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Forum: Canada
Feb 15th 2018, 2:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,908
Posted By pinzo

Re: Ottawa

I was 31 and single when I moved to Canada. I was thinking the exact same thing back then. How do you meet people when you're in your 30's....and I'm not the sort of person who goes to pubs/clubs to...
Forum: Canniversary
Apr 10th 2017, 3:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By pinzo

8 years ago today....

....it was a Thursday. I remember it so well.
Flying Air Transat Club class (for the extra baggage limit) and seated in row 1A.

I was so scared, sad to leave my parents behind, yet looking...
Jan 15th 2017, 2:24 am
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By pinzo

Re: Hydro Rant

We are in GTA, family of 4 (two children, 2 year old and 6 month old) and our hydro bill for 2016 is exactly the same as you, almost to the penny!
I have been home 6 months of that year, and the...
Oct 14th 2016, 5:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By pinzo

Re: Another dual passport question !

Ok. Thanks all.

I seem to recall entering the UK on my British passport last time but my memory is hazy!

I'll have both passports handy so they can look at them both if they so wish.
Oct 14th 2016, 2:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By pinzo

Another dual passport question !

Hi folks.

So I've read on here many times about people using dual passports and I'm in the same boat (I have both UK and Canadian passports.)

I am travelling tonight with my 3-month old son who...
Sep 13th 2016, 3:33 am
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By pinzo

Re: british passport renewal

I would remove it too
Forum: Canada
May 1st 2016, 1:29 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By pinzo

Re: transferring finances

I used World First.
Transfer was free and I got a better rate of exchange than anywhere else.
Feb 3rd 2016, 3:36 am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,776
Posted By pinzo

Re: Toronto Maple Leafs new logo

Just saw it and tbh a bit of a let down.

Not impressed.
Feb 3rd 2016, 3:16 am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,776
Posted By pinzo

Toronto Maple Leafs new logo

So....the new logo is being revealed in about 20 minutes.

Supposed to be a 'significant' change, according to the news.

Thoughts? Comments?
Feb 3rd 2016, 3:01 am
Replies: 2,383
Views: 195,218
Posted By pinzo

Re: Groceries

We have cherries on sale this week for $1.99lb!
I can't remember the last time I bought them at that price....tasted pretty good too
Jan 1st 2016, 4:02 am
Replies: 290
Views: 32,221
Posted By pinzo

Re: Dear Canada Post, We Need To Talk.

I mailed Christmas cards from Canada to England a few weeks ago. (I always stuff a dozen or so cards into a larger envelope and mail it to my Mum for distribution.)

When they weighed the envelope...
Forum: Canada
Dec 31st 2015, 2:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By pinzo

Re: Canadian version of Samuels/Elizabeth duke?

I tried Walmart before I went to Sears since my watch was cheap and I only wanted a battery.
The Walmart employee told me they only replace batteries in watches that are/were purchased in Walmart!
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2015, 2:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By pinzo

Re: Canadian version of Samuels/Elizabeth duke?

Definitely Sears.
I went in with my old Next watch for a battery change and the man there even put it in the cleaning solution and it came up looking brand new!
Even adjusted another old watch of...
Dec 29th 2015, 2:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By pinzo

Re: Citizenship interview and ceremony

Thanks for the congratulations!

And I know what you mean, the whole process is frustrating. I think I was frustrated for 10 years from the start of my application to the final hurdle of getting...
Dec 24th 2015, 2:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By pinzo

Re: Citizenship interview and ceremony

Similar thing happened to me last year.

After taking the test and doing the interview I told them I was unavailable to attend a citizenship ceremony during the months of June and July (just a...
Forum: Canada
Dec 21st 2015, 3:24 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By pinzo

Re: If you had cash in the UK right now..

I just changed a chunk of pounds to dollars this last week.
You never know what is going to happen but I think as someone else said, it's been hovering around the 2.09 mark for a while now so I...
Forum: Canada
Dec 16th 2015, 3:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By pinzo

Re: Issues texting a Canadian cell phone

I agree with TiryTory.
If you have a smartphone, get WhatsApp, it's brilliant. Text, send photos and videos all free over wifi.
Forum: Canada
Dec 16th 2015, 2:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By pinzo

Re: Return to Uk and Renting Canadian property and tax implication

Hi there,
I think even with a house sitter, if the CRA know you not living in the country (because you will have to declare it on your taxes when you file) then your owned home is still not your...
Forum: Canada
Dec 15th 2015, 3:38 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By pinzo

Re: Return to Uk and Renting Canadian property and tax implication

Hi there
Just thought I'd add that if you rent out your home, make sure you get it valued by a professional appraiser. It will cost you a few hundred but well worth it in the future.

When your...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By pinzo

Re: British citizenship for my baby born in Canada?

Thanks very much for the information!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4,456
Posted By pinzo

Re: British citizenship for my baby born in Canada?

You seem well educated in this area BritInParis. so I have a question.

I have pretty much the same scenario as the OP. I'm British born (both my parents are British born too), I live in Canada...
Oct 3rd 2015, 3:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By pinzo

Re: Got my letter for my citizenship test

I took pretty much everything with me, you can never be too sure! All paperwork relating to my citizenship application.
Definitely need your PR card, and ID, so passport/driving license.
After the...
Forum: Canada
Sep 29th 2015, 2:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By pinzo

Re: Georgetown, ON

I live in Georgetown....what do you want to know?
Forum: Canada
Jul 8th 2015, 3:07 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,107
Posted By pinzo

Re: Complete muddle over where to live

Please keep in mind what the commute would be like in the dead of winter.
What is a one hour commute now quickly becomes a two hour commute (or more!) when the snow arrives!:blink:
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Forum: Canada
Jun 23rd 2015, 3:02 am
Replies: 83
Views: 5,979
Posted By pinzo

Re: Shall I quit?

Well done you!!:thumbsup:

I remember it was such a huge relief once I had finally decided and handed in the letter.

You will get days where you 'wobble' but just stick with it, get excited...
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