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BS: Where would you move to?

I don't know 26 Jul 11 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 06:41 AM

Talking the other day my husband suddenly said that he thinks in 2 years time when he retires we should move.
I asked the question Where to, the answer was not sure but this is what both of us agree we would like.

a bungalow
small garden
FOLK CLUB/ music venues
local shops/doctors ect.
public transport
lovely views
friendly people

oh & not to expencive (LOL)

Any ideas on the best part of the country. We have been over most of the uk, & really don't which area we like best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 07:07 AM

A lot to be said for Scotland, where there's a decent government, as well as pretty good music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 07:22 AM

I would suggest the Isle of Wight but find out more about the Island first. Some parts that are out in the sticks could be a nightmare for public transport and shops but there are other places like West Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Rookley or Newport which is more central for buses etc. It depends, if you are happy and content not to leave the island too often then it will suit you fine. The cost of the ferry with a car can be pretty expensive as is the High-Speed Hydrofoil which deters a lot of people from making trips to the mainland too often. The views are lovely and it is a very laidback place just what you need when retiring. Each town has it's own carnival and some of the Agriculture shows are worth going to with local produce. The Garlic festival is great for trying the unusual like garlic ice-cream.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Beer
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 07:42 AM

Come to Ormstown Quebec. We have all of the above to fill your needs.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 09:48 AM

Anywhere in Cornwall, one of the most beautiful spots on earth..and quiet...ahhhh, bliss.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:02 AM

Pocatello, Idaho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Stu
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:12 AM

Montana or South Dakota for me. I'd love to spend a couple of years in the US.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:30 AM

Why move, unless you don't like where you are?

After living in the same village for 35 years, the last thing I wanted to do when I retired was move away, leaving all the family, friends, contacts, music, social groups, etc., that I'd built up over those years. Now I'm retired, I enjoy them even more.

I love going to France, and go two or three times a year - but I would never live there...

Why start all over again, unless you have very few of these things and/or your locality is unpleasant to live in? Or - unlike me - you have a wanderlust you haven't slaked yet? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:31 AM

The Isle of Eigg, (pop. 89 at the last count), (for US-ians, it's one of The Small Isles off the West Coast of Scotland, in the Sea of The Hebrides south of Skye).


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 11:45 AM

Yes Will Fly why move?   Well for the very reasons you haven't. Only family is a daughter in Oxfordshire, brother-in-law on east coast, brother also in oxfordshire, cousin on south coast & my mum who has now decided it is time to go into a home & she fancies the south coast. Never been a close family- something I would have liked but never happened.   
At the moment public transport is shocking where we live & the nearest folk club 18 miles one way 21 miles the other. Some local sessions at the working mans club but not a lot of interes.
We only chose to live here because we could walk to work (that closed) although it is a resonable place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 11:51 AM

Good reasons enough! I have two sisters - one lives 350 miles away, the other lives round 4,000 miles away...

May I ask where you are at the moment?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 11:55 AM

There is a small town in Colorado where folk music and other artist venues are the core of the town. Over the years the cost of housing there has risen to the point where most of the supporting workers have to live 17 miles away. I hear its lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 12:25 PM

Will, I hear that Vancouver, BC, Canada is a very friendly, clean, progressive place with plenty good music venues. It's a large(r) city, but I understand it's affordable, has great services and is very artist-friendly. I know I would consider it if I would and/or could move one day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 12:34 PM

I've got a niece in Portland, Oregon and a sister in Tucson, Arizona. If I ever got the urge to move to the US, I suppose those might be choices. I've also heard that Vancouver is a great place to be.

My slight note of caution in my first reply to the thread was because I've known quite a few couples who moved to different places on retirement (mainly because they'd holidayed there at some stage and liked it) - only to find that the dream didn't come true for them for various reasons.

Mind you, getting involved in a local folk club or other musical activity can be a great way of putting down new roots quickly - and a lot depends on the sociability, gregariousness and adaptability of those moving. I'm very lucky where I am (in Sussex, UK) but I doubt that I'd find it easy to move here from elsewhere if I was starting again. It's not a cheap area, by any means.

