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Apr 15th 2016, 2:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Car Credit

We are not looking for something brand new, just nearly new. We can afford a good amount for repayments so that's not an issue. I just don't want to be stiffed for 22% Apr when if we wait 3 months...
Apr 15th 2016, 2:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Gillymonkey

Car Credit

Hi

We've been back in the UK for about 5 months now. My husband starts his new job in May. Our credit scores are excellent and we've had no problems renting a house etc.

However, when talking...
Nov 22nd 2015, 7:56 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,144
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: A bouquet to the NHS

We got back at the end of Sept. Our experience has also been positive. I have two under two and was advised I had to have a physical to register the babies, unfortunately their were no appointments...
Nov 19th 2015, 9:13 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Dumfries & Galloway region

We went for a drive to Dumfries today via Castle Douglas. It really is a beautiful part of the country, so scenic. It's my in laws that are here and anytime we visit I feel so peaceful because of the...
Nov 18th 2015, 8:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Dumfries & Galloway region

Hi
We've just moved back and and are currently staying with family in Newton Stewart.

I dont think things are as bad as you have heard. Stranraer, however does have a huge heroin problem but...
Replies: 8
Views: 4,312
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: British citizenship for my baby born in Canada?

Just to clarify, whilst it is no longer possible to obtain a consular birth certificate you can get a UK overseas birth certificate via the UK. Just google something like 'UK overseas birth cert'.
Sep 1st 2015, 6:39 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Eye test and glasses cost v UK

I just ordered new glasses. My insurance covers basic eye test 100% and gives $150 toward frames. Ido have a co pay though. I then have an allowance for lenses. Like others I have to get my lenses...
Replies: 2,166
Views: 613,704
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

We applied to the Durham office from the USA, I think the US is a low risk country hence the speed. We didn't need any interviews and our countersignature was not contacted.
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2015, 1:32 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,086
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Taking kids' car seats with us

No, neither are legal in the other country.
Replies: 2,166
Views: 613,704
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Just wanted to let folks know I applied for babys first passport from the US and it took less than 2 weeks.
Jul 9th 2015, 5:27 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Glasgow - What is it like?

I'm a Glaswegian. Not sure why Glasgow is getting such bad press , there is good and bad in any city. Glasgow has won the city of culture etc a few times.

The main area I'd suggest living in is...
May 30th 2015, 12:56 am
May 29th 2015, 11:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Good insurance companies for new (US) drivers with UK experience?

We are with Mercury and got a good deal because they fully took into account my UK history. Hubby also gets an applied discount because he is a scientist and works for one of their preferred...
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Moving back to UK with successful job offer

Also we had a consular birth certificate for our other son and it still took over 12 weeks to get his British passport. The birth cert doesn't help speed things up.
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Moving back to UK with successful job offer

Not possible for us. Baby won't be born in time and we need to fly before it's possible to get a British passport for him. Can't expedite it from outside the country.
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Moving back to UK with successful job offer

Worst case scenario just have baby enter as a visitor on the US passport then apply for the UK passport within the UK .

This is what we will be doing with our newborn since there just isn't time...
May 5th 2015, 10:35 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,642
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Book flex ticket now, or wait & buy no-change fare?

Another thought to consider is when do the new parents want you to arrive? Where will you stay?

I had a baby 20 months ago here in the US and specifically told my own Mum and MIL I did not want...
May 1st 2015, 4:49 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Question on etiquette

I may be tight but I would not be spending $100. $40 tops.
May 1st 2015, 4:39 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Question on etiquette

Take a gift. If you are religious something like a nice Bible or crucifix pendant. If not, a small but tasteful item of jewelery eg a silver bracelet or chain or even just a gift voucher. Everyone...
Apr 27th 2015, 9:23 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 4,110
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: When a holiday isn't a holiday

We've been in the US for 4 years.
Our first trip home was a work trip for me so I only got a few days actually visiting. Second time was when my FIL passed away suddenly. We simply can't afford to...
Apr 27th 2015, 6:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Walgreens for British passport photo

I used Walgreens for my son who at the time was only about 4 months. The tech was great and took a few shots for me to pick from. Never had an issue with the sizing, I asked for the UK size (I didn't...
Apr 23rd 2015, 8:44 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Voting in the UK election

Well I am moving back in August so yes very pertinent for us.
Apr 23rd 2015, 7:59 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Voting in the UK election

No idea. My Mum is my proxy so I am assuming she'd get a ballot paper through.
Apr 23rd 2015, 7:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: Voting in the UK election

I'm in the US and submitted my application for a proxy vote before the deadline. My constituency is Glasgow North and I got an automatic reply saying basically that they are madly busy but as long...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2015, 11:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Gillymonkey

Re: CA SDI and PFL but moving back to UK

Thanks I will do. I think I was unsure if it'd be different because it automatically runs for a set number of weeks after birth so I wouldn't need constant doctor referrals or anything .

You get...
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