. I managed to get at the time a 40% pay raise based on CND/UK exchange rate...
Forum: Canada
May 30th 2013, 8:42 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,520
Posted By huddm

Re: Work-life balance in Canada

Maryland

We moved to Canada and in my first jobs only got 2 weeks vacation and after a few job changes in 8 years I was up to 3.5 weeks. We been back in the UK for 7 years now and I get 8 week...
Mar 29th 2013, 1:00 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,990
Posted By huddm

Re: Jobs in the Bag What Car ?

My journey is not a stop start journey like you get if you lived in a built up urban area(city). I would agree with you that I would expect to see around the 50-60 mpg in city/highway driving. ...
Mar 29th 2013, 9:00 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,990
Posted By huddm

Re: Jobs in the Bag What Car ?

Dunroving

The best I have achieved out of my 1.9 TDI Fabia is 74 mpg and that is for a 10 year old car. I currently gets 60-64 mpg on my 30 mile drive to work. I would expect the new TDI's to be...
Mar 4th 2013, 6:35 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,990
Posted By huddm

Re: Jobs in the Bag What Car ?

vikingsail
I found the 2 Skoda diesels we own are very economical and have lots of torque which are found better than petrol engines when we driven in steep terrain such as the hills around the...
Feb 23rd 2013, 8:08 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,990
Posted By huddm

Re: Jobs in the Bag What Car ?

So what car? On recent visits I have been taken by the little Hyundai's, I think the i20. I have driven them quite a lot in the UK? My price range as well. Not a particular fan of the F. Focus but I...
Forum: Canada
Feb 4th 2013, 8:21 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By huddm

Re: Generation Jobless

dbd33

That is why I moved away from working from Berkshire to SE Kent. I paid £180K for our house in Kent, where you would pay £600K+ close to the M25 for a similar house.

I also earn £18K...
Forum: Canada
Feb 3rd 2013, 7:21 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By huddm

Re: Generation Jobless

Shard


Cheap houses in the UK.
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-1692385/Where-in-the-UK-are-the-cheapest-houses.html#axzz2Jrx6YXVJ

hudd
Jan 12th 2013, 7:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By huddm

Re: Moving to UK After University for Graduate Scheme - Possible?

Gabrca
I work for EDF Energy and a mentor for an engineer under the graduate scheme. Many of our graduates are non British. So its may be worth you looking at the following:

Hudd
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Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2013, 7:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By huddm

Re: Holiday entitlement

Hi flagunitas

UK government information on holiday entitlement.

https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/entitlement

It takes a while to get used to from going from the north american...
Forum: Canada
Nov 29th 2012, 8:36 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 8,909
Posted By huddm

Re: UK 6th Canada 10th Education

Oink

These are the type of programme my teenage sons(17/19) watch on TV as they are their favourites- HIGNFY & QI. It maybe that they have been educated in interlectualy challenging Grammar...
Forum: Canada
Nov 23rd 2012, 9:04 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 6,095
Posted By huddm

Re: co-op housing in Canada ?

Deisel1980

I read the trail of post and agree with the advice that has been given.

Stats Canada quotes a media house hold income in Canada is $69,860 and in Alberta of $85,380. In the UK a...
Forum: Canada
Nov 21st 2012, 7:49 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 7,249
Posted By huddm

Re: Would like some honest advice

Shard

In 1998 oil hit $11/barrel, so many engineering jobs just disappeared in Calgary in a few months. I have looked at employment tracking in Alberta since 1950's and they seem to have 10 year...
Forum: Canada
Nov 20th 2012, 8:47 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 7,249
Posted By huddm

Re: Would like some honest advice

I had problems hiring for engineers for training roles in the UK. It will have taken a year to fill of the post we have. Why? Highly skilled professionals are still in demand in the UK. Unskilled...
Aug 23rd 2012, 7:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,153
Posted By huddm

Re: Cost of day to day living in the UK

old.sparkles

£24.5k seems low income for a high cost area like Slough. I live on the outskirts of Dover and have a mortgage less than £600/mth of a decent sized 3 bed house on quarter acre plot. ...
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