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I have just choked on my coffee :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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My OH used to be in charge of a unit called the Wessex Consortium, which made educational videos for several local teacher training colleges at what is now Winchester University. The 1970s video technology was very bulky and they had a large workshop with two doors next to each other into the corridor beyond.
So that everyone would know where they were and what they did, when the unit moved in the plan was to label the left hand door, in very large letters;

WES
WORK

and the right hand door with
SEX
SHOP

I’m very sorry to say that in the 1970s things had not moved on far enough for this to be acceptable to the Principal.
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Margaid wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:07 pm
Just managed to avoid spraying my screen with coffee! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Now wash your handle!
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Hen gen, I'm originally from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, although not the lovely rural area you once lived. I prefer Nottinghamshire, as there's more forests and I'm in the doorstep of countryside. I'd love to up sticks and move elsewhere, not sure where. Can't speak foreign languages, so has to be UK i guess.
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Chesterfield! You’d know Jason Statham then. 😀
The decision where to spend our declining years, once we’re free of wage slavery, is a tricky one. For me the increasing gentrification of rural England was an incentive to move. For every gnarly old farmer there are Tristram and Penelope with a pony for their daughter and a couple of Labradors “from a working strain of course” (even though the don’t go shooting) . And a raft of pretentious beliefs that really p... me off, not because I necessarily disagree with them but because they’re part of the package they’ve bought into.
So can I buy a Kalashnikov and rampage across rural England murdering Morris dancers, WI jam makers and owners of obscure breeds of dog?
A guy I used to work with retired to Orkney and has bought a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy. For Petes sake. I’ll match your NSDTR and raise you with my Lithuanian Truffle Hound!
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We left Yorkshire because the village where we lived was losing its sense of community. Houses were very rarely sold to locals but became holiday cottages which were empty most of the year. The Sunday School, Methodist chapel and school all closed and were converted to houses then the final straw, the Post office and shop closed. So we came here, not just for its beauty but for its close community which was a great help during lockdown.
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I'm just going to keep looking for that idyllic little house with an acre or so, just to keep more hens 😉 and not have to suffer hearing a ball being kicked against a fence several months of the year. I don't like neighbours. Moving here when I remarried has been the worst move. I just can't settle. I love peace and quiet. 🙂
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Tweetypie wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:44 pm
I'm just going to keep looking for that idyllic little house with an acre or so, just to keep more hens 😉 and not have to suffer hearing a ball being kicked against a fence several months of the year. I don't like neighbours. Moving here when I remarried has been the worst move. I just can't settle. I love peace and quiet. 🙂
Sounds like you need a nice island then! We have neighbours, but in the true sense, not next-door neighbours. Nice and quiet, more sheep than people.
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dianefairhall wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:52 pm
Tweetypie wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:44 pm
I'm just going to keep looking for that idyllic little house with an acre or so, just to keep more hens 😉 and not have to suffer hearing a ball being kicked against a fence several months of the year. I don't like neighbours. Moving here when I remarried has been the worst move. I just can't settle. I love peace and quiet. 🙂
Sounds like you need a nice island then! We have neighbours, but in the true sense, not next-door neighbours. Nice and quiet, more sheep than people.
And even if you did have neighbours you wouldn’t hear them because of the howling gales and driving rain! 😀
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