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Forum: USA
May 9th 2013, 4:17 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By BlightyBoy

Health insurance for visiting mother

My 81yr old mother comes over to visit for a month or so every year. She is finding that getting insurance is more and more expensive and usually gets something very dodgy that scares me!
Does...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2011, 3:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,770
Posted By BlightyBoy

Buying Marmite online

It seems the International aisles in the supermarket have stopped stocking marmite in these parts. I'm planning to buy some in bulk from an online source. Please tell some of your favo(u)rite sources...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2010, 2:42 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 38,531
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Has anybody 'moved' their ebay account from the UK to the US

I emailed ebay and changed mine but I also get notifications from ebay.co.uk
It's a nuisance seeing things in pounds but you only get this when you click through your emails. Has anybody sorted...
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2010, 4:57 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,162
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Property tax in CT

Hi,

This is correct. Your town taxes are divided up over a 12 month period in addition to your monthly mortgage. They also increase with time as well.
But, as a person living in CT, I will say...
Forum: USA
Jun 2nd 2009, 12:55 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,096
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: What the heck do I do at a 3 or 4 way stop junction??

What do you do at a stop junction? You bore your American spouse with a monologue about how they should have roundabouts, How in Blighty they have big ones and small ones and that a small one would...
Forum: USA
Nov 24th 2008, 6:08 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Heinz Beans .... Cheap !

The Heinz Vegetarian beans are pretty much like the british ones. Maybe a touch sweeter but not much.
Forum: USA
Nov 19th 2008, 12:01 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: New US SIM for old UK phone

Get a sim card from T-Mobile. They have a good pay as you go scheme where you pay $100 up front and it won't expire for a year. If you haven't used up your $100 at the end of the year you can get the...
Jul 24th 2008, 8:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By BlightyBoy

Going to UK - driver's license for rental?

We are going to be renting a car in the UK and wondered if I can just use my US driver's license or if we need to get something else?

I'm sure there are other threads on this but I couldn't find...
Jul 19th 2008, 6:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Summer - guys with power tools!

My neighbor is going through his whole repertoire right now and is onto chain saws!
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 19th 2008, 4:25 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 10,118
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: You're a British if

But you treat stop signs like give way signs
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 19th 2008, 4:24 pm
Replies: 259
Views: 10,118
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: You're a British if

You make a pie base without using crushed Graham ('gram') crackers.
Jul 19th 2008, 3:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By BlightyBoy

Summer - guys with power tools!

What is it about here? It's a lovely Summer's day when you want to go and sit in the garden but you are surrounded by guys with power tools. On the nicest days they bring out the power washers,...
Forum: USA
Jul 11th 2008, 1:49 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,463
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Help WANTED, is there a american equivient of Squash tried Crystal light...Yuk

A lot of those 'fruit flavor' drinks are pretty much squash with the water already added. I think they figured long ago that they can make more money by selling you the water as well. Shouldn't be...
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2008, 2:02 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,362
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Going to the UK this summer...or not?

We have bought our plane tickets. I hear about surcharges, is it possible that they will make us pay more for the increased price of fuel even though we've paid already?
Forum: USA
May 30th 2008, 4:41 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 6,861
Posted By BlightyBoy

was/were

I'm not sure if the use of was and were are different here. I hear people saying 'If I were .....' but I have always said 'If I was...' etc. I'm not sure if I just always used it in the wrong way...
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2008, 3:46 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 11,327
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: what do people like about usa

Yes, and all those people with crooked teeth!
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2008, 3:10 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 11,327
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: what do people like about usa

I came here mainly for the cup holders. They are everywhere!!!!

Oh, and to escape all that bland food apparently!
Mar 6th 2008, 2:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By BlightyBoy

20 quid notes

I have a bunch of the old 20 pound notes and am wondering if they will still be accepted when I go to the UK seeing as they have new ones now?
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2008, 12:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 35,277
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Transferring a British cheque into a US Account?

I've put many uk cheques into my us account. I too have had them returned on occasion with the writing/stamp all over them. The bank clerks often don't have a clue how to deal with the cheque and...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2007, 3:26 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,406
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: The Survivalist's guide to Bacon

Stop and Shop were selling something called Irish bacon which although had a lot of water in it was back bacon at least. Couldn't find it last time I looked though.
I've found a lot of British type...
Dec 16th 2007, 6:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,396
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: woodchuck cider help

Woodchuck is okay if you like the sweet woodpecker kind - much like the appeal of alcopops. That's how most of us brits started drinking alcohol right? The stuff of choice for underage drinking teens...
Dec 16th 2007, 5:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,396
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: woodchuck cider help

woodchuck actually make woodpeckers under license and is very similar to woodpeckers (one line of woodchuck's is anyway).
Forum: USA
Jan 20th 2007, 3:47 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 7,032
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: Connecticut anyone?

Hiya!

My wife & I moved to Connecticut in 2003, from London. We're in the Hartford County area...a town called Bristol (well what do you know? - I once lived in Bristol UK for a short time).
...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2006, 3:24 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 1,921
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: 30 Year Anniversary of Punk!

I was there!
I appreciate what you are saying although the Sex Pistols made it into the charts didn't they? If something is popular and it sells then it gets into the charts. If it didn't then the...
Forum: USA
Apr 4th 2006, 4:27 am
Replies: 51
Views: 1,921
Posted By BlightyBoy

Re: 30 Year Anniversary of Punk!

Okay, can somebody give a list of bands that were considered punk? Not obscure ones but the sort of band that made the top 20.
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