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  1. 3 points
    Holland or, failing that, a castle (or pele tower - sp?) in Sctoland/The Borders or The Beara Peninsular. I hate cities but Bath is somewhere I think I might manage!!
  2. 2 points
    Same here - we used to have to go to town to collect parcels, but they now go 5 minutes up the road to a little village stores - brilliant. And then we have lunch there too! They have 2 tables and the lady bakes her own cakes which I confirm are absolutely delicious!
  3. 2 points
    Used to use bushes when younger but think my aim might be off now. S friend managed to pee all over her shoes once. Her horrible little brother refused to let her back in car. Had to put shoes in boot of car. Memories.
  4. 2 points
    I have to say that this whole subject irks me; I think it's all about using a modicum of common sense. I was brought up eating home laid eggs - and I liked them soft-cooked - and drinking raw milk.... I have a very strong immune system and am rarely sick. I think we all need to just apply our own risk assessment to any situation.
  5. 1 point
    Inspired by conversation in Thread of little things, I wondered where people would love to live if not in their current home. This question is just about dreams, forget politics and reality, just where really appeals in your heart, not in your mind. It can be somewhere you've visited or somewhere you dream about, it's not important. I want to live in Japan for many reasons. I love it there, if I could upsticks tomorrow and move there I would. Two countries that also appeal with no real knowledge are Vietnam and Cambodia. The history, scenery, architecture and food fascinate me. The thought of living somewhere like that is quite exciting.
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    It's funny really - I spent much of my youth travelling and dreaming about living abroad, which I did for a couple of spells. While I could pretty much live anywhere, in recent years I have lost those itchy feet and come to love England (well, mostly) and would prefer to stay here and use it as a base to travel from. Andy, have you been to Edinburgh? A lovely city, and one place that I would love to live in - Rosie lives there and loves the tolerance and inclusivity there.
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    That is amazing J :) Been a nice day here, and I have been out all day as Rosie is back for a long weekend. Beautifully sunny and crisp morning, so we got the dogs out for a good run up by the windpump on Bodicote Hill. We've spent the afternoon driving about after a lovely wholefood lunch at The Straw Kitchen in Whichford. Madam has just started 3rd year of 4 and has decided to switch her emphasis from molecular genetics, which ended up being rather tedious.... "so done with that mum". She's now really enjoying zoology and marine biology, so a complete return to where she started from! She'll probably end up doing something similar to MH
  8. 1 point
    Come over to the dark side! Yes I thought about that, but ideally the house would be on a hillside with some fields in the valley. One can dream right?
  9. 1 point
    😂 unfortunately I have to work, so alas no!
  10. 1 point
    Australia - specifically Church Point in the Ku-ring-gai Chase national park just north of Sydney. I nearly made it out there to live permanently afternoon spending the best part of 18 months in Sydney in my early 20s, but then got the job and partner (who would never leave Cornwall) that I love in my home county and my plans changed. I love Cornwall, and much as I enjoy spending times in other parts of the UK I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in this country, but with no ties / considerations / reality it’d be Church Point for me.
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    West of Ireland, specifically Feakle in County Clare. Very green because it rains a lot and was unspoilt. What stopped us moving was the house prices went crazy and a lot of unsympathetic house building in the countryside spoilt it; by the time they closed the planning loopholes it was too late. But the people are lovely and so is the Guinness. We lived in a forest in the Dordogne Cattails. Lovely in the heat of Summer but the rest of the year it was dark, cold and damp. We are now surrounded by open fields and love it, although it is really too hot in Summer nowhere is going be perfect. Whether we can remain here is another question? Seems not yet being resident for 5 years may become a problem?
  13. 1 point
    For myself I love England and wouldn't want to live anywhere else - I'd just love a bigger house! :-0
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    For me: Norway, Canada, India, or Japan, probably. Japan may actually become a possibility for us as the company my husband works for is doing a lot of business out there at the moment, and the far-east is becoming the largest growth area. The problem there is that we can't adopt and our marriage wouldn't be recognised... so if we did go, I wouldn't want it to be for long. Same story in India - though I think the heat would probably kill me eventually. lol We're ultimately going to end up living in the EU, probably France or Germany. Sadly, the UK just doesn't feel like home anymore - nor does it feel that safe anymore! I do love France and Germany, so that's not so bad - but I'd like to live somewhere with a bit of scenery and a few hills as opposed to just a city.
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    Canada for me, but in truth just a forest anywhere would do. I’ve decided I want to live in a proper forest one day.
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    Oh dear. Another series that I had planned to start and not got round to setting record for. Still haven't caught up with Broadchurch 😆 Still, if it's a bit confusing then prob not for me. I often let my concentration slip then drive OH mad with 'so who is that then/what did she go there for/why is he doing that'? Attention span of a goldfish these days.....must be encroaching old age 😝
  18. 1 point
    We are lucky in that we still have a Post Office in the village with tiny sorting office attached. It's a Godsend! Our regular posties know us and where to leave stuff but problems can occur when they have relief staff on. However, if they do end up taking parcels back to the post office then it's only a 5 minute trot round to collect it...........everyone in the village trys to use it as much as possible and it also helps that two other villages have lost theirs so now use ours thus increasing business and, hopefully, making ours less likely to shut.
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    So sorry to hear that you lost your bunny so suddenly and unexpectedly. Hope you manage to find another friend for your remaining; as CT said a rescue would be a good place to start or, failing that, perhaps people might be looking to re home bunnies via your local free ads? Good luck!
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    Sorry to hear you lost your bunny. Try and contact a rescue. They often offer coupling your female to a new castrated male. Bunny pairs tend to work best if they are male and female. If you have a (already) castrated male, your female can stay unneutered.
  21. 1 point
    Perhaps she was a mutt in a previous life! Sounds very sweet though!
  22. 1 point
    I’ve seen them do it for other hens so I suppose one could for a human. Send her to college!
  23. 1 point
    Oh ye of little faith! Alex was on my doorstep right on time (est delivery time between 11.40am and 12.40pm and he arrived at 11.45am!) At least that's some of the Christmas shopping done!
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    And the longer you leave them the better they get - a win/win situation, if ever there was one 🤣
  25. 0 points
    Royal Mail are the worst here. Today they put my Sarah Raven parcel in our actual dustbin 🤮🤢
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