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Forum: France
Sep 4th 2018, 9:23 am
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Chesten

Re: Cost of living query

Thanks to all for your replies. Lots of insight which I appreciate.
Forum: France
Aug 30th 2018, 5:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Chesten

Re: Cost of living query

Thanks for your reply EuroTrash.

I agree re exchange rate. It’s been relevant to our experience in US, too.

I ask because it’s our experience that while an offer can look great on paper,...
Forum: France
Aug 29th 2018, 7:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Chesten

Cost of living query

Hi. This is my first post on this page. I’m a sporadic poster on the USA threads as we are currently (temporarily) based there.

There is a chance, don’t know how high, that we relocate to France....
Jan 1st 2018, 3:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Chesten

Happy New Year

It’s a while since I’ve posted and this is my 4th attempt this eve (damn redirect ads; only get them here...)

I wanted to wish everyone good health and happiness for 2018. I’ll read back and catch...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2017, 4:03 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,629
Posted By Chesten

Re: Pregnant + very confused - any advice appreciated

Apologies for oversharing. The last glass of wine and then going online last night were not my greatest idea. I can't edit the post.
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2017, 4:30 am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,629
Posted By Chesten

Re: Pregnant + very confused - any advice appreciated

I'd just like to add my own congratulations and best wishes. Fear is sensible and OK - this is pretty major shit happening to your body. It's cool to use that fear to make informed plans/ decisions. ...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2017, 1:47 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,069
Posted By Chesten

Re: Car Ownership cost USA v UK

On tires, I just bought some that are quoting 80K miles and have a guarantee. I wouldn't get remotely close to that back home. I think 20K was what I was getting. I understood tire standards are...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2017, 2:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chesten

Re: First shoes and shoe fitting

To some extent I think I know this. Which is why I wanted a specific shoe type and for it to be fitted. He's been taking steps for six weeks and walking confidently for three He's been barefoot thus...
Forum: USA
Nov 4th 2017, 12:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chesten

Re: First shoes and shoe fitting

Thanks for responses and suggestions.
Forum: USA
Nov 4th 2017, 12:12 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chesten

Re: First shoes and shoe fitting

Not really. I might have to reset my idea of what's near.
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2017, 12:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chesten

First shoes and shoe fitting

Google isn't helping me much. Just returning running stores.

My bubba has been walking for a couple of weeks and I want to buy his first shoes. Preferably not online. What chains offer a...
Nov 3rd 2017, 11:49 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,399
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hallowe'en "candy"

I've found myself missing tins of Heroes and/ or Celebrations.

At least there's time to fix that before Christmas!
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2017, 11:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,089
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hoola TV

Ok thanks. I had been misinformed about how some geo fencing stuff worked I think.

Fingers crossed my VPN continues to work for the steaming services I enjoy. At least there are plenty of options...
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2017, 11:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,089
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hoola TV

That's just another vpn isn't it? My vpn works fine. No probs (touch wood) with iPlayer, ITVhub, all 4 etc etc. Its just that there occasionally apps out there that I've come across that require...
Nov 1st 2017, 4:14 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hello from Nashville TN

What a fabulous offer. Thank you. Maybe next Aug or Sept then. Thanks for the info, too.

Likewise, if ever you are in the Knoxville vicinity you could join us.
Nov 1st 2017, 11:10 am
Replies: 7,829
Views: 582,393
Posted By Chesten

Re: WTF in America

:goodpost:
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2017, 10:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chesten

Re: New Residents / Florida/ Driving Licence

That's very good advice; I did show stuff in my husband's name to DMV and the lady was sympathetic (and offered up the affidavit as a solution). Our RELO didn't suggest joint names but with hindsight...
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2017, 3:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chesten

Re: New Residents / Florida/ Driving Licence

Is the issue that you have NO proof or you have one but not two proofs?

I had the latter problem since lots of stuff was being set up in my husband's name. But I did have a bank account (opened...
Nov 1st 2017, 2:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hello from Nashville TN

It's going well, thanks for asking. Our 3-y-o had a blast tonight with the neighborhood kids trick or treating. Some decorations were a sight to behold.

Lynchburg I fancy as a trip (JD obvs, but...
Oct 31st 2017, 4:02 pm
Replies: 7,829
Views: 582,393
Posted By Chesten

Re: WTF in America

I'm never really comfortable with the whole "placed with other family members" thing in such dreadful neglect cases. These people have hardly been a positive influence thus far after all. Still,...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2017, 11:51 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chesten

Re: Starting credit history in the US in 2017

Being completely truthful, I did mean CC because I didn't realise you actually had succeeded in physically getting one mailed to you and had it in hand. I thought you wouldn't get that far, based on...
Oct 28th 2017, 11:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Chesten

Re: Hello from Nashville TN

Hi back, from another part of TN. I'm in Knoxville. We moved over in mid Feb this year on 3-year visas but potentially with the option of extending. I haven't made it over to Nashville yet, but...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2017, 1:31 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Chesten

Re: Starting credit history in the US in 2017

I don't have an SSN due to my visa status. I have a non-interest bearing a/c with BOA, opened using my UK passport and driving licence which is all perfectly fine. (Probably as a hangover from the...
Forum: USA
Oct 27th 2017, 11:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,933
Posted By Chesten

Re: The cost of motor insurance

Switching six-months in made a difference for us.

But: try and keep your licence clean! (Another thread).
Oct 27th 2017, 1:46 pm
Replies: 7,829
Views: 582,393
Posted By Chesten

Re: WTF in America

Oh that's heart breaking but makes me so angry too. I just can't imagine such indifference.
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