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Moving to Shetland is amazing!! It is a wonderful place... safe and sound for your kids.. They can roam wherever.. The wildlife is spectacular.. The air is healthy and you are never far from the sea..

The downside of it all is you may hate the winter months with the gales, mad hailstone showers coupled with rain, sleet and snow!! But you do get over it and accept it!!

If you want to live here.

Shetland is the best place ever to stay!!

Although in the darkened months of winter you may feel the tendency to turn to the bottle due to the extremity of the weather and the feeling of it never ending! It does end for a few brief months..

Then it's back..

My advice to anyone moving here is come up on holiday in January or February.. park your car at Eshaness Lighthouse when a North Westerly Gale is on - winds up to storm force (that adds to the buzz of it all)..and try and sit there in the car park while the car is shaking like mad and the continual waves hit over the cliffs drowning your car in sea water!!

It is quite an experience!!

If you can endure that you are worthy!! :evil:

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Shetland is a great place to live with mostly decent friendly folk, but what you should also be aware of is there is also a minority of Redneck, hillbilly, narrow minded idiots that also stay here - just like there is anywhere you would choose to stay.

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Marstons. Yum. :D

Unlinkedstudent, you will have a smashing time up here I'm sure.

The southend is just about as different from London as you can get, and so beautiful it'll make yer eyes water. That, and the wind.

It really is true that you can get all four seasons in one day, or indeed in an hour here; but all the scenery stuff is almost insignificant compared to the loveliness of almost all of the people up here: they truly are friends for life.

That seems to be the biggest difference: city folk tend to discard people when things get a bit much, but here, people find a way not to fall out about the small stuff. Maybe summat to do with the Island mentality and having to see the same folk all the time, but at the same time, if you leave the island to go a-wandering(as lots do) for ages, when you get back nothing's changed. I have never been anywhere quite like it, and I hope you feel righteously welcome to these strange and beguiling isles.

Lerwick with its pretentions will surely make you laugh after the Big Smoke! :lol: ( I stay away from it at all costs,and I'm sure its' residents are glad that I do, but nevermind...) :D

 

I did exactly as Mattie suggested, and what an initiation that was! There are rocks at Eshaness some way inland at the top of some large cliffs that were deposited there by the sea...

All the very best with your move!

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*If* I have guessed the right house, I'm thinking unlinkedstudent may have landed. I see lights and curtain where for over a year there have been none.

 

If I'm right, welcome to the neighbourhood, I hope your internet connection, when you get it, is better than mine is round here. You got what passes for a fine day around here to move in with.

 

*If* I'm wrong, and it isn't the right house, well, look on the bright side, it means that wherever you are, you don't have to put up with me and mine in the neighbourhood, which can only be a good thing for you. :wink:

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*If* I have guessed the right house, I'm thinking unlinkedstudent may have landed. I see lights and curtain where for over a year there have been none.

 

If I'm right, welcome to the neighbourhood, I hope your internet connection, when you get it, is better than mine is round here. You got what passes for a fine day around here to move in with.

 

*If* I'm wrong, and it isn't the right house, well, look on the bright side, it means that wherever you are, you don't have to put up with me and mine in the neighbourhood, which can only be a good thing for you. :wink:

 

Yeahhhhhhh I'm here! I survived the boat and met a chap called Dreams in the bar; however, our driver fell out his top bunk and landed on top of me! Hubby was NOT amused.

 

We arrived Friday morning at 7.30am. I have limited broadband until BT connect me properly next week.

 

Ghostrider - I've got me net curtains up now - I can't afford proper curtains yet! I haven't even got a sofa to sit on. Just look out for two bods looking lost with two shar pei dogs and you know you've spotted me and my hubby!

 

Right, better get back to the cleaning and trying to figure out how to get hot water before hubby returns with mate and hired van (they gone shopping in Lerwick). Allegedly I'm on cleaning up duties ...

 

Yeah - I'm here! I made it! I survived the ferry! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Yeahhhhhhh I'm here! I survived the boat and met a chap called Dreams in the bar; however, our driver fell out his top bunk and landed on top of me! Hubby was NOT amused.

 

We arrived Friday morning at 7.30am. I have limited broadband until BT connect me properly next week.

 

Welcome home.

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Ahh....You made it. That's good, and welcome. I hope things work out the way you want them to.

 

What do you mean, "cleaning duties", its far too good weather to worrying about such details, sit out and enjoy. Unfortunately there's a good chance this spell may be the only "summer" there will be in these parts. :wink:

 

You're in an okay spot though, your place is largely sheltered from the west, which is where the most of the worst weather tends to come from, and you're at the quietest end of the houses. A decent view, the bus service goes past your door, and theres a shop/Post Office about 100 yards down the road, so you can get by okay, car or not.

 

Ahh, yes, hot water. Unless the previous owner did alterations you've got to work a day in advance, the water heater only works at the same time as the cheap(er) electric is on charging the storage heaters. That's approx 2-3 hours twice daily between 3-6 pm and am.

 

Nope, not seen anyone with two dogs as yet, but I'm a bit further along and out of your immediate range.

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dont they have a boost button.

 

Yeah they do. Cheers for the info also Ghostrider.

 

We needed some work doing to it so and it may also be that the thermostat is turned down too low. We aren't getting a lot of hot water and we still trying to suss out the timings!

 

Will see how it is tomorrow.

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At the best your going to get a warm bath full. As its quite new it should work ok. but who can tell until your in a sorted. I won't say what we discovered when we moved in but the cool box left out side full of decayed meat was not present when one of the boys disturbed it. The smell took weeks to go away.

The nack is not to let it get you. and watch your lecky bills they will zoom if your not careful.

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Glad you made it safe and sound..

Think i may have spotted your hubby and mate wlking through the street with an ironing board under his arm..and othet housy bits..and in the Hydro when i was in..maybe wrong though..Yoe are going to love it here..

Best of luck and if it is of any help i have spare curtains...pm if any use to you

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