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Mimi2RN has 27 years experience and works as a RN-Retired.

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liptons english breakfast tea....YUK

its as much english as I am and I was born in scotland !

still using the safeway tea that we bought when we were back home.

bought an electric kettle as well, in K-Mart a nice black one that turns itself off, the only one in walmart doesnt.

the only nice tea that we have found is called red rose, looks like a cheap tea bag, but its made by typhoo and tastes most like tea from the uk.

when I mention tea in work the conversation turns to every flavour except what we are used to, or they offer me earl grey...I would rather drink a cup of estee lauder.

I've used Red Rose for years, I have to be really desperate to drink Liptons! I even keep a little tea caddy full of Red Rose at work. There is a real lack of understanding about using BOILING water, too! Glad you found a decent kettle. I have seen them at Target, but I haven't looked recently. I wonder if they sell at Target online?

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I got an electric Kettle at Super Walmart last time we were over. It cost more than the really fancy, does everything coffee machine!!!

I buy Twinings in the local supermarket - although there is a good mail order variety I get too. As for Liptons - I'd rather drink coffee than that stuff!!!

However, I have to defend large Target's - I LOVE Target - could easily spend 24 hours mooching around - kids wouldn't like that though - hehehe!

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english_nurse works as a renal nurse.

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I got an electric Kettle at Super Walmart last time we were over. It cost more than the really fancy, does everything coffee machine!!!

I buy Twinings in the local supermarket - although there is a good mail order variety I get too. As for Liptons - I'd rather drink coffee than that stuff!!!

However, I have to defend large Target's - I LOVE Target - could easily spend 24 hours mooching around - kids wouldn't like that though - hehehe!

hurrah for wallmart

where would us new immigrants be without it

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We just bought a cuisnart tea kettle from bed bath and beyond, its really nice, as for tea bags we shipped 3000when we came so still living on them.

Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

I have to agree on target I love the place.

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hurrah for wallmart

where would us new immigrants be without it

:D :D

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Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

I have to agree on target I love the place.

Who needs Wheetabix when there's "Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios!!!!:lol2:

Yeah that again for Target!!!

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apriljan works as a Staff Nurse in Palliative care.

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Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.

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english_nurse works as a renal nurse.

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Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.

ah now i didnt want to pack mine as it was £3 from dunelm and didnt seem worth it but im glad hubby insisted now :D

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Where can you get a teapot???? Can't find one anywhere.

I got mine( a stainless steel one) at world market(costplus) they also had the original brown betty type.

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ah now i didnt want to pack mine as it was £3 from dunelm and didnt seem worth it but im glad hubby insisted now :D

Go buy another one to pack, just in case the first one gets broken:lol2:!

We took one out with us some years back for our first holiday home but I will take another one when we go, as a back up!

I wish I had known that, even though a local police station still takes fingerprints the old fashioned way & the officer was quite willing to do them for me, his sergeant said that I have to go to Scotland Yard & pay them £60 for the privelege!! Oh, and that you have to make an appointment, which you can't do on a Wednesday!! All other days you have to call between 08.30 & 12.30. WHAT A PAIN!!!

All because where I'm getting my license endorsed to requires them!

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ukrn2ca works as a Surgical nurse(UK)/now med/surg(USA).

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We just bought a cuisnart tea kettle from bed bath and beyond, its really nice, as for tea bags we shipped 3000when we came so still living on them.

Trader joes does a weetabix biscuit which my kids can't tell the difference from and their $1.79 for 24 i think, as for choc world market carries most of them at a reasonable price.

I have to agree on target I love the place.

How did you ship your T-bags? I thought i would just put mine in a box & send it with the house stuff but the freight company said that you can not pack any food or drink stuff ??

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I wish I'd known how much stress there would be when it comes to US immigration policy & I wish I'd realised that Senators would be so concerned with keeping their bums on their seats that they wouldn't be willing to pass the bill that will help!

It's the unknown factor in how long the wait will be that's so difficult to deal with - they dangle the carrot of an expedited I-140 in your face then pull the carpet out from under your feet by running out of Visa numbers!! When you're trying to organise selling a house, a business & working out your kids schooling the unknown is just not good enough!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.......... rant over:D

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