replied to the thread Bermuda vs Cayman Islands
on the Bermuda forum:
Hello everyone. Both Bermuda and Cayman are appealing for many different reasons, just curious has to what people who have experienced would recommend/suggest. I am single, in my 40's and will be moving alone.
I can not compare Bermuda to Cayman Islands as I have not lived in Cayman Islands.
Bermuda does have a great womans association called the International Women's Club. We do help woman once they move to bermuda to meet others on the Island. If you have any other questions Anne , Please Ask
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 ?
There are thousands of expats so you won't be seeing every one of them every day. Your odds of running into the same people over and over again depend on what you choose to do when away from work. Example, there are relatively small number of places where expats go for happy hour drinks. If both of you are into that, odds are you'll see him. Another example, if both of your are tennis players and are the type to join a league or club that has openings for expats, the tennis community for expats is essentially one large league, so you'll likely see him if you both join.
You mentioned moving to Bermuda for culture. The culture is reflective of the size of the place - small. The lack of variety is something everyone struggles with to at least some degree.
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.
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
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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