Pint of decent beer in Sheffield (drunk several pints recently): £2.60
Pint of decent ber in my local: £3.30

That's one indicator of the cost of living... :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: bubblyrat
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 01:09 PM

I always feel the "pull" of the West Country ; I went there as a teenager ( Plymouth ,Culdrose, Yeovil ) in the 1960s and later lived in Dorset.I'm currently in a very expensive part of Surrey ( a folk wilderness ) but we're off to look at life in Bideford ,Devon ,next month, as it presents itself as a distinct possibility !


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 01:33 PM

Vancouver, BC affordable? Ahhh... not on twice MY $.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 01:50 PM

We are in north essex. We have already said it would not be a holiday destination, if it was it would be Florida. Just a question of gathering information & getting an idea about genral costs in diffrent areas. I still pay for meds so Wales or Scotland may be a good choice (sujested by a friend who would like cheap hols),
My husband says somewhere for good birdwatching & walking as this is also a hobby of ours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Will Fly
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 01:59 PM

North Essex eh? Very close to some nice countryside. I quite like the north Norfolk coast, but I suspect it's not as cheap to live in as it used to be.

Great for birding and walking, though...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: MikeL2
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 02:31 PM

hi

My wife and I both have sisters who live in different parts of Spain.

But we have children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren living here in Cheshire. This plus wider family and friends, so we don't want to move.

Though I have to be honest and own up that we do have a second home in Menorca Spain but we have never ever considered moving there. In fact we haven't been there for a couple of years now due to various reasons.
The kids go and they love it and it gives them a cheap holiday in these parlous times.

We both feel the same about staying here, so why would we move???

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 02:52 PM

Norfolk UK has all the requirements on your list. Also, bungalows here aren't too expensive, eg about £160,000 for a detached one. It's heaven here, ideal for retirement.
Speaking for myself, I'd give anything to go and live in Senegal (Casamance area) It's hot, dry, the people and their culture are just superb. But my husband has had enough of Africa, he adores UK and nothing will persuade him to go back there where he suffered so much all his life. Guess we'll stay in Norfolk!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 04:46 PM

Well Norfolk is a day out for us, just feel apart from the nice countryside we would maybe like to be closer to all the other things on my list- somewhere like Ely would be nice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 04:51 PM

VAncouver, BC is NOT affordable. Neither is beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State, a wonderful place to live but expensive.

But Ormstown, Quebec is moderately affordable and has an abundance of wonderful musicians. The countryside is lovely. There is bus service to the wonders of Montreal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 05:27 PM

Christchurch, NZ, would fit your requirements and there are lots of cheap houses at the moment.
Lots of bungalows with small gardens, FOLK CLUBs/ music venues/local shops/doctors etc.
Public transport, lovely views from the Port hills, friendly people, everything you're looking for.
The only minor problem is - ongoing aftershocks. That's why the houses are so cheap. People are trying to sell up and get out of there. Many of the gardens have been flooded with sewerage - on three or four occasions.
I wouldn't go there if you paid me.
Personally, I like Cornwall. If I could win the LOTTO, I'd consider moving there, especially for the music.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: mg
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 01:33 AM

I would not move to Portland OR..but to each her own..it has some very nice housing stock..not much of a downtown but nice neighborhoods..but the driving is so scary..all these bridges and you are always on the wrong one going the wrong way..or at least I was. Plus there is income tax in Oregon and they seem to always have trouble with their mayors, senators etc. Washington is across the river..we have generally had some excellent government people..no income tax. SW Washington is very nice and not too crowded or expensive..lots of meth though. Astoria OR is very nice and I would retire there if it were in Washington..but maybe there is no tax on retirement income. I plan to hop from place to place when I retire..Mexico, Washington, Newfoundland, Alabama, Ireland..maybe Ukraine for a month or so each year. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:45 AM

Lovely to get the personal feelings of areas where people live, so much better than estate agents who are only after a quick sale, or as said earlier picking an area because we enjoyed a holiday there. Thank you for your responses so far.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 04:15 AM

Income tax in Oregon, right- but no sales tax as in Washington. I like Oregon - where I spent most of my life - although I like Alaska better. So for me, I'd have to say that I am already where I would move to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Bugsy
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 04:43 AM

My house in Wanneroo Western Australia will be on sale next year.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Arnie
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 04:58 AM

