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Register you foreigner car in UK

Hello all finally i arrive at the end of the process of inserting my car in UK. You can use you car in UK for 6 months ( , i try to change it sooner because i did not wanted to pay for the very high Dutch taxes. So if you have and European left hand … Continue reading

Benefits, tv licence, rent garage, problematic neighbors, help to buy house scheme

Today i am just going to talk about some things that i found out in my first month here. 1) Benefits You may be entitled to receive help from the government  like child support, job allowance etc. You can go to this website to see the kind of benefits there  are and you can make a … Continue reading

Finally we enter the UK

I have arrived on September 3th to UK. I am living at this moment in a town called Hemel Hempstead. It was not a easy ride getting here and settle but finally i think know i have taken care of everything. First thing first. 1) The House: It was very difficult for me to get … Continue reading

Last post from the Nertherlands

Hi again, this will be my last post from the Netherlands, i will leave tomorrow morning going to Portugal to visit friends and family, taking care of paperwork and just rest. I still need to find a place to live in UK, it is not easy when you have pets but it was also when … Continue reading

Prepare your leave from The Netherlands

In 3 weeks i will leave the Netherlands, i will go in a vacation and in September i will start a new life in UK. I was always a very calm, even lazy person but in this time of the economy we cannot be still and we need to pack and find work where it … Continue reading

30 days to leave Netherlands and go to the UK

My stay here in the Netherlands has come to an end. I decided to leave the Netherlands and go to the UK. I cannot say it was really a pleasure to be this 2 years in the Netherlands but that depends on what you are looking for and where did you come from. This is … Continue reading

Taxes or just theft

Here in the Netherlands, at least for me , the taxes start coming on the beginning of the year. I had so many taxes to pay that i will only finish paying then this month. One thing they do here, they let you pay in 3 times and give you ate least 1 month time … Continue reading

Sunday 14th is the first official warm day of the year

  Finally some warm weather. Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees and the maximum till now was 10 degrees. A few weeks ago was snowing. This was the longer winter known in the Netherlands and finally i can put my sweater to side and use my shirts and go to the country with my family. Usually … Continue reading

More taxes in 2013

Yes it is true, also here in the Netherlands the taxes have raised and some benefits cut off. I already knew this was going to happend but i only went to look for the changes when this January i received less €37 euros in my salary. People from outside the Netherlands think that here the … Continue reading

Fireworks terrorists

Fireworks? What about fireworks? This was the first Christmas i stayed in the Netherlands and i thought i was in a war zone for about 4 weeks. In my home country we all gather near the river to see the beautiful fireworks at mid night. In here everyone has fireworks and has used it since 20 of … Continue reading


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