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Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2013, 6:31 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 28,529
Posted By Karen68

Re: UK style chocolate Easter Eggs in US?

I was in Target yesterday and spotted (and bought!) a Cadbury branded (but made by Hershey) mini eggs Easter egg. It's not very big, but it does have mini eggs in the egg. Target were promoting it...
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2013, 12:33 am
Replies: 40
Views: 38,366
Posted By Karen68

Re: Can I work in America if I got the ACA Accountancy qualification?

I get fed up with the view that CIMA is somehow a second rate qualification compared to being an ACA. They prepare you for different paths. My OH is a CIMA qualified accountant who works for a...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 26th 2012, 5:22 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Karen68

Tunein radio app

Don't know if anyone is familiar with this, I came across it a few weeks ago. You can get live radio feeds from thousands of radio stations worldwide. I like it because I can listen to the BBC on...
Oct 26th 2012, 5:12 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,428
Posted By Karen68

Re: Just a little fun. As expats what are you

You need to go to Holiday Market in Royal Oak - I bought proper Cadbury Christmas selection boxes there last week.
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2012, 5:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By Karen68

Re: AIG Inbound - rant

Don't know who your State Farm agent is (but you seem quite close to us): we have State Farm for our house and car insurance and our agent is fab. We were involved in an accident at 13 mile and...
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 21st 2012, 11:18 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,547
Posted By Karen68

Re: Anyone in Michigan?!

Hi, I am happy to meet up any time. Drop me a pm or an email and we can arrange something
Forum: USA
Sep 5th 2012, 5:34 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 12,219
Posted By Karen68

Re: British Cadbury's Chocolate in the US

I wonder if this is going to be the same in all stores? Actually, thinking about it our Meijer doesn't stock Cadbury in the foreign foods section. I can get Bountys or aeros, so Mars/Nestlé stuff. ...
Forum: USA
Aug 29th 2012, 5:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By Karen68

Re: Detroit

You forget that Detroit is in Wayne County and the affluent suburbs you speak of are not and that tax dollars flow accordingly. the Grosse Points are in Wayne County and they have very affluent...
Aug 16th 2012, 12:48 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Karen68

Re: BBC America HD on DirecTV

About time......and just in time for Dr Who.
Forum: USA
Aug 12th 2012, 12:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By Karen68

Re: Need first hand info on WI

Don't live there, but just spent a few days there as part of a driving holiday up through the U.P., down through Chicago to back here.

On the short amount of time we were there, it seemed to have...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 5th 2012, 9:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,172
Posted By Karen68

Re: Smiths sing-along

There's a club if you'd like to go, you could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry and you want to die.
Jun 1st 2012, 5:51 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By Karen68

Re: Moving to Shrewsbury, Shropshire

I was in Shrewsbury the week before last!

Was visiting mum who lives in Bratton and we always go for the day. It's got some lovely independent shops and a bustling High Street still.

There has...
May 27th 2012, 6:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Karen68

Re: We made it!

Welcome to Oakland County!

I am not far from you, in Bloomfield Hills, so feel free to drop me a PM if there's anything you need some help with, or want to meet up to get an idea of things.
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 27th 2012, 4:07 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 7,167
Posted By Karen68

Re: 'Ranch' style houses

You're very welcome!

Yes, we rented for the first two years - we were only supposed to be here for two years but it didn't work out like that and now we will be stuck here until our daughters have...
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 27th 2012, 2:12 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 7,167
Posted By Karen68

Re: 'Ranch' style houses

We bought in 2010. We'd already lived in the area for a couple of years and knew pretty much what we were after. We started looking in March and completed in August. It was a brilliant and...
Forum: USA
Apr 21st 2012, 1:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Karen68

Re: Arizona Bank Advice for Checks in ££££s

I'm not in Arizona, so can't help you there, but I did used to work in the international dept. Of one of the UK High Street banks and am familiar with currency cheques - it was the other way round...
Apr 20th 2012, 8:02 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,109
Posted By Karen68

Re: New set of wheels

We had a Pathfinder in the UK. Really nice but the steering was very heavy. My 90 something granny used to love being transported around in it due to the heated seats; it would tick my dad off as...
Forum: USA
Apr 19th 2012, 11:41 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By Karen68

Re: Advice from stay at home parents

I'm a SAHM. I have been for 10 years now, but that was because I had to give up my job when we moved out here. My youngest was just starting school when we arrived so I had the double whammy of...
Apr 19th 2012, 4:46 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,109
Posted By Karen68

Re: New set of wheels

My lease is up in September and and I am going for a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Have had a Liberty in the past and I liked the 4wd way better than the Volvo XC90 AWD that I have now. It will be trail...
Apr 19th 2012, 1:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By Karen68

Re: help and advice moving to usa on profession visa

I did meet someone who worked for Walmart in the US who went to the UK as an expat, so it may be possible for someone working for ASDA to transfer. I imagine they'd have to be pretty far up the food...
Apr 17th 2012, 2:31 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By Karen68

Re: help and advice moving to usa on profession visa

Not so sure about CIMA anymore - my OH is CIMA qualified and a couple of months ago he had some stuff come from the Institute announcing a tie up with the CPAs out here. There's a new qualification...
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 13th 2012, 5:48 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 7,167
Posted By Karen68

Re: 'Ranch' style houses

I would check with your realtor about resale in your area - when we were buying, our realtor was reluctant to show us split level houses as they don't sell well here. I also understand a proper...
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2012, 1:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Karen68

Re: Travelguard Mobile Phone Choices

I know of some people here who have got iPhones on contract when they arrived, but they has a SSN and they were required to pay a massive 'deposit' that they are supposed to get back after a year.
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Apr 6th 2012, 12:57 pm
Replies: 3,755
Views: 305,343
Posted By Karen68

Re: Tele

Saw 'Scandal' last night. I didn't fancy it from the trailers but i happened to be sitting around doing nothing so watched it because it was on.

The reason I was going to avoid in the first place...
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2012, 9:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Karen68

Re: Bank Advice Please - Michigan

Natasha - BofA saved our house purchase by giving us a mortgage at really short notice when our initial lender stopped answering the phone! We don't bank with them though.....

We use PNC -...
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