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Jun 18th 2012, 12:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 11 Weeks and Counting

Hey Jemima, I am with you on the food .... I am like a kid in a sweet shop in tesco .... English cheeses at affordable prices, sausages that don't have skins that came off someone's old shoes, fresh...
Jun 17th 2012, 5:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,022
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Driving licence

I think you can just get a new photo licence using a form D1. Some post offices offer a checking service. You pay a little extra but that way at least you are sure you are sending everything you...
Jun 17th 2012, 5:05 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 14,187
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Our moving back experience

Great review.

Re car insurance, not all insurers accept letters of experience, as I was told by Swinton but the guy I dealt with at Swinton was superb and got me a deal with Aviva. I am paying...
Jun 17th 2012, 4:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 11 Weeks and Counting

:thumbsup: Sounds great Back2UK!! The next few weeks will pass quickly and you will soon be back enjoying the remainder of our Great British Summer!!!
Jun 17th 2012, 4:51 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: DVD's

Only if you have a region free DVD player as North American DVDs are a different region to Europe.

I brought back my Canadian DVD Player as it plays both formats. I am using it on a transformer...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 8th 2012, 1:23 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 25,603
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Curse of the Expat

Hey back2uk ... That response you had was very typical of the attitude I had before leaving Canada. I would never want to offend anyone so I kept my reasons very vague ... In the end I stopped...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 7th 2012, 6:18 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 25,603
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Curse of the Expat

Now I am back I have found that the Brits have been much more understanding than the Canadians. When I tell them that I feel at home, they just say how pleased they are to have me back and have...
Jun 7th 2012, 6:13 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,104
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back in sad circumstances

Just read this thread and am very sorry to hear of your loss .... I hope it all goes right for your move. Follow your heart and your instinct and you are usually led down the right path.
Jun 3rd 2012, 7:21 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

I go early morning swimming at our local pool. Four of us go from our estate. We walk down together. The staff call us by our first names. We can even bring our own CDs to play whilst we are...
Jun 3rd 2012, 7:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Help - Procedure when I land back at Heathrow?

Yep that's right. I just walked through ... And then got a bacon buttie in Costa coffee. I thought I had died and gone to heaven ....
Jun 3rd 2012, 7:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Car and house insurance when returning home

I got a letter of experience from my Canadian insurers. I used Swinton to get my insurance. They said that not all insurance companies accept overseas experience but got me a good deal with Aviva....
May 31st 2012, 6:46 am
Replies: 403
Views: 155,929
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

There are no eu pet passports available ... Or equivalent in North America.

My two small smallesr dogs travelled with their collars and they were fine. There was nothing on their crates that they...
Forum: USA
May 30th 2012, 8:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Sorting Paperwork/Photos/Music prior to moving

I scanned all my important docs and music ... Brought back two portable hard drives in my hand baggage. Much easier but I agree scanning is very tedious so start early!
May 30th 2012, 8:17 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 155,929
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

Interested to read your comment about the size of the crate. No-one checked that the crates were sufficiently large enough for my dogs. One was borderline for a 28 inch crate so I bought a 32 inch...
May 30th 2012, 5:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

I know ... I bought a load of cheese cos it was so cheap. Tesco value Brie is under £1 and would cost about $5 in Canada. Their value pickle is a pretty good sub for Branson and about 40 pence a...
May 30th 2012, 5:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Canada - EI & CPP Contributions

Hi
If you create an online account with service Canada you will be able to see how much pension you have acquired ... Mine is the equivalent of three bottles of wine a month ....

:thumbsup:
May 29th 2012, 8:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

I do have a local government pension so don't have to work although I would like to do something part time. I don't want to have to travel to work by car due to petrol costs ...

The word is that...
May 29th 2012, 8:06 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

I bought a Hyundai i20 active 1.2 liter. I had a Hyundai accent in Canada which is the same car. I loved it so much i wanted another but I could not get automatic. An i20 automatic was beyond my...
May 29th 2012, 7:57 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

I am in horncastle .... Know sleaford very well. Sun came out late today but still a good day. Yes Olympic torch coming through our county. I am so happy to be back
May 29th 2012, 7:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 3 dogs Thunder Bay to Heathrow

Thanks for everyone's posts. It is worrying travelling your animals but mine are truly settled and loving our walks along the canal and into the countryside. We are walking a lot more as the...
May 29th 2012, 7:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 3 dogs Thunder Bay to Heathrow

You check the animal in when you check yourself in at the passenger terminal and then collect them with your baggage. You cannot use excess baggage to return to the UK if you want to avoid...
May 28th 2012, 4:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 3 dogs Thunder Bay to Heathrow

My cat was timid when I took her out to Canada in 2008. She travelled as excess baggage, but she was fine. Looked fresher than I did after the journey. Sadly she has had to take out Canadian...
May 26th 2012, 9:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: 3 dogs Thunder Bay to Heathrow

I know exactly how you feel. I could not have cared less if the ship with my container on board had sunk en route ... As long as my puppies arrived home safe.
May 26th 2012, 9:08 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Re: Back a week and soooo happy!!!

Thanks for your comments. Will keep you posted. Living overseas has taught me the importance of roots, history and culture and your friends (and family if you have family). I value the experience...
May 25th 2012, 8:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,333
Posted By Moggiemiss

Thumbs up Back a week and soooo happy!!!

Okay so back home after 3.5 years away. In my house - which was rented out and the tenants had really looked after it well. Some wear and tear but no more than if I had lived there. Friend took...
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