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#21 grep

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:04 AM

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 07:59 AM

I'm sure you'll be happier out of London, good move. I moved to a bit of rural area only 3 miles off the interstate over 30 years ago, it's great to have the quiet and the wildlife and some gardening room and still only 15 miles from downtown Portland...so do they allow cannabis cultivation in UK yet???
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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:54 AM

Must be quite common that people write songs about it

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#24 fast eddie

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:54 AM

Why Cornwall?

 

Fair question, it is a bit remote. In my own case while I'm in a pleasingly rural location, Nottingham is only a 25 mile drive away, Leicester about 15. No beaches though.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:59 AM

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#27 Moving Target

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:29 PM

Fair question, it is a bit remote.

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:22 AM

Just curious because as Slim mentioned it seems a long way from London.  You didn't mention anything about family there.  I get the beach thing, and I know you said your job covers the south region, but what about Cornwall in particular drew you there?  Have you vacationed* there or something?

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:26 AM

Just curious because as Slim mentioned it seems a long way from London.  You didn't mention anything about family there.  I get the beach thing, and I know you said your job covers the south region, but what about Cornwall in particular drew you there?  Have you vacationed* there or something?

 

* intentional use of Americanese verbing

 

Been there many times since childhood.  I love the space and the seas and the moorland.  Could have gone to Derbyshire for the same type of landscape but that is 200 miles from London and this part of Cornwall 250 away.  Plus, protected by the sea it is temperate all year round.  Never snows, I'm told.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 08:17 AM

Derbyshire isn't that far from London. I'm 100 miles from London here and I can cycle to Derbyshire in 25 minutes.


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:03 PM

I don't even have to cycle to be in Derbyshire :)

I can be in London - 150 miles - in under 2 hours.

I can be at the seaside in an hour - if Cleethorpes counts...

I can cycle to the Peak District in 25 minutes.

 

We did used to get lots and lots of snow.


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#32 Moving Target

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 07:04 PM

Derbyshire isn't that far from London. I'm 100 miles from London here and I can cycle to Derbyshire in 25 minutes.

 

The part of Derbyshire I visited is close to Manchester.



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 02:17 PM

So?  Did you move?  Damn, you get us all jiggered up and then no posts after the purported move date.



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 07:55 PM

So?  Did you move?  Damn, you get us all jiggered up and then no posts after the purported move date.

 

 

Seems like the more sensitive Brits have left CP. NickSlikk is still around.


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 09:47 PM

I'm not around, I'm a square daddio!

 

As far as I can tell MT has moved to Kernow. A short bike ride appeared on Strava, but he had to return home because it rained.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 05:50 PM

I'm within 6-7 months from retiring and looking forward to GTFO of the rat race. Starting to look at new housing, new vehicle (switching from car to SUV), and definitely looking forward to no more fuckin' work.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:46 PM

A rural move may be in our future as well since my MIL's passing and my FIL's reluctance to leave the farm. There are pros and cons to moving, mainly to do with schooling and jobs. We'll see.


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:32 PM

Well, Mrs MT and I have pulled the trigger, selling our flat in the west London mass production zone and buying a house in Cornwall.  We move toward the end of June.

 

Bye bye to mortgage payments, stress of the commute into the centre, screaming police sirens, millions of people, fear of terrorist bombs on the train.  Hello to quiet and tranquility.

 

It seems so perfect that I keep looking for the flaw in the plan, but I cannot find one.....

 

I moved out of a smallish city about 11 years ago, into the home of my then and now GF, in the country.  Will NEVER live in a city again.

 

That said, what city and whereabouts in the city have a big role to play in whether or not one can live sanely there.  Living on the outskirts, near where it's mostly residential, in the US at least, is the best bet.  That small area between the urban jungle proper and the overpriced suburbs.  In other words - the working class neighborhood.

 

The risk to moving into even a smaller city or larger suburb is that they could grow, becoming the very thing you moved there to escape/avoid.  Even some of the suburban neighborhoods in my area have grown to nearly city size, while the cities have largely remained stagnant.


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