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Things you should do before you emigrate ?

Old Oct 7th 2009, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
Madam, that has not been supported by scientific method. Don't make me call tonrob in here!

Oh God.

It's NOT that bad.....really.
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Old Oct 7th 2009, 5:32 pm
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Madam, that has not been supported by scientific method. Don't make me call tonrob in here!
Go get him, I'm not scared
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Old Oct 7th 2009, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by tigerbaywarrior View Post
Oh God.

It's NOT that bad.....really.
you are Welsh, are you really qualified

just kidding boyo
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Old Oct 7th 2009, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by travelleruk View Post
Another said they'd wished they'd done more shopping for clothes in the UK because US fashion is so different.
I suggest not shopping for more clothes in the UK... unless, of course, you actually want to look like a foreigner with no sense of taste in clothes.

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Old Oct 7th 2009, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
you are Welsh, are you really qualified

just kidding boyo
Coming from one from over the border, I suggest I am more qualified than you

It's not called 'Gods Country' for nothing.

kidding too butt!
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Old Oct 7th 2009, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Ozzidoc View Post
DONT get an international driving license if your current license is in English.
worth doing if you only have the old paper license without the photo though.

Anyway, this question has been asked loads, so quite a lot of past threads worth searching out, even some info in the wiki.

And recommendations will depend on personal situation, have kids or not? company transfer or not etc.
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eat bacon or sausage sandwiches for EVERY meal between now and then - so you are truely sick of the sight of them by the time you leave - then you will not miss them so much when your over here!
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Default Re: Things you should do before you emigrate ?

Originally Posted by ian-mstm View Post
I suggest not shopping for more clothes in the UK... unless, of course, you actually want to look like a foreigner with no sense of taste in clothes.

Ian
Ha ha. My little 6 year old American nephew asked me the other day "Why do you wear such funny clothes?'
I guess he means because i don't wear a sports team t-shirt, blue jeans, white trainers/tennis shoes every single day like his dad.
I did buy a bunch of clothes before I left and I usually buy stuff when i go back to visit. I don't care what all the 6 year olds say, I'm sticking with it.

Some good advice here. I'll add - Try and get your loved ones that you are leaving behind set up with Skype or something else before you leave. Giving instructions to my parents to get it all set up by phone/email from acrosss the Atlantic was a very long and frustrating experience (that might just be my parents though?) But when they finally did it has made such a difference in being able to stay in touch.
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Ha ha. My little 6 year old American nephew asked me the other day "Why do you wear such funny clothes?'
I guess he means because i don't wear a sports team t-shirt, blue jeans, white trainers/tennis shoes every single day like his dad.
I did buy a bunch of clothes before I left and I usually buy stuff when i go back to visit. I don't care what all the 6 year olds say, I'm sticking with it.

Some good advice here. I'll add - Try and get your loved ones that you are leaving behind set up with Skype or something else before you leave. Giving instructions to my parents to get it all set up by phone/email from acrosss the Atlantic was a very long and frustrating experience (that might just be my parents though?) But when they finally did it has made such a difference in being able to stay in touch.
One word - VONAGE
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Coming from one from over the border, I suggest I am more qualified than you
Of course you are
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Old Oct 8th 2009, 1:59 pm
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One word - VONAGE
Good word
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I would be wary of UK vaccinations: I had my son vaccinated in the UK only to find when I got here (Ohio) that those shots weren't 'acceptable' and I had to get some of them re-done. If I were you I would wait until I got here and go to my local county health dept and get them done for $5.00 each. That's the cost round here, anyway and you just walk in. Then you know they're OK.
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Old Oct 8th 2009, 2:11 pm
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Also, put your address book on mailing labels. Then just click and print for change of address and Christmas. This has saved me hours of time over the years.

Remember to add 'UK'.
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I would be wary of UK vaccinations: I had my son vaccinated in the UK only to find when I got here (Ohio) that those shots weren't 'acceptable' and I had to get some of them re-done. If I were you I would wait until I got here and go to my local county health dept and get them done for $5.00 each. That's the cost round here, anyway and you just walk in. Then you know they're OK.
Can you explain why they weren't acceptable? I've never come across that before. Was it the records of them rather than the shots themselves that they didn't like?
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