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There is lots of talk about feeling at home .

whats your 5 must haves for anywhere to feel like home .

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2 minutes ago, Tink said:

There is lots of talk about feeling at home .

whats your 5 must haves for anywhere to feel like home .

Be in Australia

Access to AFL and NRL

Good farmers market

Reasonable access to speedway tracks 

Clean air

 

 

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Financial and health security
Clotted cream, scones and Driscoll jubilee strawberries
Seafood
Labradors (and other dogs and cats)
Country rambling/walking

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I think maybe we change as we get older 

I know now my 5 would be , my phone , got such a lot on it , photos , music , I’m quite attatched to it lol.

my cross but that’s never off my neck .

my glasses need thos to see the phone lol

some paper photos of my boys when small

And  my dogs , I guess home just where I lay my hat , or put my glasses down these days .

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Retired now having moved too often so

My husband!!! no where will be home without him

Finally living in a house and area I love

photos of high lights of our life and our children 

a few momentos from places I have lived, but don’t like clutter

healthy and enough money to enjoy life

 

 

 

 

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House plants make me feel settled somehow.

a garden I can potter in 

scented candles (I take one on holiday too)

good neighbours

not over attached to things or places really

 

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So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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All my familiar bits and pieces around the house e.g. photos, pictures/paintings, books etc.

The sound of the wind and the sea.

Lovely places for long walks with my dog.

Friendly neighbours.

Walking distance to all amenities in town.

As other members stated  .........  enough money so as not to worry and good health to enjoy what we have.

 

 

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My cat

 My photos 

Access to good quality food

People who “get” me

The right sized house, well built with the equipment I need to hand!

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Fresh food and English pubs

Temperate climate.

Closeness to Europe and flights for pennies.

The friendliness of the British.

The stunning scenery of the coast and some of the villages "cotswolds"

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Drinking rum before 11am does not make you an alcoholic, it makes you pirate..

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Having my immediate family around me.

Easy access to friends and extended family members

British countryside

British sense of humour and outlook on life

Not having to get up in the middle of the night to watch my football team!

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Got home yesterday after 4 weeks away.  Our dog was beside himself with joy - brought a lump to my throat seeing him again.  He was very well looked after by our lovely young house sitter who brought her dog here too.  Harry (our dog) adores Jess (the sitter's dog) and will miss her.  Went to see the horses this morning and was greeted by whinneys and lots of snorting.  Nice to see I was missed by them too.  Having my animals around are home to me.

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3 minutes ago, the bottler said:

good to have you back Toots ... 

Thank you bottler.  😀

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- My wife and kids... nowhere would be home without them.

- good parks and local amenities for my kids to just be kids... nothing more than 5minutes walk or 20minutes drive. their happiness on such little trips brings such joy to me.

- a back garden where I can keep lying to myself that I'm a good vegetable gardener and keep sharing my spoils with garden bugs... I complain and whinge when the harvest is poor or when bugs and slugs feast on it...but can't stand a back garden without veg in one corner 

- a good community... we're on excellent terms with our three immediate neighbours on our left and the two immediately to our right. no one lives across us, theres a massive bowling green. our left and right immediate neighbours are two old ladies and our house used to belong to a third old lady who was their friend who passed away. they have known about our leaving for a few months but each time I see them now and chat for more than 5 minutes it's tears all around. I'm hoping for similar relationships wherever I go. I'm also religious, and so a good church community goes a long way.

- A system to play music on. As an amateur vocalist, I enjoy listening to and singing music of all genres. looking forward to putting together a music room in our next house as we can now afford more than the few basics we've had so far.

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Poms In Oz ...some are not even Poms...some aren't even in Oz...both apply to me?

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Not even sure I need 5 things but I’ll go with :
A place to call my own,
My dogs,
My OH,
One close friend in the same time zone,
My phone

Everywhere I’ve lived, I’ve been happy even with just 2 or 3 of the above.

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Cheap easy access to Europe.

English pubs and all the social things that go with your local.and craft beers

National Trust and access to all it offers.

British sport, cricket, rugby, football,

Living in a Country with a temperate country, never to hot or to cold.

 


Drinking rum before 11am does not make you an alcoholic, it makes you pirate..

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My wife.

Good internet/wifi

Sunshine and fresh air

Space and privacy

Golf club and cricket.

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