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Forum: Canada
May 16th 2019, 12:52 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Tell me about your part of Ontario and why you Love it!

We moved to Windsor last September and are loving life here. Windsor is a medium sized city (275K) that has everything that you would want/need day to day. The place is doing well economically right...
May 12th 2019, 5:02 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

I seem to remember that getting the loudest cheer of the afternoon :rofl: We enjoyed it. We thought that Bradford's kicking game let them down a bit. Decent showing from their fans too. We were...
Forum: Canada
Apr 21st 2019, 9:10 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 7,644
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Fredericton - a good word

I picked out a few things from your extensive post that do actually really ring true for me and my time in NB. I also had a good laugh at Mille F's comment on the other thread as it is accurate imho...
Forum: Canada
Apr 21st 2019, 8:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By Alex2201

Re: New Brunswick and Employment

I used to go out with a Teacher when I lived in Moncton. The profession seems to be in a mess. There are many problems within the education system itself not least amongst which is a lack of funding....
Apr 10th 2019, 2:34 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

I have not had a chance to watch any NRL yet this season but I am hoping the Bulldogs avoid the wooden spoon. As for NRL vs Super League much to my annoyance my Canadian Mrs does! I am convinced its...
Apr 10th 2019, 2:03 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 5,197
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Greggs or Tim Hortons?

Greggs every time. The breakfast sandwich choices. Tims is overly salty processed rubbish. Greggs at least does a proper bacon and egg on a baguette.
Dec 1st 2018, 5:12 pm
Replies: 491
Views: 30,670
Posted By Alex2201

Re: The new winter thread - 2018-19

We had this tree to the side of the house in Riverview. I loved it when it was covered in snow - very Christmas card like :thumbsup:
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Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2018, 3:19 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Struggling with NS, another province or UK?

I lived in Moncton, NB for 8 years and have recently relocated to Windsor ON. Reading this thread reflects my own experience. I was a fish out of water in NB. I am a working class lad from Stoke....
Oct 7th 2018, 2:50 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-league/39520864

Article on the BBC talking about the wages in SL and NRL :thumbsup:
Oct 7th 2018, 2:46 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

I missed the game but read the report. Quite the result away at Leeds. I honestly thought that they would get rolled over and be playing the million pound game away. Im actually glad that it is in...
Oct 7th 2018, 2:43 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

It is the amount that a Super League team gets in central funding from the RFL.
Aug 30th 2018, 8:06 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,693
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Instant Coffee Question

I do this when I am working. We will each have a cup out of it. I will then put the rest in a glass jug to microwave and take it to work in my thermos for later.

Days off or with company then we...
Forum: Canada
Aug 28th 2018, 4:25 am
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2018, 5:42 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Alex2201

Re: recommendations for housing/living in NS

A lot more hours for less money was to be illustrative. Its the culture here - long hours low pay. I know blokes here that have moved from points west and this is how they describe it and since gone...
Aug 27th 2018, 3:58 am
Replies: 109
Views: 23,272
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Rugby League

I was listening to the BBC Five Live RL podcast a few weeks ago and one of the pundits suggested that Toronto may not have the cake walk to SL that many were predicting. There still remains a gulf in...
Forum: Trucking
Aug 27th 2018, 3:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Uk bus driver wanting to get truck licence

Regarding the East Coast.

Average would be about $17.70 an hour. Plenty of companies happy to pay you less. Expect to work 60 - 70 hours a week. The concept of overtime, being paid extra for...
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2018, 2:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,197
Posted By Alex2201

Re: recommendations for housing/living in NS

As a Class 1 who has been in Atlantic Canada for 8 years get used to working a lot more hours for a lot less money. Your daughter will literally die of boredom in the places that you mention....
Forum: Canada
Aug 27th 2018, 2:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Alex2201

Re: W1 Investment Group

Rule of thumb if someone is approaching you by whatever medium regarding a service or product it is because they are trying to fleece you. I would recommend taking independent advice by appointment...
Aug 27th 2018, 2:38 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,468
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

Quite a few from different parts of the world and very different cultures and backgrounds - Italy, India, Spain,Lithuania,Philippines Australia,South Africa and Wales :p off the top of my head. There...
Forum: Canada
Aug 26th 2018, 2:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Thoughts on Windsor, ON

I would suggest as with anywhere else visiting Windsor and a few other places to get a feel for yourself. I am moving to Windsor next week. Having close proximity to Detroit is a huge draw for me as...
Aug 26th 2018, 2:03 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,468
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

I take your point but it can also become a prison when you live in a house that wont sell. It took us 14 months to sell and caused us an immense amount of stress.
Aug 26th 2018, 1:55 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,468
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

Yes they do and for lots of different reasons. I think that it is worth finding out by trying a different part of the country before deciding that its Canada as a whole that is not for you. Whilst...
Aug 26th 2018, 1:43 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,468
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

He can be bothered to make arrangements, return messages or phone calls etc. I have found that a lot of people here are just not receptive to making new friends. A few times people have said oh we...
Aug 24th 2018, 5:55 am
Replies: 68
Views: 2,001
Posted By Alex2201

Re: What was your dream job as a child?

As a child I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. As a teenager and student I wanted to join the RAF Police. I was due to become the latter but injured my back playing Rugby just before. I was told that...
Aug 24th 2018, 5:46 am
Replies: 122
Views: 5,468
Posted By Alex2201

Re: Reflections on my life in Vancouver after a trip back to UK

Lack of Greggs or Pound Bakery really puts a crimp in it :D :D :D
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