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Jan 8th 2008, 11:31 am
Replies: 744
Views: 47,563
Posted By Serenity

Re: Do you worry about raising your kids in the UK?

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In this instance they do. I've been on the bus when kids from that school get on and they are well turned out and very polite.

Though personally, and I didn't have time to add...
Jan 8th 2008, 8:15 am
Replies: 744
Views: 47,563
Posted By Serenity

Re: Do you worry about raising your kids in the UK?

See this is just the kind of thing that perpetuates the "UK is crap" mentality. The fact is you don't know, you just assume.

Let me just copy and paste this from a high school in the city I live...
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2007, 5:22 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Serenity

Re: New Passport Requirements Take Effect For Visitors To The US

Please don't post old info!! I nearly crapped myself as we're flying on Wednesday!!
Dec 16th 2007, 3:50 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 3,351
Posted By Serenity

Re: I'm looked upon as a freak...

.... you mean not even the Labour MP's ate crisp sarnies?!
Dec 16th 2007, 3:21 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 3,351
Posted By Serenity

Re: I'm looked upon as a freak...

Mayo?! The ONLY thing to have on a crisp sarnie is HP sauce!

The hubs thought cheese and lemon curd sarnies were a repulsive idea but now he's turned to the dark side! muhaha!

I love cucumber!...
Dec 15th 2007, 6:52 am
Replies: 68
Views: 3,074
Posted By Serenity

Re: Death to Regifters!

Hmmm.... you didn't kill her did you Roland?! :mad:
Dec 15th 2007, 6:52 am
Replies: 68
Views: 3,074
Posted By Serenity

Re: Death to Regifters!

My Nana died just after a Christmas and one of the things that made me sob my heart out were the bottles of alcohol she'd got as presents that were still wrapped up to give to someone else the next...
Dec 15th 2007, 6:49 am
Replies: 152
Views: 3,928
Posted By Serenity

Re: Cheese

At risk of being on topic... and boring the backside off some people... ;)

The hubs picked up some Wensleydale with lemon yesterday, it went really well with Christmas cake (we're getting our cake...
Dec 13th 2007, 1:26 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 3,928
Posted By Serenity

Re: Cheese

What cheese don't I like!! The stuff is nectar to me! :D In fact I'm eating some Wensleydale with pickled onions in it right now! I love all the cheese with stuff in that comes out at Christmas. Bit...
Dec 12th 2007, 5:57 am
Replies: 744
Views: 47,563
Posted By Serenity

Re: Do you worry about raising your kids in the UK?

My son is 3 and plays out when it's cold, and sometimes when it's wet! He's waterproof and they do sell warm clothing ;)

I think everything is much of a muchness. There is never a "best" country,...
Dec 8th 2007, 1:01 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 4,264
Posted By Serenity

Re: Would you still uproot?

After living in a place without universal healthcare the husband and I are more than happy to have to wait if it means everyone has access to treatment. Certainly, this can be hard at times on a...
Dec 8th 2007, 12:58 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 4,264
Posted By Serenity

Re: Would you still uproot?

Meh.

Some people say things out of emotion that they don't really mean. Some people really don't have knowledge of the world. Some people are proud of their country even, and this is the important...
Dec 8th 2007, 6:07 am
Replies: 107
Views: 4,264
Posted By Serenity

Re: Would you still uproot?

My husband is an only child and his parents are thinking of moving to the UK when they retire next year. They qualify for the retired persons of independent means visa, even with the crappy exchange...
Dec 7th 2007, 3:47 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 4,264
Posted By Serenity

Re: Would you still uproot?

Well I spent 4 years there and have now been back in the UK for 5 (it doesn't feel that long!)

For probably about 98% of the time I am glad I went there first instead of the husband moving here as...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2007, 3:37 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By Serenity

Re: CHILDREN BORN IN USA ? READ THIS

It was shorter in August too!
Dec 5th 2007, 3:20 am
Replies: 75
Views: 3,961
Posted By Serenity

Re: I want to talk about Pubs

You might have had a life in the UK if you'd stopped going to a boring old local almost every night and tried something else!
Dec 5th 2007, 3:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Serenity

Re: Urgent passport re-newel question

Not me! But it's all relative :D
Dec 4th 2007, 1:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Serenity

Re: Urgent passport re-newel question

Assuming such a good deal has terms where you would lose the money... how much can you afford to lose the money if the passport doesn't arrive in time? Personally, if I could afford it (and afford is...
Dec 3rd 2007, 4:09 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,961
Posted By Serenity

Re: I want to talk about Pubs

Hmmm... can people take karma back?! ;)

I felt exactly the same as you before I returned to England. I was a regular pub go-er, not a regular specifically anywhere, but I loved pubs. The husband...
Dec 3rd 2007, 3:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Serenity

Re: Urgent passport re-newel question

This is the info from the British Embassy FAQ (http://www.britainusa.com/sections/articles_show_nt1.asp?d=1&i=41001&L1=10080&L2=41001&a=25312):

The Summer and the Winter holidays are the busiest...
Nov 29th 2007, 6:24 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By Serenity

Re: EU - Will they lose their identities?

No, we'd rather have donner kebabs and a chicken tikka masala!!
Nov 29th 2007, 1:40 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By Serenity

Re: EU - Will they lose their identities?

But what does one mean by identity?

Some countries aren't mono-lingual, some countries have wide variations in tradition depending upon geographical location. From what era are we talking about...
Nov 29th 2007, 12:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,888
Posted By Serenity

Re: How well have your spouses settled?

My spouse settled very well. It helped that he'd lived states away from his parents for a few years and he was an air force brat so he moved every 3-4 years as a kid anyway... that scarred him, but...
Nov 25th 2007, 5:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Serenity

Re: IT Degree or IT Certifications in the UK

My hubs is in IT and was job hunting while back, he has a degree, however we've only seen about two jobs that specify a degree. The rest are more concerned with experience, especially in the area you...
Nov 25th 2007, 12:26 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By Serenity

Re: Citizenship. To wait or not to wait?

It would be good to look at whether you could fulfill the monetary requirements of the visa if your OH is not a US citizen and you choose to return. Most of the couples I know who have returned when...
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