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  • Advice on tax issues when you move to a new country

    Published May 13th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    It has been reported recently that many of the UK’s higher earners are currently feeling ‘soaked’ by taxes and therefore considering quitting the UK for greener pastures. Are you one of them?

    While the thought of moving abroad to work or retire is very exciting, planning before your departure needs to be meticulously organised and well thought through.

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  • Tips for staying happy and positive abroad

    Published April 24th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    Moving overseas and starting a new life means that you will not only need to be proactive, but also willing to integrate into a new culture. But how do you stay happy in the midst of all this chaos? We recommend trying out the following tips.

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  • Volunteer or Donate to a Worthy Cause

    Published April 14th, 2015 by Colin Morley
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    When Liz Prosser was forced into early retirement a few years ago, she and husband Phil set up a much needed charity helping youngsters…

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  • NOUS SOMMES CHARLIE

    Published January 10th, 2015 by Colin Morley
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    NOUS SOMMES CHARLIE
    The motto of the French Republic is a simple, three word statement:
    “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”
    Words which do not need translation and which epitomise the very being and ideal of France and the French.
    They are as important to the lifeblood of this democracy as are oxygen and nutrition. Without them there can be only existence, rather than life.

    And Charlie Hebdo is a symbol of the freedom of speech that must continue and be protected no matter what the cost. Charlie mocks Christianity. It once caused outrage in the Catholic Church when it portrayed the Pope in female underwear. Charlie Hebdo m...

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  • U is for Tomate Noire de Crimée!

    Published December 8th, 2014 by Colin Morley
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    A black tomato? That can’t be right, surely. Who would want to eat a black tomato? Acutally one of the sweetest and most delcious tomatoes around, the noire de crimée, Black Crimean Tomato or ‘Black Krim’ is well worth a try…

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  • T is for Topinambour

    Published November 12th, 2014 by Colin Morley
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    A knobbly shaped, versatile little root vegetable takes us further along the culinary A to Z route this month….

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  • Vietnam à la française

    Published November 11th, 2014 by Helen Bannigan
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    Having spent 8 wonderful years as an expat in Paris, I’m often on the lookout for French cultural influences wherever my travels may take me.

    Vietnam is no exception and it certainly didn’t disappoint during my recent 5-day visit there.

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  • Moving to France – some points to consider when buying property

    Published September 30th, 2014 by Interchange
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    Moving home can be both exciting and stressful – especially if you’re moving to a different country. Often, the purchasing process differs from that which you are used to at home and this can cause confusion, leading to unnecessary issues that can be avoided by exploring what to expect when buying property in a different country. One country where you may need to exercise caution when buying is France. So here’s some information and advice on buying property in France.

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  • S is for Sanglier

    Published September 5th, 2014 by Colin Morley
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    A wild game theme to the latest in our A to Z of French cuisine…

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  • When words are not enough

    Published August 4th, 2014 by Colin Morley
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    There’s a massive difference between trying to order a couple of beers and a sandwich in a café and having to explain the symptoms of an illness to a doctor, explaining to the electricity company that their bill is incorrect or giving directions to a delivery man who can’t find your house and is calling you from a nearby town with a similar sounding name. That’s when learning a language becomes important….

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