This is my first post on the site I have been reading as a visitor on and off for sometime.
I have been here for 18 months and live in Aberfoyle Park, which I find to be a real mix of an area with good and not so good parts. I was up to a month ago living with my wife who decided it was not for her and went back to England leaving me and my Son , we are staying.
I have read on here and other sites about people not managing to settle into the life here and wanting to go back to the UK. My soon to be ex-wife missed her mum and sisters who for the whole of our 21 years of marriage did not have a good thing to say about me or her at times.
Be sure that this is what you want to do and be honest with your partner about how you feel, believe me it is just as bad getting here setting up a new life and being told “ I never wanted to come it was all your idea” and faced with a move back as it is being home sick.
I can’t see for the life off me what you would not like about it here it is a nice place with nice people. The only people I have meet which I did not take too were people my wife introduced to me, who moaned on about missing M&S, chocolate and one even missed Asda. The fact that they were in a beautiful place with great weather and lived in detached houses some with pools was lost on them.
My advice to anybody who really wants to give it a go, come over it’s fantastic and to the people who are not sure or who’s life’s centre around the local pub and spending half your time around your parents house get out of the way, you are just holding up the visa’s of the others and when you get here just push the property prices up.