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Feb 17th 2015, 5:42 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By spooooook

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

You wouldn't believe what a ghost town Hanna is now.
Feb 15th 2015, 6:28 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By spooooook

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

I know exactly where you're coming from. It was winter last year that did it for me and finally made up my mind. Snow on the ground from October to June and constant double-figure minus temperatures....
Feb 15th 2015, 5:32 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By spooooook

Re: Is The Tide Turning?

Thank God for old people like dave2003 and Novocastrian on this forum. Makes me feel like a spring chicken at a mere 51 :thumbup:

Novocastrian: it must have been a brave and monumental decision...
Feb 9th 2015, 4:54 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By spooooook

Is The Tide Turning?

Hi All,

Long time no post on here. I'm calling it a day in Canada after 5 years and heading home. Been lurking recently and I'm surprised at the number of quite well-established posters who are...
Sep 1st 2013, 10:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By spooooook

Re: Running Low and Weary - The Tale of a 12th Year Vetreran

I've now been in Canada for 3.5 years. I can personally relate to points 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10 of the OP. I can also relate to point 6, with the qualification that it is not just Canadian women that I...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2013, 5:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,270
Posted By spooooook

Re: Anyone kept a house in UK to rent out?

I currently rent out my UK house under this scheme:

http://www.northwooduk.com/guaranteed-rent/guaranteed-rent-information

You get less rent per month than the full commercial rate, but it's...
Forum: Canada
Jan 6th 2013, 4:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 8,685
Posted By spooooook

Re: Double tax - UK & Canada?

If you're no longer UK resident, you can ask HMRC for relief at source from UK income tax, which zero-rates you for income tax in the UK, and claim a refund of all UK tax paid since your landing date...
Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2011, 4:19 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,135
Posted By spooooook

Re: Too long in the tooth to emigrate? - London, Ontario

Hi gillyd65,

To respond to the question in your original post, I moved to Canada (from my home town not too far away from yours) on a PR visa in January 2010, at 46 years old. My personal...
Forum: Canada
Jun 22nd 2011, 4:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By spooooook

Re: Rented House/Condo in Calgary

Yep, that's me. Charming. :D

Drop me an e-mail or PM if you'd like me to charm you further :blink:
Forum: Canada
Jun 22nd 2011, 4:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By spooooook

Re: Rented House/Condo in Calgary

Ha! I wondered how long it would be before you came along!! ....:p
Forum: Canada
Jun 22nd 2011, 3:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By spooooook

Re: Rented House/Condo in Calgary

Thanks Lucy!

I eventually want to find something more permanent out your way (Cochrane) but I have a house to sell first!

I will check out rentfaster.ca. for stuff in W. Hillhurst.

Regards, ...
Forum: Canada
Jun 22nd 2011, 1:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By spooooook

Rented House/Condo in Calgary

I will shortly be starting a new job in downtown Calgary, and I need to find somewhere to rent (house or condo) until I sell my current place in Drumheller. It needs to be a minimum of 2 bedrooms...
Forum: Canada
Oct 30th 2010, 5:55 am
Replies: 360
Views: 78,535
Posted By spooooook

Re: Best Shipping company?

I used Robinsons to move to Calgary, and to put it as politely as forum rules will allow, they sucked big time.

First, they loaded the original quotation after collection of my goods on the...
Apr 15th 2010, 3:27 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,399
Posted By spooooook

Re: Back from Vegas with a husband in tow :)

Congratulations - told you it would all work out. The immigration thing is just proof of that!

You've paid your dues and earned a long and happy life together with "the Duck". Hope to see you both...
Forum: Canada
Feb 7th 2010, 3:34 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,380
Posted By spooooook

Re: Can we get BBC iplayer

I've just gone for this for the BBC iPlayer: http://strongvpn.com/

The one to go for is the “3 City Special” at $55 USD per year (yes, per year :D). You have a choice of UK server locations;...
Nov 22nd 2009, 7:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By spooooook

Re: Visa's at last !!!!!!!!

I'm currently staying in Grimsargh after selling my house in Fulwood.

I am definitely renting - one thing I have picked up from this forum is that you are nuts if you buy straight away,...
Nov 21st 2009, 9:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By spooooook

Re: Visa's at last !!!!!!!!

Howdy Craig, and congrats :thumbsup:

Another Preston lad voting with his feet - I'm off to Cowtown in January. Which part of town are you from?
Forum: Canada
Nov 18th 2009, 10:56 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By spooooook

Re: Anyone got experience of Robinson's for removals?

See this thread
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=633727
and beware!
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2009, 9:32 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By spooooook

Foreign Currency Exchange Companies

I am looking to use the services of a foreign currency exchange company to transfer my house sale proceeds to my new bank account in Canada. The two main companies I am currently looking at are HiFX...
Oct 16th 2009, 6:46 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By spooooook

Re: Dropping passport at CIC in London this thursday

You didn't wear your red carnation. otherwise I would have said hello!

I was 10th in the queue, ended up 7th in the drop-off queue when it was split, in at 2.15pm, out again at 2.16pm.

Good day...
Oct 12th 2009, 8:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By spooooook

Re: Dropping passport at CIC in London this thursday

I'll keep my eye open for you. Wear a red carnation on your left lapel :D
Oct 12th 2009, 7:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By spooooook

Re: Dropping passport at CIC in London this thursday

I'm getting a train arriving at about 12 noon, so I plan to be in place in the queue at around 12.30 to 1pm.

If I'm at the back of the queue and they shut the door bang on 3pm without seeing me,...
Oct 12th 2009, 7:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By spooooook

Re: Dropping passport at CIC in London this thursday

I'll be there. I've decided I don't trust Royal Mail with my passport at the current time.

Looks like there could be quite a queue of like-minded immigrants on Thursday. Where are you coming from?
Oct 10th 2009, 12:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By spooooook

Re: Passport Request - Courier Services?

I was aware that Royal Mail prioritise Special/Recorded Delivery, so it's not so much sending the passport to London that concerns me. It's getting the thing back that is the problem. There doesn't...
Oct 9th 2009, 10:49 pm
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