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Online Shopping & Services

Online Services

Here we have listed a variety of online services including online tutors, therapists, and delivery services. If you have anything to add please do send us your recommendations.

  • Expat Shopping Group

    Recommended by Nikki

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    The Expat Shopping Group was created for like-minded expats who miss the convenience of shopping online in the UK from their favourite stores. Help and share with others within the network the latest offers you have found and ideas for convenience shopping online in the UK and shipping to your country.
    www.facebook.com/groups/1593467020914480/

    Comments:
    "I'd like to recommend a group that provides UK parcel forwarding so you can shop at any UK/European online store and have it sent to you in your country. Particularly useful for UK supermarket groceries and AMAZON UK and EBAY UK if sellers don't ship overseas. I have used it and I also have friends who use it and we can thoroughly recommend it." (Nikki, Sept 2015)

  • Baby Lolly

    Recommended by Jane Marion

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    Babylolly.com is an online babybook for parents to capture, share and celebrate their babys life & development with family and friends. Babylolly is part babybook, part social network. Parents can share all important moments of their babys life with simple tools such as photo albums, videos, baby journals, and more.
    www.babylolly.com

    Comments:
    "When our baby was born I had no idea how many pictures were about to be taken! Babylolly lets us share our photos with family and friends in a safe, and private way. Family overseas can keep up with Sophies progress, see videos, and read all about her firsts and big events. It is such a wonderful way to keep track of her progress, and involve a broader network in contributing to her baby book. I love that her grandparents can contribute comments, and photos of their own. Babylolly is very user friendly, and an easy fun way to share and celebrate the joy of your child with others. We love BabyLolly!" (JM)  

  • forward2me.com

    Recommended by Jenny

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    forward2me.com is the UKs premier international parcel forwarding service offering consumers and businesses from around the world the advantage of a UK postal address, personal / concierge shopping and fast, secure delivery. Thanks to forward2me, theres no longer any need to worry about a lack of international shipping options on your favourite websites. As a member of forward2me, all you will need to do is enter your unique forward2me UK mailing address when making your purchase, and theyll take care of the rest.
    www.forward2me.com

  • Global Talent Coaching

    Recommended by NS

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    Global Talent Coaching is a Global Performance consultancy.  They work with executives, entrepreneurs and private individuals to increase Performance, Creativity, Quality Thinking, Quality Decision Making, Risk Management Skills, Quality Communication, Healthy Team and Relationship Dynamics and all the other good stuff people need to do their jobs and run their lives well. Global Talent Coaching offer personal counselling for global people and couples including expatriate professionals and accompanying spouses and global citizens and cross cultural families.
    www.globaltalentcoaching.com

    Comments:
    "Amanda has all the qualities of an excellent coach…I believe that anyone who has the privilege of being coached by Amanda would be amazed at the powerful change that it brings to their life." NS

  • Online Biology Tutor

    Recommended by PB

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    Matthew Barnes has been tutoring Biology successfully in Oxford for over 20 years.
    www.biologytuition.co.uk

    Comments:
    "My daughter and son both benefitted from Matthew Barnes' support in achieving their required A'level grades to study biology at university. Following an initial assessment, Matthew then tailored subsequent sessions to address their specific needs. They both found his revision strategies and the feedback they received on their essays particularly helpful. Matthew was very methodical and thorough in his approach." (PB)

    "Simply the best biology tutor! Couldn't recommend Matthew Barnes highly enough. He tailors learning to your needs and knows exactly what you need to excel in the exams." (SD)

  • Online Tuition Portal

    Recommended by Mrs E

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    Experienced British tutors available online anywhere, nationally or worldwide, with a broadband connection. They all have degrees from prestigious British universities and higher level qualifications (PhD, Masters and/or PGCE), and extensive tutoring experience and are committed, career online tutors with many testimonials. They teach the major UK GCSE/IGCSE and A-level examination boards and the IB and they each offer just one specialist subject including Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Latin, Maths, Physics, Pschology, Sociology and Spanish.
    www.onlinetuitionportal.com

    Comments:
    "I would highly recommend Paul as a tutor. The online system he uses is exactly the same as face to face, my son loved it, it's completely interactive. He is clear with his explanations and goes back to basics. 10/10." (Mrs E, Dec 2012)

    "I was wary of online tutoring at first but after our trial lesson it felt completely normal. Having had face to face tutors in the past, it was just as effective on Skype and Scribblar. The quality of sound and the use of scribblar mean that I could see the subject matter on screen, which helped me understand the points Matthew was making. Having received copies of the notes in advance, I could add my own comments to the printed sheets for reference later on. This method of tutoring was much more effective than my traditional classes." (DB)

  • TinyEYE Speech Therapists

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    TinyEYE strives to uphold its spot as the #1 worldwide online speech therapy service provider for schools, agencies, and parents who seek exceptional performance, revolutionary solutions, outstanding
    service, and guaranteed student success. Each communication disorder is targeted in the uniquely designed online speech therapy activities and games that TinyEYE has developed.
    www.tinyeye.com

  • Write as Rain: Written Word Therapy

    Recommended by Carrie Frais

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    Write As Rain is a unique service that enables people to email a therapist at any time that suits them. Write As Rain combines online therapy with writing. They use an evidence-based approach that supports you to make changes and reach your goals, whatever these might be. They provide continuing Professional Development (CPD) for counsellors, psychotherapists and other helping professionals using writing with clients, and support to writing group facilitators, both from a creative writing and/or therapeutic background. They also support individuals and organisations who are developing writing courses that have a therapeutic goal and individuals using writing for their own personal development and wellbeing.​
    www.write-as-rain.co.uk