In just a matter of weeks I’m moving across the country to an island I don’t know well to start a new job. These photos were taken on the island a few years ago when I first visited. My memories of it are of stunning landscapes, an incredible history and rich heritage. I don’t know anyone there and I’ll be leaving behind my partner, friends and a place I’ve taken to be my home. Hopefully some of this is just temporary – that my partner will be able to join me before long and that this will become my new home.

I follow quite a number of blogs and am always impressed at how easily folk seem to be able to just…move. Perhaps it’s an illusion created by careful editing, but now that I’m in that situation I find myself worried, panicked, anxious and ultimately, scared. I’d really quite like to have the ability to be fearless and just to get on with it without worrying. Any advice on how on earth to go about that gratefully received…


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  1. I guess my best advice would be to start getting organised as soon as you possibly can – sorting out all your old unwanted items and either throwing them out, giving them away to friends and family or taking them to the local charity shop. I’m a big fan of lists so make a list of what you need to do for various things – accommodation, job, packing, change of address etc.

    Once you get there my best advise to get to know people is to socialise including seeking out other knitters (i have found the women here in the Western Isles incredibly friendly and supportive) and/or joining classes, depending on your interests join the local society (in my case i love birds and natural history and have met and made lots of friends through the local natural history society).

    And finally i’d like to wish you good luck and all best wishes with your move!

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