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Offline noneatall

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #90 on: May 09, 2018, 06:20:28 PM »
We are based in a marina.  I’m here on a visa, so this gives me a fixed address.  We pay counsel tax, insurance, boat license, and marina fees.  All told, about 8000£ per year.  There’s also electricity, diesel, coal for warmth, gas for cooking.  Still, it’s easily affordable in the north.

Continuous cruisers have to move every two weeks.  And they can’t just loop back and forth.  Not something I was particularly interested in doing, but there are those who love it.

thank you for the thumbnail.  I am kinda just grasping at straws right now, and trying to figure out what options might actually work for me.  although somewhat alluring, narrowboat living seems like it might be a bit constraining in some ways. 

I have no idea what to do...

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2018, 06:39:21 PM »
thank you for the thumbnail.  I am kinda just grasping at straws right now, and trying to figure out what options might actually work for me.  although somewhat alluring, narrowboat living seems like it might be a bit constraining in some ways. 

I have no idea what to do...

Certainly more space than a camper.  We have a car, and a community, and a lovely little town.  We go when we want.  I do think it might be for somewhat eccentric people only.

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #92 on: May 10, 2018, 06:32:33 AM »
  I do think it might be for somewhat eccentric people only.

There's this guy here in Cambridge, on the river, on one of those Dutch cruisers - he's known as "the Admiral". He mostly just wears his big sideways Nelson's hat.  But on occasion he goes full admiral.
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #93 on: May 10, 2018, 09:13:23 AM »
There's this guy here in Cambridge, on the river, on one of those Dutch cruisers - he's known as "the Admiral". He mostly just wears his big sideways Nelson's hat.  But on occasion he goes full admiral.

I said eccentric, not loony.

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #94 on: May 10, 2018, 09:15:54 AM »
Ahh! I love the pictures! Looks awesome! :D

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #95 on: May 10, 2018, 10:59:48 AM »
I said eccentric, not loony.

It's true. The other boaters can't stand him really. He walks down the quay with his hands behind his back and mutters things about their vessels. "Waterline's a little mossy, Bill." "Settling a little in the stern aren't we Tessa?"
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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #96 on: May 10, 2018, 11:13:17 AM »
There's this guy here in Cambridge, on the river, on one of those Dutch cruisers - he's known as "the Admiral". He mostly just wears his big sideways Nelson's hat.  But on occasion he goes full admiral.

Going full admiral is my new life aspiration.

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #97 on: May 10, 2018, 11:23:24 AM »
Going full admiral is my new life aspiration.

One day I will go full dolphin.

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #98 on: May 10, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
One day I will go full dolphin.

Hydro-dynamic and water-tight.

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Re: Greetings from a potential citizen/resident
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2018, 04:50:04 PM »
Hi Gordon,
I have lived in the UK since 1965 and love it!

But I have a favour to ask about posting questions here.  I want to let members know about the USA Embassy's change in policy about payment options for passport renewal since 1 January 2018.  Previously, they would accept credit card payment, but No longer.  Now the options are for an International Money Order or Banker's Draft.  There are two problems:  (1) International Money Orders have been unavailable in UK banks and the Post Office since 2007; (2) banks charge £25 + about £15 currency conversion charge.  As I was told by the Embassy, my only other option is to renew my passport in person at the Embassy website in London.  Well, at 74 and pretty wobbly, there is no way I can go to London from Yorkshire!  I am an IT bimbo, and don't know how to put this information into on the website.  Would be very grateful if you can help.  As to moving to the UK, well, it depends on where you plan to go.  Goods and bars everywhere.  But, as I said, I love Yorkshire!