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Hello, I'm Lisette, a 25 year old from the Netherlands. I'm a programmer and designer here for a small company and want to move to England. All the information is just a bit overwhelming. Can someone help me with this?

I'd like to know about finding work and renting a house. Also I have two cats who I'd like to bring with me. I don't know much about the whole process and what I need to know and take care of.

I could really use some help.

  • cri job

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  • cri job

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    First of all Antwerpen was holland when the battle happened: your ancestor fought for that,. .... mmmhhh mhmmmh mmhhh where were you when they taught that , playing hooky ?? :D

    Then, think at that,.....
    you have a country fellow of yours, desperate for leaving your country, basically she is there on the point of jumping out of the window if she is not left leaving, and the nicer of your advice is ...
    " go on , do that you lose a nothing , our country is very horrible .... "
    so all my carefully created patch vanished in few words of yours

    no, well really good,
    really christmas time of you.

    And then not happy you say me that if i'll get there I'll find a very different country than i left last time i paid a visit to my old friend Van (you gave him a vehicle name , but nevertheless he managed to survive that, hope you won't be bothered by that ) : so i will not find those nice tulips, and mills , and white and brown houses, and girls harvesting with those nice colourful dresses .
    I should stay here dreaming of scotland and broomeland ,...... really nice......
    Go on , take a chainsaw as well ,....
    to sign your piece of art ....

  • Lora VDV

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Just FYI - Antwerpen in not in Holland...
    I don't find the people over here as friendly as in the UK (Midlands) and Scotland (Kinross). Also most of Holland is flat, below sea-level. Where I live in the west of Holland we need to pay to go and walk in the woods. Everywhere you look are buildings.
    Van Gogh lived in the 1800's. Don't you think Hollands changed just a little by then?

  • cri job

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    nicer is a comparative
    so to say " the country is nicer, the culture, language and people" it's implying that yours is not....
    are you saying me that ? do you mean that those nice roofs on chess-houses, the tulips the mills and sea walls portrayed by van gogh, all your wide culture , focused on van gogh and even on van gogh , and the the spectacular history of the battle for antworpen , where unfortunately saw no van gogh presence

    is all a nothing for you??

  • Lisette Rozenberg

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Lol that sounds great, weather in the Netherlands isn't much better. It's cold, wet and we have storms too. But as long as the country is nicer, the culture, language and people I'm happy.

  • cri job

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Have you got a bit of sun down there?
    I can take that and in exchange i;ll give you my nice hut
    in a place always raining day and night (a part when it got warmer , so water can't condensate and get down, and you get thick fog for free), with storms , winds , cloudbursts, mud covered streets with rotting carcasses aside, regular floods set them in putrefaction , all soon driven to the nearest madden river to meet the boat-wreck survivors .

    What about that ?

  • Go to Phil Spector's profile

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Brighton is a very popular tourist resort and is expensive. The best thing to do is to assure you have a job offer before leaving for the UK. Your current earnings are way too low to survive in the UK.
    Also, never send money or deposits to the UK for either housing offers or jobs as these things are most likely not real offers and has become a huge scam problem in the UK (gumtree).

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  • Lisette Rozenberg

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Thank you for the response, I don't want to live in London. I'm more thinking of a town in south England. Like Brighton for example or a nearby town.

    400 a week? I now earn 1300 a month..

  • Go to Phil Spector's profile

    posted by  in United Kingdom forum 

    Do you realise how difficult the job and housing market is in England? If you want to live in London, you are looking at a minimum £400 per week for a tiny studio - of which there is a shortage of at least 300,000 on the market as we speak. However, your job will not even pay you £400 a week, so how will you afford a tiny studio for rent which doesn't even exist on the market because 1 million people are lacking homes?
    You could find an apartment for less somewhere far outside of London, but where will you work then? Traveling into London alone will cost you the equivalent of one week's rent.

    I don't think people have any clue how difficult it is to work and survive in London unless you already have a job and residency waiting for you, arranged by an employer.

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