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Feb 10th 2015, 3:57 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 9,815

Re: Moving to Houston, Texas

One other item- don't look at items and do an exchange rate conversion. My wife is great with budgeting etc, but falls into that trap more easily than would be expected. Buy what you need, within...
Feb 10th 2015, 3:52 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 9,815

Re: Moving to Houston, Texas

I can't speak to your costs- really, it does depend, though food seems low. We have a 3600 square foot house and AC was closer to 200 for the summer months, but we keep our house at 81-82 F which...
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2015, 2:45 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,393

Re: Moving a 12 and 13 year old to Florida

We initially relocated to the Portsmouth NH area, and got the chance to move south, and are now in the southern tip of FL.

The schools where we are now are on par with the schools in NH more or...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2015, 12:03 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,393

Re: Moving a 12 and 13 year old to Florida

We moved 4 children- schools were part of the criteria we used when picking a house. Socially our school aged children adapted without a hitch. They did find the work load a bit heavier than in the...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2014, 11:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Houston Job Market

Thank you- any IT recruiters in the Houston area would be appreciated, though we are not opposed to other areas.

Thanks
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2014, 7:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Houston Job Market

Hello- I am interested in the Houston job market, and aside from the usual linkedin monster dice etc,

I was wondering if anyone here worked with anyone for placement? I am a US citizen, and work...
Forum: USA
Dec 9th 2013, 7:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,057

Re: Top 10 wish list

Pack your teapot in your checked or carry-on luggage. My wife is English, we just moved here to NH, and the whole family enjoyed having real tea from their familiar teapot.

Give up on sweets- you...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2013, 12:25 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454

Re: Accurate US salary breakdown sites?

this site is pretty accurate:

adp.com/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-tools/payroll-calculators/salary-paycheck-calculator.aspx
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 31st 2013, 9:43 am
Replies: 23
Views: 5,595

Re: What age to introduce Monty Python's Flying Circus to my kids?

As much as I like Monty Python, how much of it would be relevant to your children? I love Peter Sellers movies, and our children can't seem to get into those either, though for some reason they like...
Forum: USA
Oct 11th 2013, 5:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Gov. Shut down Barometer

My wife and children's passports were in the embassy when it started. We picked up the passports from the DX depot, and flew to the US. The immigration officer at the airport was working without...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2013, 7:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340

Re: GBP/USD trends

the Big Mac index on the Economist seems to indicate it should be close to $1.69- and it is a fairly good barometer.
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2013, 11:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641

Wholesale Clubs

Hello- we are a good sized family (of 6), and have a question on the wholesale clubs. I know Sam's, BJ's and Costco are roughly in the area we are moving. The question is, are they good value?
...
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 3rd 2013, 3:46 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,290

Re: Showing The New Girlfriend About London

Not knowing her age and interests, it could be difficult. If she watches Mr Selfridge,take her to Selfridges. My wife loves going there for fizz- we never really buy anything there. We usually...
Sep 27th 2013, 2:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872

Re: Permanent Resident Interview Yesterday

Thanks Rene,

More fees? How does it feel to be the bearer of good news???:starsmile:
Sep 27th 2013, 11:08 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230

Re: Interview (London Embassy)

Get there early- even if your appointment is at 10. Our appointment was at 9 AM and we were in the first handful of people let in. I think we were let in by 8-8.15. No watch or any way to tell...
Sep 27th 2013, 10:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,872

Immigrant Visa Interview Yesterday

went onto the https://usvisa-info.com/ website and it is already showing status of Printed!

Your visa has been printed. Depending on local procedures at the location where you were interviewed,...
Forum: USA
Sep 13th 2013, 7:12 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,939

Re: Tips for living on Maine

Truer words have never been spoken by a flatlander...... and I know you're a flatlander because:

How do you know the toothbrush was invented in Maine?

Anywhere else it would be a teethbrush!
...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2013, 9:31 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,939

Re: Tips for living on Maine

Kittery is just up from where we are moving next month. We will be in Portsmouth. Shopping is cheaper in NH, as there is no sales tax. I am not sure about the M&S long johns being more comfortable...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2013, 8:39 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,939

Re: Tips for living on Maine

Hello- I am from there originally. Do you have a more specific area? Some places there are very nice, while some of the old mill towns are not.

Portland is a great small city- I think the New...
Forum: USA
Sep 8th 2013, 9:05 am
Replies: 164
Views: 7,059

Cars, brands and their perceptions

Hello- we are discussing which vehicle to purchase, and yes we actually do need a 7 seater before anyone comments....

What are the perceptions that Americans hold of:
Audi
BMW
Honda
Mercedes...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2013, 10:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,463

UK Indefinite Leave to Remain- leaving UK

Hello- I have an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, and we are relocating to the US as a family.

I am a US Citizen, and my wife is a UK Citizen. I have had the ILR for a few months,...
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2013, 3:37 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,590

Re: UK Children in the US

Thank you all- I think this question arose from a discussion with a parent of my son's friend, that they think they molly coddle their children in the UK
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2013, 11:26 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,590

UK Children in the US

Hello- what sort of issues have you faced bringing your children to the US? What has been your experience, both positive and negative with especially pre-teens?
Forum: USA
Jul 12th 2013, 3:32 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922

Re: New Hampshire - an idea of what life will be like..

The British Beer Company is there too- I was there 2 weeks ago. They have an English beer or 2, and a few pubgrub items, but it is so new, it smells like a new car in there. They need to douse the...
Forum: USA
Jul 11th 2013, 8:59 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,616

Re: Granted removal from jurisdiction for children, can i claim maintenance for them?

I don't think the story behind this is simple. maybe the fight was not over the children. but over control
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