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Jul 31st 2019, 7:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By indigogirl1976

Moving back to the UK – Temporarily/Snowbirding

I am from the UK (Northern Ireland) but married an American and have lived and worked in the USA off and on for 15 years. I became a US Citizen last year. I have never stopped being homesick and...
Jun 2nd 2019, 12:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,443
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: an out interest question?

I waited until my 10 year green card was close to expiring. The only reason I did it was I my American father in law was afraid of President Trumps crackdown on immigration and wanted me to do it to...
Forum: USA
Jul 19th 2016, 3:53 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: UK to Orlando.. Work sorted just everything else!

When we moved here 6 years ago we brought our cat...there are companies that will arrange the whole thing but they will charge more (AirPets - Taking Pets To USA...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2016, 5:44 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 9,386
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Where to live in Florida?

I live in the Tampa Bay Area and absolutely love it. We have kids similar in age to yours and really haven't found the school district to be as bad as everyone outside of Florida assumes it is. We...
Forum: USA
May 31st 2016, 1:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,440
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Dual UKC/USC Looking to move to FT Lauderdale FL

I have lived in a number of states...presently living in Florida. I have to say....Florida I have found the easiest to make friends in. It's a rather transient state...People move and leave here all...
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2016, 3:41 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,598
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Getting a job (as a Brit) in the USA

I have to say i've never had a problem. I've worked for 4 different employers here in the states (in the museum/cultural heritage industry). They never really questioned my UK qualifications . I do...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2016, 5:11 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 9,251
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: I want to move to Clearwater, Tampa or Orlando Florida. Help!

I live in Pinellas County in the general St Pete/Clearwater/Tampa area. I have been here nearly 6 years after leaving the UK. I agree with the other posters. We own a house and maintenence is a LOT...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2016, 10:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,986
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: How bad is the Florida school system??

We are in the Tampa Bay Area. My son is in kindergarten. What I found is that Florida knows it's public school system is bad so they compensate though funding charter schools, magnet schools and...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2016, 10:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Backpacking Advice

Many moons ago (2001) I backpacked around the USA. My friend and I did the amtrak pass (https://www.amtrak.com/take-the-trains-across-america-with-usa-rail-pass ) which gives you unlimited travel on...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2016, 2:57 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,381
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Thinking of Florida

Hey hey hey...Florida is not all bad! I'm from Northern Ireland and we moved to Florida 5 years ago. My American husband and I were living in the Northern Ireland but when the reecession hit we both...
Forum: USA
Sep 28th 2015, 2:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Gifts

i always like to bring a few bits and pieces from Marks and Spencers. Some nice buscuits for tea. They usually do nice small and easily packable tins of shortbread or assored buscuits.
Sep 28th 2015, 12:53 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: BBC streaming service in the US

The nerds will surely find a way around. It's just a bit of a headache.

I totally agree...although in some ways it wouldn't be bad if they were a little commercially focused. I still think they...
Sep 27th 2015, 7:35 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: BBC streaming service in the US

i have a family member who is a high up at the bbc and she was telling me the bbc know full well that people access it via vpns and dns and are actively developing technology to counteract that. She...
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2015, 4:48 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 14,563
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Teaching in Florida

Sorry...you are right. I was talking about it being cheaper than other parts of the states- paticualry the ones that my in laws live in (ny and nj). I wasn't talking about the UK. We went through our...
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2015, 1:17 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 14,563
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Teaching in Florida

We moved here just under 5 years ago. $850-$950 is still about the average for a condo rental? It seems easier to get one in Palm Harbor ( the neighboring town to safety harbor) My mother in law is...
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2015, 6:12 am
Replies: 66
Views: 14,563
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Teaching in Florida

When we moved here we paid $875 for a 2 bed condo in a great area in Dunedin. That included lawn & pool maintence, water and basic cable. Electricity was $90 per month...Internet/phone $90. We got...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2015, 8:51 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 14,563
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Teaching in Florida

I live in the area. We nearly bought a house in safety harbor but settled in Dunedin instead. Dunedin, safety Harbor, Palm harbor and westchase are all lovely areas. Craig's list is great for finding...
Aug 20th 2015, 11:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Good deal on VPN

Good to know. I'll look into the DNS service :-)
Aug 20th 2015, 2:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Good deal on VPN

I'm kind of a newbie to it all. I've been in the USA for 5 years but never got round to trying to watch tv from home. I found the vpn and a laptop hooked up to my tv with a hdmi cable is excellent....
Aug 19th 2015, 2:15 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By indigogirl1976

Good deal on VPN

For anyone looking for a good deal on a VPN with UK servers Hotspot Shield is doing a deal on groupon. Its $15 for one year of the elite package. If you buy today and used the promo code EXTRA its...
Forum: Meet-ups
Aug 5th 2015, 7:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Any Northern Irish People in the Davenport, FL Region

I'm afraid I don't. They exist soley on Facebook. If you ever sign up it is well worth liking their page. Basically every night they post photos of Belfast from the Victorian period right up to...
Forum: Meet-ups
Aug 2nd 2015, 2:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Any Northern Irish People in the Davenport, FL Region

I'm from Belfast (dunmurry)....still a wee bit away from you....I'm in the Clearwater area. Been here 5 years now. I met some Belfast people locally here through the Facebook group north and west...
Forum: USA
Jun 22nd 2015, 1:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Marrying in the US

I'm a UK citizen who married a U.S. Citizen while here in the United States. 4 months after we were married in Virginia we moved to the UK. Hubby had no trouble getting his visa and national...
Forum: USA
Jun 22nd 2015, 1:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,345
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: Tampa/clearwater area

I live in Dunedin....hubby works in clearwater. Of all the places I have lived in the states I find this to be the most kid friendly. Tons of parks and activities and a lovely outdoors lifestyle. The...
Forum: USA
May 26th 2015, 1:36 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,076
Posted By indigogirl1976

Re: We want to buy a holiday home in the USA

We live outside Tampa, Fl on the beach side. It has all the things you mentioned but the thing that we really appreciate is that Tampa airport has direct flights to London...it makes it easy to get...
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