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  1. I think this would turn the eyes of the world on the island and bring in investment. Would having them run from the airport to Douglas be a good first test? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3430130/Isle-Man-world-s-self-driving-island-Government-wants-turn-hub-autonomous-car-trials.html That link has a video later that shows how a self driving car sees the world. Looks bloody awful. I could not drive if the world looked like that
  2. Thanks, I definitely feel pulled to Ramsay. Does it have fast internet do you know? The drive to Douglas looks about 30 minutes. I am hoping that will be quite cheap if I use an electric car. Are there any difficulties on the roads I should worry about?
  3. I like the fact its an island mainly. You already live on an island. A smaller island
  4. Exactly, well said. It might not be Utopia and we all like to moan about IOMG, but as the OP said, he has a baby grandson, who will actually be able to play outside SAFELY as he grows up. I might not be keen on some of the shenanigans the cs think they're entitled to get away with but I still love the Isle of Man and the life like minded people can live here. I wouldn't move to the UK for a lottery win that's for sure. As for broadband VSD, I'm on manxnet ultima +, 50-100 mps and I don't remember the last time it was down, seems as reliable as fuck to me. Local forums are by definition frequented by people who want to moan about everything and anything so don't be put off. BUT, please be aware before you move, we have a peculiar little event takes place over here once a year called the TT races which entails a small proportion of the roads to be closed for a few hours on certain days for a two week period. We already have one clown on here who moved from the uk, despite hating everything motorcycle, who campaigns tirelessly to have the whole event banned because he finds it inconvenient. Good luck, and yes Ramsey is the best spot. I love the look of Ramsey but the flood risk seems quite high
  5. So why are you moving to the rock? I have a baby grandson and want him to grow up in a safe environment. I worry about what the UK will look like in 30 years. I just want to pull up the drawbridge and no longer worry about it. Also, I love the island. We used to holiday in Howstrake holiday camp when I was a nipper and I have been back a couple of times since. Did you wonder why it was closed? I just assumed everyone started going to the costa del sol
  6. I am intrigued. What don't you like about the island?
  7. I like the fact its an island mainly.
  8. So why are you moving to the rock? I have a baby grandson and want him to grow up in a safe environment. I worry about what the UK will look like in 30 years. I just want to pull up the drawbridge and no longer worry about it. Also, I love the island. We used to holiday in Howstrake holiday camp when I was a nipper and I have been back to the island a couple of times since.
  9. Excellent that's most convenient, send your bank details and I will look after the rest !
  10. Yikes, I have to work remotely. Does it go down a lot?
  11. Hi All I expect to be buying a house on the island within the next couple of years. My hope is to keep my existing IT job in the south of England and just do it remotely. I am trying to figure out where to buy a house. My daughter and her husband and my baby grandson will be joining me at some point so I need at least 4 bedrooms. Was very tempted by a Mid Terrace in Ramsay with 12 bedrooms for £200,000 but decided that might be overkill! Are there any pitfalls folks think I should watch out for. I have lived in the south for about 20 years, but from Liverpool originally and the kids were a bit of a nightmare back then. Are there any areas of the island to avoid in this regard? I am a bit confused about if I need a work permit or not and a bit baffled about who I will be paying tax to since it currently comes out of my somewhat meagre salary directly. I am hoping we can pull up the drawbridge after our arrival, any chance of that? All responses useful or comical welcomed
  12. I have a Nissan Leaf and got a wall charger installed that charges a few hours faster than the one that came with the car. My experience has been that since I always charge overnight, a faster charge makes no difference to me. I am moving to the island within the next 2 years n and am wondering how I will charge, since most of the properties I like are mid terrace. I am wondering if I am allowed to charge in the street if I have some sort of ramp thing going over the wire. I expect I will need to find a terrace house with an accessible rear yard where I can charge.
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