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Hi All, I am enquiring about life on the Island... Im a keen motorcycle enthusiast and have serious connotations about moving to the Island. Im from London and the motorcycle Crime is on the rise.. people getting stabbed and acid thrown on them and all kinds of madness, the final straw I was nearly hijacked for my bike then a few weeks later it was stolen off the street while I nipped in the store.. Ive had it ... life here is nuts!!! the police do not a damn thing to combat it and in all honesty their hands are tied with government legislation. type in UK MOTORCYLE THEFT PROTEST into Facebook or Youtube and you will see for yourself.. Im from a decent little village just outside the centre of London steeped in filming history and I work..or worked in the film business. Im still a very young man and my last surviving parent passed away the during the past year and I'm now in a position where I want to move on spread my wings an fly the coop. I have half brothers that live on the Isle of Wight but thats not me, thats not my thing,.. I love the history and the slower paced lifestyle, the community spirit and feeling of being connected to something bigger, plus I have to live somewhere, and I'm just not wanting to stay round here anymore and I mean..england... Its gone to the dogs..truly.. I want out.. My dad was old school, born in 1940 he adopted me and took me under his wing and taught me about life before blinking phones and social media and dots on a screen, texting and all that modern stuff people have seemed to replace normal life with, they are so disconnected from one another its crazy.. Id like to take a step back from all that, enrich myself with community spirit, relaxed life and a rich culture I can once again be proud to be in and around, and that others.. I guess.. take for granted. I have done some research and I understand IOM has its own independent government and acts in its own interests for its own people.. I like that.. I really want to get on board and experience that for myself without emigrating to middlearth.. I have been considering moving to the island with the life my dad left me to forge.. In my head and my heart I feel it could really be the right thing for me.. however I don't want to just turn up... get it all wrong... and find I have made some catastrophic errors on the way I applied myself to that goal.. Im looking for some advice about what might be the legal restraints on doing so.. what pitfalls I may encounter, do I need to request permission to move to the IOM? If so how do I go about that? How long might that process take? Also I am wondering what is the real state of employment on the island... if I found myself having to take work on.. other than filming? also some basic stuff id need to progress in my current career goals such as...Is the internet any good? I guess just basic stuff I have no idea about.. I am just a day dreaming kid who wants move on, keep safe and live happily ever after.. I was looking at some properties and I think Douglas is maybe the best and most suitable place for me to go with the airport not far incase of work back on the mainland beckoning me. I could travel between a new home on the island and temporary places of stay whilst busy with work? If there is anything you can point me towards or advice to offer... then id gladly welcome the information. Maybe I haven't fully articulated my desires and situation to the fullest, but my head and heart are intune with one another on this decision and id like to work towards making it a realisation.. If you can help id love that.. Kind Regards The Kawasaki_kidd