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Dec 9th 2015, 12:20 pm
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Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Moving back to the UK with 2 dogs.

We did almost that, though my husband took the ferry across the channel in a rented vehicle from the uk to France to pick up our pup in January (a year ago). Besides high winds on the water, it was...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 15th 2015, 7:08 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,619
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Back 3 months... Sort of

Yes, Lorry, I did get both private and public thrashings for opmaking it known I was rehoming my two cats. Unfortunately NiHao seems to remember things differently. As it stands not having a car has...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 15th 2015, 7:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,619
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Back 3 months... Sort of

I was referring to the hypocritical people in the UK... SOME of whom are on this board, I did NOT say everyone here is hypocritical. Read carefully next time.
Forum: Back Home
Jul 18th 2015, 5:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,619
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Back 3 months... Sort of

Update from Me (the wife):

We've been here 6 months and love ALMOST everything about England. The kids have adjusted amazingly and have learned all the "lingo" (biscuits instead of cookies,...
Dec 19th 2014, 5:51 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Yep. Mistake, but as he has found work, this is our bed (air mattress) to sleep in.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Pondhopper out.
Dec 19th 2014, 6:07 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

And, as my last note, wombat? We did know. But thanks for the reminder on how obviously ignorant you feel we are. We had TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars going into this, but with car rentals to travel...
Dec 19th 2014, 5:52 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Fyi, a quiet ol' lab is a better let than a yappy, pee in the house, small dog, or a cat that might spray indoors. You might want to reconsider that limit for your tenants. My dog doesn't bark,...
Dec 19th 2014, 5:47 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Mine are 12yob, 9 yog, and even if we put them each in a room and had a pull out couch for us, nope. Of course right now I am sleeping on a kingsized air mattress on the floor or a very public...
Dec 19th 2014, 5:39 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Thumbs down Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

No, we were trying to be wise. We sold our house, paid off all debts, have rapidly depleting savings from the sale, so ONLY my Hunny went as to not be a burden to either his family OR the country,...
Dec 11th 2014, 11:33 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

:( Can a moderator just delete this thread for me. I can feel the love (not). We're fools. Prolly are making the biggest mistake of our lives. No one gives a rats "arse". Sorry I bothered sharing.
Dec 11th 2014, 12:08 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

I wasn't biting your head off, I'm sorry you took it that way. Our goal was NEVER to leave our dog behind, she's the only pet we DID plan to take (though I did mention it is extortion what the...
Dec 10th 2014, 7:07 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

You don't understand, as we didn't expect to pay the full 6 months rent, plus near a thousand pounds in deposit plus the application NON refundable fee, we HAVE no furniture budget, we'll be sleeping...
Dec 10th 2014, 2:49 am
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

I hate all this. Really. Seems like we're going to used and abused, despite what great tennants we'll be. :(
Dec 9th 2014, 10:14 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Thing is we have NO credit score having just arrived... In fact only my Hunny is there right now. There are only 4 lettings in the town we're going to, no vehicle means we're limited to location...
Dec 9th 2014, 8:31 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Well, the agent basically has said we have no choice but to pay the six months, which leaves us on air mattresses with no furniture for a couple months. Maybe I can beg some nice freecycler to...
Dec 9th 2014, 2:27 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

I hadn't thought to ask about a guarantor... I will do that! Even if we hand over a month or two rent to them as a security, it'll still leave us money to buy furniture so that our dog's travel...
Dec 8th 2014, 6:11 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Near Montreal, yes... And we'll be joining him in a few weeks. I can't wait to see him all the way to the spring! He left Oct 5, started new job today, December 8th. Two months... Not too shabby....
Dec 8th 2014, 1:29 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Leicester is where we'll be. And the company is taylor properties. The 175 is for a credit check (which he admits will come back with nothing since we're "new") and THEN he'll speak to the...
Dec 7th 2014, 8:58 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,787
Posted By pondhopper2014

HOW can we rent in the UK?!?!

Am I the only crazy here or does it seem impossible for the past homeowner (as in no landlord) who can't seem to figure out how to find a rental (letting) in the UK? My Hunny has work (YAY!) only we...
Dec 3rd 2014, 3:57 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,634
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Shipping the dog - are they insane?!?!

Seriously! A year and a half ago we had all the time in the world, now we spend each day on the edge of our seats or flyin' by the seat of out pants! :blink:
Forum: Back Home
Dec 1st 2014, 5:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,148
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: 6 month update

I am right there with ya, Fulwood! ;)
Dec 1st 2014, 5:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,634
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: Shipping the dog - are they insane?!?!

Ya, we need a "giant" crate for our dog because though she's a lab and fits just fine in an extra large, it wasn't tall enough for her (apparently) by 1 inch. It's fine, it's bought. Looking into...
Nov 25th 2014, 9:44 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: No wars, just opinions - location

I dunno, it was on a website somewhere... Just lookin' for feedback. The job offer was sudden and unexpected in Thurnscoe... But I think we'd prefer Leicester. Just not sure... Since we've never...
Nov 25th 2014, 7:26 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,316
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: No wars, just opinions - location

I'm in Canada, but my Hunny is in Derby for his job search... He's been offered one, the other is pending a final meeting with a supervisor on the 1st... Can it really be THAT close to...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 25th 2014, 4:03 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,148
Posted By pondhopper2014

Re: 6 month update

Did you find it hard to get a rental with a dog? That is a big concern for us right now...
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