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Mar 27th 2017, 10:48 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

WOW Perth thats fantastic, Im so pleased that you both finally are coming home, I bet your very excited :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2017, 1:11 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: UK to Sydney - what to expect?

well I am also a little late for this party but all I can add is I was a £10 Pom in 1965 to 1969, emigrated on my own at age 19, best time of my life I was in Sydney for most of that time, I left a...
Jan 1st 2017, 1:35 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS ON THIS THREAD, AND MAY 2017 BE THE YEAR THAT ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE,
STAY SAFE AND PROSPER, AND MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU :thumbsup:
Dec 22nd 2016, 11:59 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Shelley they say Portsmouth is a lovely place to live, with Southsea a couple of miles away where they have daily boat trips to France, and a short ferry ride to the Isle of white,
Nov 30th 2016, 3:46 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

OH YEAH!!! Thanks for sharing John :thumbsup:
Nov 28th 2016, 11:21 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

YOU NO WHAT I THINK IS WEIRD?
Well if you have been away from the UK for a very long time like me and many of us on here, you are separated from everything at home completely, so I left to go to...
Nov 24th 2016, 12:59 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi cheers,
Thanks for asking, Mum has a lot of health problems going on, but to look at her you would not think so, she looks quite good for a 97 year old, I'm really lucky to still have my Mum with...
Nov 24th 2016, 12:26 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Love it!!! thanks for sharing :goodpost:
Nov 24th 2016, 12:09 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Me too John, its been 6 years now back home for me and I have worked quite hard trying to loose any trace of American accent I had, and I really think I sound pretty universally British, no...
Oct 27th 2016, 11:49 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi cheers ----- no you didn't wake me up, nice to hear from you again, the preface or code number for the Isle of white is 01983
sorry I don't know how the train service is between gatwick and...
Forum: Back Home
Oct 1st 2016, 2:17 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: One year back in UK after 26 in USA

I file my taxes every year on line free with turbo tax, takes me 20 minutes and its done, there's never any money owed to me or by me, my income is low, I only get a modest state pension, and I live...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 24th 2016, 10:37 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: One year back in UK after 26 in USA

Yes MITF I wonder why it takes so long in the UK, in the US from start to finish a house can be bought and ready to occupy in as little as 3 weeks, but in uk it takes many months to get to the final...
Sep 15th 2016, 12:05 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

my home town where I came back to Portsmouth is very religious AND patriotic,

We have two hospitals, one is called Saint Mary's, and the other Queen Alexandra,

And ------ we voted to leave the...
Sep 15th 2016, 11:42 am
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Sep 12th 2016, 11:31 am
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Sep 2nd 2016, 10:37 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Mainly so we can keep giving overseas aid to the world which amounts to over
£12bn ------ 12 billion pounds every single year, its actually .7 per cent of the GDP so that figure goes up every year,...
Aug 26th 2016, 12:02 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

As you say aries fascinating how we can have different experiences with the treatment that we receive in the U.K. I do think treatment here differs hugely depending on what part of the country you...
Aug 25th 2016, 2:28 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Years ago when I first begun my expat life in Australia in 1965 when I was almost 19, I migrated on my own under the £10 scheme, so I was a £10 pom!!!
when I left the UK Harold Wilson was the prime...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 25th 2016, 12:23 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Smile Re: One year back in UK after 26 in USA

DD I would recommend both of you to become USC'S before you come back home, I was living in U.S. for 36 years, I'm a UK citizen born and bred, and in US always only had a green card, so when I...
Aug 24th 2016, 12:31 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi Perth, a lot has been said about the long 2 or 3 weeks wait we have in the UK to get an appointment with our GP, this is true but where I live my experience is if I felt I wanted or needed to see...
Aug 23rd 2016, 10:48 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

in Portsmouth we have several walk in clinics, my nearest one is actually inside the Saint Mary's hospital grounds, its open from 8AM TILL 8PM 7 DAYS A WEEK but no doctors are at this one, just what...
Aug 23rd 2016, 10:37 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Well after my pacemaker was put in I didn't hear anything from the hospital until after a few weeks,I got a letter from them giving me an appointment for a pacemaker general check up, the appointment...
Aug 22nd 2016, 12:24 pm
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hi again John & June, I hope you are both ok and still reasonably happy in the UK, YOU KNOW ONE THING THAT i HAVE NOTICED over here in UK is that whatever operation you need, you know whatever it is...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 22nd 2016, 11:37 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: One year back in UK after 26 in USA

WOW Mr muffin congrats and good for you, yes you are an inspiration to many, :goodpost: it just shows you if you put the effort in and never give up and always no matter how depressing it can be...
Aug 8th 2016, 11:47 am
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Posted By jasper123

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

My cousin has been living in Italy for 55 years now, she is over here in Pompey now staying a month with her Mum who is 95 and now in ill health, she is waiting for all the red tape to pass before...
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