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Nov 2nd 2016, 6:54 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 10,265
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Failed Driving Test

Hello Mallory, thank you for asking. Yes, well recovered. Little twinges in the neck dome times but it could have been much worse xx
Oct 31st 2016, 9:07 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 10,265
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Failed Driving Test

Glad your partner has come around. I had only driven automatic in TX for 43 years. I couldn't imagine driving a stick shift again. It makes a huge difference to have a car. Mind you, I'm still not...
Oct 31st 2016, 3:18 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 10,265
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Failed Driving Test

Editha, I returned to Belfast in September 2015. Taxis were relatively cheap and being reasonably close to the city I decided a car wasn't necessary. I was wrong. I really did need a car. Being over...
Feb 19th 2016, 1:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Process for rental approval

Congratulations! Great news! Where are you moving to?
Feb 16th 2016, 11:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Process for rental approval

As Pulaski suggested, I would fill in the form as best you can. That's what I did, but from the USA. I loved the house and so I offered six months rent in advance. That pretty much sealed the deal as...
Jan 18th 2016, 11:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Accommodation and rentals

Sorry "kilograms"
Jan 18th 2016, 5:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Accommodation and rentals

Good point, but when the landlord saw they were just over 2 kegs each, there was no problem. The agent said kids can potentially cause much more damage.
Jan 17th 2016, 10:22 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Accommodation and rentals

When I moved back last September, my brother looked at the property and I had a FaceTime interview with the landlord. There was much interest the property as its within walking distance to Queens...
Jan 17th 2016, 10:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Has anyone brought a TV home

I didn't bring home my two one year old Samsung smart tv's. Sold them to a friend.
I bought two on sale from Argos online here upon my return. Price every bit as good as Best Buy in Dallas.
Jan 5th 2016, 11:50 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catchin

My house is the last one on the corner of Colenso Parade. It's on a bluff overlooking Queens playing fields. Gorgeous uninterrupted views of the Lagan and right over to the Castlereagh Hills. Around...
Jan 4th 2016, 10:04 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catchin

Hello Helen, I've been back since September and after 43 years in Dallas, I'm not finding the transition particularly easy. I do have to say the people are very kind and helpful, especially my...
Jan 4th 2016, 4:37 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Sorry, the question marks were a birthday cake when I sent :-(
Jan 4th 2016, 4:27 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Dec 20th 2015, 11:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,020
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: What is wrong with you lot...it's Christmas time???

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year. Last year I spent it totally alone for the first time in my life. My daughter and son-in-law are coming from Stratford Upon Avon where they moved...
Nov 18th 2015, 10:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Moving and Rent Deposit

I paid six months in advance plus deposit and also dog deposit. I'm really ok with that. My house is £850 pm and in Northern Ireland the rates are built in to the rent. Something less to worry about....
Nov 12th 2015, 2:51 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Bank Question

Not at all convenient. However, worth it in the end. I arrived with a UK credit card, debit card and check book.
Nov 11th 2015, 7:43 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Bank Question

I didn't have an HSBC bank in Dallas so they had me come to NYC to fill in the remainder of the paperwork. I managed to schedule it the same week as my daughter's wedding in NYC.
Nov 1st 2015, 1:06 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Cost of forty foot container USA to UK

I have just shipped a twenty foot container from Dallas to Belfast. The total cost was $8000.
The price included all packing (5 movers) and unpacking (3 movers) at this end. The packing took around...
Oct 29th 2015, 10:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,796
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Forwarding Mail from USA using USPS

I'm just back five weeks. Also had to go to my local post office in Dallas in order to fill in forms. They told me my mail will be forwarded for 6 months and I may renew for a further six months....
Sep 28th 2015, 11:19 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

I'm in Northern Ireland which is also part of the U.K. It sounds like you are in an apartment building. I chose to lease a house with three bedrooms and a garden. It's beautifully updated and...
Sep 23rd 2015, 3:46 pm
Replies: 935
Views: 144,636
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: The 'Bon Voyage' Thread! - Flight Tracker!

Leaving Dallas today for Dublin via Chicago. First class on AA points. My little dogs arrived safe and sound on Monday into Belfast. I feel less excited than I thought. 43 years here and the goodbyes...
Sep 21st 2015, 2:44 am
Replies: 305
Views: 98,852
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Any regrets about moving back to the UK?

So glad to hear you are settling in Windsong. My little dogs are in Newark about to board flight to Belfast. I leave Wednesday. Very hectic two days ahead. Sold my Infinity FX yesterday back to...
Sep 18th 2015, 3:43 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,919
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Renting for life?

If you rent from a housing scheme/association, do they check one's financial status first? I'm renting privately, but the landlord must take care of major issues unless it was clearly my fault (eg:...
Sep 18th 2015, 3:13 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Sep 18th 2015, 2:56 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,414
Posted By Celticspirit

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

£850 per month which is $500 cheaper per month than my one bedroom here. Lucky you who had mom to move in with. Lucky mom to have her son home to watch over her too xxx
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