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Feb 19th 2015, 6:33 am
Replies: 62
Views: 5,675
Posted By happyglow

Re: What do you appreciate most about your life right now

Thanks! And oh, of course, nowhere is perfect, and we take ourselves with us wherever we travel :)

I miss the clear skies, the ocean and wild swimming. I miss proper sushi. I miss the cleanliness...
Feb 18th 2015, 10:50 am
Replies: 62
Views: 5,675
Posted By happyglow

Re: What do you appreciate most about your life right now

Living in a stone house, in a village that is mostly hundreds of years old. Footpaths and access to the countryside - with my dog. Churches. Stately homes. Having an intelligent conversation....
Sep 1st 2014, 9:22 am
Replies: 305
Views: 129,288
Posted By happyglow

Re: Any regrets about moving back to the UK?

Ahhh, thanks for reminding me - must have some today. I make it with ice (obviously), espresso and soy milk, and maybe a dash of maple syrup if I'm feeling decadent. Better and cheaper than...
Sep 1st 2014, 9:19 am
Replies: 305
Views: 129,288
Posted By happyglow

Re: Any regrets about moving back to the UK?

Still no regrets here - it's a bit like not having kids, people constantly saying "ooh you'll regret it...." - errr, nope :D

Loving living in my tiny cave-like stone cottage, messy garden stuffed...
Aug 4th 2014, 8:08 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 129,288
Posted By happyglow

re: Any regrets about moving back to the UK?

Regrets? None. This was brought home to me last week, sitting under an umbrella in the rain at the local "proms" concert, in a stunning garden. So classically, quintessentially british, no screaming...
Forum: Back Home
Jul 1st 2014, 6:16 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 13,786
Posted By happyglow

Re: And this is the reason why...............

Oh mate, so sorry to hear this. <hugs tight>
Jun 25th 2014, 3:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By happyglow

Re: Transporting Dog through Europe

We did it at Hoek van Holland ferry terminal; they were very efficient and quick. When we got to the UK we walked straight through.
Jun 25th 2014, 1:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By happyglow

Re: Transporting Dog through Europe

train to Hoek van Holland, then Stena Line ferry for us, but of course there are endless permutations.
Jun 25th 2014, 9:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By happyglow

Re: Transporting Dog through Europe

Agreed in principle BUT for my little dog this was the least stressful way - flying and airports cut to a minimum, and he enjoyed the social aspects of the remaining public transport bits. I, on the...
Jun 25th 2014, 8:18 am
Replies: 83
Views: 53,572
Posted By happyglow

Re: What to take back - What's cheaper in US than UK

sorry :o

shuffles off giggling quietly.....
Jun 25th 2014, 8:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By happyglow

Re: Transporting Dog through Europe

Yes - we flew into Amsterdam then took trains and ferry to UK. It was quite hard work but a special experience, will never forget sitting little dog on my lap on the last leg of the train journey and...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 25th 2014, 8:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,268
Posted By happyglow

Re: 15 month update and life ROCKS

Derbyshire, and yes I lived there before for a few years. Chosen for proximity to rellies rather than on its own merits, but I'm surprised at how much more I appreciate it now than I ever did then.
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Jun 24th 2014, 5:01 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 53,572
Posted By happyglow

Re: What to take back - What's cheaper in US than UK

Me neither, but clearly it's a "thing". Look, you can get badges for it:

You Know I Got Class Sticker | Zazzle.co.uk (http://www.zazzle.co.uk/you_know_i_got_class_sticker-217077132045437150)

or...
Jun 23rd 2014, 6:11 pm
Jun 23rd 2014, 2:42 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,492
Posted By happyglow

Re: Go back after 15+ years?

Sadly there is plenty of toxic food available here too, and so much junk it's unreal. I'm mesmerised by the complete train wreck that is the standard family's shopping trolley in the supermarket...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 23rd 2014, 1:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,268
Posted By happyglow

15 month update and life ROCKS

What a wonderful year and a quarter it's been. Not constant perfection, but overall just brilliant. Two house moves (got it absolutely right second time, we won't talk about the first :lol:), a new...
Jun 23rd 2014, 7:16 am
Replies: 83
Views: 53,572
Posted By happyglow

Re: What to take back - What's cheaper in US than UK

By eck, we seem to have moved back to under fives. This person stands NO chance integrating into UK life with zero sense of humour.

Just off to knock up a sandwich :rofl:
Jun 19th 2014, 7:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,492
Posted By happyglow

Re: Go back after 15+ years?

Umm, you just insulted the whole of the UK and everyone on this forum :rofl: but I'll try not to take it personally ;)

Two things spring to mind:

1 - Visit. It's an easy trip, and the only way...
Jun 18th 2014, 8:14 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 35,327
Posted By happyglow

Re: Renting a property in the UK without a job?

Leaving without giving notice, even at the end of a six month tenancy, is not advisable. Something to do with the implied rollover to a month-to-month contract, and if the owners/agents are not...
Jun 18th 2014, 8:09 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,265,673
Posted By happyglow

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I just can't be doing with all the drama - one of the reasons I prefer not to own a telly! :D
Jun 18th 2014, 11:48 am
Replies: 62
Views: 35,327
Posted By happyglow

Re: Renting a property in the UK without a job?

Yes, when I first arrived back. Had to provide proof of some form of income and/or savings, lack of job not an issue though I had to pay the first two months up front. Good luck!
Jun 18th 2014, 11:40 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,265,673
Posted By happyglow

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Oh dear. On mine too after that last statement!

Ah, peace......

:thumbup:
Jun 18th 2014, 9:04 am
Replies: 130
Views: 16,422
Posted By happyglow

Re: Pet fees upon landing in UK

Too dangerously hot to fly pets out of Denver at the moment. Any responsible airline would also have an embargo in this weather!
Jun 16th 2014, 7:54 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,265,673
Posted By happyglow

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Nope, mine was way out of date too, and the most recent trip I had dog with me. No worries, the people who work border control have a good feel of who's genuine and who's not - they have to have!...
Jun 15th 2014, 8:10 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,265,673
Posted By happyglow

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Quick note on entering the UK with a valid overseas passport and an expired UK one - I've done this more than once and never had problems. The only downside is having to wait in the (slowwwww)...
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