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Aug 19th 2009, 8:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By hudd

Re: UK Real estate listings - so how big is the garden then??

Grayling

The two houses we rented in Oxfordsire had 0.3 and 0.5 acres.
Our 1970's house we purchased last year has a 123 x 60 ft rear garden and 47x60ft front garden. Lots of older home have...
Forum: Canada
Aug 16th 2009, 10:33 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By hudd

Re: UK builds the smallest houses

Flyingscottie

We purchased a 1900's farmhouse built by a Scottish immigrant family in Ontario in 1999. It was a nice house made of brick and lots of character. The downside was that cost 4 times...
Forum: Canada
Aug 16th 2009, 9:38 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,632
Posted By hudd

Re: UK builds the smallest houses

elfman

These are boom time built houses and they are tiny. Also anywhere that is an hour from London is going to be built on premium land.
We looked at quite a few new houses when we returned to...
Aug 5th 2009, 9:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By hudd

Re: going back to uk

rtan

We return to the UK from Canada and my wife registered us within a month at the local doctors surgery. I know also my two sons were having dental treatment on the NHS within a year of...
Jul 26th 2009, 7:17 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By hudd

Re: What are you growing?

ann m;

I know how hit and miss growing vegs in some parts of Canada can be.

In the Ottawa Valley I dug a 80x35 ft veggie plot. One year I had 100lbs or carrots and the next about 5lb. I did...
Jul 26th 2009, 7:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By hudd

Re: What are you growing?

livinginreality

I know its a lot of effort removing the eggs. You can use netting or fleece to keep cabbage butterfly's off and laying eggs.

hudd
Jul 26th 2009, 12:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By hudd

Re: What are you growing?

Hi

I have managed to get the old vegetable garden cultivated this year. Its been 25 years since it was really used. Its 30 x 50 ft and took a lot of clearing this spring.

We have peas, French,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 25th 2009, 9:05 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,263
Posted By hudd

Re: Ottawa - salary information

dboy

I agree with you there is not much difference in living costs between the UK and Canada from my own experience. We spent more on generally living costs in Canada than we do back in the UK...
Jul 22nd 2009, 11:59 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,354
Posted By hudd

Re: leaving nz

kooga61

I agreed with your recommendation of not selling your house if you can afford not to. We moved to Canada and initially had a very hard time and the reason we stayed was selling up and...
Forum: Canada
Jul 17th 2009, 11:55 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 4,828
Posted By hudd

Re: Curious escapee from NZ forum!

Dave77

We lived 7 years in rural Canada out of the 8 we lived there. If you want to live near the Great Outdoors there will be not much chance of getting any decent work or amenities for your...
Jul 2nd 2009, 9:30 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By hudd

Re: advice from those who went to Canada

dboy

These are a links for average UK salaries

http://www.newlifenetwork.co.uk/the-average-advertised-uk-salary-is-31290-a-year-i601683.html
...
Jul 1st 2009, 11:12 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,159
Posted By hudd

Re: advice from those who went to Canada

Hi izzi81

We moved to Canada with 2 young boys (we were aged 30 & 31). Moving to Canada in your 30's is an ideal time.

We lived in rural Alberta and Ontario and experienced "small town" Canada....
Jun 26th 2009, 9:02 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 22,504
Posted By hudd

Re: Opinions on England Please.

Essex_Man

It looks like Canadians are not better off than Brits locking at today's Globe and Mail. I see both house hold debt in Canada and the UK are not much different.

I lived 8 year in...
Jun 25th 2009, 10:43 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By hudd

Re: Cost of Living in UK

Essex_Man

My father inlaw moved there when he remarried at 73. My youngest sons said its full of "old" people. We visited a few times and there seems to be a lot of retired people living there. ...
Jun 23rd 2009, 11:26 pm
Replies: 282
Views: 22,504
Posted By hudd

Re: Opinions on England Please.

julii2020

I found working near the M4 that drivers were more aggressive than they seems to be where we have moved to in SE Kent. I also found there are plenty of speed bumps that make your drive...
Forum: Canada
Jun 20th 2009, 11:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By hudd

Re: electrical goods uk to canada

angie

I brought transformers from this shop in Calgary. Also they do UK to north American lamp conversion.

http://www.glazierelectric.net

hudd
Jun 17th 2009, 10:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,143
Posted By hudd

Re: garden hose fittings?

en1gma

I brought back 5 off 30 metre garden hoses from Canada. I had to use Hoselock fittings on my garden tap to connect to the hose. Fitting cost around £3.

hudd
Jun 16th 2009, 10:03 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,993
Posted By hudd

Re: Have you benefited from living abroad?

dingbat

I am in my early 40's now and did not find problems getting work back in the UK after 8 years in Canada. I work in the nuclear/electricity generation industry and as manager it is seen as...
Jun 15th 2009, 10:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By hudd

Re: Why return from Canada?

dunroving

I have three interviews for my current role at departmental manager level and last interview with Plant Manager. I also had a whole day completing a leadership assessment in which I had...
Jun 15th 2009, 10:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,671
Posted By hudd

Re: Why return from Canada?

Stepnek

Our mortgage monthly payments in Alberta increased by 50% compared to that we had in Suffolk. I noticed moving back to the UK there is much more competition for your services. Recently I...
Forum: Canada
Jun 12th 2009, 11:09 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,014
Posted By hudd

Re: Do we really need all this money!!

ann m

We got through $40K in 1997 in a very short time moving to Calgary. Not because we went mad but had to replace what we sold or gave away before leaving England.

We brought a two second...
Jun 9th 2009, 11:32 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 8,211
Posted By hudd

Re: Should I stay in UK or go to Canada??

Sans

I found my situation very similar to you. We spent 8 years in rural Alberta/Ontario. I have kept a check on our costs back in the UK over the last 3 years. I agree new cars are cheaper in...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2009, 11:35 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,806
Posted By hudd

Re: Can You Get By In Toronto Earning Minimum Wage?

I agree with the huge cost of initial cost of emigration which you do not realise how much it costs until you emigrate.
Cost us around $40K to move to Calgary in 1997( we spent first year in a...
Jun 3rd 2009, 10:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By hudd

Re: So we are thinking Suffolk area???

dewdrop

I have worked in the nuclear/electricity industry both in the UK and Canada, in Technical Engineering and Management roles. EDF plan to build a twin EPR (PWR) reactor at Sizewell ,...
Jun 2nd 2009, 11:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By hudd

Re: So we are thinking Suffolk area???

We lived in Suffolk for over 6 years and my wife said she preferred it to any places we lived since in both England and Canada. We liked Woodbridge as its a small town not too from from Ipswich.
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