We’ve moving on

A few weeks ago we heard that we will be leaving Ulsan in August, this is quite a bit earlier than expected but when an expat you have to get used to plans changing very quickly. So we are all in a flurry of getting everything sorted for our move, we are moving to a totally new part of the UK – the South-East, not too far way from London.

We are heading to the UK next weekend to get as much as we can sorted in a week. The priority is finding a school, with spaces for both kids – I do not want them going to different schools! Once we have that lined up then we will look for somewhere to rent for 6 months and we will look to buy once we have got ourselves a bit settled. An added problem is that you can’t apply for a UK state school until you have an address, so it is a bit like building a house of cards – everything has to be in the right place in the right order.

We have already ordered our cars, I’m getting a new Renault Clio. It won’t be ready until October so I might have to have a hire car until then.

clioAnd yes, I have ordered it in bright yellow!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nigel & Tessa
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 10:33:04

    What part of the south-east??

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  2. Dave Pinney
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 16:59:20

    Have you ever considered home educating your kids, at least until you can get a school to accept them? There is a big home ed community and plenty of support wherever you get settled. Message me on Facebook if you want more info. You don’t have to follow any particular syllabus or have any particular structure. You could have a school environment at home, or you could just learn what the kids wanted to, when they want to learn it, or anywhere in between.

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    • Esther Haydock
      Jun 16, 2013 @ 17:34:33

      Home educating is not for us – you need to be the right kind of person with the right kids. Katrine and Gregor really enjoy school and being with friends all day and they have thrived in a school environment. Plus they need to be in school when we are overseas as we would be very isolated otherwise.

      BP are very good to us and we have access to an education advisor who is helping us with all this.

      Reply

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