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Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2013, 2:24 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By fashionista

Re: Honest advice sought

Seattle is actually worth a look. The direct flight back to London is only 9.5 hours, not 11. When I look, it generally seems to cost between $1100 to $1400 for a return flight to London. Climate...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 18th 2011, 3:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By fashionista

How can my grandfather move to Barbados?

Hi All,

Apologies if this is already covered somewhere and I've missed it in my search.
My Grandfather is in his 80s. He was born, and grew up in, Jamaica but has lived in the UK for the last 50...
Forum: USA
Aug 15th 2011, 10:23 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By fashionista

Re: Household expenses WA??

In terms of a 'real money' comparison, it really depends what you're used to. For example, we've managed to maintain the same standard of living we had in London despite dropping to only 1 salary....
Forum: USA
Aug 15th 2011, 9:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By fashionista

Re: Why thank you Mr. Taxman

It's really simple, you just have to send them a copy of your P45 and 2-3 weeks later, the money shows up in your bank account :D (assuming you're due a refund of course). There are companies that...
Aug 5th 2011, 4:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By fashionista

Re: L1 Visa company sale

Well - unfortunately I don't have any more facts to furnish, because this is all very early days and, as I'm sure you can imagine, there are lots of variables that could come into play. I'm certainly...
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2011, 4:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By fashionista

Re: Suggested shipping companies???

We used Anglo Pacific to move our things from London to Seattle. We only sent personal items (16 boxes) so we shared a container. The US agent is Schumacher Cargo (although not sure if that would...
Aug 5th 2011, 3:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By fashionista

Re: L1 Visa company sale

Thanks - that's really helpful!
Aug 4th 2011, 9:58 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By fashionista

L1 Visa company sale

Hi All,

I've done a search for previous threads on this but the responses seem to be a bit conflicting, so I'm hoping someone might be able to offer some clarity....

We've been in the US on...
Jul 24th 2011, 9:31 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,356
Posted By fashionista

Re: L2 visa

I came to the US on an L2 visa about 12 weeks ago. We got our SSNs within a couple of weeks of arriving. I did not need my SSN for my EAD application. My EAD application was received by USCIS on 19th...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2011, 6:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By fashionista

Re: Super Seattle

We just moved here recently from London and although I love WA, I do miss my old city. We're in Bellevue, but I'm always looking for excuses to jump on the bus to downtown Seattle, and red wine is an...
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2011, 6:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,625
Posted By fashionista

Re: Full... English... Breakfast

You could try this: http://www.britishbacon.com/comersus6f/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=1

I've been trying to go without bacon since we got here, but I bought English muffins this morning...
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2011, 8:44 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 10,718
Posted By fashionista

Re: relocation from london to nyc - advice please

You might want to check the details of your relocation package. We were told we would get $x amount to spend on relocating (including shipping, buying new furniture etc) and had planned to use some...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2011, 4:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,877
Posted By fashionista

Re: Online Shops were you can pick delivery date?

If you go to IKEA in Renton in person to buy your stuff, they can deliver it for you on the same day or the next day. You go round the store, pick out and pay for your items and then take them to the...
Forum: USA
Jun 8th 2011, 3:07 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,263
Posted By fashionista

Re: My old man..........

Hah! I agree, maybe explain to him just how much it will cost you (in both annual leave and money) to fly there and stay for the week, maybe he doesn't realise what he's suggesting.

I've been...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2011, 3:38 am
Replies: 84
Views: 7,578
Posted By fashionista

Re: Things I might regret or forget to bring from UK...

Ikea in Renton is only a short drive and has duvets, covers and all the rest. If you bring both your photocard UK licence and the paper counterpart, you will be able to join zip car (car hire by the...
Forum: USA
May 31st 2011, 3:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By fashionista

Re: Websites for Finance Advice/Tips/Deals?

When you're looking for your bank- make sure you size up how many ATMs they have in your area. Otherwise you could get hit with a 'convenience fee' every time you draw money from a different bank's...
Forum: USA
May 21st 2011, 5:23 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,970
Posted By fashionista

Re: SSN Question

Unfortunately, that may not be how it works. We had the same experience - came to the US in March for 10 days, then went home for a few weeks to wrap things up. Arrived here are the end of April and...
Forum: USA
May 12th 2011, 6:57 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,671
Posted By fashionista

Re: BANK ACCOUNTS

Thanks - that's really useful to know.
Forum: USA
May 9th 2011, 5:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,671
Posted By fashionista

Re: BANK ACCOUNTS

Does anyone have any experience of Ally the online bank? Apparently you can use any ATM, worldwide, and they'll refund any fees you're charged. It seems a little too good to be true......
Forum: USA
May 2nd 2011, 12:57 pm
Forum: USA
May 1st 2011, 1:32 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,502
Posted By fashionista

Re: Is there any truth in the love for the accent?

Yesterday I went shopping for the first time and three different strangers stopped me to tell me how "cute" my accent is after overhearing me talking to my other-half.

None of them spontaneously...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2011, 3:59 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By fashionista

Re: Shipping experience London to LA- a review

All went very smoothly. We took 5 suitcases and 1 large musical instrument. Total cost £80, no concerns over space. And (on an unrelated note) possibly the nicest CBP guy ever at SeaTac who even...
Apr 28th 2011, 8:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By fashionista

Re: L1B Visa - Help!

We just went through this for an L1A visa. I am the L2 and also wasn't mentioned anywhere in any of the paperwork, but it didn't matter. We actually arranged our interview first and then filled out...
Forum: USA
Apr 28th 2011, 8:40 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By fashionista

Re: Shipping experience London to LA- a review

Hmmm - I'd kind of assumed that if you'd booked and paid for your excess baggage in advance, they'd make space for you, but that's a good point! Fingers crossed I don't have that experience when I...
Forum: USA
Apr 26th 2011, 9:04 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By fashionista

Re: Shipping experience London to LA- a review

Given how little you were sending, and the need to have your things quickly rather than 6-8 weeks later (I'm assuming this is why you chose an air rather than a cheaper sea route), it might actually...
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