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Forum: USA
Oct 19th 2020, 8:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,142
Posted By excpomea

Re: A Fresh Start?

Unfortunately A levels don't directly correlate. Unless you are looking to attend a US university.
Oct 16th 2020, 3:31 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By excpomea

Re: Like Is Full of Disappointments

Love my iphone X
Just had to replace the screen, Luckily I have the overpriced Verizon insurance. $29 copay to replace screen.

The new iphone 12 is tempting, but no real 5G in my area so a bit of...
Oct 12th 2020, 10:33 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,434
Posted By excpomea

Re: Let's talk about cars

I think at 6’5” you could have an issue.
but I do know guys that tall who drive them.
you can remove some seat back and it gives some extra leg room.
Oct 12th 2020, 7:28 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,434
Posted By excpomea

Re: Let's talk about cars

We eventually progressed to all autos in the family but keep one manual to play with at the weekends.
Mind you, too many hours playing and my left knee starts playing up.
I can see us having to...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2020, 1:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By excpomea

Re: What is a BTEC extended diploma equivalent to in USA?

Yep my BTEC/HND in Facilities engineering counted for zip over here.
Even paying the $100 or so to get it evaluated produced very little.
Experience is what got me my position.
Sep 30th 2020, 7:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By excpomea

Re: Part-time retirement to the UK from US in 2030

We have a similar plan.
We have access to a family narrow boat in the UK.
Plan is to split the time between UK and Florida.
Winters in Florida, summers in Huntingdon UK.
Working on the details...
Sep 30th 2020, 7:22 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,368
Posted By excpomea

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

Our plans for returning involve a transatlantic cruise aboard Queen Mary 2.
Our 2 dogs will travel with us on the ship.
Should be a stress free journey.
Getting from Florida to NY, that may be a...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2020, 6:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By excpomea

Re: Duty on goods Uk to US

Have to agree, remove it from the frame.
Then send $200 towards reframing here in the States,.
They will still be ahead.
Aug 31st 2020, 1:56 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By excpomea

Re: US nurse reworking for the NHS?

So she contacted them via email.
Presently surprised, 125 UK pounds and a proof that she has been working in the field recently and they will reactivate her licence.
Aug 20th 2020, 12:57 pm
Replies: 7,625
Views: 442,434
Posted By excpomea

Re: Let's talk about cars

Chains, belts it makes no difference. They both work well with required maintenance.
Aug 18th 2020, 1:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By excpomea

Re: US nurse reworking for the NHS?

Many thanks,
400 p/a Almost a bargain to what we pay in the States.
Aug 17th 2020, 5:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By excpomea

US nurse reworking for the NHS?

Quick background.
I'm a British / US citizen married to a US citizen living in N Florida.
We moved here in 1999 from the UK.
My wife had previously lived in the UK 1992-1999 when we moved to...
Aug 17th 2020, 4:26 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,771
Posted By excpomea

Re: Return to the site

A side question, a few of the contributors have a weird text when replying, see below.
Is it something wrong on my side or are they using some strange font?
Whats with the squares?


It’s...
Forum: USA
Aug 14th 2020, 1:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By excpomea

Re: Navarre Florida

I live in the Fl Panhandle area, Tallahassee a couple of house drive East of Pensacola area.
It's a nice place to visit, beaches are nice but the summers are brutally hot.
Aug 3rd 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By excpomea

Re: Wireless Security cameras. Any recommendations ?

We use simplysafe, very happy with them and the whole system.
Forum: USA
Jul 29th 2020, 3:08 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,315
Posted By excpomea

Re: Advice Required for Moving to USA and buying a business

I agree, We live in N Florida. 15 miles from the Ga border.
You could not pay me to move South of Gainsville Fl.
Jul 20th 2020, 1:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By excpomea

Re: No Stimulus payment for you!

That would be nice. Thx
Jul 17th 2020, 1:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By excpomea

No Stimulus payment for you!

So after 4 hours on hold with the IRS yesterday I finally found out why we have received no stimulus check.
We file by mail due to some complicated UK tax issues that preclude filing online.
Last...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2020, 1:49 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,641
Posted By excpomea

Re: Travelling to the UK since Covid -- any experiences?

My elderly mother is in the UK, 76.
If she was to fall ill I would not hesitate to return. Taking any precautions I could.
Thanks for the update Robin.
Jul 16th 2020, 4:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By excpomea

Re: Guinea Pigs required

I was going to say that my local Peruvian store has them in the frozen section, but I see this is the wrong type of guinea pig.
Jul 8th 2020, 7:10 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
Posted By excpomea

Talking Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

Yorkshire? We're all for diversity, but I'm not sure we can go that far lol

Seriously, most candidates seem to come to our attention via networking at conferences. Always a good excuse for a road...
Jul 8th 2020, 7:07 pm
Replies: 333
Views: 55,603
Posted By excpomea

Re: Meanwhile in Florida

It's Florida. Gator, Croc, snake, coyote meal. Endless possibilities.
Jul 8th 2020, 1:33 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,385
Posted By excpomea

Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

I would echo the comments above, Phd the move to the States as a post doc with a plan to obtain permanent resident status later along the way.
Here in my research lab we must have 50 + post docs,...
Jun 30th 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By excpomea

Re: Basic questions about returning

2. I have a green card which doesn’t expire for another 8 years. I’m not particularly keen on taking citizenship, though I could. Can I let my greencard expire naturally once in the UK?



Your...
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2020, 2:44 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By excpomea

Re: Safest place in Florida, Rent or Buy

We have lived here in N Florida for 20 years, can't ever recall hearing gunshots unless at a range.
Research, some areas have poverty issues, leading to higher crime, possible gun shots.
Have you...
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