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Moving from Dxb back to the UK

Old Jan 24th 2017, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Scamp


Sports? At Primary Schools in the UK?

Stay here. Kids and parents seem to forget very quickly how lucky they are.
What about sports day ☺
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 3:53 pm
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What about sports day ☺
Sorry, you're right. Forgot that.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 4:02 pm
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If you go to fee paying schools there will be plenty of sports at the primary level.

Kiddo is leaving Dubai at age 7 no matter what (so it seems) so we're talking about 2 years of primary in Dubai versus the UK. In the general scheme of things that's a minor consideration.
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Default Re: Moving from Dxb back to the UK

Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH
If you go to fee paying schools there will be plenty of sports at the primary level.

Kiddo is leaving Dubai at age 7 no matter what (so it seems) so we're talking about 2 years of primary in Dubai versus the UK. In the general scheme of things that's a minor consideration.
Agreed, but OP said this: "So hopefully back in the UK they would see people playing and enagaging in all sorts of different sports".

Not unless you go looking for it and joining the clubs. Here it's on a plate. Depends what's important.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 4:39 pm
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@ scamp - lol I know that they won't be prepared to compete at Olympics at the primary level, but what I see here in dxb is the lack of interest in sports in general as back in the UK I used to watch my dad play cricket at the local club and that used to get me so interested in playing but here the lifestyle is very much confined to indoors. But I do get your point though.
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Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH
If you go to fee paying schools there will be plenty of sports at the primary level.

Kiddo is leaving Dubai at age 7 no matter what (so it seems) so we're talking about 2 years of primary in Dubai versus the UK. In the general scheme of things that's a minor consideration.
You are right that it's a minor consideration as it's a question of just two years. Having said that, taking the southwest train into waterloo is not something that makes me want to jump out of bed with joy, but I suppose sometimes we just have to do it.
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No need to do that, mate.

Drop out of the rat race. Move to Dorset and set yourself up as a modernist cabinet maker working with 'reclaimed' wood or start your own yoghurt label (organic and only from the most premium jersey cows grazed on a local estate owned by the same family since 1066). Problem sorted.


Originally Posted by omair85
You are right that it's a minor consideration as it's a question of just two years. Having said that, taking the southwest train into waterloo is not something that makes me want to jump out of bed with joy, but I suppose sometimes we just have to do it.
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Default Re: Moving from Dxb back to the UK

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You are right that it's a minor consideration as it's a question of just two years. Having said that, taking the southwest train into waterloo is not something that makes me want to jump out of bed with joy, but I suppose sometimes we just have to do it.
SWT into Waterloo. I've got that horrid, horrid badge.

0715 from Southampton Central. *shudders*
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 5:46 pm
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SWT into Waterloo. I've got that horrid, horrid badge.

0715 from Southampton Central. *shudders*
It sends shivers down my spine to even think about it and I have absolutely no clue how am I going to do it. I think I should just go and do it for two weeks as a trial.
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It sends shivers down my spine to even think about it and I have absolutely no clue how am I going to do it. I think I should just go and do it for two weeks as a trial.
**** that. Just stay here.
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**** that. Just stay here.
Pretty much the main reason I'm staying here. Thankfully the job is good too.

The thought of the 7.30am train in the dark, -1C for 3 months, and coming home at 7.30pm, walking in the dark, drizzle. I go to the UK every month, and parts I love, but jezze, life is not easy.
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Default Re: Moving from Dxb back to the UK

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Pretty much the main reason I'm staying here. Thankfully the job is good too.

The thought of the 7.30am train in the dark, -1C for 3 months, and coming home at 7.30pm, walking in the dark, drizzle. I go to the UK every month, and parts I love, but jezze, life is not easy.
I did the Surrey to London commute for 10+ years. Never again.
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I rarely had any problems with the line into Stratford, but as soon as that sodding Metro got involved it turned into a lottery...
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Default Re: Moving from Dxb back to the UK

Originally Posted by Millhouse
Pretty much the main reason I'm staying here. Thankfully the job is good too.

The thought of the 7.30am train in the dark, -1C for 3 months, and coming home at 7.30pm, walking in the dark, drizzle. I go to the UK every month, and parts I love, but jezze, life is not easy.
I'm trying to convince the Mrs we should just stay too.

At the moment negotiations are at: New car for us (read: her) and a 2-bed.

Originally Posted by Meow
I did the Surrey to London commute for 10+ years. Never again.
*shudders*
'Commuter Train' - Just awful, all round. Packed, miserable, same people, same seats every morning, thousands in season ticket costs. Eurgh.
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Old Jan 24th 2017, 7:34 pm
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Folks I could almost feel the grief inflicted by the daily commute to your souls lol but how about living in:

1. Muswell Hill (North London) on the tube 30 mins to city

2. Eltham - 25-30 min commute on the tube

3. Sutton/Surbiton/Worcester Park - 45 mins to City
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