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Jul 11th 2011, 4:58 am
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Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Moving my mother back from Canada to Wales...

Hi Diana, So sorry to hear your sad story...that is a really tough position to be in. I can't really give you any advice on the airline situation, but recommend calling Westjet or Air Canada and...
Jul 6th 2011, 9:59 pm
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Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Hi Wawa, Thanks for the good wishes!! Yes, we feeling lucky, although some sad feelings too, especially the goodbyes!

HSBC...has been a bit of hassle, but for the long term I think it will be...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:28 am
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Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Thank you Charleygirl. Yes I know 2 weeks....AAAH!! You really are on countdown too. I'm not sure which is worse, having so much still to do, or trying to remember what you did last week!! The...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:23 am
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Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Jackie, I was so sorry to read that you are not happy. I do think it was wonderful though that you were able to spend time with your parents. That was truly a wonderful thing for both of you. They...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:18 am
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Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Thanks Sally. Yes, I'm sure we will. We've been spending A LOT of time on Rightmove and have a shortlist of properties along the Devon coast, so now the fun part will start!! Did I remember that...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:14 am
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Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Dear Rodney, You are so kind! Your words made me feel so much better. You just have a way of understanding how people feel, that is a wonderful gift. I am so sorry to hear about your operation,...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:07 am
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Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Thanks for the good wishes Tina. Yes, I went back very often when my parents were both alive, and since then maybe every 4 or 5 years. I don't have much family left, but my sister and I are very...
Jul 6th 2011, 5:01 am
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Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Hi Barb, Yes, we were shocked at how fast we sold. I do believe this move was written in the stars, because as soon as we made the decision, everything has happened very fast and pretty smoothly...
Jul 6th 2011, 4:35 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,528
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Over 50s Moving to UK INFO Thread: UTILITIES

I understand that British Gas offer some kind of "service contract" which I believe involves an annual fee which covers you for annual service calls, breakdowns, problems etc. Might be worth...
Jul 5th 2011, 2:41 am
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Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Just had to jump in here. This thread is my cup of tea, even though I'm not one of the original "gang". I joined the thread in January 2011 and was really made to feel welcome. Yes, I did get a...
May 2nd 2011, 7:48 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Medical/Dental Records

Thanks so much Bev. That's one thing crossed of my list. Much appreciated.
Denise
May 2nd 2011, 5:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By SomersetGirl

Medical/Dental Records

Does anyone know if there is a requirement to take your Medical/Dental records with you when you go back to the UK? Would the GP and Dentist need you to have them in order to accept you as a new...
Apr 25th 2011, 4:34 am
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,225,678
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread

Ours in Canada (converted to GBP)
Property Taxes £132
Water & Sewage £20.62
Gas & Electricity £80
Phone & Internet £62

This is for a 2000 sq ft home split evenly year-round (cold...
Apr 23rd 2011, 4:20 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

That's wonderful news Sally. I'm so happy for you. Haven't been on for quite a while (long story) but just trying to catch up. I was so sorry to hear about your little cat...I hope the other one...
Mar 23rd 2011, 3:43 am
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Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Dear Rodney, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. It must have been a big comfort to her to see you again and to know that your Mum would have you to take care of her. My condolences to you...
Mar 21st 2011, 11:58 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,884
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Yorkshire

or maybe pull their heads out of their TVs and newspapers for a while to get a reality check!
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2011, 11:51 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,199
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: SOLD!! to the man with a wallet full of money

Congratulations!! Dreams DO come true after all:thumbup::thumbup:
Mar 21st 2011, 3:15 am
Replies: 78
Views: 6,884
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Yorkshire

I think it may have been Georgian Bay.
Mar 21st 2011, 2:13 am
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Views: 6,884
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Yorkshire

So funny you should say this, some people I was talking to just today told me they had been to Canada last summer and absolutely loved it. They had been to Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake and to...
Mar 20th 2011, 3:18 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Thanks so much for posting this. Your posts are so positive and inspirational, just the antidote I need for all those saying "why are you moving back to England, are you nuts??" They just don't get...
Mar 20th 2011, 2:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: Does anyone know?

When you claim your UK pension as a Canadian resident you will receive it in Canadian dollars, which you will have to pay tax on as income. You will not pay any UK tax of course, as you are not a UK...
Mar 15th 2011, 2:00 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Sally, I know what you mean about wishing your life away. I feel that way too, although as I mentioned in an earlier post, now that I know we are definitely going back to England, even though I...
Mar 14th 2011, 3:53 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Great news David. So glad to hear all is going well for you both. You must be so excited to have all the pieces fitting together. That is such useful info regarding the prices. We've been doing...
Mar 14th 2011, 3:43 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Thanks Denise. I have never heard this mentioned before...good to know.
Mar 13th 2011, 12:32 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,328,464
Posted By SomersetGirl

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

I LOVE IT:) Now THAT'S what I call grocery shopping!
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