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Poll: Moved To Amersham or Born in Amersham (Area) (66 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you always lived in Amersham or did you move to Amersham

  1. Always lived In Amersham (8 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  2. Moved to Amersham (53 votes [80.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.30%

  3. Just staying / working In Amersham (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Lived Amersham, but moved away (4 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  5. Would like to live in Amersham (1 votes [1.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.52%

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#61 Fran

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

That will be quite a change. Whereabouts in the US are you from and have you much prior experience of England?

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

That will be quite a change. Whereabouts in the US are you from and have you much prior experience of England?


I grew up in Ohio, hubby in Oklahoma. We met in the military and have been stationed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We have spent the last 11 years in Texas, so I was ready for a change!

As far as experience in England~ We had spent a total of 3 weeks in London over two separate visits before his company asked us to relocate. We have also made visits to his offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and a few days in Paris and Brussels. So really, not much! We have been staying in temporary accommodations in London for almost a month but are so ready to get to our house. I am afraid the children are going to start climbing the walls if we don't get to our garden!

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:30 PM

You are not serving personnel any more? We have quite a few US serving families here.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:58 PM

You are not serving personnel any more? We have quite a few US serving families here.


No, we have been out of the service for about 10 years.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:56 AM

So what line of business is your Husband in? I'd hazard a guess at banking looking at all of your Euro destinations!

I'm a teacher, and my Husband works in IT.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:59 PM

So what line of business is your Husband in? I'd hazard a guess at banking looking at all of your Euro destinations!

I'm a teacher, and my Husband works in IT.


He is actually IT, but he works for a financial company, so you were close! What school do you work at? We are currently waiting to hear back on the school assignments for our four children. I also have a degree in education and have been thinking about applying for one of the openings for a Teacher's Assistant at the Jordans School. I really don't want to stay home full time, and it makes it so much harder to make friends after relocating.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:40 AM

He is actually IT, but he works for a financial company, so you were close! What school do you work at? We are currently waiting to hear back on the school assignments for our four children. I also have a degree in education and have been thinking about applying for one of the openings for a Teacher's Assistant at the Jordans School. I really don't want to stay home full time, and it makes it so much harder to make friends after relocating.


What a coincidence. I used to work at Chalfonts Community College, but now I'm Head of Literacy/English at a Pupil Referral Unit (school for kids excluded from mainstream). PM me if you'd like contacts at Chalfonts.

Sure, full-time home can be isolating.

Have the schools tested your kids, then? I'm not sure of how it works in terms of 'foreign' students. Let me know if you need any advice re: the English syllabus.

This might also be useful: http://www.buckscc.g.../jobs/jobs.page
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:13 PM

We are currently waiting to hear back on the school assignments for our four children.

I hope they all get the places you want. Whatever schooling they've had in the US, and whatever you're looking for here, you'll find a lot of differences, especially at secondary level. If you have specific questions, have a look at this forum's Education section.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Just moved to Amersham from Clarksville, Tennessee. I live right outside Old Amersham with my Wife and three children. Hope to get to know the good people of Amersham.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

Welcome. I suspect Amersham is quite a bit different from your last home
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#71 BrianOleen

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:34 PM

Welcome. I suspect Amersham is quite a bit different from your last home


It is much nicer here and less hetic. I must say I am enjoying it.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

Welcome to Amersham Brian

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

Although possibly necessary in some parts of London, I don't think you'll need the combat fatigues and machine gun in Amersham.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:24 AM

Although possibly necessary in some parts of London, I don't think you'll need the combat fatigues and machine gun in Amersham.


Good point, I will have to get a new photo. This was last summer in Afghanistan

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Good point, I will have to get a new photo. This was last summer in Afghanistan

I've seen plenty of people in camouflage clothing on the bridleways and footpaths and some of them have been carrying guns, although not, yet, machine guns! Welcome Brian.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

Just moved to Amersham from Clarksville, Tennessee. I live right outside Old Amersham with my Wife and three children. Hope to get to know the good people of Amersham.


Hey, I've been through there! Welcome to Amersham, but watch out, you may never want to leave. We absolutely LOVE it here!

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:14 AM

Welcome, Brian (and to your family). I hope you all settle very well and are very happy here.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

I've got a friend in Nashville. Retired US Army Staff Sergeant. Lovely chap but got blown up too often.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Welcome from another recent incomer, although only from as far away as Scotland :)

Hope you find Amersham as welcoming as we have.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

Brian, I met your wife and kids today. Our boys will be in the same class at Woodside. :D

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

Just moved to Amersham from Clarksville, Tennessee. I live right outside Old Amersham with my Wife and three children. Hope to get to know the good people of Amersham.


Update on my friend. He's actually in Clarksville too. Retired, but spends a lot of time on Fort Campbell.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:35 PM

Brian, I met your wife and kids today. Our boys will be in the same class at Woodside. :D


My son was so happy to meet your son, he was excited there was another new boy and he was from Texas.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

Update on my friend. He's actually in Clarksville too. Retired, but spends a lot of time on Fort Campbell.


A lot of retired guys stay in the Clarksville area so they can still use the benefits on Fort Campbell for retirees. Not a bad place to live because of the low costs

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

Yes, having blown up a number of times, he has to travel to his doc in Nashville regularly.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

My son was so happy to meet your son, he was excited there was another new boy and he was from Texas.


I have heard quite a bit about your son this week. When you get settled in we will have to have him over to play.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

I have heard quite a bit about your son this week. When you get settled in we will have to have him over to play.


That sounds great, I will let him know.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:25 AM

Hi.
I'm an old Amersham resident (30 years now) but new to this site and forum. My only baby is now away at university and I'm beginning to enjoy doing things just for me again. I thought I knew most of what was going on in the area - but after a quick look around I realise I'm very wrong!
Looking forward to contributing where I can.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Welcome Elliot. There's certainly more going on here than we expect.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Living in Woolwich, South East London

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

Hi Jon, and welcome to the forum. If you care to share your interest in or connection to Amersham, that would be interesting, but don't feel obliged to.