Thursday, September 18, 2014

American expat for hire



After my earlier blog post, I stumbled around a few UK job board sites.  I have this silly dream that maybe isn't totally silly of living somewhere in the United Kingdom, and lately have been thinking it isn't silly at all.  I know from my daughter and UK blogging "friends" the cost of living is so much higher than the part of the US I live in, the problems of work life balance are the same, and life would just fall into a pattern there as well.  Still, I do not tire of the dream, and exploring on-line, big cities, little towns, county hamlets, sea side villages, and trendy urban neighborhoods.  The UK is on my mind a lot lately. I've been following the Scotland independence debate for months.  I watched The Politician's Husband on Netflix, and am fascinated with parliament.  I couldn't name a single cop on any  NCIS show, but know Vera, Luther, and D.S, now Inspector Morse, intimately.

With my daughter back here, but planning a move to California soon, part of me wished she had gotten permanent employment and been able to stay in England, giving me a natural destination and purpose to travel there often.  Other than to see her, I have little interest in going to California.  Shame on me for considering using my daughter that way.  So if it won't be via her, I'll need to plan on my own. Getting a work Visa seems nearly impossible in my line of profession, so I'll need to go the route of entrepreneur, or self funded resident, i.e. a boatload of savings. My youngest would be on board in a minute.  Her dad does the patronizing smile, verbally saying "figure it out" knowing it has a less than a remote chance in hell to be doable.  Still, why stop dreaming, or a little harmless planning.  Anyone across the pond in need of hiring a 48 year old American expat?  References provided.

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  1. Not in need of hiring but would be happy to meet up and maybe provide some hospitality of ever you came over here to visit.

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    1. That would be splendid. My daughter heads back the end of January for her official graduation from her masters program and I'd love to figure out how to stow away. We spent two weeks last March, but it wasn't near enough time so will be saving pennies again for another trip.

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  2. Oh I'm with you on that one! Never stop dreaming, and learning, and a little planning, yes!! I am too a bit of an Anglophile at heart, who knows Inspector Morse, and Inspector Lewis, and Inspector Barnaby intimately. :)) And don't forget the loveliest Jean and Lionel of As Time Goes By! My favorite couple ever!

    Maybe we'll live in UK some day and meet up, and remember this wild conversation. For many years, as a child and young person, I lived in Siberia and did not even think that I'd be living somewhere else. But here I am, living at the PNW which I adore with all my heart. Life is an interesting journey! xxx

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    1. Love As. Time Goes By! I used to have a next door neighbor from outdide Moscow originally. She would say that same thing-couldn't believe she would ever raise her kids in America. You should visit Minnesota in the winter-you'd feel like you were in Siberia again.

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