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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:44 am
 


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I ended up in Scotland nigh on two years ago on a working holiday visa. I'd been for a visit in 2002 for a month and when I went back to Canada, I couldn't get Scotland out of my head. It left me very discontent and I had to get it out of my system. So I applied for a Working Holiday visa and arrived back on Scottish soil in January of 2004. Met my husband, got a job with the Scottish Court Service and here I am lol.

I miss home, but I think it's more to do with my friends and family rather than Canada itself. My life isn't so very different as to what it was before and I'm fortunate in that now I have two homes to choose from.

p.s Any Canadians in the UK, there's a Canada Shop in London. I just received my shipment of Kraft Dinner :D only to realise that I forgot to order Timmy's coffee!! :/

http://www.canadashop.uk.com


So, you live in Scotland now, have you gotten sick of the weather here yet ?. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:53 am
 


A friend of mine from Greece is teaching at St. Andrews. He says the only good weather in Scotland is ABS (after a bottle of Scotch).


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I'll be there in April to visit family. Out of all of my grandfather's family, he and two cousins were the only ones brave enough to leave for Canada. My liver isn't looking forward to the visit. I've got a little drink from the Orient to share with them. They'll ply me with Scotch almost as old as I am and I'll let them drink stuff bottled last month.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:15 am
 


YankGreat YankGreat:
natooke natooke:
Wullu Wullu:
Very cool pic natooke PDT_Armataz_01_34


Thanks :D

btw Wullu I spent a week in Halifax & loved it :D My mum flew half way to Sweden & I flew half way to Canada.


Hmm, no offence, but I don't think I would be so patriotic as much as you could be if I were you. Because from the beginning, I only believed in America, and I just see America as the most powerful nation on earth and eventually I have a faith in the US because of its incredible power.

Oh well, anyhow, live a good life.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:40 am
 


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dimoreien dimoreien:
I ended up in Scotland nigh on two years ago on a working holiday visa. I'd been for a visit in 2002 for a month and when I went back to Canada, I couldn't get Scotland out of my head. It left me very discontent and I had to get it out of my system. So I applied for a Working Holiday visa and arrived back on Scottish soil in January of 2004. Met my husband, got a job with the Scottish Court Service and here I am lol.

I miss home, but I think it's more to do with my friends and family rather than Canada itself. My life isn't so very different as to what it was before and I'm fortunate in that now I have two homes to choose from.

p.s Any Canadians in the UK, there's a Canada Shop in London. I just received my shipment of Kraft Dinner :D only to realise that I forgot to order Timmy's coffee!! :/

http://www.canadashop.uk.com


So, you live in Scotland now, have you gotten sick of the weather here yet ?. 8)



The weather doesn't bug me unless it's cloudy for weeks :lol:

the weather lately though has been insane. Today it snowed, rained, was sunny, hailed, back to rain, back to snow all in the span of an hour. 8O

MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:41 am
 


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A friend of mine from Greece is teaching at St. Andrews. He says the only good weather in Scotland is ABS (after a bottle of Scotch).


St. Andrews is a lovely city. Of course he'd say that, being from Greece :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:43 am
 


ShepherdsDog ShepherdsDog:
I'll be there in April to visit family. Out of all of my grandfather's family, he and two cousins were the only ones brave enough to leave for Canada. My liver isn't looking forward to the visit. I've got a little drink from the Orient to share with them. They'll ply me with Scotch almost as old as I am and I'll let them drink stuff bottled last month.


Shep, i tell ya, there's nothing smoother than an 18 year whiskey. I've seen the prices on 100 year whiskey and man that stuff is STEEP lol


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:46 am
 


YankGreat YankGreat:
natooke natooke:
Wullu Wullu:
Very cool pic natooke PDT_Armataz_01_34


Thanks :D

btw Wullu I spent a week in Halifax & loved it :D My mum flew half way to Sweden & I flew half way to Canada.


Hmm, no offence, but I don't think I would be so patriotic as much as you could be if I were you. Because from the beginning, I only believed in America, and I just see America as the most powerful nation on earth and eventually I have a faith in the US because of its incredible power.

Oh well, anyhow, live a good life.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:16 am
 


dimoreien dimoreien:
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Its so expensive!!! I am going to bring a bunch of stuff back with me when I go it will have to suffice.


It is expensive, but try bringing KD back yourself, Customs will confiscate it. I had 9 boxes of KD confiscated when I came back last time, even though it was packed in my luggage. They check EVERYTHING.

I don't mind paying the £1.75 per box, it's better than not having any at all to me!

Funny I've never had any problems with customs taking any food items.
I buy bulk (or it's sent in care packages) KD cheese powder.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:26 am
 


dimoreien dimoreien:
It is expensive, but try bringing KD back yourself, Customs will confiscate it. I had 9 boxes of KD confiscated when I came back last time, even though it was packed in my luggage. They check EVERYTHING.

I don't mind paying the £1.75 per box, it's better than not having any at all to me!


Man, when I lived in Japan, I probably should have been a wanted criminal. I brought blocks of cheddar cheese, a tub of sour cream, ranch dressing, you name it back with me. Once I even had a 1L of chocolate milk! I stuffed it all in one of those insulated lunch bags with an icepack or two and had it in my carry-on. I was never stopped once! :lol:

Of course it didn't stop me buying stuff from grocery stores that specialized in foreign food or the FBC, but it helped with things that no carried.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:50 am
 


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dimoreien dimoreien:
It is expensive, but try bringing KD back yourself, Customs will confiscate it. I had 9 boxes of KD confiscated when I came back last time, even though it was packed in my luggage. They check EVERYTHING.

I don't mind paying the £1.75 per box, it's better than not having any at all to me!


Man, when I lived in Japan, I probably should have been a wanted criminal. I brought blocks of cheddar cheese, a tub of sour cream, ranch dressing, you name it back with me. Once I even had a 1L of chocolate milk! I stuffed it all in one of those insulated lunch bags with an icepack or two and had it in my carry-on. I was never stopped once! :lol:

Of course it didn't stop me buying stuff from grocery stores that specialized in foreign food or the FBC, but it helped with things that no carried.



8O :lol:

I have to say, British sour cream rocks. It's SOOO thick. Perfect for perogies!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:52 am
 


natooke natooke:
dimoreien dimoreien:
Zoraja Zoraja:
Its so expensive!!! I am going to bring a bunch of stuff back with me when I go it will have to suffice.


It is expensive, but try bringing KD back yourself, Customs will confiscate it. I had 9 boxes of KD confiscated when I came back last time, even though it was packed in my luggage. They check EVERYTHING.

I don't mind paying the £1.75 per box, it's better than not having any at all to me!

Funny I've never had any problems with customs taking any food items.
I buy bulk (or it's sent in care packages) KD cheese powder.


Customs in England confiscated it when it came through because of the milk power in the cheese packet. Which is ridiculous but there you go. They're really paranoid about everything, especially with this bird flu ever inching closer to the UK.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:01 pm
 


But bird flu would not come from Canada, nor would it come from powdered milk....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:15 pm
 


I wasn't implying it would, I was simply pointing out that Customs is getting extremely paranoid, especially with the bird flu on its way. Doesn't matter from what direction.


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