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Forum: India
Dec 31st 2011, 9:57 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 20,643
Posted By GaryK

Re: Mumbai life

Hello there!

I'll be moving to Mumbai from London at the end of February and have just started looking for resources for UK expats there. I'll be able to get a work visa to India through my wife's...
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2007, 5:07 am
Replies: 52
Views: 15,368
Posted By GaryK

Re: Daily English Newspapers in USA stores?

The Newsroom in the 1700 block of Connecticut Avenue in DC carries a huge selection of international papers. Among the papers they have are the Sunday Observer and the Independent - there's probably...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2006, 2:05 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By GaryK

Re: UK Identity Card

Well, if you've been reading the Guardian recently, you'll know that the BNP is getting increasing support even from the higher ends of British society, and that they've been making notable electoral...
Dec 24th 2006, 10:14 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,172
Posted By GaryK

Re: Help me pick out a personalized license plate!

Obviously pronounced "FULL-HAM" :D
Forum: USA
Dec 24th 2006, 9:57 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,624
Posted By GaryK

Re: How much time will you be taking off this Christmas?

Thanks to my time in America being an academic exchange, I got quite a luxuriously long holiday: I flew to Heathrow on the 13th and am flying back to DC on 9 January!

Not my usual Christmas,...
Forum: USA
Dec 24th 2006, 12:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By GaryK

Re: UK Identity Card

I think that what happened with the introduction of the poll tax will repeat itself with the ID card fiasco. I think that the British people have a proud and long-standing history of civil...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2006, 8:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 6,239
Posted By GaryK

Re: P85 Tax Form

In addition to that, sometimes carbon-copying your correspondence to your MP might help. MPs' offices have access to an HMRC hotline (where even MPs' staff have to hold for quite a while to get...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2006, 2:20 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By GaryK

Re: 40 quid airport tax - bugger that

Well, we're not talking about the situation U.S. here, are we? In the United Kingdom aviation accounts for about 5.5 per cent of emissions at the moment.

The problem is that you get a distorted...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2006, 12:34 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By GaryK

Re: 40 quid airport tax - bugger that

One person flying from London Heathrow to Glasgow by plane would produce about 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide. That is naturally 17 tonnes for 100 passengers.

If one person were to drive to Glasgow...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2006, 4:24 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By GaryK

Re: 40 quid airport tax - bugger that

Well, to be fair, I'm not sure a £20 increase is going to rock anyone's boat so hard that they actually couldn't afford the flights anymore...

Having worked for people involved in the climate...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2006, 2:27 am
Replies: 149
Views: 4,035
Posted By GaryK

Re: FIREARM at HOME

Do tiki torches count?
Dec 6th 2006, 5:46 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,040
Posted By GaryK

Re: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

You seem to be under the assumption that I wouldn't be the one wearing it :D
Dec 6th 2006, 4:35 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,040
Posted By GaryK

Re: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Candy thongs are cheaper and more versatile in any case.
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2006, 2:48 am
Replies: 574
Views: 21,214
Posted By GaryK

Re: "Britain's Special Relationship With US Is Just a Myth"

Well, if people ask me where I'm from, I do say England or Britain instead of Europe, admittedly. In some instances I've found myself saying "In Europe we..." but whatever I finish that with, it ends...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2006, 4:37 am
Replies: 574
Views: 21,214
Posted By GaryK

Re: "Britain's Special Relationship With US Is Just a Myth"

I'm mildly curious: do you consider yourself to belonging to any continent in that case? I personally don't shy away from being called European, as I feel that title describes me much better than...
Forum: USA
Nov 25th 2006, 9:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,585
Posted By GaryK

Re: FULL Clean UK Driving Licence

Beforehand I was under the assumption that the International Driving Permit I got from my post office would do fine, and the AA didn't seem to imply that I would need anything more for a temporary...
Forum: USA
Nov 25th 2006, 2:04 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,585
Posted By GaryK

Re: FULL Clean UK Driving Licence

I moved to DC in August and am moving back to the UK in May, and I've been driving around with my UK licence for all this time and haven't really given much thought to getting a local licence. In...
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2006, 3:52 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By GaryK

Re: Driving to a STOP - America

Washington Circle in downtown DC has proven to me that Americans are completely incapable of manoeuvring a roundabout. About a month ago I was driving within the circle and a driver burst past the...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2006, 1:59 am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,651
Posted By GaryK

Re: Winter Studs

Having done a fair deal of winter driving in Finland, I can vouch for that!

Interestingly enough, before Nokia started making mobile phones they only made cables, tyres and wellingtons!
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2006, 4:32 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 2,419
Posted By GaryK

Re: Voting Today

Even though I can't vote in the US, I've been campaigning for Ben Cardin in Maryland for the past few weeks. It's going to be a very, very tight race, and we might not find out the results very soon,...
Forum: USA
Nov 6th 2006, 10:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By GaryK

Re: Two-dollar bill gaining interest

When they still had the old ticket machines at Brighton station, I remember buying a £1.60 ticket, paying with a £20 note, and feeling like I'd just won the jackpot. My wallet was bulging quite...
Nov 6th 2006, 8:26 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By GaryK

Re: Drool

Well, I'm usually very hesitant to take my suits (or anything made out of wool or cashmere in general) to the dry cleaner's - it shortens their life span by quite a lot. If there is a more natural...
Nov 6th 2006, 7:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By GaryK

Drool

This is one of those slightly embarrassing things that I don't really want to ask my American colleagues, so I thought I'd post about this here in (relative) anonymity.

I took a red-eye flight...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2006, 8:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By GaryK

Re: Drive test done...

On the topic of roundabouts: I've wondered what the appropriate way of signalling in one in the US is? My fellow drivers naturally signal very seldom in general, but I've certainly noticed that no...
Nov 3rd 2006, 8:17 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,530
Posted By GaryK

Re: need advice

So... If you moved over to Florida, wouldn't *you* be immigrants then? :rolleyes:
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