Monthly Archives: September 2020

Did you ever work in the UK?

Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners

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If you worked in the UK, then chances are that you might one day be eligible to receive a British pension, even though you are now living in Canada.

There are some criteria that you have to meet, but if you worked there for as little as one year, you could still be eligible when you reach retirement age. Click here to find out when that will be www.gov.uk/state-pension-age.

The Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP) is a not-for-profit group that provides all sorts of useful and knowledgeable information that can assist you in determining your future pension entitlement.

Example #1: Our current chairman emigrated to Canada in 1976 after only working six years in the UK. With the help of CABP pension experts, he is now getting almost $10,000 every year from his UK pension!

Example #2: A 75-year-old lady emigrated to Canada after working in the UK for 12 years. She was entitled to a UK pension 10 years ago but didn’t know it.

CABP recently helped her apply for her pension and when she receives it, she will get her annual amount going forward plus 10 years of uncollected pension! The amount that she will receive is still being calculated but it will be a significant sum of unexpected money.

It is hard to believe but it is true! Perhaps a pension is possible for you and if you join us we will help you find out.

Regardless of your age, now is the time to be looking into your British pension eligibility because every year that you delay might reduce your future amount.

Check out CABP’s website www.britishpensions.com or call the Toronto office at 416-253-6402.

It could be the smartest financial decision you have ever made.

Totally biased product review by me — Wildly Delicious Butter Chicken

Wildly Delicious Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken, no filter needed

Let’s start this completely biased review by saying one thing: no curry sauce in a bottle, tin or packet WILL EVER be as good as being freshly prepared from scratch in an Indian restaurant.

But …. some come quite close and do the job when you don’t want to go out or feel like something quickly prepared. I think that Wildly Delicious Butter Chicken fits the bill.

I found it in Pusateri’s for $7.99, not bad for the size of the bottle. It’s not huge but goes a long way once you add it to the frying pan with some chicken (or veggies). I like to use any kind of curry sauce just as a starter kit, so added some onions, extra garlic, extra ginger and tomatoes.

For once — and this is rare for me — I didn’t add any extra spice. If you’re a regular reader of this blog (thanks mum) you’ll know that I usually like to ramp up the heat levels to at least three nose-blowing tissues … but feel that Butter Chicken is best enjoyed as a subtle flavour, so left well alone for this one.

The sauce is nice and silky but I just added a little water to the bottle, shook it and poured the rest in as some stuck to the inside and I wanted every little buttery chickeny drop!

The flavour was really very good. If I closed my eyes while eating and drowned out the Real Housewives of Beverley Hills on the TV, my cat meowing and the ping-ping-ping of my work-from-home e-mail, I could just have been in a real Indian restaurant enjoying Butter Chicken. The taste was very close.

Embarrassed to mention it does say “feeds 3-4” on the bottle and I honestly was going to save some for lunch next day, but it was so good I just couldn’t stop.

Definitely on my list again and I give this a Brits in Toronto 4/5 stars.