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Aug 19th 2020, 8:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Paying down UK debts before returning?

It might be a good idea to post on the boards at www.moneysavingexpert.com

Also look up “Step Change” which is a UK charity which helps people with debt problems and how to deal with...
Aug 18th 2020, 1:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Travel insurance cost question

Lion In Winter: check out Battleface insurance for your UK based son. It’s been recommended by Martin Lewis from www.moneysavingexpert.com and is originally for people (eg. Journalists, medics,...
Forum: Singapore
Jul 13th 2020, 8:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Shipping Singapore to UK

Have had two expat postings in Singapore. Can recommend KC Dat (Asian Tigers) and Santa Fe.
Nov 27th 2019, 1:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By Englishmum

Question Xmas Gift for Spouse & Son - UK Sporting event

Please help!

We will be in Dorset over Christmas (have recently purchased a house near Dorchester/Weymouth). I’m desperately trying to think of what to get for Christmas gifts for my spouse and...
Forum: Europe
Nov 5th 2019, 9:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,971
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Switzerland- child applying to UK University from Switzerland

Hi - you may wish to contact the British Council in Bern for advice:

www.britishcouncil.ch

Hope this helps!
Aug 15th 2019, 12:52 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Just back! Help with Car Insurance please

Some other returnees have said on the boards here that they have had success with Aviva and the NFU (National Farmers Union - no you don’t need to be a farmer!). Probably best to phone them if...
Aug 13th 2019, 8:27 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Car v public transport.

I actually really like the National Express coaches/buses for city to city long distance destinations. It usually works out much cheaper than taking the train (especially if going Nat Express to...
Aug 6th 2019, 9:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,045
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Feeling really torn and confused

To be honest, I would definitely postpone your wedding next month. You are clearly not ready for such a massive commitment and far better to take time to think things through - no matter how long it...
Forum: Philippines
Jul 16th 2019, 4:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Inheriting property as a foreigner?

I wonder if it’s worthwhile for you to acquire citizenship of the Philippines? (No idea of the cost of it or if they allow dual nationality but there seem to be plenty of Filipinas living permanently...
Apr 15th 2019, 9:54 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Buying a Car in UK

Try renting from these car rental brokers, who use all the big companies such as Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt etc. but I’ve often found better rates via Auto-Europe than going direct to the rental...
Apr 4th 2019, 10:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Hire car recommendations on returning to Heathrow.

I usually hire rental cars in the UK via a broker, ‘Auto-Europe’ which compares rates from companies such as Europcar/Alamo/Budget/Sixt/Hertz etc. as I’ve usually found it much cheaper than going...
Apr 2nd 2019, 2:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Entering UK via Dublin layover

No idea about immigration matters as I am a dual national (British and American). However, a few months ago I decided to avoid flying into Heathrow and chose to fly with Aer Lingus from Newark, NJ to...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2019, 9:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Estate sales in USA

Sorry I don’t know of any expats who’ve moved elderly parents back to the UK from the US and I doubt you will find many replies here tbh.

The only estate sales I know of in my area (NJ) is when...
Mar 31st 2019, 9:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Englishmum

Re: US Kitchen Aid mixer in the UK

Generally anything with a motor doesn’t do well with a transformer tbh. My British friend moved from New Jersey to live just across the lake from us in Zug, central Switzerland and brought her...
Mar 29th 2019, 3:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,964
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Lovely Leqmington Spa

Oh, no - I wrote out a long reply and lost it all!

You can’t go wrong with these towns, both solidly middle class although the best shopping and dining is in Leamington Spa which is a larger...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2019, 9:30 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,700
Posted By Englishmum

Post Re: Cars - Leasing vs. buying used for cash?

Btw; over here (well, certainly in New Jersey - it may be different in other US States) all prices and coverage for car insurance is not annually, it is for six months only!

When we first moved...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 25th 2019, 4:56 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 9,035
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Ha ha! Grockles is the nickname for tourists used mainly by people who live in Devon and the West Country in general. On the Isle of Wight they call tourists ‘Overners’ (ie. From over the water....)
Forum: Back Home
Mar 22nd 2019, 8:02 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 9,035
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Hi Bud - which town are you in? My daughter and granddaughter live in Ryde, one block from the beach. My sister-in-law has retired and lives in a ground floor flat in posh development in the...
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Passport for crotch fruit

I’m absolutely not a ‘LifeScripter’..... My daughter was a flower girl at our wedding lol! I bought my own house on my own in England when I was 22.....
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Englishmum

Angry Re: Passport for crotch fruit

What on Earth is a ‘LifeScript-er’?

As for your comment about “it was a baby/sperm jacking. She lied about birth control,,,,”. Well, well, well. It takes two to tango. If you really didn’t want a...
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Englishmum

Thumbs down Re: Passport for crotch fruit

I know you are going to think I’m a prude.....but I think that your reference to crotch fruit/goblin and ‘baby jacked’ is revolting :(
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2019, 11:19 pm
Replies: 138
Views: 10,385
Posted By Englishmum

Re: Going Back to the UK to Have a Baby?

Maybe the O/P or/and his wife have inadequate or even no health insurance in the USA?
Jan 5th 2019, 9:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Englishmum

Re: serviced appartments?

North and South? England? London? Where exactly and for how long? Some places have a minimum stay of 90 days whereas others do weekly lets.
Jan 2nd 2019, 11:42 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By Englishmum

Lightbulb Re: Back in UK - bank selling Dutch house at auction

Maybe you could give the Dutch Embassy in London a call? They may have a list of lawyers with knowledge of Dutch property law who practice in the UK.

Also look at this website: www.expatax.nl...
Dec 28th 2018, 9:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Englishmum

Smile Re: Kids & Midlands Area

Happy to help! Btw; do look up the ‘talk’ forums for Property/DIY on the Mumsnet website ( www.mumsnet.com) or google Mumsnet + Moving to Tamworth/Lichfield.

There is a thread with the title...
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