If you want to emigrate from one country to another there’s a tonne of paperwork involved. I’ve spent pretty much every free day I’ve had from work organising some form of paperwork over the last few months and I think I can finally see the end in sight.

With only 20 days until we fly I’m literally just waiting on our Visa documentation and a few notifications from HMRC and the closing down of our utilities before I can say, “The paperwork is done!” Spoken through a megaphone warning all other paperwork that they’ve missed their chance, I’m not doing any more.

Dropping the E bomb.

It’s amazing the number of contracts we stack up over just a few years.

I don’t just mean your everyday utility bills (water, council tax etc) but also student loans, phone contracts, pensions, loyalty card schemes… all of them must be contacted and the conversation that now rolls off my tongue better than my married name is, “Yes, we’re emigrating… no we don’t have a return date… no we won’t be needing your services any more… unless of course you cater to rural North-Eastern Thailand??” It makes the usual sales pressure conversation of trying to leave a company very easy to get through, after dropping the E bomb they quickly do what you want them to.

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