replied to the thread Coming with 3 mo old baby - Need rocking chair
on the Bermuda forum on October 27, 2014:
I am coming to stay at the Fairmont Southhampton for two weeks Oct 23-Nov 6 with my daugher-in-law and 3 month old baby granddaughter.
The Fairmont does not seem to have a rocking chair - and as I will be caring for little Penelope (Poppy while my daughter-in-law is in meetings, a rocking chair is tremendously useful.
Does anyone know where I can rent one in Bermuda? Iif need be I might even buy an inexpensive one and leave it there.
Thank you so much
Looking forward to visiting Bermuda with my sweet grandbaby.
Mill Valley, CA
replied on October 27, 2014 with:
Thank you so much for the information.
The Fairmont was able to locate one so we are set.
I hope you enjoy your time here. have you asked the Fairmont if they can get hold of one for you? Second hand ones occasionally crop up on EMOO but you would then have to organise delivery which will be costly. New ones can be purchased at the furniture store in Hamilton along Front Street (far east end) but will not be cheap - around $800. It may be that you will have t find something different to work. Best wishes. Katie
replied to the thread Bring a Plasma TV to the island
on the Bermuda forum:
Looking back on what you would have brought to the island, would anyone have shipped their plasma TV and home theater system?
I would say no, don't bring it. It depends a bit on where you come from but Bermuda has US voltage and so a UK TV will not run unless you have a transformer (would have to bring that as not easily found on island) and then you have the PAL/NTCS issues - DVD players need to match TV or else the picture rolls continuously. I would suggest you come here without any technology and buy second hand (EMOO) or from a shop such as PriceRight where last seasons models are reduced in price. You will still be shocked at the price as costs are high. Now if you are from US then yes you might want to bring all your technology with you. But another warning - it may not survive the humid air and you will be surprised at what rusts or disintegrates over here. Best wishes
replied on October 14, 2014 with:
Hi, we moved here in August and had the same conundrum...I would say no to the TV. The voltage is different and not everything is guaranteed to work even with transformers (e.g. my GHD straighteners worked but not my electronic toothbrush or hairdryer). You can buy lots of quality goods second hand on emoo - we bought an LG 42inch TV for $500 from someone leaving the island. We shipped 20 boxes of 'stuff' this included my favourite brand of bedding, Cruseut pans, pictures, clothes, kitchen stuff and a few personal items (including lots of my favourite, branded toiletries that I knew I would not be able to buy here). Good luck with the move!
Lovely upper 1bedroom 1 bathroom apartment for rent. Suitable for one quiet mature person.
replied to the thread Moving to bermuda
on the Bermuda forum:
I have accepted an offer to work in bermuda, 85k plus bouns.
Im coming alone, and is that enough to survive on the island, i will also be paying for housing and travel
replied most recently with:
Thanks for the reply, so i guess i still have some left over for the happy hour and to take in sights and sounds of the Island
Short answer is yes.
You will need up to $2500 per month for housing if living alone, $400 for mobile, internet and TV, $500 per month for gas, electricity. which leaves you with enough for food and clothes.
Plus capital outlay of $3K for moped or twice that for car.
replied to the thread Do i stay or do i go ?
on the Bermuda forum:
Ok , so i have been working up to moving to Bermuda for the last year , my ex partner came over last year , i was planned to join him later this year, we have now separated, i still really want to come to Bermuda as i have a job lined up and have worked extremely hard to get certain Qualifications. Ok so in your opinions, is this wise ,is it likely to see alot of each other, i have been to Bermuda a few times this past year so i realise the size. I would love nothing more than to come to work in Bermuda for lifestyle, culture and definately the job role but as is expected wouldnt like to bump into the ex partner everyday. Is this more than likely ?
Wish I could be more encouraging, but not only are you likely to see your ex on the street, in the bank, definitely out at nights, but Bermuda is well known for loving to gossip .. one of the things that drove me nuts was that each evening, my (now) ex would ask me who the man I had lunch with at abc restaurant was. You need a thick skin and don't care attitude to get along there.