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      Missing family will be inevitable, it's hard to know isn't it?! I know from experience, moving to a UK city, I thought I'd love it, turned out I hated it, and just going for shopping/concerts was fun, but never to live there. So yeah, I understand the risks of not liking it :-) It certainly isn't going to be any time soon, so we're not rushing.

      Pets are another issue, we have 3 cats. We love them to bits, but I wouldn't want to put them through the flights. And if we didn't like it, it'd be cruel to bring them back. I've heard someone say if you love your pet you wouldn't put them through coming to the UK-apparently we are quite strict in customs.

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      Turns out hubby's employer do hire overseas agents....so with a few more years experience, you never know :D

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
      Don't get your hopes up about loving it here, either. There's a lot of people (me included) that thought it was great when I was here on short trips for work, and a couple of holidays. Once you live here for awhile, you find it's a totally different thing.
      I know plenty of Brits that have gone back to the UK after a few years because the US wasn't what they thought it would be.
      I am sure I read somewhere that 70% of Brits move back to the UK within 5yrs of living in the US?! Can't remember where and it was a couple of years ago.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
      I hope you had health insurance to cover that.
      Thankfully we were still in the UK so had the wonderful NHS

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      Quote Originally Posted by toffee87 View Post
      Turns out hubby's employer do hire overseas agents....so with a few more years experience, you never know :D
      Get him to butter them up and then offer to open a US office .

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      They have an agent that covers America and Canada, but maybe they need one more? ;-) x

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
      I am sure I read somewhere that 70% of Brits move back to the UK within 5yrs of living in the US?! Can't remember where and it was a couple of years ago.
      Sounds a distinct possibility. I know several personally that have.
      I know plenty of Americans that say they wish they could live in England, too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
      Thankfully we were still in the UK so had the wonderful NHS
      Good old NHS. We don't realise what we have there with the NHS, until you're here and have to deal with insurance and co-pays. Ugh.
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      I still think and believe Canada is a much better option for work despite the fact that the winters are a comparitively extreme to the UK mild weather.

     

     
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