Friday, November 28, 2008

An unscientific poll

Stinking Billy asked me a question, and not knowing the answer, I thought I'd ask my expat Brit readers who live in the US to help. I made a poll, but if you read this blog via RSS reader it probably doesn't show up so, if you haven't already, can you actually visit the blog and pick an answer? Thanks! If you're feeling really bored, you could explain your answer in the comments.

I've already (at least partially) answered him via my response to his original comment - I'm Accidentally Almost American.


Expat mum said...

Wondering why Billy wants to know this. I have obviously missed something.
Anyway, when I moved here I was a newly married youngster, and honestly didn't really think what would happen in the years to come. For about the first fifteen years, I was desperate to move back to England, and tried to cajole my husband into getting a job in London. (His clients are all here, and it wasn't really viable.) Now that two of my kids are at a point in the American school system where it wouldn't be fair to move them to another country, and I don't want to pay the fees at the American schools in the UK.
We'll have to wait and see what happens when they go to college. At this rate tho', I'll be using a walking frame and it'll be too late!

Expat mum said...

PS. As I'm now an American citizen, I have to consider the fact that we'll have to pay US taxes wherever we live. Grr.

AliBlahBlah said...

I moved here for my husband who has a quintessentially Californian job that just wouldn't translate to the north of England. I did not move here for a 'better life' in the 'land of opportunity' and resented anyone who congratulated me in that way.

But, I've now been here almost 15 years, and while I would still move back in a heartbeat I've learned to embrace my new home and make the most of it. Definitely an accidental ex-pat, who still craves salt and vinegar hula-hoops, but less of a grump about it these days!

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