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Jan 7th 2013, 4:41 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,814
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Moving back to Surrey

Jon,

We moved to Guildford from the US mid last-year. It isn't cheap. However it is very nice and has good schools. There are however some less nice bits and this is where you can find cheaper...
Sep 20th 2012, 2:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Mountain Biking

when I flew back from US with United and took my bike with me, United took it for free.
as for a bike box, I went to the local bike shop and asked them for one they were planning to throw out. I...
Sep 19th 2012, 4:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 27,503
Posted By Swisstony

Re: open a UK bank account while you live abroad

worth considering opening an account *locally* with HSBC and then asking them if they can help you with opening a UK account - we found they really did deliver on this 'world's local bank' thing....
Apr 20th 2012, 9:29 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,528
Posted By Swisstony

Re: NI Number and UK Driving Licence

Thanks a lot Englishmum!:fingerscrossed:
Apr 20th 2012, 4:40 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,528
Posted By Swisstony

Re: NI Number and UK Driving Licence

Hello

Can anyone clarify exactly what the procedure is for getting reissued with a UK license on return from Expatia?

We loved in CH for 4 years and surrenedered our uk licenses to the canton...
Feb 15th 2012, 3:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,831
Posted By Swisstony

Re: How difficult to get into Manchester Grammar School off-cycle?

Hi Englishmum

yes, we're off.... has been in discussion with my employers for a litle while, but decision now made and all systems are go.... rather daunting actually, but we have our eyes on a...
Feb 14th 2012, 7:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,831
Posted By Swisstony

Re: How difficult to get into Manchester Grammar School off-cycle?

April didn't necessarily make it easier to find the place - it's just that a place became available as of the beginning of the Summer term and we're taking it....

Good luck!
Feb 14th 2012, 12:51 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,831
Posted By Swisstony

Re: How difficult to get into Manchester Grammar School off-cycle?

i can't share anything specific to Manchester Grammar School.
I can however share that we are just going through the sames situation with our son (who would be in year 7 in the UK), trying to get a...
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2012, 4:27 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,001
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Noisy american eaters

i still cringe at the memory of trying to eat a pizza with a (plastic) knife and fork during a lunch meeting at my (then) new office in NYC - the fork snapped in two and pinged off hitting a...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2012, 7:57 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 8,729
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Banking

Well, I was, er, indicating that your somewhat sarcastic sounding response, from which I inferred that you considered the poster's assumed belief, that such instant and easy transfers were available,...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2012, 4:10 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 8,729
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Banking

Er, actually, that's *exactly* what you can do with HSBC if you have accounts with them in both the US and UK (and probably to/from other countries too).....
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2011, 4:28 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 5,875
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Christmas tipping etiquette

... and school teachers?
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2011, 4:27 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 5,875
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Christmas tipping etiquette

Hmm...

Any thoughts on whether / how / how much to tip bin men (trash collectors, garbage guys) - you know the blokes with the trucks who collect the rubbish?
Dec 7th 2011, 4:25 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,145
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Arctic Roll. Not what I remembered

As an expert on this topic I can definitely say that *Swiss* rolls used to (and I hope still do) spiral but Arctic rolls don't....

so there you go!
Nov 28th 2011, 2:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Need Info on the Following Neighborhoods

to the OP. You have been given a lot of very sound advice in the above responses. I used to live and work around these areas and agree with pretty much all of the above. Bromley does pretty much have...
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2011, 5:56 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 21,781
Posted By Swisstony

Re: bringing contraception / birth control into the USA

[QUOTE=Sally Redux;9710657]You seem to be fixating on the contraception, but surely not having health insurance is going to be a worry?

QUOTE]

I think this is really a bigger issue - not having...
Oct 5th 2011, 3:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Swisstony

Re: School places in UK

That's very encouraging.... thank you!
Oct 4th 2011, 3:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Swisstony

Re: School places in UK

Hudd, this is very helpful.

...but how were you able to secure places at your chosen schools, when you weren't at the time resident.?

Glad to hear it went well and your boys adapted so...
Oct 3rd 2011, 9:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Swisstony

Re: School places in UK

[Thanks for this - I think your moveing back to a place you already owned may well be a differentiator here.... we don't have the option...

Thanks and best of luck!
...
Oct 3rd 2011, 9:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Swisstony

Re: School places in UK

Hello Sally

well, vaguely somewhere between M3 and M4 West of London...

We have been looking at some local authority websites and it seems to come down to...' you have to be residetn here to...
Oct 3rd 2011, 7:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Swisstony

School places in UK

Hi

After much to-ing and fro-ing with my employer and other potential employers, I am informed that I should expect to receive an offer of a job back in the UK with my current employer.

In...
Sep 19th 2011, 7:11 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,573
Posted By Swisstony

Re: Pat Robertson - "Divorce Your Wife If She Has Alzheimers"

This is the same guy who was somewhat less than discrete on his odd view of Scotland: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/359926.stm
Sep 19th 2011, 6:51 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 7,863
Posted By Swisstony

Re: L1A to Green Card- Persuading employers to sponsor

whether it's a good *enough* reason I don;t know, but the official reason I used with my company was that

" I am concerned about what would happen to my family if I fell under a bus. By having a...
Forum: Europe
Sep 5th 2011, 6:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Swisstony

Re: how much money is good for Swiss :0)

this is a better forum for Switzerland issues: http://www.englishforum.ch/

However, I would caution you to search the forum and read the FAQ before you post your question...

Tony
Aug 22nd 2011, 6:53 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Swisstony

Re: For the Daily Mail readers...

WILL FERAL CHILDREN HAVE SEX WITH CLIFF RICHARD?

:ohmy:
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