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Forum: Canada
Dec 26th 2016, 1:29 am
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

That's pretty moronic.
You can rent very nice one bedroom apartments here for under $600 a month. Current exchange rate makes that 360 quid.

A sample of average UK one bedroom rents:
Bristol...
Forum: Canada
Dec 26th 2016, 12:15 am
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

Yes, it's a pain not having cheap flight options. Or even reasonably priced holiday options.

But - and this will vary according to circumstances - the additional cost can be more than made up in...
Forum: Canada
Jun 9th 2016, 2:21 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

I went on a training course to Preston once. 1975.

I got a bus to Blackburn one evening for a match against Wrexham - there was no game in Preston while I was there. It was easy and cheap.
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2016, 10:33 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

:rofl:

Except when it's not of course. I used to think it got "a bit sticky" in England when it was humid. But I never walked out of a store there and found my glasses steamed up outside. :ohmy:
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2016, 8:21 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

Good job you're here to correct everyone :p


Where's 'here'?
Transit is very good in this town. I've heard people say it's pretty good in other places too.


Maybe where you live they are. I...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2016, 1:09 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

How does one gringo kids anyway? :lol:
Forum: Canada
Jun 2nd 2016, 1:16 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

I suppose it depends where you move from.

Since living in Canada I have learned not to always take things for granted.

One does expect some differences but if funding child care costs were not...
Forum: Canada
May 30th 2016, 11:14 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

I'm not sure why you think I did assume that. :confused: The OP complained about the lack of vacation time from employers and someone - Haggis - commented "It appears on here that a lot of people are...
Forum: Canada
May 30th 2016, 3:05 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

As long as it's for the right reasons and not infamy. :lol:

I had that dbd33 in the back of the cab once...
Forum: Canada
May 30th 2016, 1:54 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

:nod:
So flying Business Class (or any class) for work isn't all about the hardships referred to then. There are benefits too. ;)
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2016, 6:21 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

I know you can cash in air miles for a number of things. What did he do with his, buy a tent and just leave it behind and buy a new one for the next time? :rofl:
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2016, 1:59 am
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

Are any of you lucky enough to gain by being able to use airmiles (or something similar, like discounts) accrued on work travel for personal travel/hotels?
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2016, 4:49 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

A new thread has just started (http://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/job-offer-what-package-negotiate-878016/). Will be interesting to see what develops. :)
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2016, 4:44 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

Swallows and Amazons on tour?
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2016, 11:03 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

http://lowres.jantoo.com/animal-kingdom-world_of_cow-farm-farmer-animals-cow-01236258_low.jpg
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2016, 10:35 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

I understand the need to be fresh for a meeting and business class would help - depending on the journey. Not sure that particular journey would have helped that much.

If I was the employer I...
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2016, 8:32 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

That made me smile :)

Not sure if that's the industry/business or the actual individual.

It's always been my impression that the nature of the jobs of many "on here" are not the norm. Some may...
Forum: Canada
May 25th 2016, 12:42 am
Replies: 195
Views: 25,404
Posted By BristolUK

Re: Going Home

Forum regulars, please sigh and just look away, you've seen this (my comments) before :)
I can only speak from my experience but it's far from a few pennies saved and it really doesn't involve...
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