“Same storm, different boat” is a phrase I’m sure we’ve all heard. And it’s true. Whilst the pandemic as a whole has impacted everyone, the effect has been wildly diverse. There is no denying that a family living in a small city apartment are going to have a very different experience of the tier systems and lockdowns than a family living in a large house in the countryside.
As I think back to this time last year when I was full of big plans and New Year’s resolutions to get fit, eat healthier, alter my priorities and basically make 2020 ‘My Year’ I still find it hard to believe what the universe actually threw at us all!
When we wrote this blog last year about festive events, not in our wildest dreams did we think this Christmas would be so riotously different! After the year we’ve all had it would be easy to submit to the want to swerve Christmas all together this year, hide under the duvet and hibernate until 1st January. But with all the talk of “Cancelling Christmas” maybe trying to find the magic in the alternative ideas this year is the way to go to restore some of the happiness and end the year on a high.
The thought of relocating to a new area can be overwhelming, even more so if it’s a new country. You may not know anyone, have little knowledge about the local area and not fully understand the customs. Using a relocation agency will alleviate some of those fears as they will be on hand to introduce you to the area and provide you with all the basic knowledge you will need to build your new life. However, making friends and building a happy life will be largely down to you so how do you do it? How do you make that transition and deal with the inevitable periods of homesickness? You have to find the right balance between keeping your previous life within reach so that you still feel connected to it but not at the expense of your new adventure. You need to take a leap of faith, step outside of your comfort zone and write a whole new chapter.
A family were needing to relocate with 2 young children and a dog during a time when the UK was imposing strict quarantine measures on people travelling from most countries.
School admissions is always a hot topic and with application deadline dates looming, there is understandable concern this year about how to make the right choice.
When you give notice to your landlord or letting agent regarding your intention to vacate the property, you may be sent information outlining your responsibilities around the condition of the property when you leave. It may also be worth discussing it with them in order to maximize the amount of deposit to be returned to you.
Rental processes vary from country to country, therefore it’s no wonder that it can seem daunting when you relocate and need to find a property. Using a relocation consultant is always the best way to ensure you have the most up to date and relevant advice and information, whilst also reducing the stress involved. However, having an overview of the process and what’s expected of you can only be advantageous. Here we are looking specifically at referencing and what that process entails.
We were referred these VVIP clients and asked to support their relocation to the UK at what was a very tricky time, both domestically and internationally, due to the COVID outbreak. The UK had recently imposed quarantine measures for people travelling to the UK from other countries meaning our clients had to stay in their temporary accommodation on arrival and isolate for 2 weeks.
We are incredibly fortunate here in the UK to have one of the best state education systems in the world. From pre-schools to universities, people flock from all around the globe to study here. So, if our state system is so good, why is there a need for independent schooling? With over 630,000 children (which equates to 6.5%) in independent schooling across the UK, we have explored several possible reasons, as well as the little known financial assistance available to families.