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Discuss Helensburgh here I come! in Scotland (HIC 5 Rosyth) on Rear Party; So happy its all finally happening (well it will be in 8 weeks). Got my new address today from Defence Housing and we move in about 8 weeks! Cant wait to finally be nearer the ...
  
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    Wink Helensburgh here I come!

    So happy its all finally happening (well it will be in 8 weeks).

    Got my new address today from Defence Housing and we move in about 8 weeks! Cant wait to finally be nearer the hubby.

    Its going to be all change... a new life so to speak, no more shitty job with stupid self centered naive boss... a chance to be a house mummy for a little while before fingers crossed doing a bit of work I enjoy.

    Just wanted to share it with everyone cos its made a crap week alot better.

    Mother of a Baby Bootneck in training!

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    Hi Kathib98,

    I know this is quite an old post, however, figured I'd give it a go anyway!! I'm due to move to Helensburgh in November, so just wondered how you've settled in? and if you possibly have any tips for a slightly apprehensive fellow wag??

    Thanks
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    Hi Nicole, Welcome to RP (I have not been on line recently as been pretty hectic up here). Helensburgh is lovely, absolutely gorgeous in the Summer and can be lovely in the snow (so I have heard) but pretty horrible in the wet. So far the Summer here has been wonderful, however I fear you will be moving here when its colder.

    Depending on which estate you are allocated depends on the size of the houses and what you have applied for, like anywhere you will find people who have had bad experiences and those who have had good. So far we have had no complaints and love it. All the familys in my road (mainly submariners) are lovely and we have street BBQs and tomorrow night we have having a girly night out when the hubbys are home on leave for baby sitting duties.

    PM me for tips on any specifics or let me know what things are worrying you mainly. In in all it is what you make it, plenty of events and socials to get involved in if you want to,

    speak soon x Kathi
    Mother of a Baby Bootneck in training!

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    I'm from Helensburgh but sod's law my hubby works in the Naval Base furthest away from there - am now down in Cornwall. I grew up in Helensburgh and my Dad was in the Navy, really nice place to live! Am heading up there next week to visit family for a few weeks. you ladies enjoy!

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    My OH has just been posted up there and I am still in the process of deciding what I'm going to do. Obviously being a [whispers] sinful unmarried couple makes things a little more complicated as I would have to get private rented accom, therefore find a guaranteed job, income etc when he may be away for a considerable amount of time anyway. Also, I'm worried that being in private accom would mean I'm left out of the loop a bit with the other WAGs! Decisions decisions!
    Thats just typical Joanne, I'm from Devon area, Helensburgh couldn't really be further for a UK posting!

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    Maybe we should swap partners. lol What kind of work would you be looking for?

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    Watch them midges! They were just getting going when I was up there in June and my rellies reckon they're particularly nasty this year
    "Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."

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    Sounds like a plan Joanne! Nursing, where jobs are few and far between at the mo
    WR, they are indeed, came home last week covered in bites looking like I have fleas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRose View Post
    Watch them midges! They were just getting going when I was up there in June and my rellies reckon they're particularly nasty this year
    They're really bad! I have now got a scar on my arm from a midgey bite. As this is my first year up here, I don't know what they were like last year to compare... But they are bad!

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    Avon skin so soft, i have quite a few friends who are golfers and swear by it when golfing at loch lomond. Don't know how they discovered it but seems to keep the midges away.

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    also go with Avon skin so soft - it's amazing stuff!
    I can stop counting from today as we finally get to be together!!

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