If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

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12/04/2013 at 14:39

KK - it's only the biz that keeps us here as I said although GWR is actually quite a nice place to live so we could happily stay.   but we do have itchy feet (bar where we were brought up I've lived in Liverpool and Wiltshire, P's also lived in Bristol and London) for something new - it's a question of local or not.

I've talked about moving back to Wales but I'm not entirely convinced that I do in all honesty as I quite enjoy being a Welsh Exile winding up my English friends - and them vice versa.

we're kind of "wherever I lay my hat" people - travelling has allowed us to see a lot of the world, and having a motorhome gives us loads of escapes in the UK and Europe, so perhaps we will settle with having a nice base to live in and keep travelling for the fun.

let's see what happens when we sell the biz - that will allow us freedom to think on what we really want

12/04/2013 at 14:40

I have lived in and around London for 15 odd years. As A kid I had never even seen the sea London is great and has amazing amount of opportunities and things to do, I still visit. But I think nowadays London feels like a different country to me. If that makes any sense.

You are either love cities or you don't. I don't hate cities I love Cardiff and its looking likely I may be moving there soon, also Oxford

seren nos    pirate
12/04/2013 at 15:00

some people love cities........i hate them........the problem with my cycling club is that its based in cardiff and I hate the first  and last 10/15 mins of each ride

12/04/2013 at 15:06

And the fact they call everyone 'boy-o' right???

kittenkat    pirate
12/04/2013 at 15:12
fat buddha wrote (see)

KK - it's only the biz that keeps us here as I said although GWR is actually quite a nice place to live so we could happily stay.   but we do have itchy feet (bar where we were brought up I've lived in Liverpool and Wiltshire, P's also lived in Bristol and London) for something new - it's a question of local or not.

I've talked about moving back to Wales but I'm not entirely convinced that I do in all honesty as I quite enjoy being a Welsh Exile winding up my English friends - and them vice versa.

we're kind of "wherever I lay my hat" people - travelling has allowed us to see a lot of the world, and having a motorhome gives us loads of escapes in the UK and Europe, so perhaps we will settle with having a nice base to live in and keep travelling for the fun.

let's see what happens when we sell the biz - that will allow us freedom to think on what we really want

My Mum and stepfather recently moved back to the Hereford area after 30 years in the Welsh Valleys, they're sort of a 'reverse' you. We moved to Caerphilly when i was 10 and it was a huge culture shock from rural Herefordshire, I was the new girl in the last year of primary school, and while most wanted to be my friend, i was physically attacked in the playground by a girl for being new. I won that fight which i was forced into just by sheer defense and despite my small size.

Again in Secondary school in Caerphilly, i had to physically fight girls much bigger than me because they didn't like it that the boys they fancied, fancied me. I miss very few things about the Welsh Valleys, but it taught me a lot. And yes, I did make some long lasting friends from it, I'll say this about the time, loyalty is what the valleys does well. And because I lived a stones throw from Bedwas, Scargill and the miners' strike was huge and on our doorstep.

Edited: 12/04/2013 at 15:13
12/04/2013 at 15:23

if there is one thing I can guarantee KK - I would not move back to Cwmbran.  it was a shithole when I left and in the intervening 40+ years hasn't done anything to tempt me back permanently.  if I go back to Wales it will be somewhere a damn sight more attractive than Cwmbran!!  

kittenkat    pirate
12/04/2013 at 15:32
fat buddha wrote (see)

if there is one thing I can guarantee KK - I would not move back to Cwmbran.  it was a shithole when I left and in the intervening 40+ years hasn't done anything to tempt me back permanently.  if I go back to Wales it will be somewhere a damn sight more attractive than Cwmbran!!  

Ha, I know Cwmbran, and fully agree with your decision!

Edited: 12/04/2013 at 15:33
12/04/2013 at 15:40

Cornwall or the Dordogne (just getting details now). You get shed loads more for your money in France

12/04/2013 at 15:44
groovy wrote (see)

Cornwall or the Dordogne (just getting details now). You get shed loads more for your money in France

you used to get shedloads more a few years ago.....  

12/04/2013 at 15:52

Love living in a small village in the heart of Lancashire.

Seaside is 10 miles to the west (and much of it is lovely with the obvious expection of Blackpool), west pennines and yorkshire dales on the east and lakes only 60 minutes away on the M6. Manchester and Liverpool nearby if you want a trip to a city.

The other half is from Shropshire and can see the attraction of living there.

12/04/2013 at 22:04
Peter Collins wrote (see)

If I made comments about places outside London that were of the same tone as the comments people make about London, I'd rightly be shot down. Every place has its good and bad points. Live with it.

Tell me about it.  If i said xx place was a sh*t hole, people would go mental.

I have a very happy life in London so it's can't be that bad!

12/04/2013 at 22:25
I live in Devon and I'm about 10 miles from Dartmoor and 5 miles from the sea. I like it here, but personally I'd love to live in London but know I couldn't afford it. Well, I could but I would be out in Zone 5 or something which isn't what I'd want. Instead of living there, we visit regularly which I appreciate isn't the same. Obviously it's busy but the things going on in London outweigh the negatives in my view.

Other than that, I'd quite like somewhere like Lucerne or Annecy.
12/04/2013 at 23:18
PipG wrote (see)
Peter Collins wrote (see)

If I made comments about places outside London that were of the same tone as the comments people make about London, I'd rightly be shot down. Every place has its good and bad points. Live with it.

Tell me about it.  If i said xx place was a sh*t hole, people would go mental.

I have a very happy life in London so it's can't be that bad!

 

yeah but there are shelf stackers in tesco who are happy with their lot in life too.

 

 

12/04/2013 at 23:55
Italy. What's not to love about it.
WR
13/04/2013 at 06:46
Dubai is pretty good, no intentions of returning to the UK any time soon!
13/04/2013 at 07:28
Lived in Dubai, Hyderabad, Johannesburg and London. London has the worst weather but overall best of everything, which is why I came back

City by choice. Countryside is lovely and all that but I have to have good coffee.
Somewhere like Vicenza in Italy would be next though, if I could afford a second home. Best breakfast pastries ever....
13/04/2013 at 07:32
Lake District. Although being from lancashire I'm half an hour from Manchester, an hour from Liverpool and Leeds, 40 minutes from the Lake District and 5 minutes from the Pennines.

Love London, New York and Las Vegas though. If I had to pick a big city it would be London.
13/04/2013 at 07:43

Never been to Cornwall. It's on my list to see.


I'd pick Scottish Highlands. It's just the raw beauty that I love up there. 

I would love any mountain area. Norway would be amazing too especially for it being always voted for the top 5 countries to live in  no matter what the  category. But I've never been to Norway. I've been to Scotland and at the moment, it is Scotland that is calling me. Shame threre aren't any jobs in the highlands. Edinburgh would do just fine too.

13/04/2013 at 07:44

OR near the great lakes in the states!

13/04/2013 at 08:53

KK \ FB ... come to North Wales ... we have RHYL !!!!!

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