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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 18:04
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WE also checked for proximity to shops, Drs, hospital, libraries thinking that when we no longer are able to drve can we still get to  necessary places.


Yep, that's the plan. Having had 2 previous periods of not being allowed to drive, it made me realise what would be sensible.

Thing is, can I cope when OH decides to work from home before he fully retires?

Much muttering from upstairs as daughter tries to sort out her room...

Ok, soup time.J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 17:38

I suppose it depends on how big it is & whether you want to try & keep it? J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 17:35

Yes wherever OH & me end up I already have a list of wants, such as bus route etc. Middle of nowhere not for me, but then neither is suburbia & have been here nearly 30yrs!

The Ikea trip was also for me to double check on the good old Billy bookcase/cabinet range. OH & me need one for all the china/glasswear have kept from parents' house. OH can practice assembly on daughters' first!!

Have looked at all sorts of china cabinets, from various places, including M&S outlet/main stores, but they are almost too good in appearance. That would 'show up' all our existing stuff, which is a right mixture of pine & other. I dont want to start again whilst still in this house, so Billy it'll be. Have to admit if we go the NEDerbyshire route then there is a wonderful furniture shop, just along from the little house, from which we'll treat ourselves. J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 17:11

Aah cute.

We had an elderly golden retriever who would happily wear my Mum's rimless spex. Made perfect sense- dog getting/got cataracts which can cause shortsightedness & Mum was short sighted!

I still dont want any food....this is not normal. J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:44

Nothing to lose I suppose as around the house most of time- hmm, may try. Thx for that.

Daughter now bored! She's got so used to all the revision that it probably does feel weird.

Am still stuffed from lunchtime. Soup I think for a snack later. J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:39

If you want to tidy it up now I'd go ahead, given your location & if you've done it before.

Perhaps dont prune right down to where you really want to go, but say to a couple of buds/nodes above, so any late frosts would 'nip' those shoots instead. That way is erring on the safe side? J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:35

That's good Bjay. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

I ended up blocking the wormery cover with a wheely bin pushed right up to it. The 'lip' of the bin lid being over the piece of polycarbonate panel, that, despite a brick on top of it, was regularly flipping off!

Did I say the wind was less? Noooooo, back again. J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:29

Geoff, is it worth my while using freecycle? or more hassle than use? J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 16:28

Yep country village childhood. Buses once an hour, last one from nearest town 10pm. None on Sundays. 2 buses to grammar school 7 miles away.early leaving & late getting home.

Parents' taxi service grugingly supplied. Luckily my friend lived on a farm, so my Dad did the taking to Sat night disco, as other Mum doing the milking. Then she collected us as my Dad watching match of the Day!

Only 1 streetlight in village until I was well into my teens & even now not many. Rode my bike to majority of places. Blimey, must've been fit, or mad or both.... Youth club in neighbouring village & this time my Dad did the pick-up at10pm on the dot!!

Everybody knew you & would happily tell parents about anything you got up to. For yrs after I married & moved away people would still recognise me & speak as I walked around. Trouble was I couldnt remember them. Darent go into local pubs until 18 but after that....... oh the joy! J.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 15:49

Glad you've been busy Geoff. Our spare room scheduled for tomorrow afternoon- well a start on it.

I/we dont do reality tv nor soaps either, unless Casualty & Holby count as such. Dont often get the chance anyway what with OH & daughter snaffling remote.

I do like the housing progs, as much for watching people's expectations drop once they realise what they want just isnt realistic. What I'd really like is a genuine follow-up on them further down the line...... when they've discovered how inconvenient living in the country can be, especially those from big cities. J.

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