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Forum: Philippines
Jul 16th 2019, 4:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Inheriting property as a foreigner?

I wonder if it’s worthwhile for you to acquire citizenship of the Philippines? (No idea of the cost of it or if they allow dual nationality but there seem to be plenty of Filipinas living permanently...
Apr 15th 2019, 9:54 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Buying a Car in UK

Try renting from these car rental brokers, who use all the big companies such as Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt etc. but I’ve often found better rates via Auto-Europe than going direct to the rental...
Apr 4th 2019, 10:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Hire car recommendations on returning to Heathrow.

I usually hire rental cars in the UK via a broker, ‘Auto-Europe’ which compares rates from companies such as Europcar/Alamo/Budget/Sixt/Hertz etc. as I’ve usually found it much cheaper than going...
Apr 2nd 2019, 2:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Entering UK via Dublin layover

No idea about immigration matters as I am a dual national (British and American). However, a few months ago I decided to avoid flying into Heathrow and chose to fly with Aer Lingus from Newark, NJ to...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2019, 9:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Estate sales in USA

Sorry I don’t know of any expats who’ve moved elderly parents back to the UK from the US and I doubt you will find many replies here tbh.

The only estate sales I know of in my area (NJ) is when...
Mar 31st 2019, 9:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Englishmum

Re: US Kitchen Aid mixer in the UK

Generally anything with a motor doesn’t do well with a transformer tbh. My British friend moved from New Jersey to live just across the lake from us in Zug, central Switzerland and brought her...
Mar 29th 2019, 3:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Lovely Leqmington Spa

Oh, no - I wrote out a long reply and lost it all!

You can’t go wrong with these towns, both solidly middle class although the best shopping and dining is in Leamington Spa which is a larger...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2019, 9:30 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,913
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Cars - Leasing vs. buying used for cash?

Btw; over here (well, certainly in New Jersey - it may be different in other US States) all prices and coverage for car insurance is not annually, it is for six months only!

When we first moved...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 25th 2019, 4:56 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Ha ha! Grockles is the nickname for tourists used mainly by people who live in Devon and the West Country in general. On the Isle of Wight they call tourists ‘Overners’ (ie. From over the water....)
Forum: Back Home
Mar 22nd 2019, 8:02 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Hi Bud - which town are you in? My daughter and granddaughter live in Ryde, one block from the beach. My sister-in-law has retired and lives in a ground floor flat in posh development in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Passport for crotch fruit

I’m absolutely not a ‘LifeScripter’..... My daughter was a flower girl at our wedding lol! I bought my own house on my own in England when I was 22.....
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Englishmum

Angry Re: Passport for crotch fruit

What on Earth is a ‘LifeScript-er’?

As for your comment about “it was a baby/sperm jacking. She lied about birth control,,,,”. Well, well, well. It takes two to tango. If you really didn’t want a...
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By Englishmum

Thumbs down Re: Passport for crotch fruit

I know you are going to think I’m a prude.....but I think that your reference to crotch fruit/goblin and ‘baby jacked’ is revolting :(
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2019, 11:19 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 8,810
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Going Back to the UK to Have a Baby?

Maybe the O/P or/and his wife have inadequate or even no health insurance in the USA?
Jan 5th 2019, 9:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Englishmum

Re: serviced appartments?

North and South? England? London? Where exactly and for how long? Some places have a minimum stay of 90 days whereas others do weekly lets.
Jan 2nd 2019, 11:42 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Back in UK - bank selling Dutch house at auction

Maybe you could give the Dutch Embassy in London a call? They may have a list of lawyers with knowledge of Dutch property law who practice in the UK.

Also look at this website: www.expatax.nl...
Dec 28th 2018, 9:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Englishmum

Smile Re: Kids & Midlands Area

Happy to help! Btw; do look up the ‘talk’ forums for Property/DIY on the Mumsnet website ( www.mumsnet.com) or google Mumsnet + Moving to Tamworth/Lichfield.

There is a thread with the title...
Dec 28th 2018, 8:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Kids & Midlands Area

Lichfield, Staffordshire (but close to the Birmingham metropolitan area) is apparently one of the nicest family towns in the Midlands. Also Tamworth, Staffordshire is highly regarded....it even has...
Dec 4th 2018, 3:01 am
Replies: 352
Views: 11,440
Posted By Englishmum

Talking Re: no green card lotto in UK..Why?

Did you know that there is a British band (from Eastbourne) called ‘Toploader’?.

They had a huge hit in the UK and mainland Europe in 2000 (and re-released in 2013) with their song ‘Dancing in the...
Nov 23rd 2018, 7:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Returning to UK and will be of no fixed abode!

Your user name implies that you are in Dubai? :)

You may be unaware that there are 38 ‘State’ boarding schools in England where you pay for the boarding costs but the education is free; some...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 19th 2018, 6:30 pm
Replies: 2,481
Views: 282,783
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Me and My Family

It sounds like she has bipolar disorder (what was also once known as a ‘split personality’). Well, whatever. She is a psycho bitch.

Run, run, run if you want to stay alive!
Nov 11th 2018, 10:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Advice/forum for retired couple moving back to England after 25 yrs in Irela

I don’t have any experience but you do need to be very careful if moving to a retirement development and especially if the property is a leasehold and/or has a warden as there may be hidden fees or...
Nov 10th 2018, 2:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Englishmum

Re: UK driving license loophole

I assume that your wife is probably taking lessons in a stick shift? My daughter (who lives in England) just could not get on with driving with a stick shift and failed her driving test as she was...
Nov 9th 2018, 11:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Englishmum

Thumbs up Lovely to See NHL in Canada Honouring War Veterans (Poppies)

Greetings from a Brit expat in New Jersey!

My son is a huge NHL ice hockey fan (New Jersey Devils season ticket holder). Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing a home game vs the NJ Devils.
...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 8th 2018, 3:17 am
Replies: 2,481
Views: 282,783
Posted By Englishmum

Thumbs down Re: Me and My Family

I agree.

There is no fool like an old fool.....the wife has him by the ‘short and curlies’
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