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originally posted by: TJames
a reply to: redhorse
Have you thought about Ireland? They are not leaving the EU so if you gained Irish citizenship you'd have guaranteed free movement to live and work in 26 other European nations as well.
It's all up in the air for UK citizens now we are leaving the EU so you could find yourself in a stronger freedom of citizenship position in Eire...I'm confident some sort of hash will be arranged for us but it's guaranteed with an EU passport.
...oh and ignore talk of socialised healthcare, there is a thriving private healthcare industry in the UK, nearly every reasonably sized centre of population has a private hospital or two.
originally posted by: Nexttimemaybe
The UK doesn't like immigrants.brexit?
British people arnt as liking of Americans as they were say in the 80s.
But in general if you are an American abroad just say you are Canadian.
originally posted by: redhorse
So, all of you smart, worldly people on ATS, any knowledge or advice is appreciated here.
My husband and I are ready to pull the plug and move overseas. My husband wants somewhere that speaks English as the primary language. So our first choice is the UK. My daughter wants Scotland, and personally, I don't care as long as it is rural. I am NOT a city girl. Remote is fine. Wild weather is fine. Somewhere we won't be universally resented and/or despised would be great. We have animals so we must by property somewhere horses are workable. Both of us would prefer somewhere we don't necessarily have to worry about fencing our housing for the animals right from the start. Chickens and sheep and maybe a few cows and a garden are something we would like to be able to maintain. What we would call homesteading here.
Transporting those horses will be a pain, the logistics even at first glance are very complicated. My gelding is non-negotiable. He comes with, this is already decided. I would like to keep three, but the other two keepers are female, and quarantine costs for mares are usually higher. Also, one of these mares is vision impaired and she is a spooky girl, this will be especially tough for her. Rough estimates to transport three after all is said and done is 25-30k, (if all goes well), but they keep telling me that they sell shipping in pallets of three so shipping three is not that much more expensive, which may be true, but it seems like the quarantine costs are what gets you as much as anything.
We have three dogs, and a cat. One of the dogs is a pitbull (female) and it looks like we may have to rehome her, if there is any way possible not to please let me know. I am desperate to keep her.
My husband works in senior management in healthcare. We are both educated. I have a Bachelor's degree in psychology but I'm currently not working in that field. Legally, I don't know what the best path is as far as establishing ourselves. We are willing to give up US citizenship.
Any information on areas that may work, and potential pitfalls would be greatly appreciated. Any "don't let the door hit you on the way out", or "We don't want you" maybe not so appreciated but I can see where folks are coming from, so if the spirit moves you and you simply MUST say it or you'll explode, I'll try to be understanding.
originally posted by: smurfy
This is where I live,
Newcastle Co Down, Northern Ireland,
The Guardian pic showing the golf course,
Castlewellan Forest park five miles west,
Part of the silent Valley high up in the Mourne Mountains,
So, there are two forest parks, Tollymore, and Castlewellan, miles and miles of trekking for people and animals, and still in easy reach from Newcastle which generally has the best of Northern Irish weather being situated on the East coast. Newcastle is about 20miles from the border with Eire, or a slightly longer scenic route all along the East coast up to Newry.