Come to Kent, the garden of England - we did! It's great down here with loads of folk clubs and events. House prices are on a par with average South East property and there's some excellent countryside and coast at hand. Also, France is pretty close for shopping expeditions. Inland there are the Medway towns plus Faversham, Maidstone, Ashford & Canterbury. On the coast we have places such as Dover, Deal (annual Maritime Folk Festival), Folkestone, Whitstable, Broadstairs (annual folk festival) etc..Loads going on and a pleasant part of the country to live in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: theleveller
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 05:35 AM

How about the East Riding of Yorkshire. You'll get a lot of property for your money and some of the finest, undiscovered countryside in England. The music scene is great and the people incredibly welcoming. Not sure about public transport - depends where you go, but it's pretty crap all over the UK.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 06:11 AM

Or West Yorkshire? I have heard good reports of Otley.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 06:34 AM

Nowhere has everything. We retired to Dorset two years ago. It ticks all the boxes, but the roads are crap. In Nottingham you could be in Leicester, Leeds, Brum, Lincoln - do the 90 miles to Stratford after work in time to catch the the RSC at 7.30 - go shopping in the Westfield Centre Derby or meadow hall, sheffield.

In Dorchester there are no shops - okay but sometimes you NEED stuff. Its like bloody Ireland in that a trip of thiry non motorway miles is a real drag.

Having said that dorset is beautiful. there loads of places to play. People here are less clique-ish and genuinely generous in handing out creative opportunities for performers. The Notts/derby folkscene is reminiscent of the feudal system -- and the pique that used to get into my mudcat communications was me railing at years of serfdom.

Its nice to be able to see the sea when you want also.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 06:45 AM

Vermont


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 01:08 PM

I'd move to all kinds of interesting places if I had the money to do so. Italy for a month. Spain for a month. Japan for a month. Germany for a month. Vietnam for a month. And so on...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 02:26 PM

love your idea Little Hawk, if only....dreams


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 02:49 PM

Where in north Essex are you? Do you ever venture into Blackmore Folk (now in Writtle)? Or Witham singaround? Maybe we have met.

We are in mid Essex and looking in about 4 years to retire to Kent. Great music there. Hope to find 2 bed with garden and parking for a caravan in easy travel distance to Rochester, Lower Stoke, Orpington Ash, etc.. Muso friends are already there.

I would love Scotland only in the summer. I think the short winter days would do terrible things re SADS.

I have given up my dream of moving back to Chickahominy River area of Virginia. The house I wanted finally off the market after 3 substantial reductions. I am thinking something was seriously wrong with the property.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: gnu
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:06 PM

Kendall... Vermont sounds absolutely perfect. I was only there twice but I was taken aback by the beauty, tranquility and people. But, I thought you were thinking about Labrador to get away from the heat?

Me? If I HAD to move, Codroy Valley, Newfoundland. Not exciting but I know a number of great people there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: skarpi
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:13 PM

I would go to either to N-Ireland or Norway .


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:15 PM

I'm IN Vermont. Been here 44 years now. It's fully as beautiful as it's sold to tourists as being, and we've been, in general, very happy here. But there is this problem with the government being dominated by liberals of the more romantic sort, who have passed such a passel of environmental regulations that private business, and therefore remunerative employment for most people, are being driven out.

My kids went to Bozeman, MT, both of them, and are doing well there.

I would like to live there too, but have a trailer somewhere on the Florida Keys to retreat to when I got sick of skiing and shoveling snow.

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Crowhugger
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:40 PM

If only those environmental laws would get passed throughout the world then all business would be on a level playing field and all life forms would be healthier in the long run.

My ideal location is anywhere with a long, snowy winter, a single short melting period in spring, a short comfortable summer and lots of outdoor play areas. Zoned to allow chickens and goats would be excellent too. Unfortunately that puts us about a thousand kilometers north of my husband's workplace. Oh well, some day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:46 PM

Pint of Abbot in Sheringham, North Norfolk was around £3.50 when I bought one a few weeks ago.

I wouldn't say it is a particularly good area for folk venues. There are monthly singaround format clubs scattered around but you need transport and keep track of dates. For my own main (session) folk interests, I have to travel to Norwich to find them.

