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#21 grep

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:04 AM

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#22 fast eddie

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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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#23 Valium

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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

goin' up the country, girl do you wanna go...
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#25 Slim

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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.



#26 The Enemy Within

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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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#28 Feverish Flux

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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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#29 Moving Target

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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.



#30 Slim

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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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#31 nickslikk2112

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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.



#33 Gandalf

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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

Every time this topic pops up in my "view new content" list I hear this song in my head

 


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#35 MrSkeptic

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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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#36 nickslikk2112

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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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#38 Moving Target

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

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.


It has snowed hard twice in the last two winters.  Not American Midwest hard, but hard enough to leave road impassable unless you have a 4WD.  Fortunately locals are friendly and will help push your car to bits where you can get tractions.  Still had seriously scary moments on some of the long steep slopes.

 

Mrs Target has not copped much racism though the place is > 99% white.  Though some ladies tense up when she walks into a department store, then relax when they see she is with me.  Stuff like that.






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