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Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2011, 6:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By TM_001

Re: San Fran - move is on the cards!!

Hi, welcome, I'm sure you'll have a great time.

Most important is sorting schools out, I'd say. If you've kids and they are going into a general US school, where you live is going to be critical....
Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2011, 4:56 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,383
Posted By TM_001

Re: moving to San Jose

Agree. Try to get specific information on;

a) standard relocation packages for the company you're working for as a benchmark
b) look around on this site and others to see what is being offered,...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2011, 4:43 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,383
Posted By TM_001

Re: moving to San Jose

I recommend you start looking at Craigslist (sfbay.craigslist.org). It's one of the best places to find properties.

Lots of people here will (rightly) recommend you to look in places like MV and...
Forum: France
Jan 27th 2010, 8:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By TM_001

Re: pay-as-you-go mobile in UK

I'm back and forth to the UK all the time - the best company for this IMHO is Vodafone. They have what's called 'passport' where someone can use their minutes etc whilst calling abroad (aka France)...
Forum: France
Jan 23rd 2010, 4:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By TM_001

Re: The efficiency of french motorways

Do you know how much road tax is in the UK? 1000 EUR in 3 years versus 400 GBP per year (I know my car is in the upper band)....no brainer.

And I just worked it out - I'm spending around 1,000...
Forum: France
Dec 15th 2009, 6:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By TM_001

Re: The efficiency of french motorways

I would agree that the cost is high, but offset by the speed and ease...honestly I try to take the TGV when I can which is a better option on many fronts.
Forum: France
Dec 15th 2009, 4:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By TM_001

The efficiency of french motorways

As a Brit and someone who's lived in The Netherlands, Belgium, UK and California, I am ALWAYS amazed at the efficiency of french motorways and the Gendarmarie....

Yesterday did the 'commute' from...
Forum: France
Dec 12th 2009, 6:27 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,293
Posted By TM_001

Re: British in and around Saumur

ha! well, my french is just bearable - just!
Forum: France
Dec 12th 2009, 2:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,293
Posted By TM_001

Re: British in and around Saumur

I would too :-) Sensitive subjects!
Forum: France
Dec 12th 2009, 9:07 am
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By TM_001

Things to do in the Loire

I do not know these people, but I follow them and they come up with some great ideas and blogs.

Below link to their 10 great things to do in the Loire Valley. Happy reading!
...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 4:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By TM_001

Re: Flight costs

I've found the flight prices to be an absolute pain in the winter months - summer flights have great bargins and lots of flights, but as winter closes in, the schedule get's limited and prices shoot...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 2:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,293
Posted By TM_001

British in and around Saumur

Hi all

Me and my better half have now settled into Saumur in the Loire Valley. My wife is originally from this area (yes, I was sensible enough to marry a French lady!), and we've spent many...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 7:31 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,492
Posted By TM_001

Re: Young family moving to Tours in Loire

Just to get this thread back open to it's original purpose :) we're living in Saumur (well Bagneux, just outside Saumur). We're in our early thirties, 2 kids (4 and 2) and my wife is French. We've...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 6:59 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,489
Posted By TM_001

Re: Speeding fine - is my understanding correct?

No, I don't think they do that, but it's a possibility. More likely they would only do it for serious offenses, but you're better off respecting the limits.....
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 6:17 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,489
Posted By TM_001

Re: Speeding fine - is my understanding correct?

It all depends (ambiguous, I know...).

I drive Calais to Saumur (4-5 hours) every other week in my UK car. I've physically been caught once doing 155 on the motorway - on the spot fine and all...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 5:43 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By TM_001

Re: Any ideas about best "roaming" deals?

Definitively get a local sim. Doing this 'stuff' for a while now, I'd recommend:-

- Pay as you Go SIM card to be put in her phone whilst in the UK (if you want the contract, great, but it's not...
Forum: France
Dec 11th 2009, 5:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By TM_001

Re: Online Banking in France

I've used ING in multiple countries, including France, UK and Holland. they are good and simple - but as usual it ultimately depends on what you're after. ING is a Dutch bank (not French) but their...
Forum: France
Mar 9th 2009, 7:00 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,170
Posted By TM_001

Re: Driving

Hi,

Well, I couldn't agree more, however there's one big difference from France to UK on driving. In France, the majority drive the way they do, which makes it pretty predictable (yes, you do...
Mar 9th 2008, 11:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By TM_001

US Customs - which queue on visa?

ok, very stupid question, but not one I've found using Search.

I'm on an L1A and, as many, for my entry I'll be taking all the paperwork, just in case. For this visit and future entries etc,...
Mar 6th 2008, 1:51 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By TM_001

Re: Visa Arrival

God it's been a LONG week, I can tell you!!!!

Heathrow, on the Virgin flight!

and you?
Mar 6th 2008, 12:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By TM_001

Re: Visa Arrival

Off to San Fran - well, actually San Jose. Can't wait :-)
Mar 6th 2008, 8:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By TM_001

Re: Visa Arrival

March 15th - !!!
Mar 6th 2008, 5:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By TM_001

Visa Arrival

I was in the London Embassy on Tuesday - Wednesday late afternoon I recieved a call from SMS saying my Visa was ready! They are being delivered in the next hour or so.....whey!
Mar 4th 2008, 3:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By TM_001

Re: London Embassy Interview Today

This is on the US embassy's website - this fee is specifically for L1 blanket visa's - I suppose it's required as I did not have an individual application go via USCIS so they need to check me 'out'...
Mar 4th 2008, 1:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By TM_001

Re: London Embassy Interview Today

OK, so we're back from the Embassy - and APPROVED! We should get our passports by Friday.

The basic flow was:
- We decided to drive up as we had to take our young son (8 months) with us. We...
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