Views depends on what you are looking for. I quite like the bleakness of the North Norfolk coastline but it is quite a contrast to North Wales where I lived before.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Megan L
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:47 PM

Nowhere when you live in heaven why move tae hell :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Amos
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 03:48 PM

IF I were suddenly bereft and alone in the world I'd move just down the street from Dani. But I'd be away on travel half the time. I'd spend a year just car-camping across the country visiting all my Mudcat ken, and then another doing the same in Englad, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Iceland, France, and other friends in Italy, Germany, and other odd places. I'd spend sopme time bumming on the coast of Portugal, and maybe spend a month at a castle in Corsica I know. Then I'd go home and do gigs with my friends in No Carolina and environs.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 07:38 PM

MeganL, right you are. When you are already there, why travel?

Peter, I saw a great bumper sticker yesterday, it said:

AT LEAST THE WAR ON THE ENVIRONMENT IS GOING WELL.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Beer
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 10:03 PM

You know i got up this morning at 5:30 went out and picked wild blueberries till 10 then went golfing and got home and Judy cooked up some perch and walleye that i caught the day before just 50 yards behind the house. she even cooked up a blueberry pie. Tomorrow i may got to Montreal which is a hour away or Cornwall Ontario (I live in Quebec.)45 minutes. No I just may go to Malone New York for a little American shopping which is half an hour away.
Friday and Saturday evening I will go to coffee houses that feature great folk, blues, country, Celtic, world music, bluegrass and so on.
Friday evening i will talk to Bruce Murdoch to see how things went with his last two concerts.
Hell I don`t want to move from here. I`ll go along with what Megan said.
However, I would like to get back to Newfoundland for a few parties( a time) and a scoff.
I truly would love to get to Ireland. But if I did I would get a one way ticket because i wouldn't`t come back.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: JennieG
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 02:29 AM

Bugsy, where do you plan to move?

Himself and I moved last year from the Big Smoke (Sydney, Oz, where the traffic is horrifying and the drivers are worse) to the Small Smoke (Tamworth, Oz, where there is hardly any traffic and the drivers are OK), population 45,000-ish and very nice it is too, we both enjoy living here. There is a lot of music - I have joined two choirs - but unfortunately there seems to be a dearth of folk music. But once winter is over and the locals come out of hibernation I am going to see if I can find some like-minded souls.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wherehe died of , and s would you move to?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 04:26 AM

The biggest drawback to moving on retirement is the possibility of one half of a couple dying , leaving the other half isolated from frieds and famiy , and alone .
My Ex's parents retired to Sussex and she died of cancer after three years , which woud have been really bad for him if they hadnt moved close to Family


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 06:03 AM

No unfortunately you can't forsee what is going to happen after retirement. Not just to one half of a couple but changes in the family that you hadn't accounted for. Perhaps a holiday home retreat might be a better plan for the change of scenery rather than upsticks and move, moving can be stressful and costly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: skarpi
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 07:07 AM

but then again I think I would stay here in Iceland , Iceland is great
Country , its the politics that makes the living here hard at the momment.

away from that its a fantastic place to be in .

I love my country .

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 02:01 PM

LH if you spent a month in Italy, it would turn into years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 03:43 PM

Yes, quite likely. ;-) I've heard good things about Italy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 05:06 PM

We have all your requirements here in Newtongrange, except I wouldn't say the people are all that friendly. Some of tnem are after you've been here long enough, but it's a bit clannish.

Public transport is excellent (free for over-60s throughout Scotland). About 12 buses an hour into Edinburgh during the day, other more local services, hourly night bus service. The local folk club is not really my thing but there's everything you could want around Midlothian or in Edinburgh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: olddude
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 05:19 PM

For me it would be Alaska but the Mrs would have nothing to do with that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 05:47 PM

I'm a student, so I have no idea about anything, but I like being in Sheffield:
  • a bungalow: Can't say
  • small garden: Can't say
  • FOLK CLUB/ music venues: A lot
  • local shops/doctors ect.: A fair few
  • public transport: We have nice public transport. The trams are all shiny!
  • lovely views: I lived in Broomhill, which is 30 minutes walk from the station. And then there's a wonderful views 30 minutes cycle away. The peak district is wonderful and not far away at all
  • friendly people: Well, there's some. It's that YorkshireYankee and asirovedout you need to watch out for though. You join a folk choir and within a month they grab you and throw you into a folk club and make you sing Hanging Johnny. Gits, both of them


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 07:52 PM

Any place with Irish music


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Gurney
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 01:22 AM

