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Forum: Barbados
Sep 20th 2009, 5:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By afish

Wink Re: Moving in 10 days!

I think you need to be a little sensitive to the fact that you are commenting on a site called 'BritishExpats.com', doesn't that suggest something to you? That this site is for people that are...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 18th 2009, 12:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By afish

Re: Moving in 10 days!

How dare you make gross assumptions about me and my family. I have plenty of Bajan friends, thank you very much. I am moving away from home for the first time in my life and think that having some...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 17th 2009, 8:45 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By afish

Moving in 10 days!

Finally, after about 2 years of posting on this site my son and I are moving to Barbados to live with my partner, his father.

I'll be working but am keen to meet other women with young children,...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 8th 2009, 10:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By afish

Re: Nurseries for Babies

I spent about 3 months trying to look for a good nursery for my son, who is now 9 months. I failed. I heard a lot of horror stories about babies being left in playpens all day to cry as the ration...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 15th 2009, 7:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By afish

Re: 31 Aug 09 Moving to Sunny Barbados

I spoke directly to MG and to your agent and they quoted me the same price. Don't know if things have changed recently.

I'm sure being local definitely helps, it certainly seems to be a lot of...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 14th 2009, 4:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By afish

Re: 31 Aug 09 Moving to Sunny Barbados

As I understand it, not being in the trade you are quoted a higher rate than a removal firm that may be handling a door to door move.
Forum: Barbados
Aug 13th 2009, 11:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By afish

Re: 31 Aug 09 Moving to Sunny Barbados

I am in the process of using J A Coles. Shipping a sole use 20ft container from London to Barbados. They anticipate everything clearing and ready for delivery to my house (wherever that will...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 29th 2009, 4:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By afish

Re: Childcare for 10 month old - desperate!!!!

We've decided to rent a smaller place and have a nanny. The thought of him being left in a playpen all day was too much!

But, I hear Warrens 123 is good.
Forum: Barbados
Jul 20th 2009, 7:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By afish

Re: Student Visa

I'm not sure where you're from but someone I know was having trouble getting his work permit through. His wife is Bajan by descent and in the end they contacted the US Embassy who helped get it...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 11th 2009, 9:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By afish

Childcare for 10 month old - desperate!!!!

I'm moving to the island at the end of September with my 10 month old son. His father and I will both be working so he needs to be in care during the day.

I am trying to find out about good...
Forum: Barbados
Jun 23rd 2009, 10:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By afish

Looks like we're finally moving! Advice please

So excited, I received my offer letter today so we're moving down with the contents of our house.

Any advice on letting/rentals agents in St James, shipping from London to Barbados firms and...
Forum: Barbados
Jun 6th 2009, 1:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By afish

Re: Childcare costs

Thanks everyone, we'll be living in St James and working in Warrens so any tips for a place up there. Someone mentioned the Montessori day care - does anyone have any experience of it?
Forum: Barbados
Jun 5th 2009, 11:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By afish

Childcare costs

Hello

Can anyone help me. I'm trying to understand what monthly childcare costs might be in Barbados. When I move here my son will be 10 months old.

Just trying to sort out the budget! If...
Forum: Barbados
Jun 2nd 2009, 2:47 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,691
Posted By afish

Re: Booking tickets to Barbados

I am currently in Barbados for a 10 week stay and entered with my return ticket booked for 10 weeks after my arrival. My son and I were both stamped for a month and went to immigration for...
Forum: Barbados
May 21st 2009, 2:02 am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,364
Posted By afish

Re: Intercontinental relationships.

My partner is black Bajan and I am white British. I'm very fortunate not to have come across any of these nasty looks and comments that you describe. Not sure how that's happened!! I move around...
Forum: Barbados
Apr 25th 2009, 11:50 am
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By afish

Registering my son's birth

Hello

As quite a few of you are mothers I am hoping you'll be able to help me with this question.

My son was born in England in November 2008, we're here visiting family at the moment and I'd...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 7th 2009, 11:11 am
Forum: Barbados
Feb 6th 2009, 6:08 pm
Forum: Barbados
Feb 2nd 2009, 4:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By afish

Coming to island with 5 month old son - looking for friends

Hello

I'm coming to the island with my son who will be nearly 5 months when we arrive. We are coming to visit his Bajan family and are staying for 10 weeks with a view to moving permanently at...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 4th 2008, 5:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By afish

Re: what state school would be best

I couldn't tell you, you'll need to search back and have a read. It would have been from the past few months, not years which should help! Sorry I can't give you a more definitive answer.
Forum: Barbados
Sep 4th 2008, 3:24 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By afish

Re: what state school would be best

I've seen some old threads on here that talk about some of the state schools on the island. From what I've heard a lot of the state schools are better than the private schools. Worth having a look...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 2nd 2008, 8:56 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,883
Posted By afish

Barbados - Credit Crunch

Has Barbados been affected by the US sub prime crisis and the decline of property values and mortgage approvals in the UK?

I'm looking to buy in Barbados but am nervous to press ahead when the...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 25th 2008, 4:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By afish

Feather pillows

My friend, who lives in Bermuda, tells me that the humidity there causes feather pillows to clump together.

Barbados doesn't get as wet as Bermuda so I was wondering if the same thing happens.
...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 22nd 2008, 9:55 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,649
Posted By afish

Re: Duty on shipped household items. Moving to BIM in Jan.....

Hi Richie G, I've sent you a PM on this. Thanks mucho x
Forum: Barbados
Jul 21st 2008, 9:59 am
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