England! Shall I move?

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  1. Gina B

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    They've got class. I'm loving it!
     
  2. Jim1999

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    I am English and I wouldn't move there. Life is quite different in England. They think and behave differently. For the most part, Brits are very reserved and are cautious about outsiders. We had the saying, during the 2nd world war, "Yanks are overpaid, over sexed and over here." We just wanted them to go back home.

    You are in America where opportunities are galore. I can't even imagine why you would want to go to the little overcrowded Island called England. Besides, you would have to learn a whole new English language.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    It was a comment on the styling of the Olympic opening ceremonies/show, which was beautifully done. No wardrobe malfunctions or anything!

    Since you commented though, I'll add that I'm not sold on the United States as still being the land of opportunity that it once was, and especially not for those that hold to a decent set of Christian values and stick to them...or even just common decency.

    You probably already know that though...or you'd be here instead of Canada. :)
     
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    The Welsh and the Scots would not be too happy with you calling their island 'England' :) .
     
  5. Michael Wrenn

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    If I was going to move to Europe, it would probably be Switzerland.
     
  6. Gina B

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    Well Jim, I'll have you know that the Queen herself endorsed me, last night in a dream I had.
    I was escorting her to another Olympic ceremony, quite by accident since her other escorts weren't doing too great of a job and she was unsteady. I was able to guide her, tell her when she needed to step down or up (it was evening and getting somewhat dark) and she also wanted a hotdog with a couple items to dress it up.
    It was rather awkward that she kept wishing to sit on my lap in order to see better and not feel the discomfort of the unpadded chairs. However, she thought I was a very big help, a good worker, and well mannered, so she wished to retain me as her personal assistant and confidante, though she made it clear that I could not rise to the level of being accepted as part of the family since my skin, hair, and eyes were too dark and she wished her closest people to be blonde haired and blue-eyed.

    So you see, I may just be accepted if I ever do go. :tongue3:
     
  7. Jim1999

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    Yes, Roger, I very well know Great Britain, but I was addressing Gina and she was on about England.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    OK ... I have three Bulldogs. I've heard them called English bd's & British bd's. Note that an archaeological find from the 6th century. BC in Wales revealed the skelital remains of a dog with an unusually wide mouth ....so I would suggest A name change to "WELSH" Bulldog!
     
  9. Jim1999

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    All Taffies are bulldogs............LOL

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    >If I was going to move to Europe, it would probably be Switzerland.

    Would Switzerland let you in as a resident alien? Give you a work permit?
     
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    Sorry, accidentally hit send before I was finished ... see the next post.
     
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    Bill, it would be a tough slog getting a long-term residence permit and a work permit. Here is what I found:

    My guess is it would be hard in any EU country or, indeed, any European country. From stories my friends in Prague have told many European countries are tightening up their regulations and making it very difficult to obtain both long-term visas and work-permits.

    Also, would you have a language problem in Switzerland?

    On the topic of the OP, I think I would have a tough time adjusting to living in England with their tight regulations and class consciousness. There was a fellow teaching English as a Second Language at the seminary in Prague. He said he worked summers at Wimbledon when he was a teenager. I asked him if he was one of the ball boys. He replied, "No, I went to the wrong school to be a ball boy." His jobs were more labor intensive as he was not from the upper crust.
     
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    I'd say back to Sweden.

    The summers are great.

    The winters not so much.;)
     
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    I am part British and lived in England for two years, and the only thing I liked there was the fish and chips and the German beer I discovered in a pub.
     
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    My second choice would be Ireland, and third would be New Zealand -- except that NZ is so far from everywhere. :)
     
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    New Zealand is not that far from Australia!!!

    When we were leaving England in 1948, we had the choice of Canada, Australia or New Zealand. We chose Canada because it was only a 4 day sail from England.........It took us 9 days in the high waters of rough North Atlantic waters....lol.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    That's true, but both are far from everywhere. :)


    Jim, have you ever regretted moving to Canada?
     
  18. Melanie

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    Oh come on Michael.....New Zealand is not far from a whole heap of nations....your perspective is rather skewed, that's all.

    Just a hop from the Western Isle (Australia), not very far from the South Pole, quite near to Papua new Guinea, Nauru,Cook Islands, Chatham Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Vanavatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati etc....all swimming lazily in the mighty Pasifika.
     
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    And New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
     
  20. Jim1999

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    Michael Wrenn:

    No, never regretted coming to Canada, and as of 1984 I am an official citizen. We didn't need citizenship to come to Canada orginally, but Mr. Trudeau was taking away our federal vote unless we were citizens.

    I started off by serving 9 years as a chaplain in the Canadian army, inluding 3 years in Korea. I have lived in 8 different provinces and pastored churches in 5 of those provinces.

    At first we went back to England and Wales for a month each year and preached in different churches. I also spent considerable time visiting the USA, nd studying theology at the Chicago Divinity School.

    Health prevents me from travelling now. After the military, I became a Baptist because of my changed views on baptism, church polity and practice.

    I don't regret my Anglican background. It made me more open to those of other persuations.

    Cheers, I trust this will satisfy your question,

    Jim
     

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