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Forum: Canada
Today, 9:14 pm
Replies: 1,110
Views: 64,290
Posted By bats

Re: Quarantine for COVID 19 discussions.

I would think hotels will be pissed off at all the 14 day bookings being cancelled at short notice. I suppose you'd have to pay for one night then cancel the rest of the stay
Forum: Canada
Yesterday, 11:32 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By bats

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

In America. What happens there is not the norm
Forum: Canada
Yesterday, 7:57 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By bats

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

You're not the first generation that's happened to, it's just a surprise for North Americans who are generally spoiled with space, size of houses, cars, second homes.
if you want a life of gadgets...
Forum: Canada
Yesterday, 1:56 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By bats

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

But he's constantly posting about how he won't take a job with low pay and/or few vacation days so he's unemployed. Work ethic to me is getting a job, any job, and brining some money in while you...
Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 6:31 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By bats

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

Weren't you living at home in your parents house? Don't you stay with your grandparents in Malta?
Did you buy your own car? Pay the insurance and not piggy backed onto your parents insurance?
Jun 19th 2021, 4:42 am
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,659
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

We are close to that
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Forum: Canada
Jun 19th 2021, 12:59 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

I'm still using the china i started collecting in 1978. Its moved with me from NW3, NW6, HA1, various parts of Bedfordshire. Why wouldn't I bring it to Ontario too?
Jun 18th 2021, 6:03 pm
Replies: 1,689
Views: 162,264
Posted By bats

Re: Lunchtime Choices

Tater tots and Bisto gravy for me. I live the high life
Forum: Canada
Jun 18th 2021, 2:42 am
Replies: 59
Views: 1,749
Posted By bats

Re: Sacrificing paid leave for a better life?

I'm guessing you aren't in a clinical post in the NHS as you onky have four weeks off but just in case you are you might want to reconsider working here. Seniority, ie whoever has worked there the...
Jun 14th 2021, 2:51 pm
Replies: 8,976
Views: 507,758
Posted By bats

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

You can do it. Give it a go, don't assume failure when you start and you'll be surprised.
3 hours a day, not all day. Think positive!
Jun 13th 2021, 5:19 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,082
Posted By bats

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

Unusual as in many people are in a similar situation due to COVID.
the UK is lifting restrictions from the 2nd wave, they've been in lock down that long and it isn't going to be fully lifted after...
Jun 12th 2021, 8:54 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,082
Posted By bats

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

You don't care about the suffering?
​​​​​ Donating vaccine is right morally and politically, I'm surprised you can't see that.
You do sound like a grumpy, old Tory not a young idealistic man. Maybe...
Jun 12th 2021, 1:26 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,082
Posted By bats

Re: Has Canada's pandemic response made you consider moving back to UK/Europe?

Hairdressers are opening soon. Masks worn inside public places and outdoors sometimes.Fully vaccinated? Malta: v small island, compact population. Canada: v big land mass with assorted islands,...
Jun 10th 2021, 9:42 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 2,190
Posted By bats

Re: Kamloops indigenous school bodies

My usual scan reading read that as " chicken walking all over" you. I was about to post a snotty reply that no chickens are involved in the disease process but thankfully reread.
Still it's a...
Jun 8th 2021, 9:54 pm
Replies: 4,771
Views: 199,659
Posted By bats

Re: Coronavirus

we've just booked our second doses. Second Moderna shot for me and husband is going for Moderna this time
Forum: Canada
Jun 8th 2021, 9:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By bats

Re: Watching the Euros.

Not a thread about currency exchange then
Forum: Canada
Jun 7th 2021, 2:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By bats

Re: Dual national applying for British Passport renewal

surely the question is which countries allow dual (or more) citizens to hold a passport in names that differ from passports of the other citizenship.
Jun 6th 2021, 11:34 pm
Replies: 8,976
Views: 507,758
Posted By bats

Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Yep medical records are only kept for 8 years unless medicolegal, a child, mental health, obstetrics i think. What the data centralisation thing?centeal8sed health records? T3gats a good thing
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2021, 11:05 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

I've nothing against second hand, my dining table is second hand, brought from the UK. It's solid oak with barley twist legs. Cost me £50 and I've seem them for sale here for $800. We also brought...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2021, 10:50 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

How much was that? Last time we looked the delivery charges were horrendous - cheaper to rent a Uhaul but we weren't keen on that.
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2021, 6:55 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

​​​​​​Say you decide to get a new cardboard box from Ikea and you live in Peterborough you'll have to buy a car, or better still an SUV or a truck to bring the boxes home in. You'll need to drive...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2021, 1:08 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

Next we will be hearing about how little it costs to furnish a shoe box on the M1.
Forum: Canada
Jun 5th 2021, 9:21 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

How much does it cost to ship now? Certainly when we moved it waa cheaper to ship than to buy new here. I made a start upthread of adding up some costs but I've found this tgat says $16K fioor a...
Forum: Canada
Jun 4th 2021, 12:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By bats

Re: Dual national applying for British Passport renewal

Yes I realise all this.. The OP seems to be surprised to be asked about it and tgat it was down to pick that they matched. My mind was briefly boggled.
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2021, 9:53 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,838
Posted By bats

Re: What Do You Wish You Brought Or Left Behind

Bring everything, you'll soon get fed up with shopping.
I've no idea what shipping costs are now but you can easily do a comparison of costs to replace items. $4000 for a couch and chair, $1500...
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