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Forum: Canniversary
Nov 9th 2010, 4:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By snoopster

2 years in.....and still going!

Well I"m definitely not frequenting this board as much as I used to, but thought I would mark our second Canniversary nonetheless.....

Another year down and we can't quite believe it's been 2...
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2010, 1:58 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 11,863
Posted By snoopster

Re: Climate in Calgary, what to wear, and where to buy it.

This is what first sprang to mind...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuzLmUjvPJ8

Sorry, couldn`t resist :rofl:
Forum: Canada
Oct 28th 2010, 1:49 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,622
Posted By snoopster

Re: School/Kindergarten

If they choose to live within the city limits, then it would be the Calgary School Board. Rocky View only covers schools within the MD of Rocky View such as Cochrane, Airdrie etc. However, I believe...
Forum: Canada
Sep 6th 2010, 6:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By snoopster

Re: Goods to follow - any personal experiences

You need to list all the possessions that you are bringing and give them an approximate value. This is time consuming and it isn't easy to value some things, but it has to be done. Everything should...
Forum: Canada
Sep 6th 2010, 1:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By snoopster

Re: Handling the transition

We bought a house and moved in here 3 weeks before our container arrived from the UK. We bought cheap blow up mattresses from Canadian Tire, a couple of cheap easy chairs from IKEA and some bar...
Forum: Canada
Aug 7th 2010, 12:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,186
Posted By snoopster

Re: Red Deer - Alberta

Hi
I'm also a primary school teacher about to embark on my first teaching post here in Alberta, so if I can help out in any way with questions about how to go about trying to teach here then just...
Aug 1st 2010, 12:47 am
Replies: 87
Views: 6,360
Posted By snoopster

Re: Correcting kids

With my kids, they insist on raising their voices at the end of every sentence as if they're answering a question. While I'm pretty relaxed about the Canadianisms creeping into their language...
Jul 26th 2010, 4:24 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By snoopster

Re: Family visiting

Well it has done me good to find a few more people from disfunctional families like mine. Thanks guys :wub:
Jul 26th 2010, 4:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By snoopster

Re: Family visiting

I think you might be my brother :rofl:
Jul 26th 2010, 3:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By snoopster

Family visiting

It's summer, which means that there are a lot of expats in this neck of the woods experiencing the 'joys' of family coming to visit them for a week or 6(!). Over the months that we've lived here,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 25th 2010, 5:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,515
Posted By snoopster

Re: Teaching in Alberta

I've just got my Alberta Interim teachers certificate having completed my 3 semester credits in Canadian Studies. Like you, that was the only extra study I needed to do.
I can certainly give you...
Jul 15th 2010, 4:26 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,561
Posted By snoopster

Re: Miracle

Wow, looking at that picture of your car...it's a miracle indeed. Thank God she's okay.
Wishing you all the best
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2010, 4:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,457
Posted By snoopster

Re: Landed at Calgary!!!

Fantastic news. Congratulations and here's to many happy years ahead....welcome to Calgary guys.
Jul 15th 2010, 4:13 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,010
Posted By snoopster

Re: Something English?

I would go for the cup and saucer idea, with some lovely tea and some shortbread. Go to Whittards - they have lovely gift sets you can buy.
Forum: Canada
Jul 15th 2010, 4:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By snoopster

Re: Reccy to Vancouver and Calgary

Hi
We did a very similar recce trip to the one you're planning when we came out in 2005, starting in Vancouver, and travelling to Calgary, then back to Van again.

We decided to make 2 night...
Jul 14th 2010, 6:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 14,019
Posted By snoopster

Re: Rutabaga/swede/turnip

this is identical to my way too....with the extension at the end of yelling for my other (physically stronger) half to 'bloody come and cut this thing up will ya?'
Forum: Canada
Jul 7th 2010, 3:12 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,034
Posted By snoopster

Re: Doctors in Okotoks

have you tried any docs in South Calgary? I know some people got into a docs office in Chaparral (the strip mall next to Walden I think), and there's a walk-in surgery in Chaparral where a Canadian...
Jul 4th 2010, 5:02 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By snoopster

Re: What are your kids doing this summer?

My two (age 9 and 12) are off into Kananaskis for a week of camp at Camp Cadicasu www.cadicasu.com Outdoorsy activities, lots of water, lots of mud and s'mores...they are super excited and can't wait.
Forum: Canada
Jul 4th 2010, 4:56 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,446
Posted By snoopster

Re: How long till we can buy a house?

Like the Thornes, we too bought straight away. We didn't have jobs but had a sizeable downpayment as we wanted to keep our mortgage payments low (for obvious reasons). We moved into our home within a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 27th 2010, 3:15 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,487
Posted By snoopster

Re: Tried and failed!

This post has made me feel so sad for you guys. I'm so sorry that you feel this way so early in your emigration journey. I can totally identify with how you feel in some respects. I too felt wobbly...
Jun 12th 2010, 2:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By snoopster

Re: Can you feel my disappointment?

I can forgive Superstore everything....because that Galen Weston in the adverts is a hottie! :rofl:
Forum: Canniversary
Jun 11th 2010, 2:25 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By snoopster

Re: Three Years Today!

Fab post. Totally agree with so much that you've said Missus. So pleased that you have finally found true happiness here.
Here's to many years to come:thumbsup:
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2010, 5:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,725
Posted By snoopster

Re: Advice on moving to BC / Alberta in 2011

Hi there and welcome to BE.

Firstly, in answer to where to live/cost of property etc. I would say the first thing to do is check out the MLS website - a database of lots of properties currently on...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2010, 10:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,115
Posted By snoopster

Re: Education System - Canada

I would ditto the other reply. You'll need to go back to school here and graduate with a high school diploma - the equivalent of A levels in the UK. GCSEs are not a direct equivalent of the Canadian...
May 29th 2010, 4:16 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,013
Posted By snoopster

Re: Decks

Nope! Just fine to walk on in the summer - no third degree burns here!
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