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Nov 25th 2020, 1:30 pm
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Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

I’ve been away from here for a while and have been reading this thread with interest. We’ve now been back in Scotland almost 2 and a half years. We were due to go to the USA in May and that trip was...
Sep 10th 2020, 1:07 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,098

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

I was both saddened and surprised to read your entry. I actually went to check your other posts as I was so certain that you’d written such glowing entries just two years ago. I am so sorry that it...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 3rd 2020, 11:37 am
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

We now have separate Wills in the USA and Scotland - so 4 in total - 2 for me and 2 for my DH. We were able to do everything remotely with Zoom meetings. The writing of the Wills was free with a...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 9th 2020, 4:30 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

My DH and I are in the process of updating our wills. We last did this in 2011 in Arizona. We are meeting with a solicitor shortly. When setting up the appointment I asked if they covered USA assets....
Forum: Back Home
Mar 2nd 2020, 9:59 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

shelley748,

Thank you very much. We had lovely visits with my Mum in her nursing home. In addition to reading poems we would sing Scottish songs and, apart from my last visit, my Mum was able to...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 29th 2020, 10:27 am
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

between two worlds,

Thank you for your very kind words. I am feeling extraordinarily grateful for so many things these days. Right now the sun is shining in Edinburgh and daffodils are blooming in...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 28th 2020, 5:14 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

10 days after I gave my last update my dear beautiful Mum passed away in Somerset on what would have been my parents 67th wedding anniversary. I am so grateful that I was able to see so much more of...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 11th 2019, 8:58 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

spouse of scouse,

Many thanks. Life is definitely a journey rather than a destination!
Forum: Back Home
Oct 11th 2019, 8:53 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

BEVS,

Many thanks. Every day I feel extremely grateful for so many things.
Forum: Back Home
Oct 10th 2019, 10:37 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

durham_lad - many thanks

I forgot to mention how I’m really enjoying my time in our back garden. As a child I used to plant nasturtiums, marigolds, mesembryanthemums, and sunflowers. I’ve been...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 10th 2019, 9:42 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

After being away from this site for several months I thought I would give an update.

We have now been back in Scotland for 15 months. After a few hiccups in the first 6 months we are doing so...
Mar 24th 2019, 1:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,998

Re: Best PLaces to Live article

My cousin lives in Peebles and we were there for 4 days last October. He’s been there with his family for over 20 years. It is beautiful with a great and lively high street and he absolutely loves...
Mar 18th 2019, 9:30 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,610

Re: Longing to return back to the UK

We returned to Scotland last July after 33 years in Arizona. I have no regrets and absolutely love being back. Best wishes.
Mar 18th 2019, 9:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: I did it

Beraider,

What a lovely update. Delighted you are going Home. Agree it’s crazy to think there used to be smoking on the plane. Hope all goes well for you. Really enjoyed reading your post. Best...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 18th 2019, 9:21 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 10,482

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Bud the Wiser,

Very nice update and glad things are going well. Hope things continue to go well. Best wishes.
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: "Decision made" email received 18 working days after priority app in the USA

PrairieWriter and PrairiePainter - congratulations! I’ve been thinking of you and your family and wondering how things are going. That is a huge list of documentation - well done to both of you and...
Mar 4th 2019, 5:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259

Re: Seeking advice from those who have moved to the UK

We returned last July from USA to Scotland. We had to pay 6 months of rental in advance and also have a friend/family member view the rental property in our absence.
Forum: Back Home
Jan 27th 2019, 3:31 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

I grew up with my parents saying that expression to me (perhaps a lot of us did] but not in German. Scot47 please correct me if I am wrong here “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care...
Jan 22nd 2019, 6:04 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,066

Re: I'm making firm plans now! Many Q's. Can you answer?

Last year we rented for 6 months in Musselburgh. We were in Arizona when I arranged the rental. The agency insisted on someone visiting the flat beforehand. My sister-in-law’s mum visited the flat...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 22nd 2019, 4:43 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 26,627

Re: 4 Years and Still Struggling

elonii - I’ve just sent you a private message.
Jan 19th 2019, 4:34 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,254

Re: Bittersweet UK trip!

Maste - I have just read your post from 31 December. When you talk about it being strange and weird it reminded me of a line in T2:Trainspotting “You’re a tourist in your own youth”. I feel exactly...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 19th 2019, 12:40 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

scot47 - I am sorry to hear that you often have deep regrets. In my opinion the NHS is brilliant. My DH and I registered with the dentist on Tuesday and got an appointment two days later for a check...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 19th 2019, 12:36 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

between_two_worlds - thanks - very happy with how things are going. I’m not too sure what is going on but I am enjoying this winter weather and I like it when it gets dark. I know it’s not going to...
Forum: Back Home
Jan 18th 2019, 9:50 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 34,480

Re: Back in Scotland

durham_lad - thank you. So glad this forum exists so we can help each other by providing both practical and emotional support.
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