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Aug 6th 2015, 9:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,936
Posted By Pombat

Re: Moving teenagers USA to UK... Education!

Our children were slightly younger than yours when we moved back from the US in 2012. At that time the children were aged nearly 14 and nearly 12, so entered year 10 and year 8 here. They had not...
Forum: Back Home
Jun 27th 2015, 4:49 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 14,504
Posted By Pombat

Re: 3 months in.

Glad to hear things are working out well this time around!
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2015, 8:31 pm
Replies: 217
Views: 18,254
Posted By Pombat

Re: Austin or San Francisco?

Interesting stats here, but I think the suggested minimum salary for SF wouldn't go far.

$142,448.33: What You Need to Earn to Buy ‘Median’ Home in Bay Area | News Fix | KQED News...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 2nd 2015, 8:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pombat

Re: Home!!!!

Welcome back..again! :thumbsup:
Jan 13th 2015, 7:47 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 12,948
Posted By Pombat

Re: QM2 booked....again!

Lovely news, so glad to hear about the job. 7 weeks will seem like a doddle compared to 5 weeks last time! :nod: All the best for the move.
Dec 29th 2014, 7:40 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Pombat

Re: queston regarding forwarding mail


Staff in our local post office gave us the pack but were not sure if our mail could be forwarded internationally. It was, for a full year.
Forum: Back Home
Dec 29th 2014, 4:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,288
Posted By Pombat

Re: Two and a Half Years ....

So lovely to see an update from you, Sallysimmons!

We also planned to do much more travel than we have actually achieved, but maybe 2015 will be different. It is wonderful simply to feel settled...
Nov 18th 2014, 9:07 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 12,948
Posted By Pombat

Re: QM2 booked....again!

So sorry. Sending cyber hugs.
Oct 24th 2014, 3:28 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 12,948
Posted By Pombat

Re: QM2 booked....again!

Yes, our cabin prices were quoted on a per person basis.
I don't know how old your Dd is, but our kids really enjoyed the teen and tween activities on board. Our sailing was in August during school...
Oct 21st 2014, 8:12 am
Replies: 134
Views: 12,948
Posted By Pombat

Re: QM2 booked....again!

So jealous to hear that you are doing the QM2 again, Britwhore! We loved our crossing and would happily do it again, if it didn't mean having to go to the US first ;)

For the people interested...
May 21st 2014, 10:23 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,891
Posted By Pombat

Re: It's me again!!!

Sorry to hear things are not working out for you, and I hope your OH finds work soon. :fingerscrossed:
Have you been working in LA?
Your pooches will be very well travelled - shame they can't rack...
May 19th 2014, 2:01 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 7,729
Posted By Pombat

Re: Actual experience of registering with a doctor in the UK

We returned in August 2012 after living abroad for over 13 years. We were asked for passports, proof of address, and proof that we intended to stay. In our case that meant my husband's job offer, the...
Mar 30th 2014, 9:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pombat

Re: Travel Insurance

We used World Nomads when returning from the USA to live in England. I spoke with a real person to check that we could indeed be covered for a one way journey and choose where to be repatriated if...
Nov 4th 2013, 2:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,044
Posted By Pombat

Re: Thinking of moving back to the UK after 7 years

We moved back in 2012 after 13 years away. Our children ( aged 14 and 12 when we came back) had never really lived here so it was a major change for them. Having said that, they have settled really...
Sep 3rd 2013, 12:55 pm
Replies: 13,083
Views: 1,231,602
Posted By Pombat

Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Safe travels and best of luck to you all back on this side of the pond!
Aug 28th 2013, 6:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 6,490
Posted By Pombat

Re: Going back to Cali....

Sorry things haven't worked out for you. Good luck with the return to CA and I hope you and hubby and all 4 pooches settle back there really quickly :fingerscrossed:
Aug 11th 2013, 10:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By Pombat

Re: It was one year ago today.......

Great update! Glad to hear life is treating you well one year on!:thumbsup:
Aug 11th 2013, 9:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By Pombat

Re: A year today.

Sorry to hear things have not worked out too well so far, although great news about your hubby's health. What will happen with the dogs if you do go back? My daughter still talks about how cute they...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 10th 2013, 7:59 am
Replies: 140
Views: 22,345
Posted By Pombat

Re: 15 month update

Thank you for that post Sally. It is exactly one year today since we returned on the QM2, and I feel very much the same as you in terms of being home and content. During the last year year we have...
Jul 15th 2013, 8:24 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,352
Posted By Pombat

Re: 14 year old going back

We moved back last year with a 14 yr old boy and 12 yr old girl. They had never attended school in the UK and were apprehensive, but both settled without any problems. They have just completed year...
Apr 19th 2013, 9:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 10,028
Posted By Pombat

Re: Twenty foot container USA to UK cost

We insured independently with Letton Percival which was significantly cheaper than the movers' own quotes.
Apr 18th 2013, 2:55 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By Pombat

Re: Our shipping decisions begin. Help!!

We used Rainier and were happy with them. I can PM you more details if you like. The packing crew in CA were very efficient but barely spoke any English and I don't speak Spanish so that caused some...
Apr 13th 2013, 4:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Pombat

Re: 14 year old travel alone

Our 12 yr old daughter just travelled from LHR to SFO and back again by herself. We used the UM program on United even though she was technically old enough to simply travel alone, and it worked out...
Apr 13th 2013, 3:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Pombat

Re: When to book QM2?

We travelled on the same crossing as Britwhore and lf1 last August and also booked in June. There were some amazing deals in honour of the diamond jubilee. We got 2 adjacent ( but not adjoining)...
Feb 11th 2013, 5:30 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,092
Posted By Pombat

Re: Fast Forward - Now Home 6 Months

We are finally about to start building work. Our city council took forever to grant planning permission because the allocated case officer went on long term sick leave. Nobody at the council seemed...
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