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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 4:47pm On Jan 17, 2018
[quote author=fatima04 post=64282197][/quote] e no even happy say people dey send him post
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 8:11pm On Jan 17, 2018
Geetrix:

guilty conscience
Get a life dude grin[b][/b]
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 11:10am On Jan 19, 2018
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?

FYI, I discovered a good technology dt makes sense whilst shopping online affordable clothes dryer dt seems like d regular hanger we use in nigeria just dt it's heated up when plugged in.

Anybody in d house used it? User reviews and suggestions and tips are welcome oo my pple

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by spacyzuma(m): 12:42pm On Jan 19, 2018
fatima04:
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?


I heard IKEA is really good for affordable, easy-to-setup furniture, though I've not had to use them or any other.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 12:43pm On Jan 19, 2018
fatima04:
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?

FYI, I discovered a good technology dt makes sense whilst shopping online affordable clothes dryer dt seems like d regular hanger we use in nigeria just dt it's heated up when plugged in.

Anybody in d house used it? User reviews and suggestions and tips are welcome oo my pple
Have you tried going to IKEA.... you'll get better deals and variety than amazon

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 12:45pm On Jan 19, 2018
Geetrix:

Have you tried going to IKEA.... you'll get better deals and variety than amazon

Some departmental stores also do nice... Eg B&M and you can get used furniture on ebay too and save money

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 1:09pm On Jan 19, 2018
fatima04:
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?

FYI, I discovered a good technology dt makes sense whilst shopping online affordable clothes dryer dt seems like d regular hanger we use in nigeria just dt it's heated up when plugged in.

Anybody in d house used it? User reviews and suggestions and tips are welcome oo my pple

Are you able to build the furnitures you are ordering ? They come flatpacked .... I hope you sabi DIY ?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 1:10pm On Jan 19, 2018
fatima04:
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?

FYI, I discovered a good technology dt makes sense whilst shopping online affordable clothes dryer dt seems like d regular hanger we use in nigeria just dt it's heated up when plugged in.

Anybody in d house used it? User reviews and suggestions and tips are welcome oo my pple

Look on gumtree or sphock, you might also get new or nearly new (if you don't mind tokunbo furniture) grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 1:38pm On Jan 19, 2018
I was able to get some basic furniture from Age UK at ridiculously cheap price. I however don't care about premium furniture. A couple of other charity shops too sell good furniture at reasonable price.

Facebook marketplace in your area is worth checking out as some people even give out stuffs for free as long as you're willing to move them yourself.

Don't mind me if these advices are irrelevant to you as they are coming from an overly prudent guy not willing to spend money grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 1:56pm On Jan 19, 2018
fatima04:
I miss all my handy men in naija oo��. Because ordering furnitures and home things online can be tiring and stressful and quite an adjustment.

Reading reviews and making sure you got everything right, make den no supply 2 x 2 bed when u think u r getting a good 6 x 6

For now, I think I am sticking with Amazon for furnitures because of the delivery (suggestions welcome ooo. still shopping and weighing options)

Setting up a house with a toddler and no grandma or sister to take care of baby while u run errands isn't easy as well, abeg how do new pple do it or y'all moved in as singles ni?

FYI, I discovered a good technology dt makes sense whilst shopping online affordable clothes dryer dt seems like d regular hanger we use in nigeria just dt it's heated up when plugged in.

Anybody in d house used it? User reviews and suggestions and tips are welcome oo my pple

You are still a learner ordering furniture from amazon. Dont worry, give it few years you will LOL at yourself. Just get a small drill and order stuff from IKEA. This country you gast to learn to DIY. wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 2:06pm On Jan 19, 2018
everything is DIY except you have family members nearby and less busy/unemployed lol

and the good thing about it is you can also look online for people that assembly flat packs!!

If you order from iKEA you can pay extra to have it set up- and other old ones recycled.

cant be easy moving in with just you and a toddler. have you checked for nearby playgroup/nursery schools to get him/her off your hands for some few hours

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:12pm On Jan 19, 2018
Geetrix:


Some departmental stores also do nice... Eg B&M and you can get used furniture on ebay too and save money
Thanks
Will check them out
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:13pm On Jan 19, 2018
Lexusgs430:


Are you able to build the furnitures you are ordering ? They come flatpacked .... I hope you sabi DIY ?

I kuku try small in d DIY dept and YouTube has been helpful as well.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:15pm On Jan 19, 2018
wonlasewonimi:


You are still a learner ordering furniture from amazon. Dont worry, give it few years you will LOL at yourself. Just get a small drill and order stuff from IKEA. This country you gast to learn to DIY. wink

LIle seriously oo angry, some money ignorantly spent sef but i just console myself dt i am paying my dues. Hope I won't continue by next yr sha. Lol.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:16pm On Jan 19, 2018
UKmigrant:
I was able to get some basic furniture from Age UK at ridiculously cheap price. I however don't care about premium furniture. A couple of other charity shops too sell good furniture at reasonable price.

Facebook marketplace in your area is worth checking out as some people even give out stuffs for free as long as you're willing to move them yourself.

Don't mind me if these advices are irrelevant to you as they are coming from an overly prudent guy not willing to spend money grin

Trust you now d ijebu primark guy wink, don't worry we are in the same boat
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:18pm On Jan 19, 2018
DisGuy:
everything is DIY except you have family members nearby and less busy/unemployed lol

and the good thing about it is you can also look online for people that assembly flat packs!!

