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Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2012, 7:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Nearly two weeks into our move to Houston - what have I forgotten?

ExpatRide offers more flexibility on car options and can be taken advantage of even after US arrival. Check them out.
Jun 18th 2012, 6:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 13,804
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Bishops Stortford - what can you tell me?

Pynchbek and Abbots Way - No's! IMHO!

Bishop's Gate was nice when it was first built, but I remember thinking it looked a bit tatty the last time I was there. It's nice and close to Tesco's...
Jun 18th 2012, 6:48 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 13,804
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Bishops Stortford - what can you tell me?

Hi there

I lived in Bishop's Stortford before coming to the US in 2005. We lived there for five years and loved it. Whenever we return to the UK we still stay there in rented accommodation.
...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2012, 12:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Car financing for newcomers

contact ExpatRide or AutoSource - they are set up for just this.
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2012, 12:20 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Recommend a DVD player please?

I bought this one - and it worked! Rejoice! We did:

Just purchased today..for the price you can not "beat-it"
1. No DVD in the tray. The tray closed. The unit and TV on.
2. Press "Setup" on...
Forum: Meet-ups
Mar 13th 2012, 3:55 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 5,732
Posted By ukintexas

Houston meet-up

Seems to be a few newbies into the location so thought it was a good time to try and arrange another British Expats meet up. Anyone interested?
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2012, 3:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Any new Brits in the Woodlands?

Perhaps it's time to arrange another British Expats Houston get-together? I'll put a note on the meet-up section and see if we can get one organized. We can do it somewhere central - like a...
Forum: USA
Mar 12th 2012, 7:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Arriving in USA next month... need a car - help!

Look at ExpatRide or AutoSource too - they help expats lease cars and have both leasing and long term rental options. they get the whole "no credit history" and work specifically with expats so they...
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2012, 1:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,603
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Recommend a DVD player please?

Had been looking to buy a DVD for UK stuff so this thread was great timing! Have ordered it from Walmart, will report back on if the hacking still works!!
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2012, 10:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Yet another medical insurance thread ...

I'm not sure there's a way to get around the co-pays and deductibles being scary! You're right that there are lots of different plans out there. What I concentrated on, when putting the plan in...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2012, 10:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Yet another medical insurance thread ...

I pay the whole premium for my staff! Have to admit I don't cover the co-pay and deductible though. That would probably bankrupt me if one of them got really sick. Our out of pockets are quite low...
Feb 2nd 2012, 10:06 pm
Feb 2nd 2012, 9:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Green card arrived today!

Congratulations. The World (or at least the USA!) is your oyster :)
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2012, 9:57 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,259
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Advice for thirtysomethings with opportunity to move from London to NY

Adding my two penneth to say on the surface of things, it sure looks like you should go for it. With no kids to worry about, you're far more flexible to head back to the UK or off somewhere else if...
Jan 31st 2012, 11:40 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 11,742
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

Can I ask what the programme is called? Is it just Wanted Down Under Revisited? That way I can download it and take a look! Thanks.
Jan 26th 2012, 7:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,771
Posted By ukintexas

Re: My partner walked out after a 10 yr relationship today

Hi, I'm not in Aus, and in US, but was having a nose around the forums when I saw your thread. Just wanted to say sorry for what you're going through. I haven't been through it myself, but from...
Jan 24th 2012, 5:36 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 11,742
Posted By ukintexas

Does anyone watch "Wanted Down Under"?

It's a program from the UK (I watch via UKnova.com), about UK couples/famililes looking at making the move to Oz. The program takes them over there for a week to look at houses, jobs, lifestyle etc....
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2012, 8:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Thoughts/advice?

Gosh - I think this is a difficult one. Whilst I hate to think people are here when they shouldn't be (having spent way too many $$$' to mention to do it properly!), I also believe about never...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2012, 2:55 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Dieting

Now that is a cool idea - would not have thought of that. Nice one :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2012, 2:53 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,848
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Dieting

Are you gonna stop cooking all that gorgeous food too? I always like seeing your inventions!
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2012, 9:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,572
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Moving to Boston from London - overwhelmed by the move

OMG that made me choke on my coffee at my desk. Love it. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
Nov 24th 2011, 12:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By ukintexas

Re: 221 g number not on list been 7 weeks

This happened to us in 2005. It was about an 8 week process during which we could find out nothing. It was horrible. We did get visas in end though but the delay was costly and stressful.
Nov 14th 2011, 9:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,302
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Just Venting - Will we ever make it home?

Wow. That is a story and a half. Definitely sending sympathies your way. No particular advice (sorry!), but did want to say how obviously resourceful you are. You've navigated all the twists and...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2011, 9:07 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,105
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Options....

Just wanted to pop in and say that I'm loving your optimism JTSB :thumbup:

Keep going - I'm sure you're gonna get there/here!

Good luck.

PS: Before anyone points out I'm being all pink and...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2011, 8:56 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 9,552
Posted By ukintexas

Re: Sick of feeling homesick

Hi Claire784

Jumping in to add my two penneth ;).

I have been in Houston for just over 6 years, and have up and down bouts of homesickness. I too continue to watch UK TV - Eastenders is my...
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