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Any Jersey MNers out there?

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RandomUsernameHere Sun 17-Dec-17 09:29:26

Just that really, we're moving there in January. The Channel Islands board seems to be a bit sparse!

AhBahCrie Sun 17-Dec-17 13:38:49

Name changed! Yes we are here but the nature of the island means I personally would want to avoid being identified.

Everyone on the island knows everyone and your business can quickly become public if you aren’t careful!

What do you need to know? grin

RandomUsernameHere Sun 17-Dec-17 15:33:24

Hi @AhBahCrie thanks for replying! I don't really have any questions about Jersey, just interested to see if there are any MNers about to chat but you have kindly answered that. Also explains why there is not much on the local board. Thanks for the heads up, I'm not someone that really likes everyone knowing my business so it's useful to know!

AhBahCrie Sun 17-Dec-17 16:01:15

Hope my first reply wasn’t too unfriendly! Just better to know in advance grin

I’ve been on the rock 11yrs now and I wouldn’t want real life people judging me by my opinions on MN. To give you an idea of how small it feels here; a few years ago I went to a ticketed event that I really didn’t enjoy. The girl who organised it emailed asking for feedback so I was fairly forthright in my answer. Turned out a colleague of mine was the best friend of this girls mother. They all took massive offence at my comments and my name became mud around work!!!! So yeah. Avoid that blushgrin

It is totally gorgeous here tho x

RandomUsernameHere Sun 17-Dec-17 16:11:15

Not unfriendly at all! As you said, better to know what it's like. Thanks for the advice x

Personwithhorse Wed 28-Feb-18 15:11:45

Recently moved to the U.K., although Jersey have lived here before.

Jersey is VERY expensive to live - if you are moving and assuming you have children you will need a large income £100k pa will not go far, tax is only cheap for the multi £millionaires they want to attract. 50% of the population is either struggling or in poverty.

They have allowed the population to grow to large for a 45sq mile island, the traffic is bad and many people drive like lunatics. There is a huge drug problem and alcohol has always been a problem. The health service is not NHS and is very poor, you pay £40 per time to see a doctor. Ok there are some nice places but to live in them generally costs £1m plus... glad we moved

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