I've lived in Plymouth, England, and still would if I could have earned a decent living there. The Devon/Cornwall peninsula is the most temperate place in Britain.
I've liven in Auckland, New Zealand, for 35 years, and there are worse places than that, too. It is sub-Tropical.
I understand Spain is the country for avid party animals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: I don't know
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 05:25 AM

Virgina Tams I live half way between colchester & cambridge. Visit colchester club when somebody we wish to see is there & the same with cambridge also the bluebell inn at hempstead. Used to be a member at hitchen for a few years until finances changed & have had to cut back. Prefere clubs with artists to only sessions but give most things a try.
Love Devon & Cornwall for holidays but don't know if it would be my choice permantly.
If only the music would take of a lot closer to home (tried with no success) we real have most thngs at hand, public transport would be my only concern if my husband could not drive for any reason, last bus out to town 5.20pm, last bus back 5.35pm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Musket
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 09:33 AM

I moved to North Lincolnshire last year. Property prices are very reasonable, the views are flat but big sky and great for walking. Pub prices? I pay £2.30 a pint for hand pulled Batemans, £2.50 for Jennings.

Public transport is, I am told, not so good where we are. But no matter, because they would only take you to Doncaster or Scunthorpe if we had them (!)

We're happy as pigs in poo with our decision to up sticks and move. And you know, Sheffield is still only 40 mins on the motorway away to go out and see mates, have a drink, argue over who is driving back and sampling the delights of lime and soda...


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 07:50 PM

In US consider Astoria Oregon...houses used to be dirt cheap..now worse..lots and lots of empty storefronts, partially because of slum lord who will not repair or lease them I think. Conducive to starting a small but perhaps not overly profitable business. Beautiful view. About 80 miles I think from Portland. Lots of great music. Good museums. Not probably a great job market but good for retiring. Rainy damp cold windy weather most of year..oh I see that that could be a drawback for some...fabulous community radio and community in general..settled by Finnish, Norwegians, Croatians, Chinese and of course Clatsop and other Native groups. Some good restaurants. Fisher Poets every year. Good fishing...mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Midchuck
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 09:03 PM

No I just may go to Malone New York for a little American shopping which is half an hour away.

Why not Churubusco, which is just a short distance from Malone?

Dick's Country Store! 1000 guns, 500 guitars! (Probably more than that now...)

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Beer
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 11:49 AM

Been there many times.
ad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 08:29 PM

100 guns
500 guitars

a bizarre shopping list.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Bruce Baillie
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 04:55 PM

I wouldn't move anywhere, I'm quite happy in this little corner of West Yorkshire where I live!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 05:20 PM

Don't need ta move. Job, house, plenty of music and artsy fartsy stuff if I drive a little or take the fairly good public transportation. Few earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornadoes of much consequence. Winters are not that bad. Cost of living is not low. But once you're in the economy, it is tolerable. Lotsa nature within a short travel. Why would I leave? Unless some huge life issue compels me, I plan to retire here.

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 05:40 PM


My husband says somewhere for good birdwatching & walking as this is also a hobby of ours.
Why not just move to the south of the county. Good clubs around Southend, good birding, sea wall walks and good transport.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 06:12 PM

Northern Spain was so beautiful..so many flowers etc...you crossed the border from France and steps into Spain were met with paradise as I recall..the cleanest bathrooms in all of Europe...older men going around getting any cigarette stubbs out of the way and cleaning all the time. The contrast between France and Spain, in the same railway station which was split was astounding. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,David E.
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 08:01 PM

New Hampshire or Maine. North or South Dakota. Montana, Wyoming or Idaho. Possibly Utah or Alaska. Anywhere really where the it's quiet, the air is clean and I can spend my final years fishing in peace.

