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Forum: Back Home
Apr 29th 2015, 7:08 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 13,423
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Seven Months

Totes jealous but happy for you!!
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 1st 2015, 8:09 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,390
Posted By Karrie72

Re: 2014...Looking Back...

Glad to see the back of it...went through an traumatic and unexpected, prolonged divorce. Adjusting to the fact I'll never get to live in the UK until my youngest has flown the nest. (he's 6)

On...
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 5th 2014, 12:38 am
Aug 8th 2014, 1:37 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Cocktails, mixed drinks, shots, wine, ale...

Wasn't really complaining, hence my description of it as plonk:p
Aug 8th 2014, 1:34 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,883
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Cocktails, mixed drinks, shots, wine, ale...

Read something faintly off-putting today about two buck chuck from TJ which is normally my day to day plonk. I think it was in the huffington post or something. Basically the gist was that the wine...
Jul 6th 2014, 2:43 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Kids playdates?

Mine's six and I we do the drop them off, bugger off thing after a 5 minute chat to get everyone comfortable.

Having to entertain the parent as well means cleaning the house and laying on food. ...
Jun 23rd 2014, 6:32 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 7,255
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Language Differences between USA and UK

Ponce is another one no-one gets here.

Bugger too. In England its a casual form of exasperation, as in' Oh bugger, I forgot to switch off the iron.' Here it means something a bit different.:eek:
Jun 23rd 2014, 4:09 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 7,255
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Language Differences between USA and UK

Yes, Randi isn't a name you hear much in the UK...:blink:
Jun 23rd 2014, 2:06 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 7,255
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Language Differences between USA and UK

This is a bit rude, sorry...but the expression that always used to make me giggle here is 'he's so spunky!' and the Otis spunkmeyer cookies.

There, I've put you all off your breakfast now.
Jun 23rd 2014, 2:01 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 45,718
Posted By Karrie72

Re: What to take back - What's cheaper in US than UK

Does Windsong actually have a place to stay yet??

I'm guessing it's going to be very hard to find a place loaded down with all this extraneous stuff and two dogs...in particular the dogs seem to...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 19th 2014, 5:57 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 13,000
Posted By Karrie72

Re: And this is the reason why...............

Very sorry MS Betty and thanks for letting us know how you're doing. Sending positive thoughts for your Dad. Btw my Dad was diagnosed with aggressive bowel cancer 10 years ago and given a 50/50...
Jun 19th 2014, 5:52 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

thumbsup:Great news for you! You must be relieved...

I remember my Dad seeing me off at heathrow in '91. I was a naive 19 year old going to Alaska. I went in to Boots to pick up a toothbrush...
Jun 18th 2014, 11:59 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Wow! And she lived to tell the tale... There was a really good movie about war brides on netflix, sounds like your neighbor weblue
Jun 18th 2014, 10:23 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

They're great summer reads and un put downable!
Jun 18th 2014, 9:56 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hopeless at computers/links blah blah.

But the book is called; 'The GI Bride' by Iris Jones Simantel.

She has a follow up to that about her marriage, how she settled in etc which I also loved...
Jun 18th 2014, 9:39 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Many of them were Eastenders, pretty tough and resourceful. And you're right, most of them didn't have a clue what they were getting into. But once they were here, that was it, you had to make a go...
Jun 18th 2014, 9:00 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Apparently Kate Middleton's grandmother worked there during the war.
Jun 18th 2014, 8:59 pm
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Last summer I read a couple of war bride memoirs and sobbed through the whole thing. Once you came over that was pretty much it, in terms of visiting.
Jun 17th 2014, 1:12 am
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I didn't say they were a problem. Your pets pop up often as a hindrance to getting home.

If it were me, I would probably seek to rehome them and find more available suitable accommodation.
Jun 17th 2014, 12:36 am
Replies: 13,073
Views: 1,196,556
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Dear Windsong,

I think your pets are getting in the way of your dreams and holding you back somewhat. Is there anyway you could rehome them and therefore more realistically find a place to live...
Jun 11th 2014, 10:06 pm
Replies: 563
Views: 20,216
Posted By Karrie72

re: World Cup - Warning, Spoilers may be here!

Sorry for sounding ignorant but whats a BBC pub?
Jun 11th 2014, 8:33 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,330
Posted By Karrie72

Re: Which Kindle (or similar) to Buy

I have the paper white kindle which has a handy light. You don't get the glare like with the iPad kindle app and the battery lasts forever. I found the iPad to be heavy also. I did invest in an...
Jun 11th 2014, 8:27 pm
Jun 11th 2014, 7:12 pm
Replies: 563
Views: 20,216
Posted By Karrie72

re: World Cup - Warning, Spoilers may be here!

Anyone going to the Boston Brit meet-up for this? I got an invite although I can't decide whether to go.
Jun 10th 2014, 1:03 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,235
Posted By Karrie72

Re: My upcoming trip to UK

Just wanted to pipe in Fulwood, I've followed your story and I wish you the very best in your trip home. I think it will decide you in where you want to be. We'll be here to support you in that...
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