We hired a moving company to ship our furniture/stuff from the UK to Switzerland. They said it would take 14 days. It will now actually take 35. All this while we've been paying rent on an empty flat it turns out we won't need for another two weeks. [more inside]
I'm looking for podcasts that are British or European, to counterbalance the overwhelmingly American coverage I receive of my areas of interest. Can anybody recommend some good English language offerings to match the criteria under the fold? [more inside]
I recently inherited a great sounding and incredibly attractive old AM/FM tuner/amplifier. Can anyone recommend an unobtrusive DAB unit I can connect to the AUX? (UK) [more inside]
Where should I shop for men's clothing in London for an office job? And what should I wear? [more inside]
I need recommendations for international call cards, Calling from the Netherlands to the UK, that can be purchased in the UK(or Ireland) [more inside]
Some Questions About Traffic-Light controlled roundabouts in the UK. [more inside]
How to avoid import taxes on a parcel from the US to the UK. [more inside]
Help me choose a mobile phone for domestic and international calls in the UK. [more inside]
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?
I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
Things that are actually cheaper in the UK (than the USA)? [more inside]
Does anybody know a good immigration lawyer in NYC to help facilitate a visa application process for a move to the UK? [more inside]
An acquaintance is looking for a therapist to help with OCD, possibly through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Do any MeFites have any feedback on London-based private therapists, or advice on how to find one? [more inside]
If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it?
If I try out and / or break an item in a store in the UK, am I in any way legally obliged to buy it? [more inside]
What is being a carer like? [more inside]
What is the cheapest reliable way to mail a book (about 10" x 12" x 1") from the continental USA to the UK? [more inside]
Near the end of Jeffrey Archer's First Among Equals, the Queen has dinner with the four lead characters and proposes....something! What she proposes is deliberately left unsaid, but it seems to be some sort of change to UK's political or monarchy system. [more inside]
I'm about to become a Digital Media Producer! Awesome! Help me do really well in a role that is new to me. [more inside]
Online Photo scanning services that ship to/from UK - does anyone have any recommendations? Doesn't need to be professional quality, they're just normal everyday pics. [more inside]
I want to build a slosh pipe but I'm in England and have no idea where I can get the end caps without paying a lot more than the US sites suggest this should cost. Ideas?
I need a picture of a typical 80's Essex Man's car. I refuse to believe there are no pictures of this online. [more inside]
Any ideas on how an American lawyer can find a job in the UK? [more inside]
Long ago I found a British online shop selling cool "science toys". It had things like aerogel, although I'm not sure if it actually sold aerogel. One thing I specifically remember is a "trick pen" where it looked like there was no way for the button on the top to do anything, and the centre section was 4 thin metal rods. The rods were actually hollow and contained a wire that transmitted the force. Help me find it again! [more inside]
kitchen nightmares - UK and US version. why is there such a huge difference in quality? [more inside]
Can I apply for a UK post-study work visa before I have officially graduated but after I've completed academic work and been approved for the degree? [more inside]
I'm in the process of overthinking job-seeking to death. To help me in this, I'm looking for CV advice from anyone involved in recruitment for a British software company, please. (Bonus marks if the company in question is small; but I'm interested in any input I can get.) [more inside]
Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
Why doesn't Apple allow me to export my SMS messages to a file on my PC [3GS UK O2 iphone]? [more inside]
Catch-up-the-North-American-filter: Please suggest films that I can watch to get up on the socioeconomic situation in Britain, leading up to the current unrest. Bonus if it's streaming on Netflix. Documentary or not.
I just had a job interview and sent a thank you email to each of my interviewers after. My partner poo pooed this saying it is not done in the UK (where we are). Is this a black mark for me in regards to my application? [more inside]
Careers advice for UK local government linguist? [more inside]
Londoners: Is November a bad time of year to begin a job hunt in your city? (Over and above the difficulties already imposed by the current financial situation, that is.) [more inside]
In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days. Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
We're moving back to the UK (London) from the US (SoCal) in a few months. What would you stock up on if you were us? Much more detail about our tastes and situation inside... [more inside]
I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
A colleague's (adult) daughter was recently diagnosed with Global Ischemia and they are looking for support resources - books, support groups online or in person, basically anything that can help them cope with this would be helpful. My colleague is not very tech savvy so I am hoping to compile a list of resources to make it easy for them to browse. Any other helpful tips or advice appreciated! [more inside]
Any tips on starting a freelance writing career in the UK? [more inside]
I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
In light of the UK cell phone hacking scandal, in broad terms, how do you go about "hacking" a phone? How did the NotW get access to others voice mail? Software?
Is there any reason why a Catholic would be unelectable as British Prime Minister, or any practical difficulties in having a Catholic Prime Minister? [more inside]
Which courier /postal services in the UK only deliver on weekdays? [more inside]
Moving to London: What are the simplest & quickest ways to obtain a proof of address letter? [more inside]
I'm moving to London! Help me figure out where to live and how I'm going to get to work and back. Especially curious about commuting by bike. [more inside]
Why are turn signal controls on the right side of the steering wheel in New Zealand, but on the left side in the United States and the UK? [more inside]
City of London Prix Fixe Lunching: It has recently occurred to me that I've been entirely wasting Lunch as an opportunity for culinary exploration. Unfortunately all the interesting restaurants I see with Prix Fixe lunch menus seem to be in Soho. But there must be some interesting places in the City of London right? Where can you suggest that isn't obscenely expensive. [more inside]
I'm moving countries in 30 days and I am freaking out (to put it mildly). How can I make the most of the time left in my home country and prepare for the new one - while not being mean to my partner or my family? [more inside]
I'm looking for good books, articles, documentaries etc. about the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, in particular anything about the experiences of people working for tech companies while it was happening. I'm also interested in how the boom manifested itself in the UK (and to what extent it did).
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
Where would you recommend learning to speak French in London? [more inside]