(Closed) Officially still moving to England.

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

First, I’m so sorry for your loss. Big big ((hugs)).

Second, that sucks that you didn’t get the St Louis Assignment. Is there no way to appeal it?

Post # 5
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am really sorry to hear that – you would think they could have a little more compassion.

If you need any tips at all about moving to England/what to expect/where to find DECENT food, please don’t hesitate to ask! I made the big move over here almost 2 years ago to be with my Fiance ๐Ÿ™‚
Best of luck!!

Post # 6
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sorry for your loss as well and sorry for the lack of flexibility.

 

Good luck with the move. I will not be that far behind you.

Fiance and I are moving to the UK after the wedding.

Post # 7
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss.

For the house perhaps you could find someone in the area that would help you rent it out until you get back?

Post # 9
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@zippylef: We’re moving out of London in a few weeks … 2 years is WAY too long for this small town country girl to be living in the big smoke. You would be surprised how many American diners there are hidden in strange little cities though! ๐Ÿ™‚ Althought I’m CDN, it’ still like a little piece of ‘home’ … even if the food is crappy and the waitress is English

Post # 11
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@zippylef:  Bummer that the request wasn’t viewed earlier.  Try to keep your chin up and look at it as a great adventure!  Please keep us posted how things go! 

Post # 12
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192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@zippylef: haha I haven’t driven over here yet … you have to be absolutely out of your mind mental to drive in London! But I’ll be trading in my licence soon and put on DH’s insurance as soon as we move out of the city!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m definitely going to take a few lessons before I go on my own, just because rules and road placement are totally different here.

The space you leave between cars is literally inches, and when you turn either left or right you ‘drift’ (well in London, you BARGE) your way into whatever lane you want. There is no ‘you keep to the closest lane when turning’ rule. That really really really freaks me out – ESPECIALLY when there are no lane rules in roundabouts. The roads are ridiculously narrow, but then again their cars are quite small too. Their road systems are so totally messed up – I’ve been to an intersection before that had 9 different windy roads converging and at least a dozen traffic lights controlling them.
Traffic lights turn yellow before they turn green (and they still turn yellow before they turn red too) … very confusing!

I would definitely advise getting an international licence if you can (it’s basically just an interpretation to your licence, so when you get stopped at roadside there’s no question of ‘what are you legally allowed to drive’). Also – I’m not sure if the States is like Canada, but we only take one road test to be able to drive either manual or automatic. So pretty much, you could pass your test on an automatic and still be able to drive standard. HERE is another story – you can only drive standard if you get tested on it. Because Canada doesn’t do this, when you exchange your licence for a UK one, they will only let you drive automatic … no matter what you’ve had experience of driving! You have to take a UK driving test to be able to drive stick.

EEk! sorry for the long post! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you have any other q’s

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