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Pretend they are not there, you will find away to achieve what you need. Humans are great at challenges and overcoming them.   I am not saying you are taking the easy option, but sub co

Feeling rather guilty again about the amount of help I request and need from my kids back in UK, that I never anticipated.  They don't mind at all, but I do.  Makes me feel that I can't manage my own

I have a CARE package hopefully arriving from my son in Australia soon. Vegemite, shaving cream, sunblock and golf gloves. In a year's time, repeat. I request technical assistance from my son on

49 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

Pretend they are not there, you will find away to achieve what you need.

Humans are great at challenges and overcoming them.

 

I am not saying you are taking the easy option, but sub consciously that may be the case.

 

I was surprised when faced with certain challenges in that regard and when there is no one to turn to, you do find a way. As the saying goes"where theres a will there is a way"

 

Thats my experience anyway,

I always try myself as a first  and many other steps, but often the kids are the last and only real option.  As I say, they don't mind at all, or say they don't. Its just me being too sensitive about involving them in my trivia when they have enough of their own,.  It must be like having a kid of their own that lives away from home.  They do say that you revert to childhood as you get older, perhaps that's it.  

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Don't ask much of my offspring most of them come here every year and stay with us except this year of course.

 

My UK bank has my address here so they send my credit cards and debit cards here.

 

My family is quite large so some of them can't always get over so we just keep in touch all year by facebook messager.

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20 hours ago, quake said:

an ISA  in the uk,  when residing full time in Thailand

says it all.

next. :coffee1:

Why such a negative view?

If it was opened before he left then nothing wrong with that at all. You can even trade with it.

The only thing you are not supposed to do is add new money to it. 

 

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1 hour ago, topt said:

Why such a negative view?

If it was opened before he left then nothing wrong with that at all. You can even trade with it.

The only thing you are not supposed to do is add new money to it. 

 

yes,  you are correct. my bad.

but think you need to notify the provider that you  have become  non resident.

i'm sure most people do that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All my family have line or messenger ,talk to my daughter daily ,any thing comes to the house she either sends on or shows it to me on line ,they nearly all come over and stay ,covid has messed that up this year ,fingers crossed for next . 

its as if we are never apart ,unlike many years ago ,when there was only the phone.

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Best friend does a lot for me. I use his address. Have my own room in his apartment when I visit UK and store possessions there which I don't want to bring to Thailand e.g. winter clothing. Opens my mail and sends photos of it/forwards it as necessary. Collects my prescription from the pharmacy every 8 weeks and forwards it to me every 16 weeks. Generally runs the UK part of my life. Top bloke.

 

In return I provide a room for him in my house for when he visits (regularly before Covid). Also keep tabs on his lady/ladies in Thailand and have provided non P4P contacts for him when he visits. Also do side trips with him to other parts of Thailand/S.E. Asia. I also tell him stories of my day to day life here which he normally appreciates but he hasn't been able to visit since February and no signs of when he can visit. He's also currently in lockdown and extremely peed off. Desperate to get back here. I think the tales of what a great time I'm having are beginning to pee him off so I've throttled back on them.

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I have very few problems dealing with my UK presence, almost entirely online except for credit card problems that need a skype-out call.  

 

I have even done property deals there using fully digitised agents and conveyancing/legal services, with only a single need for a courier service to send verified documents to the UK.  

But I do keep a lot of things going there: UK phone number, bank account, TV licence even (to verify my UK address) . . .

 

Oh!!  I had better not publicise all this too much, so please eat this comment after reading.  🤫 

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