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Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2016, 8:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,533
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Second hand furniture shops in Calgary?

Kijiji.ca is your best bet. You'll be able to find everything on that but, agreed, you might struggle without transportation. Some sellers might offer delivery for a fee and you could always ask if...
Forum: Canada
Dec 11th 2016, 3:41 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,880
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Moving to Calgary in January - what cold weather gear do we need?

Coming in January you might get some good bargains in the sales. I picked up a nice winter coat last year in the sales for $1.49!

Marks do some good warm gear. My work environment isn't the...
Forum: Canada
Jul 19th 2016, 3:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Joining BC or Alberta Police

For Calgary Police Service, my understanding is you currently have to have had PR status for 3 years before you can apply.
Forum: Canada
Jan 13th 2016, 4:21 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,555
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Canada Trip

I agree that to "do" Vancouver, Banff and Calgary all in two weeks will be a lot to cover, particularly if you're looking to get a feel for living here as opposed to just holidaying and, believe me,...
Forum: Canada
Sep 27th 2015, 3:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Cochrane?

Another hello from Cochrane. We've been here almost 7 years now and are really happy here. I think Anne pretty much summed it all up in her reply; I'd agree with all she said.

i don't live in...
Forum: Canada
Feb 23rd 2015, 3:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By TheThornes

Re: New Here and need advice

Hi Mark. I know you are aware that it doesn't appear possible at the moment to do a straight transfer into any of the Canadian Police Services. Also, I don't know about other parts of the country...
Forum: Canada
Aug 14th 2014, 8:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Carseat

Yes to reclycling. Our local Eco Centre (reclycling centre) takes them so I'm sure there'll be somewhere local to you that will take it.
Forum: Canada
Aug 12th 2014, 10:43 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Advice on where in Canada to move to please!

BC and Alberta are both equally beautiful and great for skiing but I believe BC is more expensive to live.

My husband is also a Police Officer here and had previously been so in the UK also. As...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2014, 5:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,741
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Finding places to Rent from UK

I agree that trying to find a long term rental before you arrive could be unwise as you never completely know what you're getting. Always best to view first. If you're looking at Banff, there's...
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2014, 4:58 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,042
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Taking dog with us

We used Airpets and was very happy with the service. Yes, more expensive that the DIY route but it was peace of mind knowing that everything was being dealt with correctly. Leaving the pets behind...
Forum: Canada
Jun 23rd 2014, 8:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Anyone live in Canmore or Banff?

If only I'd seen this post a few days ago!! A friend of mine has just rented out a condo in Canmore! I live about 40 minutes or so from Canmore and rental prices there are considerably higher than...
Forum: Canada
Apr 15th 2014, 1:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Somewhere to stay in Calgary?

Hi, yes it is me who has a furnished basement suite available for short term lets in Cochrane. Please feel free to message me if you would like any further info.
Dec 27th 2013, 11:43 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 8,273
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Calling ex pats for support - Jamie McDonald

Caught up with Jamie today and, yes, he truly is an amazing guy. Me and the two kidlets have been tracking him so knew roughly where to find him today. Took him a ton of food but he had already...
Sep 27th 2013, 4:45 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Rhubarb

I sometimes make a yummy rhubarb cake:

1 1/2 cups raw rhubarb chopped up fine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup apple sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp...
Forum: Canada
Sep 22nd 2013, 8:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Canada move- advice please

This year was the exception to that! LOL We had more than our fair share of rain! ;)
Forum: Canada
Sep 12th 2013, 4:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Children and schooling?

We were in temporary accommodation for almost two months when we first moved over. However, within the first week we had found a house to buy and had our offer accepted etc; just had to wait to take...
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2013, 12:16 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,324
Posted By TheThornes

Re: school query

Again, I'd check with the particular school board in question for your area as they all seem to vary. Where we are, the cut off is end of February so those with March birthdays are the eldest in...
Forum: Canada
Sep 9th 2013, 12:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,324
Posted By TheThornes

Re: school query

Quite possibly; like everything here, it is all very specific to an exact area. There seems no consistency.
Forum: Canada
Sep 8th 2013, 5:11 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,324
Posted By TheThornes

Re: school query

Not sure what part of Alberta you're headed but where I am in Alberta Grade 6 is Middle School, not Elementary. High School here commences at Grade 9.
Aug 17th 2013, 1:08 am
Replies: 5,684
Views: 487,673
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Post The Latest Picture You Have Taken

:thumbsup: Never leave home without it!!
Forum: Canada
Jul 28th 2013, 3:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Speech therapy

My son was 3 just when we moved to Canada. He had already been assessed in the UK as having delayed speech but was of an age where they didn't want to undertake speech therapy but rather just...
Forum: Canada
Jul 28th 2013, 3:18 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,055
Posted By TheThornes

Re: The packers are here! The packers are here!

Oh I remember that feeling well enough too! LOL We used Whites too and they had the contents of our three bed semi packed up in a day and a half! Happy packing and look forward to meeting you when...
Forum: Canada
Jul 23rd 2013, 2:24 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,081
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Emigrating with pets

We brought a Jack Russell and a three legged cat over with us no problem. We used a pet travel company which was more expensive, largely as I didn't know about the DIY route at the time! LOL
Forum: Canada
Jul 20th 2013, 7:35 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 25,187
Posted By TheThornes

Re: How popular if at all is the English accent in Canada?

Very occasionally someone will comment on my English accent which always surprises me as almost every other person that lives around here has either a English, Scottish, Irish or Welsh accent!

I...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2013, 3:36 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 5,474
Posted By TheThornes

Re: Flying back to the UK on Saturday - What to expect?

LOL We went at Easter so, sadly, very little left now apart from some mega jars of Marmite! :D
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