In a previous posting – released into the wild in the earliest days of this unruly month and somewhat cheekily entitled “Much ado” – I offered the determined reader a ‘shopping list’ of things that must be done to progress our emigration, now that we have handed in our notices to our respective (and understandably heartbroken) employers.
It ran thus:
In the immediate future we must:
- set in motion our remaining pension plans
- ensure that everything required for the smooth transition of our tax arrangements has been done
- check that the necessary finances are in place
- book our one-way flights to BC
- arrange surveys and obtain quotes from a number of international moving companies
- push through the refurbishments necessary at our Buckinghamshire apartment
- agree a notice period with our tenant
The gentle reader is doubtless eager to know how things are progressing. Herewith my end-of-month report:
- My remaining pension provider (the School) has been alerted to the upcoming transition and I await the necessary paperwork.
- Much research has been done on the means to effect the necessary tax changes. I have a feeling that some professional advice may yet be required if all is to progress seamlessly.
- As far as is possible at this point the required finances have been marshaled into the appropriate positions.
- Our one-way flights to Victoria have been booked – taking full advantage of the Air miles accrued during the Kickass Canada Girl’s sojourn in beautiful British Columbia in 2012.
- We have been surveyed to the utmost degree by our panel of international movers and have on this very day confirmed a booking with our chosen tranter.
- We have effected the necessary repairs and redecorations at our Buckinghamshire apartment.
- Our tenant has agreed to vacate the apartment at the very start of May.
Thus far – so good… I will naturally report further on the next steps to be taken as they become apparent.
Full steam ahead!