If you order from iKEA you can pay extra to have it set up- and other old ones recycled.

cant be easy moving in with just you and a toddler. have you checked for nearby playgroup/nursery schools to get him/her off your hands for some few hours

Thanks. Will check the IKEA out, trying to work on the playgroups.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by fatima04: 7:20pm On Jan 19, 2018
Wow, thank you all for your suggestions to "WE" JJC sometimes the people you are surrounded with may not have the best option or solution.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 10:49pm On Jan 19, 2018
Geetrix:


Please, how do i dispose of shoes i don't need again??

charity shops, clothes recycle box, donate to Calais/Burma refugee or some disaster zones

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 10:57pm On Jan 19, 2018
where is Mr Inkredible o, you never wake up since abi the cold dey freeze your fingers? grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 12:19am On Jan 20, 2018
Geetrix:


charity shops, clothes recycle box, donate to Calais/Burma refugee or some disaster zones

What manner of wizardry is this, who did this??
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 3:26pm On Jan 20, 2018
Geetrix:


What manner of wizardry is this, who did this??

Come o. Which village people you offend bro shocked

That was my reply to you!!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 7:42pm On Jan 20, 2018
DisGuy:


Come o. Which village people you offend bro shocked

That was my reply to you!!

You sef see am
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 1:16am On Jan 21, 2018
Geetrix:


You sef see am

grin grin boss, I been confuse too o! I thought you asked a question and responded to it yourself grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 8:17pm On Jan 26, 2018
Yo... See as I almost forgot about this thread grin

Life can get really busy at times!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 8:18pm On Jan 26, 2018
My provisional licence came. I had to submit my residence permit card to apply for it. It took exactly a week.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Nobody: 8:21pm On Jan 26, 2018
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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 4:22pm On Feb 01, 2018
My people!!

On the day I arrived London to pick up my BRP, I lost my smartphone. Let me explain.

I finished with all my paperworks, which I must say was super fast. I decided to chill with my agency guys till it was 3pm as my flight to "Westeros" wink (if you know, you know) was to leave my 6pm at Luton airport.

Well, they helped call the Uber (bill on me) and I left for Luton by 3:45pm. As my phone was low on battery juice, I decided to charge it in this oyibo guy car o. Partly exhausted and weak, I decided to snooze for 10mins (worst mistake).

I woke up and we were still on the road. He offered me tic-tac gums and I took some just to keep me awake. Well we got to Luton airports and I got out with my luggage but forgot my phone.

After like 30 steps I remembered it but dude was gone already. I used the payphone to call my UK line. Dude pick it but kept saying "hello".
I dropped and called again and it was switched off and that was it.

I flew to "Westeros" without a phone. All I had on me was £20 and few $. No idea on how to contact my employers or how to find my way.
Worst off, it was heavily snowing. For a JJC warm blooded mammal like me, it was hell in heaven.

When we landed, I went to use the payphone but no success. Stranded, I went to some oyibo guys in one boothe like that and explained to them my situation. They offered to help contact the but we rang the numbers we found online from my employers website and no one picked up. This was around 9pm.
They suggested I should just take a taxi and go to the address but how do I tell them that I had only £20 on me?

I just thanked them and left to the arrivals waiting area hoping to see if someone will come for me. Fortunately, someone called out my name behind me, I turned but he was pretending to be on the phone just so to avoid any embarrassments if I wasn't the one, so I think.

Me gan decided to just bone and let him call the name again just so to be sure. He did and I answered, the rest is history.

Sha, I just thank God as cold no kill me that night.

Without any phone or UK line, I just went to work so as to have some bar by the month's end.

Fast forward to today, I got a phone deal. Paid off my gbese in naija, did some shopping and still have more than enough money to last me for three months (going with my monthly budget expenditures). All these from just 2weeks paycheck.

Grateful to God all the way.

I'll be posting when I get free time. Now, I need to focus and get something's sorted professionally and otherwise.

Cheers!!

Can you guess the phone? cheesy
That will take like my 4 months naija salary to get this device cheesy cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by spacyzuma(m): 4:42pm On Feb 01, 2018
Inkredible:


Can you guess the phone? cheesy
That will take like my 4 months naija salary to get this device cheesy cheesy

Red iPhone7 or OnePlus phone.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 6:17pm On Feb 01, 2018
Inkredible shocked shocked

London is bad oh no money in UK. How come?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 6:57pm On Feb 01, 2018
spacyzuma:


Red iPhone7 or OnePlus phone.

The latter.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 7:05pm On Feb 01, 2018
wonlasewonimi:
Inkredible shocked shocked

London is bad oh no money in UK. How come?

Meen.. that's a story for another day.

Come join the stomach ministration. Courtesy, Ghanian flatmate. Such a kind hearted lady. Another story for another day.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 11:55pm On Feb 02, 2018
justwise:


I have used both, Azimo is better than worldremit interns of exchange rate, sometimes 2naira more.

Transferwise gives you more than those two but charges £1.44 fees while the above two charge £1

Check exchange rate through google or abokifix before using any of them.

Hello fam,

How long does it take for Azimo to reflect the transfer in the Nigerian account?

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