An idyllic paradise
The Isle of Man is an idyllic paradise – and has something for everyone, regardless of age or interest. We both love history, and the Isle of Man has it all, not just in museums, but as the bedrock of how its community lives and functions to this day.
Of a weekend we love to take in the sights, whether that’s the great outdoors offering that is available, meeting friends for a coffee at one of the local independent cafes, or simply enjoying the Manx sunshine in the garden.
We both feel we have finally found a place that affords us the right pace of life and feel far more settled and healthier as a result.
Flexibility at our fingertips
Although I no longer work, Shelagh is a Head Garment Designer and works remotely for an overseas organisation. She has had the freedom to work both here and abroad, and is imminently looking to move here permanently, where she will perform her work independently. The Island really is a great location, with great connections to the UK, Europe and further afield, and has afforded Shelagh the mobility and flexibility to do this.
Having been here several years now it is evident that the Island is quite entrepreneurial – there are plenty of start-ups here, and a real network of like-minded, creative individuals looking to make their mark. This is fostered by a very open and supportive Government, who are keen to invest in entrepreneurial businesses and innovative industries – of which there are many! The fact the high streets are a strewn with independent retailers and food and drink venues goes to show this. There’s also virtually no unemployment by comparison to many of the other countries we’ve lived in, which is illustrative of the quality of life and job opportunities there are here.