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Potential relocation to Orkney

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KKKKaty Wed 06-Jul-11 13:28:23

We're currently discussing the possibility of DH applying for a job in Orkney. I am a SAHM and we have two DS, a toddler and a new baby. I am a London girl originally but we've lived for the past few years in a medium sized northern city, which I love. I can see that there would be many advantages to living in Orkney (fresh air, low crime, great schools etc). However I'm concerned that I would go stir-crazy living somewhere so isolated and with such a small population. Is anyone familiar with Orkney? Is it somewhere where you would want to live? Would my boys grow up to be "country bumpkins" living there? Is there plenty to do if you're not a very outdoorsy type, like me? Any advice greatly appreciated.

OhBuggerandArse Wed 06-Jul-11 13:37:25

To be honest, that kind of attitude to a place and its people will piss them off, and is just the kind of thing that a) gives incomers a bad name and b) will mean you won't be able to engage enough with the place to settle well. Perhaps if you try being a bit more humble and open minded you'd stand a chance of appreciating what a privilege it would be to have an opportunity like that; after that you'd be in a better position to make a genuine choice about whether or not it would be something you could consider.

KKKKaty Wed 06-Jul-11 14:02:54

Sorry, ignore this version of the thread, don't know how I put it on twice!

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