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Old Apr 6th 2015, 7:11 pm
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Hi Sally

Congratulations on your move back - I'm glad you found the UK to be as you wanted it to be.

I'm still half-stuck in Santa Clara, CA, but I'm spending more and more time back in the UK/EU. We've booked the one-way flights for 11/7 and by the new school year, we WILL be back in the UK.

Frankly, had it been up-to-me (i.e. no school year restrictions), we would have left permanently months ago. The sheer arrogance, rudeness (more correctly, grin-*****ness of Californians), stunning levels of dis/mis-organisation (Scouts camping cancelled because people "forget" <read can't be ar*ed> to get the paperwork in on time, last minute scrabbles for car sharing, no public transport, no functioning health system, etc) and then the whole childish attitudes to religion, guns, money wasted on the military (but a school that can't afford a Spanish teacher -in California !) and the stupid patriotism has really got to me in the last few months.

I found myself reading Gove's latest bolloc*s in the Spectator and thinking "he's talking about me !" A pacifist/atheist/Socialist/modernist/European federalist in the US, even CA just doesn't work.....

Now the UK has it's issues (Farrage), but at least we talk about it and we have a "live and let live" attitde. The whole false bonhommie of the US really lightly covers the fact that it isn't really a country at all - just a loose collection of people that happen to live on the same piece of land - and if someone disagrees with you on one, small item, then you are socially ostracised.

Then, having spent the last 2 years studying an MSc by distance learning from a UK uni (and now moving onto a PhD), I've had the academic snobs here telling me that my qualification isn't really worth anythign cos it's not from a US "college."

So I don't know whether to say "congratulations" or "you lucky bugger...."

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Hi Sally

Congratulations on your move back - I'm glad you found the UK to be as you wanted it to be.

I'm still half-stuck in Santa Clara, CA, but I'm spending more and more time back in the UK/EU. We've booked the one-way flights for 11/7 and by the new school year, we WILL be back in the UK.

Frankly, had it been up-to-me (i.e. no school year restrictions), we would have left permanently months ago. The sheer arrogance, rudeness (more correctly, grin-*****ness of Californians), stunning levels of dis/mis-organisation (Scouts camping cancelled because people "forget" <read can't be ar*ed> to get the paperwork in on time, last minute scrabbles for car sharing, no public transport, no functioning health system, etc) and then the whole childish attitudes to religion, guns, money wasted on the military (but a school that can't afford a Spanish teacher -in California !) and the stupid patriotism has really got to me in the last few months.

I found myself reading Gove's latest bolloc*s in the Spectator and thinking "he's talking about me !" A pacifist/atheist/Socialist/modernist/European federalist in the US, even CA just doesn't work.....

Now the UK has it's issues (Farrage), but at least we talk about it and we have a "live and let live" attitde. The whole false bonhommie of the US really lightly covers the fact that it isn't really a country at all - just a loose collection of people that happen to live on the same piece of land - and if someone disagrees with you on one, small item, then you are socially ostracised.

Then, having spent the last 2 years studying an MSc by distance learning from a UK uni (and now moving onto a PhD), I've had the academic snobs here telling me that my qualification isn't really worth anythign cos it's not from a US "college."

So I don't know whether to say "congratulations" or "you lucky bugger...."

You will ruffle a few feathers with that.

Get back before your son gets a girlfriend. Both mine are romantically involved in the US and it means I still have to worry about guns and healthcare.

Good luck with your move back
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OMG, SallyRedux, Lorry1,Mummy, Britwhore, Fulwood, etc, etc. it's like finding a club I used to belong to and having a catch up.
Here's mine. It doesn't merit a new thread. Back nearly three years now.
I turned 60 in Feb and a pension kicked in, to my great surprise! Mr J is about to "go solo" with his job. Younger son, who came to the States with us, and had lots of part time jobs on return has now got a full time job in IT, which seems to be his natural habitat, has a great social life, and is HAPPY!
We sold our house in the USA a year ago, thanks to having a great realtor. It wasn't that difficult after all.
So, a big virtual wave to all of you. To those just returning, I hope housing, jobs etc work out well. For those who came back around the same time as me, it's great to hear how you're doing. Sorry for hijacking, Sally! And Britwhore, I hope it all works out this time around!
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OMG, SallyRedux, Lorry1,Mummy, Britwhore, Fulwood, etc, etc. it's like finding a club I used to belong to and having a catch up.
Here's mine. It doesn't merit a new thread. Back nearly three years now.
I turned 60 in Feb and a pension kicked in, to my great surprise! Mr J is about to "go solo" with his job. Younger son, who came to the States with us, and had lots of part time jobs on return has now got a full time job in IT, which seems to be his natural habitat, has a great social life, and is HAPPY!
We sold our house in the USA a year ago, thanks to having a great realtor. It wasn't that difficult after all.
So, a big virtual wave to all of you. To those just returning, I hope housing, jobs etc work out well. For those who came back around the same time as me, it's great to hear how you're doing. Sorry for hijacking, Sally! And Britwhore, I hope it all works out this time around!
Good to see you and it sounds like you are doing really well!
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Hi Sally

Congratulations on your move back - I'm glad you found the UK to be as you wanted it to be.

I'm still half-stuck in Santa Clara, CA, but I'm spending more and more time back in the UK/EU. We've booked the one-way flights for 11/7 and by the new school year, we WILL be back in the UK.

