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Shoes Mystery


    This is a mystery that i would like to solve, so if you have an answer for me please post it. I lived in many placed around Europe but UK is the only place i see shoes, usually mens on the side of the roads and not the pair but just one. This … Continue reading

Poisonous spider in UK on the rise


  Hi all, i am now living in this house in Bedfordshire, UK for 2 years and i have small and big spiders in the garden and also inside the house and i believe they enter inside the house because of my dogs. I have seen some big spiders like this one on this BBC … Continue reading

United Kingdom VS Netherlands


It has been 2 years since i entered UK. Before coming to the UK i was for 2,5 years in the Netherlands so as suggested by a reader of this blog i will try to make a comparison of this 2 countries, maybe not always with facts but with what i felt about the 2 countries … Continue reading

Britain is a nation of litter bugs


I am 36 years old and i am from Portugal, lived there for 25 years , then a few years in the Netherlands, some time in Spain  and for about 2 years here in UK and i never saw nothing like this. Here in the UK you see litter everywhere everything is dirty in the … Continue reading

Grocery cost in UK


  On the following days i will write several posts mentioning the cost of several services, like restaurants, shows, renting houses, car insurance etc.on this particulary post i will show the prices of groceries. I have bought in several supermarkets and the most known are “ASDA“, “TESCO“, “CO-OPERATIVE“, “SAINSBURY” AND “WAITROSE“. I usually don´t like very … Continue reading

Get access to public Doctor (GP)


In Uk health is public contrary what happens in the Netherlands where i was for 2,5 years, that is private and is mandatory to have a health insurance. The public health in UK is called NHS – National Health Service. One of the things you should take care when you arrive at the UK is … Continue reading

After 5 month in UK


Good afternoon, I have been out for many months for personal reasons. I am sorry for my absence. Now that i am back i will make posts regularly. In the last post i have changed cars. I decided to buy a used mini and till now i went to the car service 2 times, one … Continue reading

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 (https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk/temporary-imports) , 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 https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits 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

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