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Oct 4th 2011, 4:57 pm
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Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

It is so difficult to balance any statement to avoid someone getting the wrong end of the stick. We cannot control the temperament or mood of the person reading our statements and it is so easy to...
Oct 4th 2011, 4:49 pm
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Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

To expand my comment about not feeling comfortable with people I live amongst.

Now this isn't all the time and with everyone. but I have encountered more of an in-your-face aggressive attitude...
Oct 4th 2011, 10:25 am
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Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

This is the John half of J.J speaking;

Well, our life journey continues to evolve.

I just received notice of redundancy from my job.
Some of you may remember we decided to make the move from...
Oct 4th 2011, 9:39 am
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Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

This is the John half of J.J speaking.
I lived in North Carolina for 18 years are felt very much at home amongst the honesty and truth of the home town North Carolinians. I do not feel so...
Oct 3rd 2011, 11:13 am
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Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Not for me either, we were in a pub recently where some rather tasty looking pork pies were displayed on the bar, right in front of the hand pumps where people stood to place their orders. Yuck, no...
Forum: USA
Sep 22nd 2011, 8:03 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 416,323
Posted By J.J

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

From what I have read on the subject, you will be entitled to receive in full whatever UK pension you have qualified for.

Explain to the UK Pension service that you want no Tax deducted because...
Sep 22nd 2011, 5:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By J.J

Re: Are there particular jobs/industries more stable in the UK at the moment?

Personal debt and default is growing in UK and along with it the recovery industry.

Consider court bailiff or private debt recovery firms
Sep 22nd 2011, 3:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 10,329
Posted By J.J

Re: Paying tax on money transferred to UK bank account

The article linked to by OP indicates how this subject had significant ties and family in UK and as I read it was super rich and playing the residency loopholes to avoid UK tax and therefor in my...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 22nd 2011, 12:07 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,904
Posted By J.J

Re: The first week back

http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/

From what I read it has been here for a long time and is increasing but with low frequency and low awareness.
Forum: Back Home
Sep 21st 2011, 7:01 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,904
Posted By J.J

Re: The first week back

I wish it were true, tickless was an anticipated plus for us moving back too. However it has proven not true here in Norfolk, we have to use Frontline on our cat for he often comes home bearing...
Sep 21st 2011, 5:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By J.J

Re: Are there particular jobs/industries more stable in the UK at the moment?

The answer is probably no professions or sectors are without uncertainty in the UK.

So let me throw some things in the air given your description of your OH background.

One industry with...
Sep 21st 2011, 12:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By J.J

Re: Moving back in 4 weeks!

Indeed, it is the new Britain, it has changed in the 18 yrs we were away, how changed, hard to say, it looks about the same as expected, I think it is the attitudes, behaviors and values of the...
Sep 21st 2011, 12:08 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By J.J

Re: Moving Back to UK a few nerves any advice...

We on BE look forward to hearing your progress towards your move and how it works out after you get back.
Keep up posted , your experiences will benefit someone else down the line.
Sep 20th 2011, 6:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By J.J

Re: Moving Back to UK a few nerves any advice...

From my own observations, get started with job hunting activities as soon as you get back if not before - this is when you will be at your most buoyant and positive and will stand out above the other...
Sep 20th 2011, 12:43 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By J.J

Re: Formal notice of marriage meeting

My suggestion is that you call the registrar and discuss your situation as you have done here.
Sometimes rules are written for 99% of situations but the unusual 1% couldn't be anticipated by the...
Sep 20th 2011, 12:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By J.J

Re: pets

http://www.pettravel.com/passports_cruise_ships.cfm

http://www.cunard.com

Your schedule for departing US will likely have to revolve around availability for your pet.
Speak to Cunard, and if...
Sep 20th 2011, 12:12 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By J.J

Re: Moving Back to UK a few nerves any advice...

This is a big event, some apprehension is to be expected. I would be more worried for you if you were being complacent.
It sounds as if you have made good and considered plans.
Just keep...
Sep 20th 2011, 11:53 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,171
Posted By J.J

Re: Sad news.

Lorac, my condolences, you were there with your dad when he needed you, it sounds as if he was happy to have you back and that you brought pleasure to him. Thanks for sharing with us.
Sep 15th 2011, 9:08 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,323,281
Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

lol, same with my MIL, she wanted us to take the bungalow across from her back garden , I can just imagine the call "Juuune, are you there" No thanks, 1 hour away is just fine for me.
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Sep 15th 2011, 8:52 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,323,281
Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

...and for me too, and from watching Mantovani on youtube it led me also to The Minstrel Show and The Billy Cotton Band Show. A good trip down memory lane.
Forum: Back Home
Sep 14th 2011, 3:00 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 15,881
Posted By J.J

Re: Been Back 7 Months . Update

Ditto at 15 months, mostly everything OK but still there are ups and down although the extremes are reducing with time.
It was a stressful time moving back in so many ways and I am still rather...
Sep 13th 2011, 10:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,221
Posted By J.J

Re: Shipping Company recommendations US-UK

we used http://www.upakweship.com/index.php from US to UK for boxes, no furniture.
Good effective service and communication throughout, good price - but had to arrange own pick up from the shipper...
Sep 13th 2011, 10:03 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,323,281
Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

It all seems to fall into place after a little time. I think we were not street smart when we first arrived, in a rush and no one to guide us apart from BE.

Charleygirl, I forgot to say in my...
Sep 12th 2011, 10:47 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,323,281
Posted By J.J

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

For our nearly new VW Polo, one driver, full comp it was £600 last year, now £300 this year.
Sep 9th 2011, 4:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By J.J

Re: airport transport

I agree with Mummy, there are airport taxi services located in many towns aimed at folks going on holiday, hence space for luggage. Maybe you can get an empty return minivan.
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