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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Smile Re: Into England with an expired passport. Dual citizen.

I read that they could still give me a tough time. Even my daughter who lives here in the UK texted me to say she thought I would have trouble getting through. So I was pleasantly surprised after...
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Into England with an expired passport. Dual citizen.

To be honest, I expected (and deserved) a tougher time. Plus the photo doesn't look anything like me as I am today. In the photo I had very short spiky hair, and now I have past shoulder length hair....
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Into England with an expired passport. Dual citizen.

Hiya All.
I am posting this here in the hopes that it might ease someone's mind or answer a question if the same thing happens to you.
I am British born but moved to the US 23 years ago. ...
Mar 18th 2013, 7:20 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Not sure if there's a specific job that you could just do those things. I do know if you domiciliary care through an agency there are a LOT of clients who only need someone to shop, clean, read, hand...
Mar 18th 2013, 1:55 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Had to respond to this:). It is VERY true. I was told I was over qualified and I could not obtain work in my field. Interviewers either told me that I was considered too qualified for the positions...
Mar 17th 2013, 8:37 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

:thumbsup:/ That means a lot. We get such a bad rap in the news and as usual a few bad one's make the rest of us feel bad.

I would never, ever have said I would actually enjoy working with and...
Mar 17th 2013, 6:56 am
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Rodney! Hi. I came back to the UK in March 2011! I am pretty sure I posted updates last year. Just haven't had a chance to get back on BE till now, but never ever forgot it. This place helped me...
Mar 16th 2013, 7:06 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

:rofl::D:D:heart:

It's dinner OR tea depending whether you're North or South. It's afters, pudding, dessert or sweet depending on where you come from too.

Bye for now.:britflag:
Mar 16th 2013, 6:53 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Just off to have some mushy peas, chips and gravy for dinner. May have either a cherry bakewell cake or some ginger cake and a cup of tea for 'afters'.
Mar 16th 2013, 6:52 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

He is still in the US yes. We talk, Skype regularly and I go out there. So far he still doesn't want to come here and he's still 'okay' with me being here. We've agreed that when either one of us...
Mar 16th 2013, 6:47 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Ah you see you have it right. I 'wasted' a few months holding out for a 'well paid' (by UK standards) job thinking I wanted to get straight in and stay at a job for years. In the end I went for very...
Mar 16th 2013, 6:33 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Now, no bones about it or sugar coating. HCA's or 'carers' is considered a low paid job here. No idea why, basically Tesco's delivery people are paid more an hour than we are. And we have to go...
Mar 16th 2013, 6:14 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

As far as I know there is a "passport bank account" for those that have no 'permanent address' Not absolutely positive. When I talked to a bank when I came back they were very helpful and told me I...
Mar 16th 2013, 5:56 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hiya. I am in Bournemouth. There are tons and tons of cars out there. I looked on Auto Trader, in the local papers and did a search online for reliable car dealers. They've changed a lot since I...
Mar 16th 2013, 5:53 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Well you are on the right track. And you have more money than I did when I came back. I had very little. Main incentive to finding work was staying at daughters and couldn't live rent free.
You...
Mar 16th 2013, 5:31 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hiya. Do you have a specific area you want to return to? Do you have any money available to rent anywhere? Do you have a date in mind? What sort of work would you be seeking?
The main reason I...
Mar 16th 2013, 5:28 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi Cheers.
First year back I phoned several places for insurance and it was astronomical. I had bought a car for £1100, and the insurance quoted to me was £1600. Ridiculous. So I went online and...
Mar 16th 2013, 5:09 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hiya everyone!
Fantastic to see you remember me. I love this place. British Expats I mean, not THIS place I am sitting right now. Although I do love that too. It's my flat!

In brief I returned...
Mar 16th 2013, 4:43 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Helloooo!! Remember me? From eons ago! :unsure:

If you don't, my name is Sue, I used the "Moving back to the UK' forum when I was unhappy in the US in 2010 and everyone was wonderful and I...
Jan 31st 2012, 8:25 am
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

Maybe we are and don't know it.:)
Jan 30th 2012, 6:54 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

Yeah I do believe that. I have found here in the UK I am working a ton more hours just to earn half of what I was earning when I was in the US. But I enjoy this work more. We definitely aren't the...
Jan 30th 2012, 12:29 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

Agreed. Exactly. The longer you are away the harder it is to return too. You build more and more of a life. At the end of the day only you know whether that new life is better or makes you more...
Jan 28th 2012, 8:42 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

Hello.
I have been absent from Brit Expats for a while as I returned to the UK after living in the US for many years. Just browsing the forums and I came across your post about the programme.

I...
Jan 27th 2012, 10:26 am
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

A much belated post from highspeedgrandma!

Hi everyone. Never sure which thread to post in, so I chose the over 50's seeing as that is what I am! LOL.

How is everyone? I haven't had chance to...
Jul 21st 2011, 3:29 pm
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Posted By HighSpeedGrandma

Re: Update, back from the US, in UK 3 months....

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Just got in from my Sage accounting studies at the training centre. They basically give you the book and the computer and let you get on with it.

I may get around to...
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