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Jan 16th 2009, 9:46 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,880
Posted By Always21

Re: Does anyone else think like this?

Yes, I do think like this... unfortunately I now once again have a mortgage! It was a huge adjustment after a year of renting and having a large balance in the savings account from the sale of the...
Jan 15th 2009, 10:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Always21

2 and a half year update

I'm not sure if there's anyone still here who would remember me. I would hope that all the people I used to talk to are now also happily settled back in the UK. However, I promised not to vanish from...
Dec 2nd 2006, 7:27 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,106
Posted By Always21

Re: We're back!

Has it really been that long? Hard to believe. I followed your posts so intensely! Glad to hear you are still happy.
Dec 1st 2006, 7:31 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,106
Posted By Always21

Re: We're back!

Welcome home! You're not the only one looking forward to Christmas back here. It's great isn't it?
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 28th 2006, 7:23 pm
Replies: 287
Views: 19,456
Posted By Always21

Re: Is it really that bad!!!

Yes, the UK has changed. I have been back for two months after five years away and I definitely notice changes. The place is even more multi-cultural than it was before. I love shopping at Tesco, but...
Nov 23rd 2006, 7:01 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 5,200
Posted By Always21

Re: Is the UK that far advanced?

Oh, was I not supposed to do that? ;)
Nov 23rd 2006, 6:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Always21

Re: Bank Account

Returnees and new immigrants commonly have a hard time opening a bank account in the UK because they are unable to provide proofs of address, like a utility bill, that the banks require for security...
Nov 23rd 2006, 6:04 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 5,200
Posted By Always21

Re: Is the UK that far advanced?

It shouldn't be too much of a shock, but you certainly notice it when returning. I now realize just how boring my wardrobe had become in the US. Spent £40 in Next on Saturday and £65 in Topman today,...
Nov 22nd 2006, 7:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Always21

Re: Ball is in motion and I'm scared witless!!...

Wow, when you say four months it really does sound close! That severance package sounds interesting... I wonder if it would be enough to last you a few months?
Nov 21st 2006, 7:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Always21

Re: Ball is in motion and I'm scared witless!!...

Sorry to hear about your meeting with the boss. I TOTALLY understand you calling a realtor. It was after a particularly bad day at a client site and my boss telling me over the phone I'd have to...
Nov 21st 2006, 7:33 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,467
Posted By Always21

Re: been back four weeks now....

I can relate to everything in the last few posts. The exchange rate is so bad that we didn't get nearly as much for our dollars as we had hoped. We made a great amount on the equity from our US house...
Nov 21st 2006, 7:17 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 7,192
Posted By Always21

Re: Where's the Christmas spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I personally am not going near a shop here during the month of December! I remember how horrific those last few weeks are... if you can even find a parking space! However, I definitely feel for you...
Nov 20th 2006, 7:40 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,467
Posted By Always21

Re: been back four weeks now....

Welcome home! I have been saying exactly the same thing since I've been back about how accessible everything is. The countryside is amazing; there are footpaths and bridleways everywhere and there...
Nov 19th 2006, 7:20 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 3,702
Posted By Always21

Re: I'm back in the UK...what was I thinking!

Great to hear from you, although you had me worried with that thread title until I actually read your post! We're past the two month mark now and being here is starting to feel a bit more normal, so...
Nov 17th 2006, 7:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Always21

Re: How Much to Tip Removal Guys in US

No idea what the correct etiquette is, but we tipped our removal guys $20 each. Even though we had done a lot of packing ourselves and already moved almost everything onto one floor, they worked and...
Nov 14th 2006, 6:17 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,336
Posted By Always21

Re: What's Britain got?

Thanks! The first one wasn't right for me. They're both in the same field but the first one was client-facing helpdesk work whereas this one is internal support. The first one involved lots of travel...
Nov 13th 2006, 8:25 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,336
Posted By Always21

Re: What's Britain got?

Very nice thread. When I saw the subject I thought it was going to be a Britain-bashing thread and I would have to stick up for the place. Since I'm unemployed at the moment (I'm supposed to be...
Nov 4th 2006, 6:28 am
Replies: 83
Views: 5,218
Posted By Always21

Re: A lot of ppl wanting to come home!!!!!

I have been back just under two months and definitely don't regret it. It's still early days though, so I can't say how I'll feel five years down the track. It was definitely family reasons for me. I...
Nov 4th 2006, 6:25 am
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Always21

Re: Anyone heard from Basil Brush?

I don't know if I'd really say I feel settled, as we're still staying with my parents, but I start work next week (for the second time... first job didn't work out) so hopefully it won't be long...
Nov 4th 2006, 6:23 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By Always21

Re: We Bought A House!!!!!!!! Woohooo!!!!

Congratulations! We have decided we'll be better off renting to start with to build up a bigger down payment, rather than buying a house in a dump and having a long commute. So it's nice to know...
Nov 3rd 2006, 6:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Always21

Anyone heard from Basil Brush?

I was just wondering if anyone has heard from BB? Don't know if any of you emailed outside of the forum? They should have been back in the UK for about a month now.
Oct 29th 2006, 8:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Always21

Re: why don't we have meet up's back in the UK?

Maybe it's because we only like other Brits when we're expats?! ;) Seriously though, I guess most people feel like the whole expat thing is over when they return and that they are not part of a...
Oct 25th 2006, 12:32 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,497
Posted By Always21

Re: we're doing it and I'm terrified!!

Yes, because we all have endless supplies of money and nerves of steel. :rolleyes:
Oct 15th 2006, 8:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Always21

Re: just finished work today, for the last time....

Congratulations! I cried a little bit when I finished work in the US but not too much! Overall it was a good feeling. Good luck with everything that remains to be done.
Oct 13th 2006, 7:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Always21

Re: What do you lern in driving school??

The drivers here are so much better here than in the US (despite the traffic being so much worse). I may just have the rose tints on though... ask me again in a couple of months! :D
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