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Forum: Canada
Oct 1st 2015, 12:38 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 8,911
Posted By daisymoll

Re: More or less grown up here, but I'm miserable.

If I was you I would absolutely move to England, at 20 there is plenty of time to move back if you hate it....do you have the support of your Dad??
Forum: Canada
Oct 1st 2015, 12:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 6,307
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Transferring RRSP to UK

We were advised to leave in Canada until retirement, we have ours with HSBC so can see pretty freely.....
Forum: Back Home
Sep 30th 2015, 7:33 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 33,580
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Back 3.5 months after 10 years in Canada

I have three in primary school and one in middle school (Year 7), so high school in a lot of places. Getting school places was a definite challenge, but we have ended up with a couple of lovely...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 30th 2015, 11:55 am
Replies: 62
Views: 33,580
Posted By daisymoll

Back 3.5 months after 10 years in Canada

Well we have been back 3.5 months now after spending 10 years in the GTA (in a very family orientated area).

The only thing I really miss is my friends, salads and wildberry coolers...

We have...
Aug 5th 2015, 8:47 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,499
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Transporting my cat from Canada to UK

My advice would be to fly on a Thu or Fri, as you need the government offices to ideally be open in case of any issues with paperwork. We just bought a cat and a dog back seven weeks ago, flew with...
Jul 10th 2015, 8:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Canadian taxes, is HSBC best bank and a few other questions!

Yes when we sold we were told to tell them a Canadian forwarding address otherwise they would withhold 25% as mentioned above and to sell before we left, not after.

We opened up HSBC six months...
Jul 10th 2015, 8:32 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,971
Posted By daisymoll

Re: UK National Expat Mortgage

We did manage to get an agreement in principle pretty soon after landing through HSBC Premier....have not looked in to anything else..
Jul 10th 2015, 8:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Some tips for moving from Canada (with animals)

Halo offered a much better exchange which worked out to a significant difference for us, well worth getting the extra.
Jun 29th 2015, 3:44 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Getting kids back in school?

Having spoken to our littles school today they said it is up to us whether we put them in for this last two weeks....kids really dont want to, I thought it might help them make some friends???
Jun 29th 2015, 3:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By daisymoll

Some tips for moving from Canada (with animals)

So we just moved back to Worcester (new area for us, as from Kent) with a cat and a dog and four kids and I thought I would pass along some tips which might be helpful if you are thinking about...
Jun 26th 2015, 7:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Getting kids back in school?

We have moved back and are not putting kids in school, my aunt who worked as a school admin said it would take three weeks to process anyway. My kids did the full year in Canada anyway.

Thanks
Apr 20th 2015, 2:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By daisymoll

Getting a UK Bank account tip

We are heading home to England from Canada after ten years in eight weeks. Bank account and credit card all set up thanks to opening an HSBC Premier account here. Hopefully will be same with...
Apr 20th 2015, 2:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Best way to get a good exchange rate canadian dollar to pounds

We plan on giving Halo a go, just deciding whether to fix rate now or in 8 weeks is our challenge, do have proceeds of house sale, so a few points difference does make quite a difference!
Apr 20th 2015, 2:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Does one need previous school reports for entry into UK school for child?

I have some school reports as we go back in 8 weeks with four kids, planning on starting them in school in September, I didnt have to ask permission to leave either, must confess not looking forward...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 11th 2015, 6:00 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 18,462
Posted By daisymoll

Re: After 10yrs in Canada-> 1 yr back in the UK

PS Mike, I think you sum it all up enormously well!
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 11th 2015, 5:59 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 18,462
Posted By daisymoll

Re: After 10yrs in Canada-> 1 yr back in the UK

Mike how do you go about bringing them up to speed, I have printed off the curriculum from here, do I just compare to a print off over there, was planning on having them do some English workbooks etc...
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2015, 5:55 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 6,482
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Making friends

I do agree with you, it is difficult to find people to commit to long term friendships and in ten years here, I have had a huge cycle of friends, as people move on to other friends that align more...
Forum: Back Home
Apr 8th 2015, 7:15 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 13,674
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Seven Months

Good to hear this, agreed Brits can definitely be a bit negative about things, but I think they do it in naiveté perceiving that things are so much better elsewhere, when in reality the Western world...
Apr 8th 2015, 7:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Best way to get a good exchange rate canadian dollar to pounds

We would love your recommendation as we are moving back in two months, thanks
Mar 28th 2015, 9:40 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 22,227
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Why did you leave Canada to move back to the UK

Ultimately for us we are moving back after ten years, it comes down to really not enjoying the LONG LONG LONG and COLD COLD COLD winter, it really is an event and not being part of an extended...
Feb 2nd 2015, 4:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Anyone from Shrewsbury?

Shrewsbury is lovely, we lived there for a year, before coming to Canada, we loved the Bicton Heath area, I believe that part of town is more desirable than the East/North East side. Bowbrook and...
Feb 2nd 2015, 4:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Best ways to transfer money back to UK

Actually post below didnt answer above questions, trying to get best actual way to send the money, eg HSBC and someone mentioned Hifx? to us. Anyone have any experience with these.

Thanks
Feb 2nd 2015, 3:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Best ways to transfer money back to UK

Doh, just seen the post below, thanks!!!
Feb 2nd 2015, 3:55 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By daisymoll

Best ways to transfer money back to UK

Hi there

Just wondering which is the best way to transfer our money back to the UK after the sale of our house, so we get the best exchange rate.

Sorry if this has been asked before!!

Thanks
Jan 27th 2015, 9:03 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By daisymoll

Re: Moving back this summer

Hi Cambridgeman

Good to see this, we too are moving back June 16th after 10.5 years in Canada. Me, hubby, four boys, a dog and a cat. We too will be watching this, feeling very excited!!

Not...
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