It can be stressful working out what to do with your pet(s) when you embark on an international move. Your pet is a member of your family and the decision of whether to leave them behind or take them with you could be one of the hardest you make. If you do decide to take them with you, it is important that they are kept in the most stress-free, safe, and comfortable environment as is possible throughout the move. It is also equally important that the necessary paperwork and legislation be adhered to for them to gain entry into the UK. Unfortunately, regulations regarding the carriage of animals can be complex and vary from country to country and airline to airline but in this blog we give an overview of the requirements and the process.
With an increasing number of businesses choosing to adopt more agile working patterns and favour more time spent working from home than in the office, people are now considering with more flexibility than ever where to lay down their roots. Located in the South East of England, the county of Oxfordshire is primely located within easy reach of London whilst also being on the London to Birmingham Chiltern Line.
Who doesn’t love spring? Blue skies, the warmth of the sun on your face, daffodils blooming, blossom budding and the promise of warmer and brighter days on the horizon – and if ever there was a time the nation needed a glimmer of hope and positivity, it’s now! As we entered this season last year, we had no idea what was ahead of us. But now, in 2021, we are surrounded by new beginnings and we are more than ready!
When you make the decision to relocate to a new area, especially if that location is in a different country, it can feel overwhelming. One of your biggest concerns will naturally be around where you will live. You may be wondering how you will find a suitable property when you are currently living hundreds of miles away? Many people embarking on the relocation process are able to visit a new area to make specific arrangements but that’s not always possible and certainly not for everyone. Engaging the services of a good relocation specialist will relieve many of your worries as they will provide end-to-end assistance, guiding you through every decision. One of the great changes to have emerged from the pandemic for the property and relocation industries is that virtual tours of properties are fairly standard now. A relocation specialist would be willing to view a property whilst video-calling you in order for you to see the property in real time and ask any questions you may have as a result. That said, you may not feel comfortable taking out a tenancy for a property that you have not seen in person, in a location that you don’t know. In that case, what your options? We believe a serviced apartment bridges the gap perfectly between arriving in the UK and finding your permanent home here.
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is world renowned. We have some of the best global practitioners working in outstanding hospitals, health centres and practices across the UK. We are incredibly lucky to have free access to healthcare and as a nation we are very proud of the service. It’s understandable that you may be concerned about your access to medical services when you relocate to the UK, especially if you have a family. Here we look at eligibility for free healthcare, what services are available and how to access them.
French language from a teacher perspective
I have been teaching French and English for almost 5 years while living in different countries (Spain, Ireland, Italy...). Teaching in another country can then give two types of experiences at the same time: one of a teacher and one of an expatriate and “student”.
However much we love a new home when we view it and then finally move in, a rental property is likely to be decorated in neutral colours from floor to ceiling, which may make the property feel a little lacking in character or soul. There are often very stringent restrictions placed on tenants concerning alterations to the property, meaning you need to be fairly imaginative to come up with ways to inject your personality and make it feel like your home. The key is to furnish the property with items you can take with you. This way you won’t feel as though you’re investing time and money purely for someone else’s benefit. Combining some beautiful stand alone statement pieces with a few strategically placed personal accessories will bring the overall design together. Items such as rugs, cushions, linen and curtains are obvious additions to enhance your style but are there other ways to make your mark? We’ve compiled a list of great ideas to give you all the inspiration you need to put your stamp on it.
The unfamiliarity of a new country is one of the main reasons relocating can feel daunting and overwhelming. Arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible about your new location is the best way to help you settle and feel at home quickly. We provide our clients with a wealth of information prior to moving to support and encourage this process. Here we look at a variety of facts and figures to give you an insight into a selection of aspects of the UK.
North of Essex and Hertfordshire, the County of Cambridgeshire is known to have been home to one of the earliest Neolithic settlements. Steeped in history, it is a popular location choice with young professionals, families, and retired people, with its easy access to London, good state and private schooling, relaxed pace, and idyllic, picturesque scenery. A predominantly rural county in the east of England, property prices in Cambridgeshire are affordable and the area offers something for everyone. Here, we shine the spotlight on three areas we believe are ideal for relocation.
Moving can be stressful. A quick Google search will show you that it’s up there in the top three most stressful life events! But there’s a reason we do it time and time again; it’s exciting and re-energising. Relocating to a new area is naturally exhilarating with the new prospects and opportunities it creates, but even if we’re only moving within our own town, the chance to make a house a home and put our own stamp on it is the best kind of challenge. Moving home marks the beginning of a new chapter, a clean slate, a fresh start. And who doesn’t need something new and different and fresh right now? You may not be clear whether the current lockdown restrictions actually allow you to move so let me clarify; they do! There are still some rules that limit the help and assistance available, but it is very much do-able. Trust me, I speak from experience!