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Very long story short I joined here in 2013 like one month before multiple tragedies struck my family (in GA). I was planning to move to the UK with husband and 2 babies and then I just couldn’t leave after several people in my family died. Then I fell pregnant with my third kid (very unplanned) and it looked like we were never going to leave.
In fact until recently I put it out of my mind. But then it hit me that NOW we actually CAN and much easier than before. More income and a house with equity means we’d be able to save up and fund a move no problem AND afford a deposit on a house there.
So I’m looking into it. And I’m back. Lol
Right now we’re looking at York, as he’s from Driffield and we both love Yorkshire. And on a 2-3 year timeline because I won’t go without a year’s expenses in the bank.
Planning a family visit for November and it’ll be the first time many folks will have met our younger two girls so very exciting.
4 December 2005--Met in ATL, Moved in together in May
July 2006--First visit to the UK, met his Mum
Feb 2007--Eloped and told everyone we were engaged ;)
May 2007--Wedding, Part 1 in Pine Mountain, GA; June-Sept '07--Honeymoon!; then Sept 2007--Wedding, Part 2 in Scarborough, UK
Oct 2007--Had 1st Daughter a year later!
April 2009--3rd Visit to the UK, had 2nd Daughter a year later!
Dec 2010--4th Visit to the UK,
May 2011--Moved back to , GA
June 2013--Decided to move to the UK!
July 2013-Jan 2016–family tragedies. Delayed move
2019...planning


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 05:48:50 AM »
Welcome back!  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 06:11:40 AM »
There's always a place by the fire for you!!
I just hope that more people will ignore the fatalism of the argument that we are beyond repair. We are not beyond repair. We are never beyond repair. - AOC


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 08:48:42 AM »
Welcome back Wren.


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 11:52:25 AM »
Welcome back!


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 11:56:07 AM »
welcome back!
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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 02:25:03 PM »
Welcome back! So sorry you've had to deal with the tragedy in the past but wishing you all the best moving forward :) Hope you have a lovely visit in November.
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 10:47:34 AM »
Yay!! Pick York!! I live near York...

Depending on your budget, I'd be looking at the Fulford, Heslngton or Huntingdon areas... Bishopthorpe is LOVELY if you're not looking to be right in the city centre! School options are really good for those areas. Also New Earswick is a nice option, though I don't know as much about the schools out that way. There's a huge development o new houses being built by the race course, but it's hideous imo. The area there is really nice though...

As you've probably gathered, I know more about the south part of the city than the north!!

If I can hep in any way, please let me know! I'd love a Yank nearby!!
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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 11:00:32 AM »
Welcome back!!

I love York, we live about an hour's drive north.  I hope your move back goes well.
Dual USC/UKC living in the UK since May 2016


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Re: I’m Baaaaaack after a long absence. Indefinitely delayed moving.
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 08:48:19 PM »
Besides touristy visits, the only place I’ve spent any time in has been Dringhouses, as that’s where my Aunt-in-law lived and Grandma lived with her. I did like the area. And I’ve seen a few houses in our price range there (I don’t wanna go above £450K if I can avoid it). On the one hand I’ll like enough garden for vegetables at least, but on the other my MiL will likely come live with us and if she comes my niece and nephew might follow lol. So bus service is important and that might not be too good further out.


Yay!! Pick York!! I live near York...

Depending on your budget, I'd be looking at the Fulford, Heslngton or Huntingdon areas... Bishopthorpe is LOVELY if you're not looking to be right in the city centre! School options are really good for those areas. Also New Earswick is a nice option, though I don't know as much about the schools out that way. There's a huge development o new houses being built by the race course, but it's hideous imo. The area there is really nice though...

As you've probably gathered, I know more about the south part of the city than the north!!

If I can hep in any way, please let me know! I'd love a Yank nearby!!
4 December 2005--Met in ATL, Moved in together in May
July 2006--First visit to the UK, met his Mum
Feb 2007--Eloped and told everyone we were engaged ;)
May 2007--Wedding, Part 1 in Pine Mountain, GA; June-Sept '07--Honeymoon!; then Sept 2007--Wedding, Part 2 in Scarborough, UK
Oct 2007--Had 1st Daughter a year later!
April 2009--3rd Visit to the UK, had 2nd Daughter a year later!
Dec 2010--4th Visit to the UK,
May 2011--Moved back to , GA
June 2013--Decided to move to the UK!
July 2013-Jan 2016–family tragedies. Delayed move
2019...planning


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