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UK here we come! (er, maybe not so quick) - Karen's Musings
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UK here we come! (er, maybe not so quick)
So today I emailed the Royal Pharmeceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) asking if they could shed light on what requirements an American Pharmacist would have to fulfill in order to obtain credentials to practise pharmacy in the UK.

Then I told Seth that I'd done so and he laughed.

Now, Seth has never denied me anything except for Pendaflex Easy-View folders, but I still figured if I said, "Hey hon, let's move to the UK" he'd tell me I was crazy. Well, he knows I'm crazy but he did say that if I went, he'd go with me. Note he didn't exactly say it's his life-dream like it is mine, but his response, somewhat cryptic, was somewhat positive. "I'm an anglophile, of course I'd go with you."

So I told him it was my new ten-year plan and he didn't balk.

The funny part is that I'M the one with UK citizenship and I'll likely be the one who can't find a job in the UK because my field of expertise revolves around the US Federal Government.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. It's unlikely to happen, but I'm still going to do some preliminary research to see if it's possible. I'd much rather it be a five-year plan, but I'm just not sure that's feasible. Get there before Seth turns 40 (six years)? Harder than getting there before I turn 40. Hrm.

Now I have to decide how serious I am. What on earth would I do for a living there?

Current Mood: amused amused

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stone_ From: stone_ Date: May 25th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make Aliyah!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 25th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
that is, actually, far less likely to happen. Pharmacists are high in demand in Israel. However, the requirement for Hebrew skillz for pharmacists far exceeds what my husband believes himself capable of achieving. He doesn't want to give up Pharmacy either, so it poses a problem.
galads_forest From: galads_forest Date: May 25th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's always the "move to an anglo community and open an English speaking pharmacy" there. Trust me, he'd make a killing!
caryabend From: caryabend Date: May 26th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
he'd make a killing!

Isn't that what he's supposed to avoid??
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, but it would require an investment I'm not certain we're equipped to handle. It's not in the cards right now. Maybe at another stage in our lives.
arosoff From: arosoff Date: May 25th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Start saving now, because Hendon and Golders Green are expensive!! And all the UK Jews will think you're crazy. :)

But Jewish schools are free (you pay about £1,000 for the Jewish Studies).
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 25th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's why it's not on the five year plan. I'm not sure how to make this happen, to be honest.

I could also consider Scotland, that being where I was born and all, but that's not much better, financially-speaking.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 25th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
er, not that I meant to imply that Scotland isn't part of the UK, which of course it is, but, um, oh nevermind. Hopefully you got what I meant!
chite From: chite Date: May 25th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pendaflex Easy-View folders are awesome! What has he been sampling at work, huh?

:)

I think it's awesome. Then I'll have yet another person to visit :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 25th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, after a while, he did buy me a small pack of them after I guilted him about denying me something. I mean, he had NEVER told me "NO" to something I wanted until then! (Sometimes, of course, the answer was, "Yes, but you need to prioritize and we'll save for your list in order," which meant no instant gratification, but that still wasn't a "No" to my request!) He thought the Pendaflex Easy-View folders were a complete waste of money, even after he'd seen them in person.

I just enjoy poking fun at him for having had that be the ONE thing he's ever denied me.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 25th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
This man drove to Krispy Kreme IN BALTIMORE right after Pesach for you. I saw it.

I guess if one is to be denied something in their life, it's ok if it is a Pendaflex easy view folder.

Joel says no all the time. I just don't listen to him-if I did we would be living in a shitty apartment in Highland Park NJ.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. He's awesome. I love him. I cherish every moment I have with him. I also understand that I'm the luckiest woman on the planet. Still, he DID have the nerve to say no to folders of all the stupid things!
mindycl From: mindycl Date: May 25th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
im confused. why did you sudenly decide to move to england?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not sudden, it just seems that way. I was born in the UK, and I have a great affinity for my birthplace. I would have jumped at any chance over the last decade or so to move there. It just wasn't in the cards. It actually would be fairly easy for me because I have UK Citizenship, but it would be harder for my husband.

Anyway, it's unlikely that anything will come of this, but it doesn't hurt to have the information. I would absolutely love to just pick up and go. If we didn't have Julian, I might consider it. But, alas, really I'm a planner at heart, which gets in the way of spontaneity at times.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 26th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
"But, alas, really I'm a planner at heart, which gets in the way of spontaneity at times."

You and me both. Oh how I wish we could just pick up and leave, but I am too pragmatic. Damn me!
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leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 25th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that would be such an adventure to live in England. My best friend's first cousin, who is sort of my friend as well, married an Englishman and designs English gardens. She has been on the BBC's version of HGTV. Pretty darn impressive. Her only complaint is the lack of water pressure in the showers!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
if it were just me, I'd pick up and go as soon as I could get my UK Passport.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 26th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really? I find that I want to leave DC but I often talk myself out of it. Truthfully, I do not like it that much here....

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it here, and I'd still be gone in a second.

I thought you were running out to the grocery?
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 26th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Call from adoption agency, grrr...just finished.
mortuus From: mortuus Date: May 26th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
That sounds fun! If I were to live an ideal life, it would involve moving to a new country every 2 years or so, living and working in that new culture, just experiencing everything.
From: have_inner_lady Date: May 26th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could be an advertising agent for Pendaflex Easy-View folders, UK Division.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 26th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeeeeeexcellent!
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