David E.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 12:40 PM

SW Washington is very nice..great fishing, hiking. Job situation not great but OK in some specialties. Houses not as expensive as other areas but not dirt cheap any more. Weather is cool and rainy, and very windy and rainy by ocean. No ice to speak of or snow..a couple of days a year maybe. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 05:57 AM

Started this thread back last July & didn't think we would move for at least 2 years but things change & we have made an offer on a property in Thetford, nice position for town & walking (just need to sell our place). We know Bury St Edmunds well & will be able to attend the Milkmaid Folk Club more often as well as the Apex theater, nayone tell us of any other music in the area?
Ely Festival will be that much closer if we wish to go.
Thank you Cathy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 07:05 AM

Convenient if you need a portaloo


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: kendall
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 02:27 PM

We have no close neighbors. The house is in good shape, warm and cozy, on a side road, 3 miles from the Maine Mall, one mile from the grocery store, Post office and fire dept.
Our back yard has upwards of 20 wild turkeys, Deer, a Possum, three Raccoons and 4 Foxes. I wonder if I can claim them as dependents?


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: gnu
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 02:39 PM

You could fatten them up. More coin in that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 03:27 PM

I wish I lived somewhere utterly flat so I could ride my bicycle and not struggle with hills. It could be along a river valley in an otherwise hilly area.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: vectis
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 03:53 PM

No question New Zealand (but not Christchurch at the moment) Auckland for folk nightly or the north end of South Island for lifestyle and twice monthly folk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Elmore
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 04:26 PM

Don't come here. (Londonderry NH) We have a bit of folk music, but they charge an arm and a leg. A short round trip taxi ride will run you about twenty bucks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 04:37 PM

Where would I move to?

Cuba. France. Denmark. Holland. Vietnam. Japan. Australia. Norway. Finland. Italy. Switzerland. New Zealand. Peru. Scotland. Ireland. Iceland. Some other part of Canada. Germany. Austria. Belgium. Argentina. Brazil. Costa Rica. Actually...there are a whole lot of places I'd be happy to move to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 04:38 PM

Deal (Kent, UK) is nice.

I have friends who speak very highly of Cuba.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 07:19 PM

Yo! Thread revived by the OP (GUEST,I Don't Know) who is no longer looking but has made a decision and wants more info in relation to that. See here (9 posts above).

Plus, some of youse have answered previously.

Hmph!

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: jimmyt
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 09:18 PM

Interesting to read these responses. Based on each person's criteria, I can see major advantages to many locations to relocate, but how good would a move to Alaska be if you are not used to extreme weather? what about moving to Cuba if you have grandchildren in Scotland? Hw would that be? I think Croatia or Slovenia, but that is just thinking from the romantic side of my brain. What If I have a really wonderful home in Romania, extreme beauty, bucolic living conditions, but I need a good surgeon for a disc operation. The fact is, you probably need to find the best overall blend for you personally. I am living on a farm in north Georgia, and over all, I am happy here. Would I like more music? why sure! What about shopping, proximity to the ocean, the cities, culture, etc. Sure, there are better locations for these, but hey, life is a series of compromises. The old saying, "the grass is greener..." seems to be apropos here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: jimmyt
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 12:39 PM

well sorry, it seems I killed another thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,DocJohn
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:02 PM

When I retire in a couple of years, we're off to France:
No royalty
No brown bread
Great lifestyle - like England in the 60's
Friendly people
Warmer, drier weather
No road tax
Superb wine and food
Respect for the individual
No Murdoch
Architecture, history and culture
Cinemas prefered to cinema
Respect for intellectuals rather than celebrities
Downsides:
I'm hopeless at the language
They drive on the wrong side but the roads are empty
No English beer
No double cream - come on someone import it: chefs love it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: pdq
Date: 05 Feb 12 - 12:59 PM

NATIONAL TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

HIGH FRI...88 AT EDINBURG TX

LOW FRI...15 BELOW ZERO AT PRESQUE ISLE ME


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: GUEST,Psychomorris
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 06:02 AM

Somewhere in North Devon. Ease of access too motorway to take you anywhere North, South, East or West. In reach of small town or bigger if you so wish. On route to Cornwall. Attraction! Beautifal countryside lovely quiet villages. In short distance of some of the finest festivals in Britain. Sidmouth, Dartmoor, etc. Pennymoor singarounds. Pennymoor song and ale and Bamptom After the fair event, with its links to Brittany and Ireland. The people involved are the best I have met anywhere. English Irish and Bretons. Pity I cannot get my wife to move.


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Subject: RE: BS: Where would you move to?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 07:51 AM

France seems to me to be a society built on facades and pretension. I'm also very surprised to see "respect for the individual" touted as one of its virtues. Surely the citizen is more the vassal of the state there than here - although I support its stance as being a secular society.


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