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Moving to Isle of Wight in next couple of months

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Piggychunk Mon 31-Oct-11 16:31:21

Hi all, My husband has been offered a teaching position on the island and we are moving from the mainland .. well we need to be moved by jan 3rd.

We have no idea where to live but as we are renting there does seem to be a lot of choice only problem is actually getting over to view as all the agents I spoke to wont let without a viewing

Anyone know where is good to live .. Is freshwater too quiet? Is Ryde too loud.

I am starting to have doubts about the whole thing but can't tell my husband as it was me who suggested the interview blush, hoping its just nerves..

I have DS7 and Ds 3 so will be looking for a good primary school too xx

IsleofWightTsarina Mon 31-Oct-11 17:00:11

Hi Piggy. Where is your DH going to be working? Although the island is smallish you will very soon get an island mentality and driving anything more than 20 minutes seems along way!

Where are you moving from? Is it a quiet village or a bustling city? DO you want to live somewhere quiet or where there will be things going on for your DSs? If you are renting to start with at least you will be able to decide where you will be able to buy once you know the areas a bit better.

HAve you been here before? It is lovely, but some places can be incredibly quiet, especially in the winter!

I am happy to answer any questions. I have always lived here, apart from 3 years nurse training on the mainland.

Welcome grin. We are a lovely friendly breed over here!!

Piggychunk Tue 01-Nov-11 10:39:24

I've PM'd you again!

iowmum88 Tue 01-Nov-11 15:46:06

Hi I av been on the island now for 3 years moved from Sheffield it's a different life here and I feel it's so much nicer 4 kids.

I av just moved from Newport to ryde and all ready prefer it. 10 min walk to the beach And I live right by the town centre and get no noise or trouble even at the weekend.

There are so many nice places on the island and u I'm sure u will b able to find the perfect place to suite u! Hope it all goes well with the move and u friend the ideal place! Xx

IsleofWightTsarina Tue 01-Nov-11 16:40:16

Piggy have PMd back smile

Hi IOWmum. Pleased that you are enjoying life here. I have lived here all my life apart from 3 years on the mainland for nurse-training, but I am moving off next July myself! sad

iowmum88 Tue 01-Nov-11 17:25:31

Oh no!! Moving anywhere nice? We have considered moving back to be closer to family! Big dilemma and a big decision!

IsleofWightTsarina Tue 01-Nov-11 22:51:35

We are off the Phnom Penh, Cambodia to work for a few years. Very exciting!!! (and scary)

iowmum88 Wed 02-Nov-11 07:14:12

Cricky! That's amazing!!!!! bet that's going to be an amazing experience.
Good luck to u. X

IsleofWightTsarina Wed 02-Nov-11 07:18:06

Thank you. Yep, not just around the corner!!

HaleyL89 Wed 05-Sep-18 22:18:07

Hi I’ve recently moved to the IOW Ryde. I’m a mum of 2 under 2 and was wondering if anyone knew of any play groups for new borns and toddlers? Too meet other mums and for my babies to meet other children

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