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Nov 27th 2020, 5:46 pm
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Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

The BC election was on, government was really in a holding pattern until the new legislature meets some time in the nest 2 weeks.

This is the reason why that $1000 for a couple ($500 for a single...
Nov 27th 2020, 3:21 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,722
Posted By scilly

Re: To the polls BC goes.

Interesting choice of Jennifer Whiteside to take over as Minister of Education instead of Rob Fleming.

The reporter on CBC pointed out that she was previously secretary-business manager and chief...
Nov 26th 2020, 11:36 pm
Replies: 2,812
Views: 180,514
Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

Both OH and I have hiatus hernias, his was diagnosed several years before mine was discovered.

The advice to both of us was not really directed at the food we ate, but to eat several small...
Nov 25th 2020, 4:21 am
Replies: 65
Views: 1,652
Posted By scilly

Re: What do you miss about Christmas from homeland?

The Garden where I worked for over 30 years always had some sort of Christmas do ....... ranging from staff organising and cooking turkey etc (when we had a kitchen available), to an organised pot...
Nov 24th 2020, 3:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By scilly

Re: Hudson's Bay on the verge?

I heard on the news late this afternoon that another Bay will be closing, albeit possibly temporarily.

The site of Oakridge Mall in Vancouver is undergoing a massive redevelopment. The site covers...
Nov 23rd 2020, 11:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By scilly

Re: Hudson's Bay on the verge?

I have shopped a lot at The Bay, mainly online in the last few years..

They have been in various degrees of trouble for several years, largely as the result of what now seem to be wrong decisions...
Nov 23rd 2020, 3:36 am
Replies: 65
Views: 1,652
Posted By scilly

Re: What do you miss about Christmas from homeland?

There isn't anything I miss really.

We always had chicken for Christmas dinner, I much prefer turkey that we have here :nod:

OH has made Christmas pudding almost every year and Christmas cake...
Nov 21st 2020, 4:02 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,097
Posted By scilly

Re: Ever wonder what people do for a living in the fancy houses?

Security doesn't work in an apartment block even if there is a locked front door, and an intercom.

Someone wanting in just needs to hit a few numbers and they'll find a person who will be daft...
Nov 21st 2020, 3:55 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,097
Posted By scilly

Re: Ever wonder what people do for a living in the fancy houses?

Fingers crossed for you and your daughter, Rete. xxx
Nov 19th 2020, 5:55 pm
Replies: 2,812
Views: 180,514
Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

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In all honesty, this is the same for a large percentage of people imo. People post friendly gatherings - parties, dinners etc on social media and it looks like they have a huge social...
Forum: Canniversary
Nov 19th 2020, 5:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By scilly

Re: 16 Years

Congratulations on 16 years on the Rock, & in Canada!!
Forum: Canada
Nov 16th 2020, 1:10 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By scilly

Re: Single mum looking to move with 3 children

Working 2 jobs in care could be problematic, if by that you mean working in care homes.

Covid showed everyone that there were/are major problems in many care homes, not least of which is the...
Nov 10th 2020, 3:14 am
Replies: 2,812
Views: 180,514
Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

I know my way round this house pretty well ................... after living here for over 48 years, I should do.

But there is one chair that find with one or other little toe at least once a month...
Nov 9th 2020, 5:05 am
Replies: 2,812
Views: 180,514
Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

That's good!

Overnight will be less of a disruption!

Have you got several torches to use in case you need to get up in the middle of the night??

We have windows in both our bathrooms that...
Nov 9th 2020, 3:35 am
Replies: 2,812
Views: 180,514
Posted By scilly

Re: Changing work & toil direction as mature adults. - A discussion.

You could always wrap blankets, quilts etc around the freezer and fridge. That helps to keep the cold in.

Plus of course, try not to open either one during the outage.

I've learnt a lot from...
Nov 6th 2020, 4:02 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By scilly

Re: 2020 Flu Shot Thread

No, it does not.

What they do is take close note of the 4 or 5 flu strains that were most prevalent in Australia and New Zealand during their winter (ie, our summer), and then produce a vaccine...
Nov 6th 2020, 3:56 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By scilly

Re: 2020 Flu Shot Thread

We had ours on Monday, from our doctor as usual ............. we've both had them for the last 15 years, and only once have gone to the pharmacy, when we were going on holiday in mid-October and the...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2020, 3:40 am
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By scilly

Re: British family wanting to relocate to Canada

BC would not be a "short" flight to the Caribbean!!

I'm not certain, but I think that most times of the year, it would involve a flight from Vancouver to Toronto or Montreal, then a flight from...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2020, 3:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By scilly

Re: Vegetarian cheese

Thank you, old.sparkles

I thought many vegetarians avoided any meat, any product made from animals or fish, that was why we see here variants of vegetarianism, ie those that will eat eggs, or eat...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2020, 12:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By scilly

Re: Vegetarian cheese

What exactly do you mean by "vegetarian" cheese??

Dairy-free is the only kind that I have seen around .............. ie minus the animal product "dairy"

There are now many different kinds of...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2020, 12:28 am
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By scilly

Re: Vegetarian cheese

I found Sheese in a local fish shop at least 10 years ago, loved 2 of the varieties on sale, including a wonderful imitation Blue cheese. I think I was the only person buying the cheeses though,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 29th 2020, 11:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By scilly

Re: School buses in Ontario

Millions of Canadian children have used school buses all over Canada for many years. In rural areas that may mean journeys of an hour or more each way.

They're as safe as they possibly can be.
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Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2020, 11:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By scilly

Re: Arriving Vancouver transfer to Van Island, with dog, advice :)

Just another warning ................. the same ferry that was out of action about 10 days ago, is out of action once again, with a different mechanical problem as of today. They're providing notice...
Oct 28th 2020, 1:07 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,722
Posted By scilly

Re: To the polls BC goes.

........ and now he seems to have set the cat among the pigeons with the way he announced his resignation!

It seems to be expected that the leader should consult with his caucus as to whether he...
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2020, 11:12 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By scilly

Re: Mother visiting from the UK

I'm on the other side .................... the parent wishing it was possible to visit with the daughter who is "only" on the opposite coast of Canada to me, yet we face all the same problems of...
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