Frankly, had it been up-to-me (i.e. no school year restrictions), we would have left permanently months ago. The sheer arrogance, rudeness (more correctly, grin-*****ness of Californians), stunning levels of dis/mis-organisation (Scouts camping cancelled because people "forget" <read can't be ar*ed> to get the paperwork in on time, last minute scrabbles for car sharing, no public transport, no functioning health system, etc) and then the whole childish attitudes to religion, guns, money wasted on the military (but a school that can't afford a Spanish teacher -in California !) and the stupid patriotism has really got to me in the last few months.

I found myself reading Gove's latest bolloc*s in the Spectator and thinking "he's talking about me !" A pacifist/atheist/Socialist/modernist/European federalist in the US, even CA just doesn't work.....

Now the UK has it's issues (Farrage), but at least we talk about it and we have a "live and let live" attitde. The whole false bonhommie of the US really lightly covers the fact that it isn't really a country at all - just a loose collection of people that happen to live on the same piece of land - and if someone disagrees with you on one, small item, then you are socially ostracised.

Then, having spent the last 2 years studying an MSc by distance learning from a UK uni (and now moving onto a PhD), I've had the academic snobs here telling me that my qualification isn't really worth anythign cos it's not from a US "college."

So I don't know whether to say "congratulations" or "you lucky bugger...."

WOOHOOO!!!!!!
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OMG, SallyRedux, Lorry1,Mummy, Britwhore, Fulwood, etc, etc. it's like finding a club I used to belong to and having a catch up.
Here's mine. It doesn't merit a new thread. Back nearly three years now.
I turned 60 in Feb and a pension kicked in, to my great surprise! Mr J is about to "go solo" with his job. Younger son, who came to the States with us, and had lots of part time jobs on return has now got a full time job in IT, which seems to be his natural habitat, has a great social life, and is HAPPY!
We sold our house in the USA a year ago, thanks to having a great realtor. It wasn't that difficult after all.
So, a big virtual wave to all of you. To those just returning, I hope housing, jobs etc work out well. For those who came back around the same time as me, it's great to hear how you're doing. Sorry for hijacking, Sally! And Britwhore, I hope it all works out this time around!
Thanks It's been fantastic being back!!!
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Ha, ha! That didn't work, must master the art of smilies!
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no public transport, no functioning health system, etc) and then the whole childish attitudes to religion, guns, money wasted on the military (but a school that can't afford a Spanish teacher -in California !) and the stupid patriotism has really got to me in the last few months.
California is one of the better states.... it's all so suffocating.

I've had the academic snobs here telling me that my qualification isn't really worth anythign cos it's not from a US "college."
Oh the 'your bachelors degree is only 3 years' argument bothers me to no end. We do A'levels idiots!

Anyhow - see you all on the other side
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Originally Posted by jemima55 View Post
OMG, SallyRedux, Lorry1,Mummy, Britwhore, Fulwood, etc, etc. it's like finding a club I used to belong to and having a catch up.
Here's mine. It doesn't merit a new thread. Back nearly three years now.
I turned 60 in Feb and a pension kicked in, to my great surprise! Mr J is about to "go solo" with his job. Younger son, who came to the States with us, and had lots of part time jobs on return has now got a full time job in IT, which seems to be his natural habitat, has a great social life, and is HAPPY!
We sold our house in the USA a year ago, thanks to having a great realtor. It wasn't that difficult after all.
So, a big virtual wave to all of you. To those just returning, I hope housing, jobs etc work out well. For those who came back around the same time as me, it's great to hear how you're doing. Sorry for hijacking, Sally! And Britwhore, I hope it all works out this time around!
Hi Jemima, great to hear you are happily settled back home. It sounds like everything is coming together for you.
I come on here to browse mainly as I like to see how everyone is settling back, but do occasionaly post.

This weeks weather is fabulous. I really don't miss the snow that they are still having in Nova Scotia. Stuff that! I like my spring to be spring.
After nearly 2 years back, I don't really miss anything at all and am really happy with my life right now

Take care!
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Hi Jemima, great to hear you are happily settled back home. It sounds like everything is coming together for you.
I come on here to browse mainly as I like to see how everyone is settling back, but do occasionaly post.

This weeks weather is fabulous. I really don't miss the snow that they are still having in Nova Scotia. Stuff that! I like my spring to be spring.
After nearly 2 years back, I don't really miss anything at all and am really happy with my life right now

Take care!
It's just gorgeous today. I walked past this stunning garden glimpsed through a gate and tried to capture the spring feeling in the area. Didn't work but I'm sharing anyway.

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It's just gorgeous today. I walked past this stunning garden glimpsed through a gate and tried to capture the spring feeling in the area. Didn't work but I'm sharing anyway.

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Hi Lorry1,
Good to hear from you. You must have been back two years now.
I love this weather. We are renovating our garden, so I get to spend plenty of time out there. We are working towards making it low maintenance, for us, and for if we want to sell it in the future. It's not huge, but has lots of bits to it.
Are you still working in the same line of business? Travel, if I remember correctly!
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Good to hear this, agreed Brits can definitely be a bit negative about things, but I think they do it in naiveté perceiving that things are so much better elsewhere, when in reality the Western world is fairly similar and has similar issues.

I guess you don't know what you have till its gone!!
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