Category Archives: Moving to London

We sold the house and cars and decided to live light in London. A few tips on how to avoid our biggest mistakes.

Finally British!

YAY! After 6 long years of paperwork, fees and uncertainty, it’s official. They can’t kick us out anymore! In mid-October (after a couple months waiting), we finally received confirmation that our application for UK citizenship had been accepted. Of course, … Continue reading

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UK HSMP Visa Renewal

You know, our friends and family often say, ‘you all are so lucky — goodness it’s just meant to be’. And to be fair, we have been very fortunate over the years and have had our share of good luck. … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo! We Have Internet

I know you all were hitting refresh on our blog all day long yesterday to see when our internet went live. We were hitting refresh on our DSL modem status page to find out the same thing. I called customer … Continue reading

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Where is my $1.50 Dry Cleaner?

We had a bit of “sticker shock” when we first got over here. Most of the prices are about the same number-wise as in the States, but when converting from dollars to pounds sterling, you about double the price. So, … Continue reading

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Do they have pickles in the UK?

It’s Sunday. Grocery day. Many of you may know that this isn’t my favorite task, but it’s always an adventure in the UK. What shall we have for dinner this week? That’s how it all starts… we jot down some … Continue reading

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Much Better

Now, I’m into the groove. All’s going much better than earlier this week. We began real classes this week (Eek… quantitative!) and G secured all the necessary furniture items for our flat (even the legs for our desks!). We’re both … Continue reading

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