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Old Jun 14th 2019, 3:05 pm
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A great experience. I have only done 2 years. Many stay longer but for me it has made the heart grow fonder of the UK for all it's failings. There is good and bad points but that is the same everywhere, it's all about what you make of it. You will enjoy the experience I am sure.
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Old Jun 14th 2019, 5:51 pm
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You got lucky, Londoner! Maybe your employer has a good connection...
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As for whether you will enjoy it or not. We came here for three years in our late 30s (40 years ago), and stayed because it suited us down to the ground. We had a two-year-old son at the beginning, and we reckoned it was a perfect place for him. He, now mid-40s and single, still loves the place, although he isn't living here just now. You'll be fine.
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 12:41 pm
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I take it back then!!!!!

Well done and good luck -I am heading the other way, back to the UK in 3 weeks but I have loved my time here - enjoy it
Leaving for good? After how long here?
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 12:43 pm
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Apologies TandD. I didn't read your earlier post!
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Old Jun 17th 2019, 8:26 am
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Thanks people!

Really looking forward to the move now. Just need to set a date to head out. And figure out how best to get the other half (we're not married) out there with me.
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Old Jun 17th 2019, 11:58 am
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Best of luck. One tip. Buy your toiletries before you get here. $6+ for a deodorant. And get some mossie repellant. They are on the warpath just now.
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Old Jun 17th 2019, 11:40 pm
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Leaving for good? After how long here?
Two years. Time for home now - need to be closer to family.
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Old Jun 20th 2019, 8:00 pm
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Best of luck. One tip. Buy your toiletries before you get here. $6+ for a deodorant. And get some mossie repellant. They are on the warpath just now.
That's some heavy deodorant, Jamesy! Far be it for me to tell you what strength you need (insert appropriate emoji here...), but I buy Avon roll-on for about $1.25 at Fosters***. Nobody's complained yet!
*** No, I tell a lie. It's $1.39 on special this week - 60 cents off, according to the flyer below. (The exchange rate is roughly 1:1 to the pound, Londoner.)
https://fosters-iga.com/specials/weekly/
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Old Jul 6th 2019, 4:47 pm
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Didn't know that Gordon! Maybe my wife is trying to tell me something! Just back from UK and emptied the local bargain store of deodorant, razor blades, shaving foam and sun cream.
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Didn't know that Gordon! Maybe my wife is trying to tell me something! Just back from UK and emptied the local bargain store of deodorant, razor blades, shaving foam and sun cream.
And Suave de-od for $1.69 this week. PLUS...Marmite (125 g) for $2.99 - yes! Specially imported for homesick Brits. Hurry on down!
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Old Jul 6th 2019, 11:19 pm
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It's MacSween's haggis I'm looking for! Some nonsense about no offal allowed. Heathens!
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Hi All

So finally touched down a few days ago, with the other half. And so far the whole expierence has been pretty interesting. The poeple we've met have been great. The food..... Amazing and the views, Incredible.

I dont start working until next week. So just using this time to explore, take in the sun and viewing potential places to rent. The new employer has given me a place to rent for 4 weeks.
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Old Jul 12th 2019, 1:28 am
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... the views, Incredible.
Ah, it must be your first time in the Caribbean! Cayman is a lovely place to live (we came for three years and have stayed for forty-one so far), but it's not the prettiest of islands by a long way. Incredible views are only a few short flights away, though.
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Old Aug 13th 2019, 11:46 pm
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Just thought I'd provide a small update.

Slowly starting to settle into island life. Work is both challenging and somewhat enjoyable. The collegues seem decent too!

Any rugby or american footballer players here? I'd like to give the Touch versions of these sports a try.
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Old Aug 14th 2019, 12:11 am
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Any rugby or american footballer players here? I'd like to give the Touch versions of these sports a try.
The rugby pitch is down in the same complex as the Squash and Tennis Clubs, off South Sound Road halfway between Walkers Road and Hurley's. There is quite a good rugby side, which plays other regional teams, and a flag-version of American Football at the same place. Saturdays there's usually a game, and practices most evenings I think. Soccer-football is the main sport here. There's also a cricket league, and ping-pong, volleyball and badminton too. Something for everybody, man!
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