Are we nearly there yet? - page 4

It has been a long road to relocation to the US and hopefully we are nearly there. What are my expectations of our new life. I have three small boys and a georgeous hubby and in the UK we never go... Read More

  1. by   cariad
    belinda, the mortgages over here are completely different to in the uk,,,,,,,,they will give you one by using your uk credit report, and you can get a 30 year mortgage straight away. the interest only ones are a good option, as you can overpay if you have extra money each month and it still comes off the whole amount. they reckon that the money that they lend you is in the value of the home and if you dont pay then they just foreclose on you and they sell it. usually as a resident of the us and a letter to show that you have a job for a contracted time you just have to pay a deposit of 10%
  2. by   RGN1
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    I have several links to buying british in the US if you want can post them :wink2:
    Yes please -they will be gratefully recieved. My "outlaws" live for their food!!! As for me I soooooo love Mexican etc I doubt there's much I'll miss. It would have been my local Indian take-a-way but they've just been bought out & the new chef is no-where near as good as the old. So I won't even miss them!

    Of course I will have to find out how to get "Pataks" Tandoori paste for our homemade curry!!
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from RGN1
    Yes please -they will be gratefully recieved. My "outlaws" live for their food!!! As for me I soooooo love Mexican etc I doubt there's much I'll miss. It would have been my local Indian take-a-way but they've just been bought out & the new chef is no-where near as good as the old. So I won't even miss them!

    Of course I will have to find out how to get "Pataks" Tandoori paste for our homemade curry!!
    www.britsuperstore.com

    www.britishcornershop.co.uk

    www.madeinbritainltd.com

    www.britishdepot.com

    www.ukgoods.com

    Wegmans also sell a good variety of UK stuff

    Hope this helps :wink2:
  4. by   madwife2002
    You can get most stuff from World Market such as Pakak's curry sauces. You will of course quickly learn that there are some US foods which are cheaper and taste the same.
    The stores on line are very expensive plus the cost of P & P is very very expensive. We have adapted now and have found a lot of food which we enjoy in the local supermarkets and Safeways has lots of UK foods like Kerrygold butter, cheeses, crackers and Pate.
    What I miss food wise is listed below
    Crisps- cheese and onion
    Extra strong mature chedder
    Chips with salt and vinegar
    sausages
    bacon
    bread, bread bread-though if you buy farmhouse home made bread in safeways it is good
    Toasting bread
    Rich T
    Digestives (world market $4 a packet)
    UK chocolate (world market $1.25 a bounty, kitkat etc)
    Battered Cod
    Robinsons fruit juice ($8-$12 a bottle in some british shops)
  5. by   RGN1
    Thanks for all your responses. I have passed over all your comments & links to my "outlaws", where I'm sure they'll be gratefully received.

    As for bread, I'm getting a bread maker. We had a great one here but it broke & we never replaced it but I'll get one when we're in the USA for sure. I can't stand the regular bread in our local supermarkets in FL & the only decent stuff costs a fortune - $2+ a loaf!!

    My Canadian friends, who lived in the UK for a few years, had to invest in a machine when they moved back to Canada because they didn't like the bread after being in the UK. Funny enough it was while on hols with them that we decided to get one ourselves. The bread is sooooo delicious & the smell as you wake up to your fresh loaf in the morning - can't be beaten!

    We've always managed,like you MW, to get by with local options but the Pataks is going to have to be something we'll need to invest in, I think. Haven't found a decent substitute for that locally yet. It's a bit of a quiet, rural backwater where our house is!

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