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Old Aug 7th 2007, 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone.

I'm moving to Springboro, OH in about 4 weeks time on an L-1 visa (with the missus and 2 kids joining me in October). Can't believe it's finally happening - made the initial enquiry with my company 12 months ago. Can't wait to get over. Got an offer for a house accepted and everything is going well.

Anyone else in Ohio? Anything I should be aware of when I get over?

Cheers

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Old Aug 7th 2007, 8:04 pm
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welcome

Your gonna be down sarf from those of us in the frozen north of the state. Its been dry down there recently (I work with clients in Miamisburg on a regular basis). Not too sure of the lay of the land down there but I'm sure theres a couple of others on here in that neck of the woods.

Main highlight for me when I'm down there is this place by Dayton Mall
http://www.amarindiadayton.com/

and you'll be wanting to make the trip to Fairfield
http://www.junglejims.com/

trust me, you'll spend buckets in there at the UK section
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Originally Posted by Dodgykeeps View Post
Hi everyone.

I'm moving to Springboro, OH in about 4 weeks time on an L-1 visa (with the missus and 2 kids joining me in October). Can't believe it's finally happening - made the initial enquiry with my company 12 months ago. Can't wait to get over. Got an offer for a house accepted and everything is going well.

Anyone else in Ohio? Anything I should be aware of when I get over?

Cheers

Paul
Expect the unexpected. And bring Walkers crisp. You could probably flog em on here. Also if you bring Boots No 7 Protect and Renew in bulk you could probably make a mint! Dolly lama Jumping Doris and i will be your first customers.
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Expect the unexpected. And bring Walkers crisp. You could probably flog em on here. Also if you bring Boots No 7 Protect and Renew in bulk you could probably make a mint! Dolly lama Jumping Doris and i will be your first customers.
You can by some Boots No 7 products at Target.
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Originally Posted by Dodgykeeps View Post
Hi everyone.

I'm moving to Springboro, OH in about 4 weeks time on an L-1 visa (with the missus and 2 kids joining me in October). Can't believe it's finally happening - made the initial enquiry with my company 12 months ago. Can't wait to get over. Got an offer for a house accepted and everything is going well.

Anyone else in Ohio? Anything I should be aware of when I get over?

Cheers

Paul
Hi Paul,

I live in Cincinnati - not far from where you'll be at all. I'm American (Ohio native) so I can't be counted on for a familiar accent, but if there's anything I can do to ease your transition at all please let me know.

People are generally very friendly in Ohio (don't be surprised if a neighbor brings you a cake or cookies when you move in) but most have grown up here and don't have a desire to leave. That's quite alright, but it can make it a bit tough to make friends sometimes. Just put yourself out there and you'll do just fine.

Also - you're not far at all from a great store called Jungle Jim's (www.junglejims.com) which sells all sorts of British foods, as well as those from just about every other country you can think of. There's also a place where you can have a relatively authentic (or so I understand) English tea downtown.

Best of luck to you!
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Also need to visit the USAF museum at Wright Patterson AFB - best aircraft museum i have ever seen.
Professional football at Columbus Crew north Columbus. All American Football and Baseball in Cincinatti, ice hockey in Columbus. That just about covers the sports.

Kings Island amusement park at Mason north of Cincinatti for any older kids.

Good area as far as I can see from my regular visits for work.

Great family oriented state - I think your love it.
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You can by some Boots No 7 products at Target.
Only when the have it this stuff sells out in mins.
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Only when the have it this stuff sells out in mins.
send us a shopping list as ours always has buckets in (obviously I'm shopping for meself in there)
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send us a shopping list as ours always has buckets in (obviously I'm shopping for meself in there)
Are but do they have the elixir Protect and Renew? Its called restore and rewind here.
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Originally Posted by Dodgykeeps View Post
Hi everyone.

I'm moving to Springboro, OH in about 4 weeks time on an L-1 visa (with the missus and 2 kids joining me in October). Can't believe it's finally happening - made the initial enquiry with my company 12 months ago. Can't wait to get over. Got an offer for a house accepted and everything is going well.

Anyone else in Ohio? Anything I should be aware of when I get over?

Cheers

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Professional football at Columbus Crew north Columbus. All American Football and Baseball in Cincinatti, ice hockey in Columbus. That just about covers the sports.

Don't forget "THE Ohio State University". Believe me - you'll be inundated with that soon enough. College football (American) is HUGE in Ohio.


Kings Island amusement park at Mason north of Cincinnati for any older kids.

Be sure to visit Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. It has ruined me for any other amusement park.
I'm less familiar with Dayton (the largest city north) but you'll also find the arts well-represented in Cincinnati (several museums (including the Underground Railroad museum), symphony, ballet, opera, many theater troupes). We also have the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich in September.
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Bring all your woolies. You'll need 'em come winter.
There's a noticeable difference in snowfall between the north and south of I-70. You'll be on the south side.
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Thanks everyone.

I been over for a couple of visits (once in may on my own to meet my new work colleagues, once with the family last month). It does seem really friendly and a great place to bring up my 2 kids. We just want to make sure they settle okay as that's the main concern!

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Thanks everyone.

I been over for a couple of visits (once in may on my own to meet my new work colleagues, once with the family last month). It does seem really friendly and a great place to bring up my 2 kids. We just want to make sure they settle okay as that's the main concern!

Cheers

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It's cold in the winter, hot in the summer. The Crew are average at best, but the stadium is nice and I go down for most games.

Learn the words to Hang on Sloopy and all the movements that go along with it and know that if somebody shouts "O H" at you, they aren't being rude and the correct response is "I O"!
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