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Old Mar 19th 2012, 1:40 pm
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Glad you are settling in. We are moving to mount pleasant from the uk on 1st April. Still haven't found anywhere to live so staying at a hotel and then holiday let until may. Which school are your kids in and how is it going. My three are 5 7 and 10. Any thoughts on things you would have brought that you didn't. Ship freight collects next monday. Living on lists at the moment. Would love to meet up when we get settled.
My kids (aged almost 7 and 8 1/2) go to James B Edwards Elementary. They are liking it so far. The start of the day is *so* early! School begins at 7.40am and the get out at 2.40pm!
Not sure about what to ship as we didn't bring any of our furniture over. All we brought was what I could fit into 6 suitcases & vaccum seal bags! We figured we could get a lot of stuff here so we sold most of our furniture etc before we left.
We are renting a cheap and cheerful townhouse near Mount Pleasant Town Center shops just now as we wanted to get to know the area (and get GC) before deciding where to buy.
Look forward to meeting up when you get over. Are you coming on an L or H visa or something else? We are here on H visas at the moment so I can't work.
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Hi everyone. We've been in Mount Pleasant for about 3 weeks now and are almost finished unpacking. I was wondering if there are any Brits in the area who fancy meeting up for a pint or 2. Any recommendations for pub would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Sarah,

We are both always up for meeting new people, so anytime you fancy going for a drink/meal etc then just let me know?

Hope you are settling into Mount Pleasant. We live in Mount P too, near to the Isle of Palm's connector.

Still getting to know pubs ourselves there are some nice places to drink in the Downtown area.

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Old Mar 19th 2012, 3:09 pm
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My kids (aged almost 7 and 8 1/2) go to James B Edwards Elementary. They are liking it so far. The start of the day is *so* early! School begins at 7.40am and the get out at 2.40pm!
Not sure about what to ship as we didn't bring any of our furniture over. All we brought was what I could fit into 6 suitcases & vaccum seal bags! We figured we could get a lot of stuff here so we sold most of our furniture etc before we left.
We are renting a cheap and cheerful townhouse near Mount Pleasant Town Center shops just now as we wanted to get to know the area (and get GC) before deciding where to buy.
Look forward to meeting up when you get over. Are you coming on an L or H visa or something else? We are here on H visas at the moment so I can't work.
Hi Sarah

Thanks for this. We are coming over on a L1 visa so I should be able to work on the back of my husbands visa but need to apply when I get to the us. Will keep you posted how we get on. Heard about the early starts as did a recky trip in nov last year - will take some getting used. I hear they get loads of homework as well.
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Old May 15th 2012, 10:17 pm
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(Posted this is the other SC Meet Up thread but thought I might get more joy posting it here)

Anyone in Mount Pleasant area fancy meeting up for a beer or 2? My and the husband feel like a night out without the kids and it would be nice to meet some fellow expats. or
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I would love to meet for drinks! I somehow missed the earlier meetup.
I just got back from England, with an unseemly amount of chocolate stuffed in my suitcase. i could be persuaded to part with a Crunchie or similar if you ask nicely!
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Old May 18th 2012, 5:11 pm
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Have any more meetups happened in recent times? Or should we try to organise/organize one?

I am currently in the zone of trying to get my head round tax issues during the first year. General advice seems to be to hire a professional, but my fear is that in Charleston, you end up with a local good Ol' Boy, who knows nothing about the issues involved with Expats.
Can anyone recommend anybody good locally that they have used?
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Old May 18th 2012, 11:54 pm
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I have not been to one since I moved to MP which was at the end of February. I am open to going anywhere as long as I am able to sort out babysitter for my kids.

Not sure where is good to goas I've not been out drinking since I moved here. I know that is shocking coming from a Scot! Do you have any suggestions? I would imagine Friday or Saturday night would be best for most people. Let me know when you'd be able to go out and we can work out a date/time/place etc for everyone.
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We are now getting settled and move into our longer term rental tomorrow - it maybe only for 5 months or 17 depending on landlords movements. Have struggled getting long term rental in the place we want to move to as the kids are settled in school. I am also now Official as my ead visa came through this week! Kids settled in school and we are very pleased with the education system over here as you hear some tales. Let us know what is planned and we will see if we can pitch up babysitter permitting. Fri evening best for us.
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Old May 19th 2012, 3:21 am
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Cool. What school do your kids go to? My OH has said Friday would be best for us too. My in-laws are arriving for a 3 week visit (oh joy) in just over a month so be good to meet up before then as I will be taken up with carting them around the State.

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We are now getting settled and move into our longer term rental tomorrow - it maybe only for 5 months or 17 depending on landlords movements. Have struggled getting long term rental in the place we want to move to as the kids are settled in school. I am also now Official as my ead visa came through this week! Kids settled in school and we are very pleased with the education system over here as you hear some tales. Let us know what is planned and we will see if we can pitch up babysitter permitting. Fri evening best for us.
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Old May 31st 2012, 5:51 pm
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My inlaws are visiting us for 3 weeks from June 20th so I'd like to arrange a meet up during that time as we will have reliable babysitters who would be more than willing to spend time with the kids whilst me and the hubby go out for a beer or 7. Anyone have a preference for date? Can anyone recommend a location?

I've recently met another Brit here in Mount Pleasant who is from Newcastle and she's said she'd like to come along too as she has not met many other Brits since living here.
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Old May 31st 2012, 9:29 pm
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Hi

Sorry I havent responded for a while - life has taken over. Kids at Mount Pleasant Academy. We can do any date - friday sat are better for us. Looking forward to it.
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Old Jun 1st 2012, 3:47 pm
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Hi Guys,

We are pretty flexible (no kids), so if someone wants to suggest a particular day, we will more than likely be able to make it.

Also, I wanted to extend an invitation to any expats to join the Charleston Hurling club. (Ever heard of the game of hurling?)
Myself and an American guy that used to play the game in Indy, got things rolling this Spring. So far, it has been nearly all guys that have come out to practice, but that is not to say that we are not open to everyone giving it a go. We are hoping to turn it into a social outlet as much as a sporting outlet - for example - going for a few drinks after practice, family brunch on Sunday to catch a game on TV, some trips to other cities in the South East, etc.

We generally try to practice on Wednesday evenings and do something on the weekend too. I have found it a great way to meet some new people.

We have a facebook page that we'd love you to join: https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonHC and also a website http://www.charlestonhurling.com/
Also, we had some TV coverage this week too, so you can see a little bit more about the game and what we are trying to do: http://www.abcnews4.com/video?clipId...autostart=true
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Hi all, I'm David.

[removes hat, bows low]

I've appreciated reading this thread - looks like there are a few of us. My wife is in Mt P (with her parents) awaiting me, and I'm awaiting my Green Card (I've had the interview etc.). So hopefully I'll be with you just in time for the stinking hot weather to kick in. Huzzah.

Quick intro: I'm 31, born in Sheffield, lived in the West Country & Edinburgh, got a bit of Welsh/Cornish/Irish/Saxon&Normon in me - basically I always have someone to cheer in the 6 nations - and have married into a Lebanese family from Charleston. Fun times

Be great to bump into some of you before too long.

Love from sleepy old Devon ...
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Old Jun 10th 2012, 9:55 pm
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Hi David. Nice to 'meet' you. Look forward to meeting you for a pint or two when you come over. BTW I was born and bred in Edinburgh till I was 18.
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Haven't been here in a while, more like 18 months since my visit. Glad to see that there are more brits in Mt. Pleasant. Looking forward to meeting some of you.
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