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Forum: Europe
Nov 10th 2009, 10:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,454
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Greetings from Belgium

:DYup, also in Belgium, living half way between Leuven and Hasselt in the countryside.

Been here 2 years now and love it.. apart from the cost of childrens clothes and baby food ... but a trip to...
Forum: Europe
May 26th 2009, 10:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Trains in Europe

starting from Brugge, try the belgian site.

click international for the journey and it will later give you the option to go "via"

http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/index.php
May 8th 2009, 11:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: UK Student Loans Company and my relocation

yes, after a time the government writes them off.... i think the standard term is 25 years.
May 7th 2009, 12:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: UK Student Loans Company and my relocation

I've not had this problem, but only a theory based on my wife also paying back a student loan before we left the UK.

Check the t&c of the loan from when it was taken out - you may find embedded...
Forum: Europe
Mar 31st 2009, 8:17 am
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Denied credit in Belgium

I was told by Fortis that you have to be a resident (with resident card) for at least 12 months minimum before you can get credit....
Forum: Canada
Mar 30th 2009, 9:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By davesmithsrm

Cambridge, Ontario

Hello everyone

I have been offered a job transfer from my HQ to Cambridge, Ontario ...

Can you tell me what effect the economic turndown has had on this region as i believe that it is a highly...
Forum: Europe
Jan 29th 2009, 5:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Leuven

i would love to go for a beer.....

i know more about burton albion than you may think :rofl:


drop me a private message...

dave

aka billy brewer 2002-2006
Forum: Europe
Jan 26th 2009, 12:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Leuven

yes... i am with Deliotte (there are plenty of other companies available) but they are expensive.

My company pays for it all and sorted everything out ... i am glad i didnt have to as it is quite...
Forum: Europe
Dec 30th 2008, 10:31 am
Forum: Europe
Dec 30th 2008, 10:30 am
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: How many months in a Belgian year: 13, 14, or 15?

It was talked about 13 months payments when i came over, but i negotiated to get mine in the standard 12 months as per my original UK contract.

This was no problem .. i guess it is about...
Forum: Europe
Sep 4th 2008, 10:34 am
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Belgium salary estimation

There is ex-pat taxation status for which you have to prove your status and meet certain criteria, but i cannot comment on your status.

Bear in mind, if you dont get this status, you would be...
Forum: Europe
Sep 4th 2008, 10:32 am
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Belgian tenants must prove innocence on damage, by law?

When we took a rent, the estate agent did a full inventory of the house (including photos) of the property and noted existing marks or minor damage, this then formed a contract between our two...
Forum: Europe
Aug 28th 2008, 11:40 am
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Beer and wine permitted at work, in Belgium

Hi - I work in Leuven, Belgium, and yes, our staff canteen has a beer keg (stella artois of course) and a few bottles of red and white wine for people to take a drink with their lunch if they wish -...
Forum: Europe
Aug 1st 2008, 12:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Leuven

i know it is a bit short notice, but is anyone going to Hapje Tapje this Sunday in Leuven....?

Me and family are going from 2pm, meeting a couple of other brits outside McDonalds and then going to...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 20th 2008, 4:09 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,311
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: FUEL PRICES

i'm not in this country, but hey, i thought why not ...

i just filled my tank with diesel at €1.295 per/liter in Belgium.
Jun 11th 2008, 7:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: english speaking school options - help!

We also looked at it from the point of view that if we paid for english education, our daughter would not easily make friends in the village we lived in (the nearest British school to us would be...
Jun 2nd 2008, 5:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: english speaking school options - help!

We wondered the same thing for our daughter when we moved to Flanders, sorry, i mean Belgium.. ;) we were worried about our daughter (6 years old) and how she would cope.

6 months later, she is...
Forum: Europe
Apr 28th 2008, 6:13 am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Leuven

yeh, Ron Blacks is on the Ladeuze plein, it did have a website but it has been offline for a while.
Feb 29th 2008, 7:31 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,295
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Dutch Childrens songs

prima ! - dank u wel....
Feb 28th 2008, 2:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,295
Posted By davesmithsrm

Dutch Childrens songs

Can anyone recommend a CD for children age 4-6 which contains dutch songs for kids to learn and singalong to.

We have french, but cannot find a dutch one very easily...

Live in Belgium and have...
Forum: Turkey
Feb 20th 2008, 9:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,963
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Turkey Visa

I do not see a problem but can only comment on what i have done previous - for example at Ataturk airport, the visa desk just takes your money and puts a sticker in your book.

When i have been,...
Forum: Turkey
Feb 19th 2008, 10:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,963
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: Turkey Visa

Hi ... i travel to Turkey with work and upon arrival for the first time you go to the desk by immigration and they give you a visa sticker for your passport which is a 3 month multiple entry visa,...
Forum: Germany
Feb 5th 2008, 8:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 24,261
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: UK Car Insurance for Expats in Germany

Sadly i cannot remember, but we did look into it as an option to bring over our Astra for a while.

In the end it was easier to sell the car in the UK and buy a little C1 here in Belgium - what a...
Forum: Germany
Feb 2nd 2008, 4:57 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 24,261
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: UK Car Insurance for Expats in Germany

How does this affect things if you still have an interest in the UK, ie still have a home address.?

I know there are insurance companies in the UK that specialise in allowing a UK car to spend all...
Forum: Germany
Jan 30th 2008, 8:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 24,261
Posted By davesmithsrm

Re: UK Car Insurance for Expats in Germany

In Belgium we would now ask, what is the non-legal way ;)
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