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Which other part of the UK would you consider relocating to?

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Say if the chance to emigrate is no longer an option and you did not want to stay in your current immediate area - which part of the UK/Eire would you prefer to be in?

 

Or for those of you who have returned from Oz/abroad - have you moved to a different area than where you originally lived in the UK/Eire. What are the merits of the new area over where you were previously?

 

 

I have travelled to a lot of areas in the UK (mostly through previous jobs or holidays - although all motorways look the same when you are a sales rep :SLEEP:) but have never moved far from where I grew up. I dont think that I will stay here for many more years though and will probably move to another part of the UK if emigration is not an option.

 

Where are you and where would you rather be if you had to stay in the UK?

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I love Devon and Cornwall in England, Scotland is lovely too. All the western seaboard in Ireland is lovely too :)

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Hello,

 

I was in Leeds for 10 years and loved it. Now I am near London and though its closer to where I was born, it just feels pretty soulless to me. Think I love Yorkshire for lots of reasons but Leeds is a really lovely city and also has gorgeous country side close by so best of both worlds. And I miss the people. Salt of the earth!


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The South West, definitely. The climate is pretty mild, the countryside is beautiful and the people are great.

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I've lived in a few places but all in the south. One was a tiny village on the outskirts of London and that was great, best of both worlds.

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The South West, definitely. The climate is pretty mild, the countryside is beautiful and the people are great.

 

Chris hit the nail on the head, i was in Penzance last weekend, people were so nice and friendly, Its what im used to, sit in a pub and chat away to strangers, but there are no strangers , only new friends. I think in the UK the class system gets in the way of how people should interact with each other. If i was to stay in the UK i would live there, cus i was born with the taste of salt in my mouth and grew up beside the sea. Lovely people and such a lovely place.:hug:

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Langkawi , duty free and warm and very freindly:yes:
sorry didna read the post right , its only uk . i wud move to Edinburgh cause thats far ma mammy bides:embarrassed:

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Your post really made me smile - this is exactly the subject we've been discussing ourselves lately - if God forbid we don't get to Oz next year!

I'm from Leicester, husband is from Chester and we moved down to Plymouth with the RN 1.5yrs ago.

*We love the fact you can nip to Cornwall for the day/weekend

*There are fabulous beaches, little villages (and cream teas) in Devon

*Walk on the moors

*The Hoe, Plymouth Sound, The Barbican, the sea!

*45 mins and we're at the Eden project (where we make full use of the years free entry after your 1st gift-aid visit; we almost treat it like going to the park now and when the weather is bad it's so lovely and warm in there)

*only 4hrs drive to see family in Leicester/Chester

 

The South West pretty much ticks all the boxes for us.

Except the house prices are 20% more and jobs tend to be poorly paid (due to ex-forces requiring work after leaving, employers know they also have a pensionable income). But there are jobs down here if you strike lucky!

Liz x


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Nowhere but Kernow


"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates 1981

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Yep, Cornwall for me. Bridget hails from Millendreath Nr Looe........right on the cliff tops overlooking Banjo pier.

 

I love Dartmoor........the isolated villages..........the rolling mist over the moors.

 

We pledged to do the entire coastal walk before we left, and our last summer but one, in the UK (1994) we did just that as we were planning a family and knew that we wouldn't be able to do it later...........everything on our backs and just pitched the tent when we (or the dogs) were knackered.

 

Ticks all the boxes for me except property prices. Excuse the quality, all scanned from print taken with an old practica camera

 

Bridget and the dogs on the coastal path:

 

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A rest in penzance:

 

 

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Polperro taxi

 

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Bridget.............pretending that she understands map reading

 

 

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Forgot the name of this place.........can anyone help?

 

 

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Storm at Lands end with the tourists heading for non-existant cover

 

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The seagulls make more mess than the dogs

 

 

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Yep, Cornwall for me. Bridget hails from Millendreath Nr Looe........right on the cliff tops overlooking Banjo pier.

 

I love Dartmoor........the isolated villages..........the rolling mist over the moors.

 

We pledged to do the entire coastal walk before we left, and our last summer but one, in the UK (1994) we did just that as we were planning a family and knew that we wouldn't be able to do it later...........everything on our backs and just pitched the tent when we (or the dogs) were knackered.

 

Ticks all the boxes for me except property prices. Excuse the quality, all scanned from print taken with an old practica camera

 

Bridget and the dogs on the coastal path:

 

A rest in penzance:

 

Polperro taxi

 

Bridget.............pretending that she understands map reading

 

Forgot the name of this place.........can anyone help?

 

 

Storm at Lands end with the tourists heading for non-existant cover

 

The seagulls make more mess than the dogs

 

 

 

 

Forgot the name of this place.........can anyone help?

Polperro Kev.


"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates 1981

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Forgot the name of this place.........can anyone help?

Polperro Kev.

 

 

Yep, you're right. I'm so used to seeing it from this angle from the net shed on the other side.

 

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kev

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And the other photo without a caption was just west of Looe with Looe Island centre right


"640K ought to be enough for anybody." Bill Gates 1981

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And the other photo without a caption was just west of Looe with Looe Island centre right

 

 

Yep, and the village on the coast towards the horizon would be Downderry?

 

kev

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Funny, me and my husband have always said we would live nowhere else in the UK, we are on the tip of Cornwall (but dare I say thatI don't recognie many of those pictures, how isolated am I??)

We love the lifestyle here and the scenery and it is the best place in the UK to bring up kids. However we want to move to Oz. Mainly because of the opportunities and hopefully a similar lifestyle to where we are. Feels good to know that most people would choose to be where we are :biggrin: if they had to stay here. But on a rainy miserable day like today its not all that great lol


 


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id move to cornwall mate--in fact ive got me eye on a little fishing business down there--so who knows--its luverly down there,and the place is remote enough to allow you a very quite lifestyle--the people are a bit insular--but thats not a problem--failing that id move to the lakes--i prefer people from up north there more friendly than the namby pamby southerners (there all snobs you know) --on another note where do the friendliest people live in the uk--for me its newcastle--if you were going to move in the UK i think people play more of a role in your decision than the place:wubclub:liverpools nice --but they talk alot:wideeyed:you cant get a word in:wink:

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For me it would be Abersoch in Wales, rolling green hills and fields and a couple of stunning sandy beaches .

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Guest sh7t man no way

excellant pictures kev--thank you:wubclub:

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Would have to be Blackburn :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:


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Yep, and the village on the coast towards the horizon would be Downderry?

 

kev

but the photo where you are resting in Penzance is actually Falmouth, just above the docks.


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but the photo where you are resting in Penzance is actually Falmouth, just above the docks.

 

You're right again mate. It was with this batch of photos:

 

The white dot on the port side is the feller below

 

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I moved to Plymouth 3 years ago and I can't imagine living anywhere else in the UK. While the city itself isn't the most cosmopolitan, I love the south west. Just a beautiful part of the world and a great atmosphere around the place.

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used to live in Carlyon Bay, wonderfull place, but the property prices have shot up

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but the photo where you are resting in Penzance is actually Falmouth, just above the docks.

This was my home Mullion


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