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May 18th 2018, 10:29 am
Replies: 114
Views: 41,200
Posted By Turtle

Re: Rugby League

No, Gordon, that's is the Championship tier in the English league! One level below Superleague. The Toronto Wolfpack are the first professional transatlantic sports team, i.e. based in North America...
Feb 28th 2018, 10:12 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,586
Posted By Turtle

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

Yeah.. I can see that ending well...
Feb 28th 2018, 4:12 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,586
Posted By Turtle

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

Reached journey's end last Friday when my family & I became Canadians. So only a month between the test and the ceremony, which I guess isn't bad compared to some.


Our only issue now is that...
Feb 1st 2018, 12:47 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,586
Posted By Turtle

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

Finally got our invitation to the ceremony. So if anyone's interested, our timeline was - mailed documents April 2017, received by CIC May 10, receipt acknowledged June 20, processing started June...
Nov 29th 2017, 5:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Turtle

Re: Over 40- has anyone immigrated this late?

I know nothing about teaching but my wife & I did immigrate here in our early 40's without jobs ready to come to. We were both professionals and while I found work in IT project management relatively...
Jul 26th 2017, 4:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By Turtle

Re: Transfer from VHS tapes (or play them)

I have quite a few old VHS-C tapes which I wanted to store on the PC rather than watch on TV and I also have my old UK VHS player. The player is 220v, so needs a step-down transformer rather than...
Jul 25th 2017, 4:57 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,586
Posted By Turtle

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

I got a request for fingerprints last week. Got them taken yesterday at the local Peel Police division - hopefully it won't delay the process too long.
Jul 15th 2017, 11:45 am
Replies: 114
Views: 41,200
Posted By Turtle

Re: Rugby League

And in spades, Gordon. Toronto seems to be going all out to attract families and make it a real social occasion. The half-time hot dog gun is becoming legendary, especially with some of the...
Jul 14th 2017, 4:54 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 41,200
Posted By Turtle

Re: Rugby League

I'll be at the Toronto Wolfpack tomorrow. It could get ugly for Hemel, but that's what happens when it's semi-pro/amateur vs full-time professionals. Still, it's good to be able to get to a game here...
May 29th 2017, 2:53 pm
Replies: 726
Views: 152,586
Posted By Turtle

Re: Citizenship Application Timeline

PR since 2003 and finally got round to applying May 2nd 2017....waiting for it to show up on the CIC system.
Forum: Canada
Mar 26th 2017, 12:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,770
Posted By Turtle

Re: QROPS - Well that's that then!

Don't know if the same rules still apply, but we transferred our pensions in 2013 into LIRAs. I called CRA and asked them how it should be shown on the 2014 returns and they told me it didn't need to...
Dec 5th 2013, 5:07 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 7,886
Posted By Turtle

Re: Yorkshire Tea

Tried that store a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately they claimed never to have heard of Swaledale so I'm still searching. But, on the positive side, they did have some terrific Cheddar &...
Dec 5th 2013, 5:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,616
Posted By Turtle

Re: For Oink biscuits and dunking explained.

According to the official rules of Tea Duelling, http://wyewaltz.org/wiki/Rules_of_Tea_Duelling as practiced in Steampunk & Chap circles, Rich Tea biscuits are the weapon of choice. Now there's a...
Nov 13th 2013, 4:42 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 3,166
Posted By Turtle

Re: How Northern are you?

I'm from the NW too and I came out as 98% Northern. Obviously the 20 years I lived in Hampshire didn't damage me too much!

I remember my Grandmother coming across to Manchester from her home in...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13th 2013, 4:33 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,866
Posted By Turtle

Re: Roast potatoes

Whites, par-boiled for 10 minutes then fluffed, and then into hot canola oil for 40 minutes at 400. I don't turn them. Nobody's complained yet.
Forum: Canada
Oct 16th 2013, 4:51 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 7,792
Posted By Turtle

Re: Shopping ...sad but true

Just returned from a week in Manchester visiting the parents. Thank God I managed to get a decent pair of shoes (brogues) from M&S at a reasonable price. The quality, choice & design in both M&S and...
Forum: Canada
Sep 23rd 2013, 8:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,842
Posted By Turtle

Re: Travelling with an expired PR card...is this possible?

We had the same problem when we went back to Manchester for a visit in 2009 - we didn't realise the PR cards needed renewing until the week before we went (I know, p***-poor planning). So we took all...
Sep 6th 2013, 4:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Turtle

Re: Britspeak

Saw this some time ago. I have a copy pinned to my office wall and have also sent it to my diverse (in country of origin) project teams so they know what I'm talking about!
Forum: Canada
Sep 4th 2013, 4:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Turtle

Re: Driving and all that..

Does it matter in the UK? I'd heard that colour of car has been used in various studies but I don't think it's ever been a rating factor. Pretty sure that it isn't over here either.

More...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2013, 4:27 pm
Replies: 327
Views: 21,995
Posted By Turtle

Re: whats the food like in canada?

Now, I've tried Barking Squirrel and liked it. Normally I'll pick up some London Pride, ESB, Speckled Hen etc but our LCBO has been having a push on micro-breweries recently. Top of the pile for me...
Forum: Canada
Aug 29th 2013, 12:29 pm
Replies: 327
Views: 21,995
Posted By Turtle

Re: whats the food like in canada?

Ever tried UK-brewed Fosters vs the Aussie original? The only free beer I ever threw away!
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2013, 4:58 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,580
Posted By Turtle

Re: Supermarket

We DO have a Fortino's (at least 3 of them) in Brampton. Definitely the Waitrose end as regards prices (why would you pay $1.49/lb for potatoes here when you can get them at FreshCo for $0.99?) but...
Aug 27th 2013, 4:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By Turtle

Re: PR card expiring and out of country - advice please!

I don't think you can predict in advance whether they'll decide to mail it to you or ask you to pick it up. IIRC, I had to pick up my renewed card while my wife's was mailed (same address). I might...
Aug 26th 2013, 5:15 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 7,886
Posted By Turtle

Re: Yorkshire Tea

Seriously? I'll be there. Thanks!
Aug 26th 2013, 4:41 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 7,886
Posted By Turtle

Re: Yorkshire Tea

On the basis of this, I went out & picked up some Tetley Bold yesterday and...it was absolutely fine. I love my builder's tea but I think now I might even be able to stop asking UK visitors to bring...
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