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Oct 7th 2017, 11:52 pm
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Sep 10th 2017, 6:13 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Hurricane Irma

I usually post on the Uk page, but as most of my family lives in FL, I also read this site.I have just been directed to this Facebook page which lists shelters, private homes offering space and other...
Sep 9th 2017, 9:08 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

That's the same winter I returned, and I was staying with friends in Purley, Surrey. They lived at the top of a hill, with 127+ steps up from the road below, which led to the train station and the...
Sep 8th 2017, 6:58 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Thanks for the response. I am fine with you moving it to a thread of it's own under whatever title you choose to use.
Sep 8th 2017, 2:52 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi Derrygal - Yes,you got the right person. I did start a U3A in Dawlish but don't belong to it and never have beyond the first year when I was getting it established, as it has a load of rules and...
Sep 7th 2017, 10:20 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I guess news filters through more slowly in parts of the Uk: two vessels loaded with practical help in the form of Marines and others are en route. One was stationed in the region already, the other...
Sep 7th 2017, 7:56 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I am sitting in the warmth and safety of my iving room, watching the news of Hurricane Irma and the devastation caused on the little islands in my home territory of the Caribbean and environs. I was...
Sep 6th 2017, 8:31 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Tips: Shipping Car & Few Household goods from Minnesota (USA) to UK

Sorry about the accident and I am glad your daughter is fine. One less shipping problem to think about!
Sep 5th 2017, 9:44 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Going home

When I returned from the US 7 years ago, I rented a bedsitter from a private landlord and immediately got myself on the waiting list for Housing 21, which is social housing. I also applied for...
Sep 5th 2017, 9:35 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Tips: Shipping Car & Few Household goods from Minnesota (USA) to UK

Another thing to consider about your car is that all the controls, steering wheel etc will be on the wrong side for UK driving. You can get a decent second hand car here, or buy new - saves a lot on...
Aug 30th 2017, 12:08 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Somewhat off topic but important to us on BE: I have been reading the USA 'Trailer Park', specifically the thread about Harvey. It's sad to read and scary as well - important to get personal...
Aug 26th 2017, 10:26 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I've been thinking about this. It needs to be on the road and rail links and middle of the country(ish). How about Milton Keynes? I used to live there when it was being built, and got a tour of the...
Aug 23rd 2017, 11:29 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi all. I seem to have shut up this group instead of starting it talking again. Maybe it has finally run it's course. Anyway, as I am sure there are many lurkers on here as there seem to be on every...
Aug 15th 2017, 10:38 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Dual US/UK citizen - how to refill prescriptions from US when *moving* back to UK

I brought paper copies of my medical notes with me, as well as prescriptions in their bottles, just as Perth suggested. You are entitled to copies of your medical notes, especially if you are...
Aug 12th 2017, 3:40 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Forum: Back Home
Aug 11th 2017, 11:31 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Three years

I used to live in Bideford when I was 19 - 20. I barely remember it - hills, and a river, and the costal area was very windy and wild.

Keep positive.
Forum: Back Home
Aug 10th 2017, 9:59 pm
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Views: 6,909
Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Three years

Editha - my father had Parkinson's from his late 50s and until he died at the age of 83, he had led a full and busy life. The last three years were hard on him as he had to give up his hobby of...
Aug 10th 2017, 1:41 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Any faults in this plan?

Lloyds Bank were great to work with when I returned 7 years ago. They took my US passport as photo ID, my tenancy agreement as proof of address. I opened a currrent account (basic one) with a small...
Aug 10th 2017, 10:36 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Thnaks, BEV. Glad to be back in circulation. I read a previous posting where it was mentioned that the Syrians who had relocated to the Isle of Bute were not all contented (my wording). I work for...
Aug 10th 2017, 12:17 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi everyone! It's August 9th and I'll have to do a Rodney and get you back talking to each other. I tuned in tonight as I was feeling very depressed and thought of you all on here and the fun stuff...
Jul 5th 2016, 10:34 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I have visited there to see the Lace Museum. Lovely town - interesting architecture and the scenery in the area is great too. Glad you finally made it to the county of cream teas....
Jul 5th 2016, 8:59 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Where in Devon are you living? I am in Dawlish.
Jul 5th 2016, 7:39 am
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Been a lurker for a while, but due to the most recent UK news, here is a recap - tongue in cheek :starsmile:- for those across the pond:...
Oct 2nd 2015, 3:52 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I've been off the computer for a while, but recently took these photos of my little section of Devon, where vandals decided to up our crime stats by a case of arson:...
Jul 12th 2015, 10:02 pm
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Posted By islandwoman120

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Thanks Fish. It was a lovely day out. Took the bus - two hours each way, with connections at Newton Abbott. Other than that, the scenery is fabulous. :lol:
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