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Mar 13th 2018, 6:19 pm
Replies: 430
Views: 46,478
Posted By Wintersong

Re: What gig are you going to?

They're still around? I used to love them!
Mar 13th 2018, 6:18 pm
Replies: 430
Views: 46,478
Posted By Wintersong

Re: What gig are you going to?

Imagine Dragons in July!
Forum: USA
Nov 17th 2017, 5:50 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,147
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Duvets...I mean "Comforters!"

We have some deep pocket ones from Bed, Bath & Beyond and they fit great!
Nov 17th 2017, 5:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wintersong

Re: £1000 fine for not renewing UK driving license

That's the address that's been on my licence since 1991.

I figured I'd best check with the DVLA so I gave them a call. They said the licence is still valid and it's up to the insurance company...
Nov 16th 2017, 6:14 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,085
Posted By Wintersong

Re: £1000 fine for not renewing UK driving license

I still have mine. It's valid until the day before my 70th birthday and it has my mother's address on it, which is the address I use when I'm visiting.

It costs my Mum much less to have me added...
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2017, 1:30 am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,147
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Duvets...I mean "Comforters!"

That's just plain wrong :lol:
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2017, 6:59 am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,147
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Duvets...I mean "Comforters!"

Oh my God, yes. Bottom sheet, you, top sheet, blanket, eiderdown, bed cover.

It took half a bloody hour to make the bed.
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2017, 11:06 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,748
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Pregnant + very confused - any advice appreciated

You can absolutely refuse any tests that you do not want to have. For my second child (after I had learned a little):

I refused all internal exams during pregnancy until labour.
I refused an...
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2017, 2:13 am
Replies: 95
Views: 6,147
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Duvets...I mean "Comforters!"

I bought an Ikea duvet at first, but all of my duvet covers were from the UK (because bedding is way cheaper there, and there's far more of a selection of duvet covers) and there is a size difference...
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2017, 2:04 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,139
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Any possible pitfalls?

The only properties for sale anywhere near me that would give a property tax bill of $2K or less are all basically condemned.
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2017, 6:31 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,748
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Pregnant + very confused - any advice appreciated

Two more things:

Firstly - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Sorry, I forgot that important part :D

Secondly - unrelated to the US, but entirely related to having a first child. If you've bought any baby...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2017, 6:20 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,748
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Pregnant + very confused - any advice appreciated

Check your policy very carefully to determine what you're covered for, and check all bills - you'll get separate bills for different aspects of your (and your baby's) care. Make absolutely certain...
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2017, 6:38 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,139
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Any possible pitfalls?

You're talking about general maintenance, not catastrophic repair, so no - I doubt it.

It's more to do with the construction materials: wood just doesn't last like brick does - rot, fungus,...
Nov 5th 2017, 5:45 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,454
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Hallowe'en "candy"

Target has started selling Maltesers, so I was happy!
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2017, 5:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Moving between states on a H1B

It will depend on your individual circumstances - PERM, I-140, I-485 etc. I'd definitely get advice from your company's immigration attorney.
Oct 23rd 2017, 8:00 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,335
Posted By Wintersong

Re: US-UK compassion gap

I believe these reports and rankings are generated based on self-reported charitable acts, so not necessarily the most trustworthy sources ;)

Although, anecdotally, I'd have to say that I see much...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2017, 7:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Moving from UK to Palo Alto area - Schools Help?

You ain't seen nothing yet.

Government funding here essentially pays for the buildings (and associated costs) and salaries. There are no free clubs, sports, or other after-school activities at...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2017, 7:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Moving from UK to Palo Alto area - Schools Help?

Generally speaking, remove 1 from their UK school year to find their US grade. However, it's also dependent on when their birthdays are - the law in California regarding age for starting Kindergarten...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2017, 6:35 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,831
Posted By Wintersong

Re: West Coast / Bay Area - Tips

Commute to the city from Walnut Creek on BART is around 1hr 15 mins, depending how far you need to travel to/from the stations at either end. Cost is $14/day including parking ($3/car, $11 per person...
Sep 17th 2017, 5:04 am
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Processco Wine

Love Prosecco! It's been my drink of choice for a few years now - it's slightly less alcoholic than most wine, so goes down more easily (maybe too easily), and has been readily available in the...
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2017, 5:24 am
Replies: 63
Views: 13,010
Posted By Wintersong

Re: What are the equivalent of these UK Shops?

Surprised nobody's mentioned Target. They even carry Boots products...
Sep 10th 2017, 6:42 pm
Replies: 267
Views: 13,224
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Hurricane Irma

Stay safe, Florida peeps. Thinking of you all!
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2017, 3:32 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,988
Posted By Wintersong

Re: How to make my husband's dream come true - homesteading in Alaska

In fairness, your actual question was "how to make my husband's dream come true..." and the only way it can possibly come true is with a visa.
Aug 5th 2017, 4:03 am
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Wintersong

Re: Scaramucci ......

He appears to have lost his wife for a week in the Trump administration. Hope it was worth it.
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