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Moving to Ostend ( possibly)
Subforums: Property for Sale/Rent
I'm a newbie here, just looking around...my family and I are looking to relocate to Ostend in the next couple of months, we are a family of 4, two children aged 8 and 7. Grown jaded of life in the UK, hubby has a construction job more or less set up in Ostend. We know the area really well as both I and hubby have previously had postings in our old jobs, hubby lived in Brussels for a few months too.
Hubby has several friends in the area, who have basically got him the job. No ties to the UK as such, just a few friends and family, plus it's only a short distance away from the UK. I just would like to see if there are any members on here who have done a similar thing to us, especially with children, and how they found living abroad. We fully want to integrate so would be sending the kids to a local school. The plan is that hubby goes out first for a month and then we join him once he has got proper accommodation etc and can check out local schools.
I've done the checklist of reasons to stay in the UK ( very few ) against moving abroad ( very many) have an adventurous spirit and want to try something new, feeling very frustrated with life in the UK and the moment, I also have a fledgling photography business here which I feel I can adapt to pretty well in Belgium. Any thoughts or encouragement please ? I'm 90% sure we should go for it! just. Worried about the impact it may have on the children !
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