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Aug 9th 2011, 12:39 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 36,082
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Sirius drops BBC Radio 1

My 6 month free trial runs out end of April...easy choice now, good bye Sirius.

Not happy!

:(:frown::thumbdown:
Forum: USA
May 4th 2011, 6:28 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Places to take kids around Boston

Yep, sports tickets for the Boston teams seem to go from pretty to crazy expensive. Got a couple of Red Sox tickets for next week and taking my Dad to share the experience. Will probably take my...
Forum: USA
May 4th 2011, 5:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Places to take kids around Boston

I fished Houghton's Pond down that way and the area looked like it would be nice in the summer. Nice beach and loads of parking.

Goby app was a bit clunky over 3G so I'll try again later on wifi....
Forum: USA
May 1st 2011, 3:09 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Places to take kids around Boston

Excellent replies, many thanks.

Bob - The Drumlin Farm/Audubon link looks like a good one for a day trip and I've put the scooper bowl in the diary. I was going to take the parents to Boston...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2011, 2:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By philbrown901

Places to take kids around Boston

Been in Boston a few weeks now and feel like we are getting on top of things. Going quite smoothly and have got most of the banking, cars, accomadation, EAD, insurance and SSN sorted out. Have even...
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2011, 12:05 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Fox Soccer Channel in HD on Comcast

Got Comcast in our short-term rental here in Newton, not impressed with the picture quality and menu navigation is poor (I think I will miss Sky TV a lot). Have checked and Verizon FIOS is available...
Forum: USA
Apr 14th 2011, 11:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Fox Soccer Channel in HD on Comcast

It's available in HD on FIOS but not Comcast (in Greater Boston area), correct?

Got to decide between the two providers for our TV/Phone/Internet. Lots of conflicting reviews. Premier and...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2011, 10:22 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

Hi Jan,
We had a good trip. We got a pre-school sorted out for our little girl which was more of a priority as we have a few months of rent covered by the relocation package (an apartment in...
Mar 8th 2011, 8:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,793
Posted By philbrown901

Re: L1a / L2 interview experience

I was asked what age group I teach, what subject I teach and if I intended to apply or an EAD on arrival.

She asked us how long we had been married.

My wife was asked about her current and new...
Mar 1st 2011, 10:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,793
Posted By philbrown901

Re: L1a / L2 interview experience

We had pretty much the same experience today but missed out the trip to Ramsey's Maze and settled for a pasty at Marylebone instead.

At the second interview I was asked a couple of questions (job...
Forum: USA
Feb 24th 2011, 11:36 am
Replies: 33
Views: 8,434
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Best transatlantic carrier when traveling with kids

I flew BA Club World LHR-Boston yesterday and watched first hand the staff do all they could for a young couple with a lively 1 year old. They did the same for us last year flying to Toronto with our...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2011, 2:56 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

I was looking at the AMSA Marlborough website this morning (and British School). I'm still getting my head around the PRAXIS requirements and papers that I might have to do to teach in public...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2011, 2:22 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

Good to know. We are moving over at beginning of April and have 2 months furnished accomodation and storage as part of our relocation so we have a little time to play with. This is a recce trip...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2011, 10:44 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

Flying out tomorrow for a house hunting trip. Looking at rentals and for-sale properties. We have not been overly impressed with a lot of the rental properties in our search area so got mortgage...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2011, 12:32 am
Replies: 33
Views: 8,434
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Best transatlantic carrier when traveling with kids

We've just booked one-way flights with Virgin for our move to Boston, taking a 2 year old in upper class, it's covered by wife's relocation, so probably won't make any new friends on that flight.
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Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2011, 7:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 12,329
Posted By philbrown901

Re: PGCE & teaching in New York??

I'm in a similar situation. I have a british degree, a PGCE in Physics teaching and 10 years experience in state and private schools in UK up to A-level and IB. My wife's job is taking us to the...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2011, 8:02 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

Thanks for this info Bob. My wife's office will be in Weston, just off Rt20, by the time we move over so we're not looking to live too close to the city, just a train ride in when needed, plan is to...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2011, 11:29 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,435
Posted By philbrown901

Re: English premier league football

Just checked and FSC and ESPN2 seem to be available in Greater Boston through the cable providers I have researched. Looks like I won't miss the end of the season (and Fergie's boys take the title...
Jan 5th 2011, 11:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By philbrown901

Hello & thanks - Moving to Boston

I've been lurking around for a couple of months and now our move to Boston is going ahead I thought I should be polite and say a proper hello.

I'm a Physics teacher and my wife has accepted a new...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2011, 10:43 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,380
Posted By philbrown901

Re: Anyone moving to Boston in the Spring?

Yes, moving to Greater Boston area in April so my wife can take on a new global role with her company who are based in Wellesley/Weston. Move only got confirmed on Christmas Eve so lots to get...
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