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Dec 19th 2012, 2:27 am
Replies: 73
Views: 5,575
Posted By Chookie

Re: Citizenship Question - your experiences

We applied in July 2011. Got the notice to turn up to do the test about 4 weeks ago, did the test this morning (it was easier than I expected - we were in and out in less than 45 minutes, and that...
Dec 19th 2012, 2:23 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,515
Posted By Chookie

Re: Who's got plans for the End of the World on Friday then?

I am going to be working for most of the day, but we will be celebrating Yule as a family in the evening.

Personally, I think that the Mayan carver broke his chisel, thought "**** it, I can't be...
Mar 27th 2012, 10:48 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 10,688
Posted By Chookie

Re: Teenagers in Crisis - Is this unique to Canada?

I have only kind of skimmed a lot of the replies, but I just wanted to comment on the ADHD kids thing..

I did my case study for school on the effects of massage therapy on kids with ADHD, and...
Mar 27th 2012, 10:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By Chookie

Re: Queen Elizabeth stuns bride and groom by accepting invite

I met Queenie years ago... actually, I nearly ran over one of her dogs when it shot into the road in front of the car (and she apologized for it!)...

Hmmmm do you think killing one of the royal...
Mar 27th 2012, 10:25 pm
Replies: 1,619
Views: 150,866
Posted By Chookie

Re: Lunchtime Choices

I am doing a horrible split shift at work today 9am to 1pm (Officially 9am to 12:30pm but I stopped to have a cup of tea with my bosses so didn't leave until 1pm - besides I had paperwork to do...
Mar 22nd 2012, 4:58 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,837
Posted By Chookie

Re: Should your new employer have access to your Social Networking ?

I wouldn't give my employer my facebook log in details (by that I mean my username and password), but I wouldn't give them log in details for anywhere else either...

As far as I am concerned, I...
Mar 19th 2012, 11:27 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,492
Posted By Chookie

Re: Name that Disease....

Strep throat is just good old fashioned tonsillitis/sore throat... even in the UK it is still caused by the streptococcus bacteria..... Same kind of thing with mono (it is just glandular fever by a...
Forum: Canada
Mar 19th 2012, 11:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By Chookie

Re: Dogs and the cold!

take the dog to the vets to rule out any infections or illnesses, but chances are the pooch has either chapped lips (jowels) or some other kind or irritation that has made him sore...

Best bet is...
Mar 13th 2012, 3:10 pm
Replies: 2,320
Views: 212,269
Posted By Chookie

Re: Teatime Choices

We had a chinese style braised chicken thing with rice... very tasty. And the bonus is that there is enough leftovers for my lunch today.

Tonight I have no idea what Mr Chookie and I are eating...
Forum: Canada
Mar 13th 2012, 3:07 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Chookie

Re: Edmonton to Calgary

If you are going to be based near the airport, I wouldn't bother with the SW - it can be a real bear to get into and out of at main commuter times. And as others have said, don't discount the NE -...
Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2012, 3:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Chookie

Re: Edmonton to Calgary

Really it depends very much on where you are working - if it is downtown, being close to one of the main commuter routes would prob work out best. But if it is somewhere else, consider how long the...
Forum: Canada
Mar 12th 2012, 3:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By Chookie

Re: schooling Alberta

I agree with those who say that she shouldn't consider it "going back a year".

When we came over here, my second daughter was 5, and went into kindergarten despite having been in full time...
Forum: Canada
Mar 9th 2012, 3:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Chookie

Re: Dog licence in Calgary

I think you are supposed to do it as soon as you get a dog/arrive in the city.

I just dialed 311 and spoke to someone who sorted it all out over the phone.

I imagine if you have a temporary...
Mar 6th 2012, 10:53 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,059
Posted By Chookie

Re: Hope you have your thermal knickers ready in Alberta!

Tis nice and sunny in N Calgary now.... am just about to get the dogs in so that I can go to work.... lots of snow though.
Mar 6th 2012, 10:52 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 16,014
Posted By Chookie

Re: What Canadian 'Candy' (sweets) would you send home?

Costco is your friend ;-) cheapst place to buy a dyson....
Mar 6th 2012, 10:51 pm
Replies: 881
Views: 99,241
Posted By Chookie

Re: Breakfast Choices

For me it has nothing to do with being snobby or even that I think it is cheating (hey if it works for you great!). I used to own a bread maker, and I didn't like the way the bread tasted - it had...
Mar 6th 2012, 3:11 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,059
Posted By Chookie

Re: Hope you have your thermal knickers ready in Alberta!

We have lots of snow in the far north of Calgary....
Mar 6th 2012, 3:09 pm
Replies: 881
Views: 99,241
Posted By Chookie

Re: Breakfast Choices

Dead easy.

Put some yeast in a bit of water until it starts frothing. Add flour and some salt and mix to a dough. Bung it in the oven with the pilot light on for an hour or so until it doubles...
Mar 5th 2012, 11:12 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,059
Posted By Chookie

Re: Hope you have your thermal knickers ready in Alberta!

My dogs are refusing to go outside in it... and they normally love the snow.
Mar 5th 2012, 11:09 pm
Replies: 881
Views: 99,241
Posted By Chookie

Re: Breakfast Choices

^ This is what I do (make my own bread that is). I have a dairy allergy and most commercial bread contains dairy in at least one form... so I make my own.

Only I don;t use a breadmaker for it -...
Mar 5th 2012, 11:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By Chookie

Re: Taking anti depressants since moving to Canada

Well I was prescribed antidepressants for a while over here (I was also on them for a while in the UK as a result of post-natal depression). But I don't think emigrating had anything to do with...
Mar 5th 2012, 6:16 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By Chookie

Re: Taking anti depressants since moving to Canada

This was what i was thinking as well.

And there should also be a "yes but it had nothing to do with me emigrating" option as well.
Mar 2nd 2012, 2:14 am
Replies: 86
Views: 10,888
Posted By Chookie

Re: Favourite British slang words / sayings........

I got a laugh for saying that someone "threw a wobbler" the other day. she thought it was cute...
Feb 28th 2012, 9:06 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By Chookie

Re: Rrrroll up the Rim

I have never even managed to win a free coffee!
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2012, 3:37 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,482
Posted By Chookie

Re: Moving to Calgary in 4 weeks

If you are working downtown, I would recommend using calgary transit to get to work - a monthly pass costs $95 and is far cheaper than paying for parking. Calgary has one of the most expensive...
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