New Home, southwest England.

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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#81  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 09, 2019 6:38 pm

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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#82  Postby romansh » Aug 09, 2019 8:47 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Well I dont miss it much. We have plenty of woods and dunes (all wild). The beach is only 10 minutes away (public transport of course). If I could cycle it would be five. We are relatively peaceful with very good transport connections which I would miss very much. The idea of car dependency I really would hate. The Hague as is most Dutch cities, motorised traffic free. To enjoy urbanisation with the amount of freedom and peace is another experience. To sit on a terrace and have just the noise of people talking I find very relaxing.
In two weeks I will be travelling to München, Wien and Budapest. I just step on the tram at my door and the journey starts. No cars or airports. In six hours I will be in München.
I like theatres, cinemas and restaurants. I love architecture especially the modern stuff. Cant stand hills and lakes. Seen one... I started walking in Scotland when I was seven.
No I am a true "stadsmens" (city person).

While all this might be very interesting for some … Where would you suggest James lives in SW England area?
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#83  Postby LucidFlight » Aug 09, 2019 10:32 pm

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While all this might be very interesting for some … Where would you suggest James lives in SW England area?

Eindhoven.

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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#84  Postby jamest » Aug 10, 2019 1:21 am

As I've recently stated, we've already moved (to Oxfordshire) about 2 weeks ago, so not looking for advice about moving any more. It's been interesting though reading the ensuing conversation, because ultimately it's all about finding a balance between your own loves and hates (and needs!). Moreso when family members are included.

I don't understand how anyone can hate either beautiful countryside or interesting cities, but for me and my family having both within reasonable distance is important. I/we hate neither and love both, so living where I am now looks like being a positive move. Only time will tell.

I'll miss the sea for sure (I lived less than a half-mile from it previously), but the coastline in West Sussex is nothing like that in Cornwall, Devon, Scotland or Wales. Places we can go to on holiday, as we often do.

Not been here for very long, but I already love Oxford. What a great place, and the tourists (for me) only add to the vibe and significance of a place. I don't hate tourists! And I cannot believe how many there are in Oxford. You'd be hard-pressed to find as many in any same area of London, was my impression (last Sunday).
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#85  Postby Fallible » Aug 10, 2019 10:07 am

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Fallible wrote:I’ll be as dismissive as I like, as are you, often. Services are not as high up some people’s list of priorities. It requires just a moment’s thought to work that out. Why do you care?


Come on Fall. Of course I care. In my present situation it is pretty high if not on top. We are going through a regional reorganisation as we have too many beds. Yes I know but it is true. Like our prisons we have too many places. We had a building boom in the 80's and 90's. Too many hospitals were built. Crazy.


I was asking why you care what others prefer.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#86  Postby Fallible » Aug 10, 2019 10:08 am

UncertainSloth wrote:fwiw, i fucking hate beaches and i fucking hate the sun...


I’m with you on the sun, but beaches..?
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#87  Postby BlackBart » Aug 10, 2019 10:29 am

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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#88  Postby LucidFlight » Aug 10, 2019 12:10 pm

BlackBart wrote:Is this the kindergarten for vampires?

Now listen here, you.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#89  Postby UncertainSloth » Aug 10, 2019 12:23 pm

Fallible wrote:
UncertainSloth wrote:fwiw, i fucking hate beaches and i fucking hate the sun...


I’m with you on the sun, but beaches..?


let me clarify somewhat, dear heart...

golden and sandy and tropical and hot and busy with people and there for hours - fuck, no

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wild and craggy and crambly and cavey and desolate and undiscovered and peaceful - fuck, yes

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and this? you are never getting me walking the greyhound round this ever, ever again...my pants are still soiled...

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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#90  Postby romansh » Aug 10, 2019 6:11 pm

LucidFlight wrote:
romansh wrote:
While all this might be very interesting for some … Where would you suggest James lives in SW England area?

Eindhoven.

:smile:

Funnily enough last month I spent three nights in Eindhoven … nice city. My three pet peeves were:
    A tiny bit of vandalism … not bad at all really.
    Way too many of the inhabitants smoke … unusual for an intelligent society like the Netherlands.
    Some of the ostensibly public toilets require money. They even have ladies collecting money at the entrances of some. Would not give change for a 20 Euro note.

It looked a very livable city. :)
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#91  Postby Fallible » Aug 10, 2019 9:02 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:
Fallible wrote:
UncertainSloth wrote:fwiw, i fucking hate beaches and i fucking hate the sun...


I’m with you on the sun, but beaches..?


let me clarify somewhat, dear heart...

golden and sandy and tropical and hot and busy with people and there for hours - fuck, no

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wild and craggy and crambly and cavey and desolate and undiscovered and peaceful - fuck, yes

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and this? you are never getting me walking the greyhound round this ever, ever again...my pants are still soiled...

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I dunno what you’re on about. That was a brilliant walk.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#92  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 11, 2019 7:50 am

Been there done that so many times in so many countries. Done one you have done them all. They all blur into one picture. Like tropical beaches. That does not happen with towns and cities. Cultures change but nature does not.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#93  Postby OlivierK » Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am

It's true, there's almost no variation in nature. :nod:
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#94  Postby gobshite » Aug 11, 2019 9:22 am

It's all flat and bleak like the Netherlands.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#95  Postby Fallible » Aug 11, 2019 9:41 am

It wouldn’t even be about it all being the same, and this being a reason not to enjoy it. I never get tired of it. It’s beautiful. Of course it’s not true that it’s all the same. It’s ever changing if you can be bothered to notice.
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Re: New Home, southwest England.

#96  Postby Scot Dutchy » Aug 11, 2019 9:47 am

gobshite wrote:It's all flat and bleak like the Netherlands.


Of course.
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