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Apr 20th 2009, 4:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By nxylas

Question about arriving via Dublin

The missus and I are considering moving back, and I have been investigating flights home. I found a good deal on a flight from Chicago to Exeter via Dublin. I have a simple question. Since EU...
Mar 28th 2009, 4:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By nxylas

Practicalities of moving back

My USC wife and I are planning to move back to the UK after 5½ years in the US. My wife is a teacher and is in talks with a UK teaching agency that would do a lot of the legwork for us, but we still...
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2007, 4:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By nxylas

Re: Columbia, SC city guide in wiki

I was really aiming at info that will be especially interesting to British expats, given the nature of the community here. Do you think I should put more general city info in as well?
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2007, 2:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By nxylas

Columbia, SC city guide in wiki

I've made a start on a city guide to Columbia (http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Columbia%2C_SC) in the wiki. It's just a stub at the moment, so if anyone who knows the city has any additions,...
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2007, 2:01 pm
Replies: 897
Views: 28,898
Posted By nxylas

Re: Homesickness "grass is greener" syndrome

A friend of ours decided to homeschool her kids after her son came home insisting that democracy was an American invention, because that's what he had been taught in school.
Forum: USA
Aug 13th 2007, 2:04 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 3,453
Posted By nxylas

Re: Another healthcare outrage :mad:

All the Democratic candidates (and I think some of the Republicans as well) say they support the idea of universal health insurance, like the schemes already in place in Massachusets and California,...
Forum: USA
Aug 10th 2007, 2:45 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 3,453
Posted By nxylas

Re: Another healthcare outrage :mad:

Michael Moore's website has a page (http://www.michaelmoore.com/sicko/what-can-i-do/petitions/pnum649.php) where you can send an e-mail to your congresscritter, senators and local paper with one...
Forum: USA
Aug 7th 2007, 6:31 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 3,453
Posted By nxylas

Re: Another healthcare outrage :mad:

Depends whether it cost the hospital any money or not.
Aug 5th 2007, 10:28 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 6,720
Posted By nxylas

Re: Looking for Brits in NC/ SC

Sorry you couldn't make it last night. We had a lot of fun. Hope to see you at the next one.
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2007, 6:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,926
Posted By nxylas

Kopparberg pear cider

On a recent visit back home, I tried this delicious Swedish perry for the first time. Bottled ciders and perrys served in a pint glass over ice are all the rage over there at the moment, I'm told....
Jul 6th 2007, 12:20 am
Replies: 68
Views: 6,720
Posted By nxylas

Re: Looking for Brits in NC/ SC

There's a new Brit Meetup in the Columbia area for anyone who's interested. See www.meetup.com for details.
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2007, 7:57 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 28,285
Posted By nxylas

Re: Ive had enough, I want to go home :(

She actually said "several" rather than "seven". But point taken, I didn't read her post carefully enough and thought she was new to the USA, not just this forum.
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2007, 6:30 pm
Replies: 519
Views: 28,285
Posted By nxylas

Re: Ive had enough, I want to go home :(

I think almost every immigrant goes through a stage of this. Based on my own experience, all I can say is stick with it, things do get better. Moving to a new country is a wrench for anyone, but you...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2006, 4:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,353
Posted By nxylas

Re: New British shop in Columbia, SC

Dunno, but if they don't, their website has a thread specifically for product suggestions.
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2006, 4:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,353
Posted By nxylas

New British shop in Columbia, SC

I haven't visited it yet, but a co-worker told me about a shop selling British groceries opening in Columbia. It is called Lil's Olde English Shoppe (I know, I know) and is located at 599 Whaley...
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2006, 1:37 am
Replies: 441
Views: 10,379
Posted By nxylas

Forum: USA
May 22nd 2006, 4:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,749
Posted By nxylas

Re: Fake interview on BBC News 24

Would that be Christopher Ecclestone or David Tennant?
Apr 3rd 2006, 3:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By nxylas

Re: Teaching in England

Yes, my wife has clearance from both the FBI and SLED (State Law Enforcement Division).
Mar 31st 2006, 2:02 am
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By nxylas

Re: Teaching in England

Thanks. I had a look and there is a looong thread on there about work-life balance, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Mar 30th 2006, 1:38 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By nxylas

Teaching in England

I am a UKC married to a USC and living in South Carolina. My wife is a schoolteacher and we are thinking of moving back to Bristol, where I am from, for various reasons which I can't be arsed to go...
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2006, 9:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By nxylas

Re: Wimpy "Restaurants"

They were ahead of their time in pioneering the low-carb diet, though. I remember as a kid laughing at their "slimmer's option" - two burgers with cottage cheese on top and no bun. "Yeah, like the...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2006, 6:46 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,409
Posted By nxylas

Re: Walmart Stinks

Not true. Many conservative mega-churches preach that the poor are poor because of their own moral failings, and that obeying Jesus's command to feed them only encourages their fecklessness. People...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2006, 4:18 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 3,409
Posted By nxylas

Re: Walmart Stinks

It is often said that "the religion of Americans is America", and most of the biggest churches here are quite comfortable with watering down Christianity in order to reconcile its doctrines to those...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2006, 6:18 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,207
Posted By nxylas

Re: Tight with time off

Only about 1% more than South Carolina's then.
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2006, 7:00 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,207
Posted By nxylas

Re: Tight with time off

It's a legacy of America's Puritan (http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2004/11/09/religion-of-the-rich/) history. In America's mythology of itself (which even otherwise intelligent Americans seem too...
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