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Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 5:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: English food for xmas?

You can send bigger parcels without issue--just gets a bit costly. 2kg used to be the limit for the 'small packet' price (discounted). My office postman used to tell me to take larger parcels (jiffy...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 3:11 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Who's Working over X-mas?

No work for us-hubby works today and then is off until the 2nd. I'm only part-time but will do a few hours next week (but I work from home, so that's ok).

Both our our companies give the next 2...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 12:43 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 3,469
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Wake up and smell the coffee

I thought Kenco and Maxwell House were the same, as both are made by Kraft. I noticed a difference in taste here going from v hard water to soft water (I'm used to it now I guess).

We buy...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 1:37 am
Replies: 16
Views: 20,405
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Hot Water Bottles?

I got a bottle at the local pharmacy-CVS I think it was--but I can't remember if they had covers or not. We brought one hotbot with us, and the covers, too.

edited to say: here is one link you...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 12:19 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: English food for xmas?

Awww, I should have put one aside for you! I made my own, and we also bought some from a local shop. Our local shops are stocked with British goods, and I'm in the midwest where I didn't expect to...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 12:01 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: English food for xmas?

Mainly as above--mince pies, crackers, pud, cadbury's. The children are excited-we limit sweets but they've seen the goodies (the ones that mummy has been secretly sampling). The inlaws and extended...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 11:14 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

You must keep posting! We'll want to read about your new adventures and the first-hand reports of life at home.
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 11:10 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Thanks for the further details. Had no idea Fla was so pricey and hadn't realised Yorkshire was so affordable.

Enjoy that 70p beer! :beer:
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:58 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

I had panic attacks the first few times I went shopping here--it's very confusing. I am a big fan of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, although WF is quite pricey. We try to eat organic as much as...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:41 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Good for you! We'll make sure to ask you every once in awhile so that you can have a smile :D
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:32 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

How exciting! When do you go back and where will you live?

(Sorry-you've probably answered that a million times)
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:27 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Thanks--it's terribly sad. She has COPD (obstructive pulminary disease) and had a stroke a few years back. She's the best example of why not to start smoking! We're glad to have time with her, and...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:22 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Nah, just our local midwest supermarket. Probably like Albertson's in your part of the world? Only listed stores as that is what Old William did--if we didn't buy nappies and such at Sam's our...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:19 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

I never said Columbus was great, but I've no complaints as far as a place to rear children. My husband had the chance to work here (it's home for him) and it worked out. His Mum is here in a nursing...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:16 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

We buy nappies and bog roll (bulk items) at Sams...not food!
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:13 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Just listing my budget like Old William did...or so I thought? Guess that's unaceptable for some unknown reason? Did Old William move from two comparable cities then, and therefore his budget is...
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 20th 2006, 10:07 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: So, Who Does Christmas Better?

I think there are positives for both US and UK Christmas traditions. We try to incorporate the best of both worlds, esp for the children. My company has the same policy as in the UK--anyone can work...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 10:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,774
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Help with pension transfer

Thank you--that is very good information. Would indeed appreciate any further details you happen across.
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 9:48 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

It's not always a lie. Your figures provide an interesting comparison--no wonder you are happy to be back home! I am shocked at the US grocery prices-I've never noticed that high of a mark-up when...
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 20th 2006, 5:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Which film should I take my 5-year old (F) to see this weekend?

I'd go with Happy Feet. My husband took our 4 year old to see it--she loved loved loved it! I got to stay home with the ill baby so missed out.
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 2:17 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Sorry about that! I thought I had location on my profile. We're in Ohio-Columbus.
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 1:43 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,288
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

So much depends on where one lived in the UK and where one lives here--it's impossible to generalise.

My husband worked in the City, 9-10 hr days and 3 hr commute (90 min each way) on top of...
Forum: USA
Dec 19th 2006, 7:49 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,910
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Have them bring as much as they can :) a few surprises are always nice.

A friend of mine was travelling from London to the US and she got caught out by the beagles in the Detroit airport. She put...
Forum: USA
Dec 18th 2006, 9:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,910
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

I've got the ingredients--make my own every year. This woman I work with had a family recipe like this one using actual meat (4 lb meat and 2 lb suet), and she doesn't care for it.
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Forum: USA
Dec 18th 2006, 8:39 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,910
Posted By jen_andreson

Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

I agree. Someone at work asked me if my mince pies were 'the fruit ones or the meat ones'. She was in need of a 'fruit one/no meat' recipe.
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