We have in fact been very poor at finding an island, and the factors involved in this shite performance were:
Factor 1) There aren't actually that many islands available to buy.
Factor 2) Those that are available cost tens of millions of pounds.
Factor 3) The precious few DOSBODders who can afford such islands don't want the likes of us living there and potentially fucking up their grouse shooting.
As an idea for 2018, can we drop the dream of the island - and maybe look for the reality of the DOSBODs hippy-commune, or at least the suicide-pact religion.
Anyone with a load of money who is prepared to step forward and buy us our own island is of course more than welcome to - but in the meantime, can we cut out cloth accordingly folks...?
I can possibly get us all in a half-decent caravan-park for a few weeks in July - if anyone has a few horses to trade with the pikeys that own it...