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      Canada

      Been thinking about a move to canada for a while, i have friends in B.C and Ontario. my husband is a plumber and wondered if anyone could advise if money good as we have a good life in scotland
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      Welcome to the boards of Britsabroad lyndamc :)

      Hopefully someone will reply to you on this before too long. What're your immigration plans?
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      If you are happy where you are, I'd say don't do it and stay put. I made friends over here and Brits as well, and family and long term friends remain in the UK but we keep in touch via facebook and email and will always be in touch and friends in any case as I see it.

      Plumbers won't have any problem finding work, and you can run your own business doing it, which is even better. Commonly over here, more and more people are turning to their own businesses which works well from all I can see, I nearly did myself but when you rent they don't allow it from home unfortunately and I can't afford to buy a home of my own (single Mum as the ex failed to take responsibility until more recently but has opted to stay in the UK and I am not moving back myself, son was born here too).

      I find those that feel happier here prefer it here, and those who were already happy back in UK tend to miss it and some go back again.

      Try a long holiday over here first like a month, to get a good feel for the place, then decide. I visited Canada twice, once in Ontario for a week or so, and then Vancouver, and then I knew which place out of the two was for me.

      In any case, don't rush if making a permanent long term move, there is no rush. I say money is better here, and goes further for sure, you are not taxed so much here compared to the UK and personal freedom is better.
      But I lived in the South of England where it is more expensive anyway. I hear other brits say it is more expensive here but they lived in cheaper parts of the UK I found out.
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      Seems like sound advice. I usually tell people a similar kind of thing about coming for an extended holiday, when they talk about moving here. Living in a place isnt the same as a holiday is.

      From one Southerner to another, where abouts were you from in Southern England?
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      Oxfordshire Cotswold district mainly, though was born on the South coast, forces background (RAF NOT the same as army), and I was in for 9 yrs myself so lived around the UK Wales, Scotland, as well has enjoyed holidays overseas in Europe and Norway mostly, and first childhood memories were Singapore where we lived age 2-4.

      I guess the travel bug was in me as it is for many Brits, so adapting overseas was not a major problem.

      What about you, where in the UK do you originate from?



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      Seems like sound advice. I usually tell people a similar kind of thing about coming for an extended holiday, when they talk about moving here. Living in a place isnt the same as a holiday is.

      From one Southerner to another, where abouts were you from in Southern England?

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      Oxfordshire? Meh, you're a Northerner compared to me!

      With all that moving around, the wandering nature was bred into you.

      Originally I'm from Kent.
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      Well so am I - kind of. My ancestors originate from Kent and I have relatives living there :)
      Kent is nice too. Lived in West Malling as a baby up to age 2.

      Ever go back to visit and do you miss it? I like the lifestyle over here which is what mainly keeps me here and your money goes further - here you can have a life and enjoy it.
      But I miss our better built houses, here for e.g. I have an issue of 2nd hand smoke entering indoors in this frame built town home and have to literally use scellotape to block it from entering in via my stair case and base of the walls, terrible! Very stressful too as I don't want my infant or I having to breathe that in for obvious reasons. I now have an air purifier too which helps somewhat at least.

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      Yeah I do miss it and I go back a couple of times a year. My regular visits back there are the only thing that keeps me sane.
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      Well I would if I could afford to and an infant to care for makes it twice as hard though I am loving it here more and more and not desiring to go back as much, last time I visited when I was craving to go back, I could not wait to get back here again.. heh.
      London was my highlight, I still love the buzz of central London (nicer parts of course) and as I'd lived and worked there for 4 yrs I liked re-visiting my favourite spots.

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      Yeah I'm sure having an infant makes things more complicated and expensive.
      Have to admit that I go into London everytime I'm home too... and I try to get over to France for a day if I can as well.
      It always seems to be a rush to fit in seeing everyone that I want to see (and don't) before I have to leave to come back again.
      If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. - John Lennon 1940 - 1980

     

     
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