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Old Apr 11th 2017, 10:29 am
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We arrived yesterday but still on the move. As soon as I catch my breath I will post an update on Back Home. May I just say that as soon as we took a train ride cross country and I saw the new-born lambs on the hillside I literally cried:
The lambs were out on my own homecoming 6 years ago. They really are a beautiful sight and whenever I see newborns, my mind wanders back to that beautiful happy day. Welcome home Perth.
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Welcome Home Perth!! I myself always feel that wonderful feeling when I walk in the countryside and see the new life appearing! We did a lovely 6km walk yesterday along Thames and through farms near Henley-on-Thames and I felt just so at home! Never ever had this feeling all the time I lived in Canada!
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We arrived yesterday but still on the move. As soon as I catch my breath I will post an update on Back Home. May I just say that as soon as we took a train ride cross country and I saw the new-born lambs on the hillside I literally cried:
Just seen this! Welcome home!
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I am living in Australia but was reading about the American social security system for retirees.
Apparently you can draw retirement at 62yrs but receive less than if you wait until you are 65yrs. My question is do you have to pay into it like the British system while you are working with insurance stamps. Or is it taken out of the tax you have paid while working, like the Australian system, which is means tested.
Probably better to post that question in the USA forum as this is a UK specific forum.
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Black swan I have moved your post into a new thread over in our US forum.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-5...tirees-896014/
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Probably better to post that question in the USA forum as this is a UK specific forum.
Thanks Mike.
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I want to wake up this site so can you tell me how much a small chocolate bar costs or an order of fish and chips? I know it may vary.

I want to have enough money when I come next week

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I want to wake up this site so can you tell me how much a small chocolate bar costs or an order of fish and chips? I know it may vary.

I want to have enough money when I come next week

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Where we are our regular order of two cod and one lot of chips comes to £10.30, but this, of course, is on the south coast. Chocolate bars can be bought, as part of a multibuy four for a pound, single big bars can be £1. depends on where and what are on special offer.
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I want to wake up this site so can you tell me how much a small chocolate bar costs or an order of fish and chips? I know it may vary.

I want to have enough money when I come next week

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Well Cheers - Don't bother with Cadburys - It is not the same - Since Kraft took over, it does not taste as it used to. Buy Foreign - from either Aldi or Lidl. it tastes GOOD!.
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Thanks everyone for your good wishes on our return. I have post something in Back Home - "Back Three Weeks."
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Old May 2nd 2017, 12:59 pm
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Well Cheers - Don't bother with Cadburys - It is not the same - Since Kraft took over, it does not taste as it used to. Buy Foreign - from either Aldi or Lidl. it tastes GOOD!.
I was about to say the same thing Don, Cadbury's chocolate is rubbish these days and I love those boxes of little bars of chocolate you get at Aldi and Lidl. The milk chocolate hazlenut and the white chocolate are absolutely delicious and you can get other varieties with fruits and nuts in them as well. Depending on the type, they run approximately 99p - £1.60 (ish) for a box with 5 bars.

The other big grocery stores usually have some kind of bars on 2 for £1 for the standard size bars, it varies.

As for fish & chips - Our new local favorite charges £5.65 for a large cod and chips (which hubby and I split, so I'm still a cheap date). About the same as we were paying when we lived in Cumbria but I would imagine this would vary around the country.
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I was about to say the same thing Don, Cadbury's chocolate is rubbish these days and I love those boxes of little bars of chocolate you get at Aldi and Lidl. The milk chocolate hazlenut and the white chocolate are absolutely delicious and you can get other varieties with fruits and nuts in them as well. Depending on the type, they run approximately 99p - £1.60 (ish) for a box with 5 bars.

The other big grocery stores usually have some kind of bars on 2 for £1 for the standard size bars, it varies.

As for fish & chips - Our new local favorite charges £5.65 for a large cod and chips (which hubby and I split, so I'm still a cheap date). About the same as we were paying when we lived in Cumbria but I would imagine this would vary around the country.
Hi Curleytops - My local Chippy Favourite is Roe. Just love it, cannot get the big tins now though, as my Wife would be doing it, using Thai batter Mix, which is so moreish! Hoping to retire back to thailand,soon, but the £ pound is not helping. PS - I am so lucky, at 86, to have the get up and go, still, And you?/
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Hi Curleytops - My local Chippy Favourite is Roe. Just love it, cannot get the big tins now though, as my Wife would be doing it, using Thai batter Mix, which is so moreish! Hoping to retire back to thailand,soon, but the £ pound is not helping. PS - I am so lucky, at 86, to have the get up and go, still, And you?/
Good to hear you're doing well Don, hopefully your plans will get sorted soon. After having lost about 100 lbs in the past 3 years or so, getting about is much easier and we're really enjoying Northumberland.
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What about Mars chocolate.
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I was about to say the same thing Don, Cadbury's chocolate is rubbish these days and I love those boxes of little bars of chocolate you get at Aldi and Lidl. The milk chocolate hazlenut and the white chocolate are absolutely delicious and you can get other varieties with fruits and nuts in them as well. Depending on the type, they run approximately 99p - £1.60 (ish) for a box with 5 bars.
Any suggestions for good sugar free chocolate for diabetics?
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