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Mar 14th 2013, 6:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 12,843
Posted By katybluewater

Re: American Light fixtures to UK?

We bought our Crate and Barrel floor lights back from the USA - they are plugged into a convertor, and we bought USA bulbs from Amazon - work perfectly! NOt sure if a ceiling light would work or not...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2012, 10:17 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,892
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Am i mad?!

This made me laugh - it could be written about me! In July, we moved back to the Uk after 3 years in DC. I never thought of myself as a socialist, but I really couldnt get over the bloody mindedness...
Jun 19th 2012, 10:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,241
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Anyone else get cold feet before moving.

Our packers come next Monday, and we return on Thursday .... am getting very cold feet, especially as I am spending every day sitting in the sun by the community pool!
Jun 5th 2012, 8:40 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,074
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Back in sad circumstances

Oh Jemima - what an ordeal for you - I hope it all works out. We are moving bacj into our house - but wont have furniture for about 6 weeks - so we are renting furniture - you should check it out -...
Jun 1st 2012, 12:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Heading home end of July

I am moving back at the end of June too - so excited. Have been in the States 3 years now. I will miss some things here - weather, scenery, shopping, but I am truly British and cant wait to get back...
May 28th 2012, 10:35 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,074
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Back in sad circumstances

Hi Jemima

So so sorry to hear the sad news. I know you already had a lot on your plate with moving back this year, and this must be such a horrible experience for you. Sorry we couldnt meet up...
May 11th 2012, 11:45 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,148
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Redirecting post from USA to UK

Thanks everyone - I'll go into the post office tomorrow - the link online is only for US redirection.

You lot are great - so quick at responding - I have recommended this site to so many people!...
May 11th 2012, 9:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,148
Posted By katybluewater

Redirecting post from USA to UK

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have looked online on the USPS site to arrange for my post to be redirected from the USA to the UK when we move. However, it seems you can only do this...
Forum: USA
Apr 26th 2012, 6:10 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 19,186
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Anyone else finding working in the US too tough?

I couldnt agree more! I know which I prefer.
Forum: USA
Apr 24th 2012, 9:29 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 7,712
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Snake alert!!!

We had a baby one in our garage this year - the pest control guy said to put moth balls around the garage as they hate the smell of them - worth a try. I have seen quite a few out whilst walking the...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2012, 8:52 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,508
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Lack of holiday - how did you adjust?

I know - its crazy. Its one of the reasons I havent worked whilst we have been here. We are moving back to the UK in July, and asked our US friends to visit - they would love to, but are worried they...
Apr 11th 2012, 11:33 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 9,901
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Songs that remind you of home in the UK?

we saw Noel Gallagher the other night in DC - he played a few Oasis tracks as well as his new stuff. I was like a teenager again! Really made me think of home
Apr 11th 2012, 3:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Dog Quote AB,Canada to London

Gulp ....making my eyes water and you dont have a quote yet ... brace yourself! Things we do for our pets!:)
Apr 10th 2012, 10:34 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Dog Quote AB,Canada to London

I have just been quoted about $2300 to take my Retriever from DC to London - but what can you do, they are part of the family......
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2012, 10:30 pm
Apr 6th 2012, 1:04 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,844
Posted By katybluewater

Re: 18 months update - probably going back.

Ditto ...have so much to do, but on some days it is just overwhelming.....never again!
Mar 27th 2012, 11:31 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 8,716
Posted By katybluewater

Re: The UK aint that bad really

That is so true Sally. My friends think we are 'living the life' and dont believe me when I tell them how expensive it is, bugs etc . I too used to moan about the UK, but I am definitely go back with...
Mar 27th 2012, 11:23 pm
Replies: 352
Views: 82,164
Posted By katybluewater

Re: UK is way cheaper than the USA

I feel exactly the same ...its been an expensive learning curve! Cant wait to get back to the UK in June!
Mar 20th 2012, 7:50 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,583
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Just need to talk about it.

Oh Jemima - I think as you say 'grit your teeth' and 'stiff upper lip' and all that! It is reassuring to know we are not the only ones having to go through this - although it doesnt make it right....
Mar 20th 2012, 2:17 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,583
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Just need to talk about it.

We were in a very similar situation - came for 2 years, and then the company wanted us to extend for another year - which we are now coming to the end of. After much deliberation we have decided to...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2012, 9:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Bars and Stuff to do in Washington DC

Yes - its a lovely restaurant - with quite a bit of history too.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2012, 8:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Bars and Stuff to do in Washington DC

Although the 9.30 is a live music venue rather than a nightclub. I would book a table at the POV - for a couple of cocktails - its a cool bar at the top of the W hotel overlooking the White House,...
Forum: USA
Feb 17th 2012, 8:42 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 5,717
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Fines

:thumbsup:
Feb 15th 2012, 11:28 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 7,659
Posted By katybluewater

Re: Poverty in the USA

We have been in the USA for 3 years now, and I have to say I was totally oblivious to all of these problems until I lived here. My friends in the UK think I am 'living the life' and dont believe me...
Jan 5th 2012, 1:06 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,131
Posted By katybluewater

Re: First trip back in 2 years - how it really was.....

Oh Brat1 - this sounds too familiar. None of the family come over here to visit , so we feel its our duty, seeing as we moved away, and the grandparents are getting older etc. It absolutely gets my...
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