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May 1st 2016, 11:15 pm
Forum: Meet-ups
May 1st 2016, 11:06 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By fsm

Re: Scots in Charlotte NC

Just happened to see this, another Scot living just up the road from you in Steele Creek.
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2016, 11:57 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,306
Posted By fsm

Re: Nice areas for families in and around Miami?

Really depends on where you will be working, a former co-workers lives in Boca Raton, and worked downtown commute was usually 1 hour 1/2, for what should have been about 50 minute drive.
Apr 29th 2016, 9:14 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 6,323
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish and chip shop equipment

Another person wanting Haddock:p

Worked in a chippy many years ago for a few months to help somebody out. Still much prefer haddock to anything else.
Apr 29th 2016, 8:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By fsm

Re: US Preclearance - Dublin Airport

Last time I was in transit everything took less than 30 minutes, was surprised though when they scanned my baggage tag and a picture of my bag appeared on screen and I was asked to confirm it was my...
Forum: USA
Apr 29th 2016, 8:33 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,306
Posted By fsm

Re: Nice areas for families in and around Miami?

I lived in Kendall for 7 years, MIL still lives there. Commute into downtown sucks but not really any different to anywhere else in Miami.

However I would suggest if planning on living and working...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2016, 3:01 pm
Replies: 2,189
Views: 304,491
Posted By fsm

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

It is a wonderful shop when ever I make the almost 4 hour drive to Atlanta I plan it so swing by the store when it is open.:goodpost:
Forum: USA
Mar 9th 2016, 2:48 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,517
Posted By fsm

Re: Who needs to file FBAR??

Thanks, I had read somewhere that the limit was $10,000 for bringing into the country, did not know if that applied.

Another FBAR question I found in my father's papers a pension I took out years...
Mar 9th 2016, 2:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By fsm

Re: Have I waited too long to book flights?

Last minute in December same flight wanted almost $2500, thankfully I had 40,000 airmiles and taxes was only $193.
Forum: USA
Mar 9th 2016, 2:10 am
Replies: 67
Views: 8,517
Posted By fsm

Re: Who needs to file FBAR??

Figure I should ask if anybody has experience in this, my father passed away at the age of 83 unexpectedly last year, my brother and sister are planning on selling his house later this year. Once the...
Forum: USA
Aug 23rd 2015, 1:55 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 119,352
Posted By fsm

Re: Uk passport renewal times in the USA

The walgreens machines have the details for a lot of different countries, the walgreens I used had to cut them manually and ended up doing them twice as she cut the first one a mm two small and knew...
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2014, 10:05 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 12,923
Posted By fsm

Re: Cheapest way to send packages back to UK

US no longer slow boats. UK 20g £0.81, 60g £1.43 takes approx 6 weeks.

Current exchange rates put that as 20g $1.27, 60g $2.24
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2014, 9:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 12,923
Posted By fsm

Re: Cheapest way to send packages back to UK

£0.97 for 10g, £1.28 for 20g, £2.15 for 60g from UK - US
$1.15 for 28g, $2.13 for 57g from US - UK

With exchange rates US is far cheaper than the UK
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2014, 12:24 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 12,923
Posted By fsm

Re: Cheapest way to send packages back to UK

Also Amazon.co.uk works very well. If you would like to send booze in the UK masterofmalt.com has a very good selection.
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2014, 1:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 12,923
Posted By fsm

Re: Cheapest way to send packages back to UK

I stopped shipping found it cheaper to purchase in the uk and ship usually for free.
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2014, 5:43 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 119,352
Posted By fsm

Re: Uk passport renewal times in the USA

Dispatched means exactly that, you should get your passport next week.
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2014, 5:42 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 119,352
Posted By fsm

Re: Uk passport renewal times in the USA

Passport arrived today, cannot fault the service at all.
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2014, 9:30 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 119,352
Posted By fsm

Re: Uk passport renewal times in the USA

So 6 days after they received the passport the status now shows dispatched.
Oct 24th 2014, 5:11 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 9,338
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish!

With a couple of poached eggs on top. Alas my local source only has the kippers in stock, no smoked haddock.
Oct 23rd 2014, 7:27 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 9,338
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish!

Where I lived Bournemouth & Slough neither had haddock, cod or plaice was all.
Oct 23rd 2014, 7:17 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 9,338
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish!

I must have been lucky then :lol:
Oct 23rd 2014, 7:08 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 9,338
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish!

Yes it is, cod is normal in south England, north & Scotland usually serve haddock.
Oct 22nd 2014, 7:44 pm
Replies: 215
Views: 9,338
Posted By fsm

Re: Fish!

Haddock and chips is by far my favourite, even so far as to cooking it myself by that is a pita.

Thankfully in Charlotte Big Ben does Haddock, also Lebowski's pub does haddock as well but that is...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2014, 6:39 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 119,352
Posted By fsm

Re: Uk passport renewal times in the USA

Well we shall see what happens, My passport application was received this morning in Durham.
Took photos in Walgreens on Monday lunch break the lady their knew more about the British passport photos...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2014, 3:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By fsm

Re: National Insurance - How do I pay it - No UK bank account.

OK that is sad as I asked at the branch at their headquarters, here in Charlotte.

I think they really need to train the staff.
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