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DH has an interview in Ireland tommorow - could change soooo much!

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schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 13:05:55

I think I am more nervous than him. Have tried not to think about it too muchas he might not get the job job but OMG what if he does????

jampot Tue 20-Feb-07 13:06:16

oooh where?

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 13:26:49

Portmarnock Golf Club Jampots - amout 10 miles out of Dublin I think!

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 13:34:35

Keep us posted, schneebly! If anything, it's a good experience for him, just to know what is out there.

hermykne Tue 20-Feb-07 13:35:47

i'm not to far away!
and one of my best friends lives in portmarnock. supposed to be going to her house tomorrow! but ds is sick and snotty nosed.

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 13:38:09

You're in Scotland just the now, no, schneebly?

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 14:28:01

Expat - Thanks - yes, in Scotland now (West Coast so near Ireland!)

Hermykne - Good to know their is a MNetter nearby if we do go! There aren't any near where I am now (unless they are very secretive!)

He is having a nap on the sofa right now because he has to leave in the middle of the night! It is a 3.5 hour drive to Prestwick airport and his flight is at 06.50!

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 14:28:40

They like Scottish accents there .

At least, that was our experience. Well, DH's, really, as he is the Scotsman.

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 14:30:18

<<whispers>> Apparently they like Scottish Greenkeepers as well (home of golf and all that)

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 14:31:16

They do, indeed.

It's a lovely place, it really is. VERY family-friendly.

Are you going to have a wee look if he gets the job?

Does it come with accommodation?

That'd be ace!

A good place for the wee ones to grow up.

Carmenere Tue 20-Feb-07 14:34:45

Portmarnock is very nice indeed. Housing is very, very expensive there though. But good luck to him, I hope he gets it, Dublin is a gorgeous place to live and a wonderful place to grow up

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 14:35:50

I will definitely go for a look if he is offered the job and it does come with accomodation but I dont know what that is like yet! I have looked the town up on the web and it does look nice with good schools, a good beach etc but big bonus being near to Dublin for the shopping too! It will be weird to imagine my DSs having an Irish accent Do you find it strange that DD1 sounds so different to you?

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 14:37:28

Oh thanks Carmenere - it is a good job it comes with accommodation because we just plain couldnt afford housing there even on a new, higher wage!

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 14:40:46

My children don't sound like me. Well, at least, DD1 is the only one with a clear accent so far. She sounds like a Scot.

After a while you don't even hear it.

They'll pick up the accent at school for sure.

But it is a really nice area and if they offer you a nice house or cottage it'd be hard to say no, especially with a higher wage.

Some pals of ours got the old coachman's cottage at the edge of an estate outside Armagh and it was HUGE! Three big double bedrooms, two baths, massive kitchen and dining area, etc.

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 14:50:01

I hope DH gets to see the accomodation tommorow - would be nice to know what it is like and how big because we need room for 2 DSs (and maybe another at some point). DH is still unsure whether he wants it or not but TBH we could really do with the money! It would mean moving away from family though

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 15:02:44

Yes, but truly, as a mother myself, I cannot imagine even letting on to my daughters that I was upset they were moving when it meant they were going to have a better quality of life for themselves and their children, if that proves the case.

It's hard, I know, but as a mother, I want my children to have the best quality they can.

Even if that means living some distance from me.

Sad, but hey, that's life!

If it's a good job, a good house and the schools are good/nice area/big city near enough AND higher wage, it wouldn't be wise to say no.

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 15:06:19

very true expat! The fact is that where we live right now is lovely and the people are lovely but there is no way up for DH - he has the highest position he can hold in his field in this area and if he wants to progress/earn more we have no option but to move. There will also be more for my DSs to do and better prospects for them I think. However DH might not even get the job so we will just wait and see! Thanks.

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 15:07:31

Exactly, don't count your chickens before they hatch.

But I've got a hunch he'll get it.

And really, it's a pretty cheap flight over for a visit!

schneebly Tue 20-Feb-07 15:13:15

Thanks - I hope your hunch is right! Will keep you posted.

Carmenere Tue 20-Feb-07 15:16:30

Schneebly my family all think it is hilarious that dd has an English accentI mean what exactly do they expect
And to put your mind at rest I fly back to Ireland at least 8-10 times a year, it's really doable.

SSShakeTheChi Tue 20-Feb-07 15:17:16

Ireland sounds good to me

expatinscotland Tue 20-Feb-07 15:19:30

It's starting to sound pretty good to us, too!

We'd be off like shots w/the ILs full blessing. FIL doesn't understand why we stay here.

We're starting to see his point of view.

I do have people who ask me all the time, particularly at work, if my children have Scottish accents.

Um, what other accent would they have?

I'm the only person they hear with this one.

As DH points out, 'You're the foreigner, not them.'

stleger Tue 20-Feb-07 15:32:23

Portmarnock would be lovely - I hope the accomodation is good as I can't see any other reason not to go! Re Scottish accents in Ireland - apparently the biggest demand for mornining after pills in Dublin is the day after Ire v Scot rugby matches. Lots of very posh north Dub ladies will swoon at your dh!

skerriesmum Tue 20-Feb-07 15:48:31

Portmarnock is a nice area. Good luck!

schneebly Fri 23-Feb-07 09:59:57

Well just to let everyone know that the interview apparently went well and the house is a nice detached cottage/bungalow with a big garden. DH did hear that someone who already works there was being interviewed for the position as a promotion so dont know what chance he stands - the last interviews are today and apparently they are making another shortlist this afternoon so we might hear something today - fingers crossed for DH!

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