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May 18th 2022, 11:14 am
Replies: 33
Views: 924
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: GTAA (Go To Another Airport)

I'm shortly booking travel to UK so this thread is of interest. I'm going to fly via Halifax on the way back - shorter flights, smaller airport, if I miss the connection I've got friends living...
Forum: Canada
May 16th 2022, 5:37 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: UK state pension for Brit Expats living in Canada

Can you only make contributions for missing years - class 2 or 3 for the most recent 6 years or can you go back further?
May 12th 2022, 12:40 pm
Replies: 9,645
Views: 564,064
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Frank Hovis vibes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPPGqF3LqM
Forum: Canada
May 11th 2022, 1:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Thinking of Importing two bikes into Canada.

Try Kelly Blue Book https://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/ for used values. Can't help on the detail but I believe you also have to ensure that whatever vehicle your bring in is *very* clean i.e. no...
May 5th 2022, 10:39 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

I’ve not watched Vikings simply because I have watched The Last Kingdom. The source material - the Bernard Cornwell novels - is really good and that has carried through into the tv series. (See also...
Forum: Canada
May 5th 2022, 12:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: UK to Calgary - Family of 6

What you need to live your lifestyle is such a subjective thing. One person's (or family's) expectation is going to be different from another.Some thoughts though. Do you live comfortably enough with...
May 4th 2022, 5:26 pm
Replies: 6,330
Views: 278,536
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Coronavirus

Even before the pandemic, it wasn't unheard of for multiple people in the same building to join a call on Webex from their desks rather than getting together in one meeting room. Easier to multitask...
May 3rd 2022, 1:14 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Finished Slow Horses last night. Superb. Loved it. Really happy that there is already a season 2 filmed and season 3 announced. Now I may have to go off and read the books....
Apr 29th 2022, 11:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Missed flight advice

Did she have travel insurance?

This might help: https://www.skyscanner.ca/tips-and-inspiration/what-happens-if-you-miss-your-flight
Apr 25th 2022, 5:20 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 14,910
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: 2020 - movies seen this year

Continuing the kids movie theme, we went to see "The Bad Guys" at the cinema yesterday. Very good, we all enjoyed it.
Forum: Canada
Apr 17th 2022, 10:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Building a 2nd house in the backyard and sell it?

That will be determined by your municipality’s zoning regulations. I suggest you google or call them and ask. Have any of your neighbours done something similar?
Forum: Canada
Apr 17th 2022, 2:35 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Ontorio net salary calculation

Assuming you are on a work permit rather than as a permanent resident or citizen. I believe you will have to pay CPP and EI. On EI, you can access it if you get laid off so long as you’ve paid your...
Apr 13th 2022, 2:53 pm
Replies: 958
Views: 53,097
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Masks

A year ago we weren't as well vaxed as we are now.
Apr 13th 2022, 2:51 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Also on Apple TV+ if you like good old fashioned war movies, "Greyhound" a Tom Hanks vehicle based on the CS Forrester novel "Good Shepherd is to be recommended. Really well done. If you like space /...
Forum: Canada
Apr 13th 2022, 12:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: buying property in Scotland - HELOC?

Do you plan to rent it out? If yes, then potentially, but of course the income is also subject to tax. If its just a purchase for you and family to use with no investment/income potential (beyond...
Apr 11th 2022, 2:48 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Saving that for next week when the family are away. Looks good & I liked Gary Oldman in the remake of Tinker Tailor.
Apr 5th 2022, 4:12 pm
Replies: 958
Views: 53,097
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Masks

Sensible folk - and reassuring as my wife and kids are visiting Ottawa over easter. In Newfoundland, mask use is still 90% or greater.
Apr 4th 2022, 11:24 am
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: BC Gas Price

I heard over the weekend that diesel is now 60c a litre more expensive than gas here in Nfld. Thats gotta hurt when you fill up your F350 Powerstroke. (Or more pertinently, your transport truck)....
Mar 31st 2022, 12:59 pm
Replies: 2,635
Views: 229,566
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Groceries

Same price in the Sobeys flyer here...
Mar 22nd 2022, 12:50 pm
Replies: 958
Views: 53,097
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Masks

I think I've posted this before, but the pandemic and working from home was a levelling experience for me. My employer has an office here, with around 150 people based here. Most of the people I work...
Mar 15th 2022, 10:27 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Mar 8th 2022, 5:47 pm
Replies: 2,635
Views: 229,566
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Groceries

The Mrs has been resistant to getting a freezer - we have two fridge freezers, so why do we need a dedicated freezer? Solely on the buying stuff when it’s on special argument it would seem to pay....
Feb 28th 2022, 5:38 pm
Replies: 9,645
Views: 564,064
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Anyone else having 1980's style existential dread about being collateral damage in a nuclear exchange?
Feb 27th 2022, 10:31 pm
Replies: 2,368
Views: 211,574
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

At it's heart, Peaky Blinders is really a treatise on the effects of PTSD. Tommy, Arthur and various of their gang suffering from the experiences in WW1. I am looking forward to the final season,...
Feb 21st 2022, 1:37 pm
Replies: 6,330
Views: 278,536
Posted By Atlantic Xpat

Re: Coronavirus

Slimline tonic in her G&T's?
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