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Edinburgh: looking for job & rental

PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:47 pm
Hi guys,
I hope it’s not against the rules of TMC but I’ve run into a serious situation and need your advice please. My fiancée moved to Scotland for seasonal job in Tobermory but things turned out really different than was planned – it is a job in another restaurant than advised, 2 times higher room rent and finally she caught Lyme Disease yesterday – so she is probably (will know it for sure today) leaving to Edinburgh. I’m arriving 18th of July and will follow her in search for bright future there too.

The problem is we're from the Czech Republic and Iceland so we don’t know the local advertising services/customs and we need to find a place to rent. And a (barista) job for me. I haven’t found anything in Edinburgh on and don’t know any other trusted/proven sites to look for jobs (or flat rentals).

Every advice or job offers will be highly appreciated!
Also, we'd love to have a cup with member of TMC in Edinburgh in general.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:42 am
by GreenBean
I am sorry to hear about your problems, Lukas. I hope your fiancée gets the best treatment to ensure a rapid recovery and cure and that someone can help you and your fiancée with information and advice on accommodation and jobs in Edinburgh.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:08 pm
Thanks a lot, Tom!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:19 pm
by CakeBoy
Hi Lukas. It might be worth popping into Kilimanjaro at 104 Nicolson Street. It is owned by TMC member and former Scottish barista Champion, Jonathan Sharp. At the very least you can probably get the heads up on the Edinburgh scene and you know that your first port of call is a top end establishment, so any recommendations will be worthwhile and of quality. Good luck to you both and I do hope your fiancée recovers well from the Lyme Disease, it is very nasty and she must take care.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:53 pm
Hi! Many thanks for your recommendation! I will check that place for sure (it sounds awesome).
Also Iva is getting better and it looks like friend of a friend of a friend of mine might have a spare room for a week in Edinburgh which increases our chances to survive there :)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:58 am
by CakeBoy
That is good news on both counts. Let us know his it does. Best of luck :)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:35 pm
Hi guys! I was soooo busy these tree weeks... Unbelievable. We moved to a different place for a whole August (one room but for a good price) and it looks like it will be easier to find a small flat for rent when the Fringe festival ends.

I was on a trial shift at Kilimanjaro - they sprinkle the cappuccino with cocoa and don't weigh the doses and shots (I actually haven't found scales there at all), eh...

But I was then offered a job at the Filament Coffee where I'm working at the moment. Mythos, EK 43, weighing each dose and shot, single origin coffees only (HasBean for espresso and Square Mile for filter) - the best coffee shop I've ever worked in my whole life. And I really like the city :)

That's probably all for the moment :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:07 am
by GreenBean
Brilliant news, Lukas. I am delighted for you :D

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:57 pm
by bruceb
Whoa! Blahopřeji! Lukas. Image
It sounds like you had some excellent luck. Let us know how things work out for you.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:31 pm
by CakeBoy
Well done Lukas, sounds great :) I hope your fiancée is feeling a bit better. Edinburgh us a lovely city :)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:33 pm
So, the Edinburgh part of the story ends - the Filament Coffee is relocating the shop (looking for a new place at the moment) and instead of staying we set sail off to the Reykjavík in Iceland. I miss the Edinburgh's weather and old majestic buildings a but it was quick decision since we had offer to stay at friend's house for really cheap (cheaper than in Edinburgh actually).
I was offered a job at Reykjavík Roasters and Iva is doing graphic design from home. It looks like she will have to undergo another (longer) ATB therapy to get rid of the Lyme disease (she's having headache every day as well as other symptoms) but otherwise we feel very good there.

Thanks for all your support. It seems that we'll stay there for quite a long :)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:02 pm
by CakeBoy
Sounds like a good plan Lukas. I wish you both well there and hope Iva is soon free of what can be a nasty disease :)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:02 pm
by GreenBean
I am impressed with the apparent ease with which you and Iva move around Europe and find employment 8) Congratulations to you both and enjoy Reykjavík. I hope the next round of treatment rids Iva of the Lyme disease.