Moving to Malta soon and having a wobble

(9 Posts)
blibblibs Sun 04-Sep-16 00:00:26

As title I suppose! We leave for Malta in under two weeks and I'm having my first wtf are we doing moment confused
It all seemed like a great plan months ago when it was just a plan but now it's really very real and i'm panicking .
DH has a job and I have contacts in my field so the possibility for work is there for me. But we don't have anywhere permanent to live, which means we don't have school sorted for the DC and to top it all off we've never even visited Malta shock
If anyone out there would be so kind as to tell me positive tales of moving abroad, especially to Malta it would be most appreciated and might help calm down my rash smile

AwayAwayAway Sun 04-Sep-16 00:04:43

I've been to Malta on holiday and it was very nice. I loved it but I know nothing of working there. If you have contacts to work there then you shouldn't be isolated?

Big changes are scary, it's normal to back away from those. Try and list out the positive to yourself? Then at least you can remind you self why you are going?

Best of luck! I love Malta, such a pretty place

blibblibs Sun 04-Sep-16 09:26:26

Thanks Away. Was hoping it was just late night wobbles but still have the wtf feeling this morning, and the rash!

BertrandRussell Sun 04-Sep-16 09:33:26

I know a bit about Malta- I suppose the thing I might warn you about is that it is still quite a traditional society, and childcare is quite hard to find. You might need to bear that in mind when thinking about work.

Where are you going to live initially?

QOD Sun 04-Sep-16 09:35:01

Wtf? You've never been there? 😜

Pullin yer leg

It's a quaint, warm English speaking place with hardly any birds. Buses are easy to navigate, not many beaches and large ex pat community

Probably be just like Spain lol

I must say it seems rather Erm disorganised? Rush job? Short term contract? Or is this normal in your dh job?

blibblibs Sun 04-Sep-16 09:44:54

Not a rush job really. DH has permanent job, offered it early July so nearly 3 months in the planning smile
Couldn't visit as none of us had passports till as few weeks ago grin You couldn't make it up!
Kids are school age and if it turns out it's too difficult for me to work I don't really have to financially but would like to be doing something.
I've gone between excitment and wtf are we doing for the last few weeks but seem to be stuck on wtf just now!

Branleuse Sun 04-Sep-16 10:17:42

Malta is generally lovely. The people are friendly and they tend to really like the english. I think they 'can' be a bit racist, but so are lots of places of course sadly. That may or may not be something that directly affects you.

Is it something you could see as an adventure? Can you give it a couple of years and see how you like it, or will you be selling up everything

Windsorian Tue 20-Sep-16 11:38:36

Hello, I am Maltese, lived in the UK for a bit and now we moved back to Malta.

Which areas are you looking to move into?

As for schools it depends on which schools you are aiming for? private, state or church school.

As for childcare, there are quite a few options, such as childcare centres, klabb 3-16 (which is a holiday club run by state schools), private holiday clubs, skolasajf (which is a summer school - since summer holidays here last 3 whole months).

trebleclef101 Tue 20-Sep-16 11:49:03

Not Malta, but I moved to Gibraltar 5 years ago with no job, no home, no local connections and having never been there before (DH had a job and a relocation package with 4 weeks in a hotel but that was all).

5 years later we have great jobs, we've bought a house, had our beautiful DD and love the Mediterranean lifestyle.

But before we moved I had the same "WTF are we doing" moments so I know how you feel! Moving abroad is such a great experience amd I'm sure everything will fall into place once you're out there smile

I've only visited Malta but thought it was lovely, would consider moving there myself tbh!

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