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    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 8th Jun 17, 12:10 PM
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    candygirl
    Good luck in your new home FPk, and I hope you have nice neighbours

    Thinking of you this morning nursemaggie.

    monnagran
    Oh dear, you're certainly being kept busy while the family's away Sorry the bungalow wasn't suitable.

    Well, it's polling day (again) and I still don't know who to vote for
    Originally posted by ivyleaf
    Ooh dya want me to tell you?Only kidding
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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 8th Jun 17, 12:20 PM
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    Won't help us up here any. Whatever we vote is a waste of time - we get whatever govt you lot down there vote in!
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 8th Jun 17, 12:27 PM
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    Ooh dya want me to tell you?Only kidding
    Originally posted by candygirl
    Thanks candygirl but I've done it now, using the handy guide I noticed on MSE only this morning - I went for the party whose policies are best for our family, as I couldn't decide whose were best for the country as a whole.

    Sorry mar - We're not able to vote for the SNP!
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 8th Jun 17, 3:31 PM
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    Gosh I'm exhausted. I've run out of newspapers yet again. OH was able to bring loads home from work and we've been saving the weekly circular but this morning I hat to trot off to the shops and weigh up which paper had the best stuffing to price ratio. Hopefully OH will find some more at work. I've also made loads of sandwiches for lunch tomorrow and Saturday, cleared (but not yet cleaned) the fridge and have most of the cupboards empty. OH has had something come up so won't be leaving work for a bit yet so I decided to treat myself to a sit down and a bit of ice cream. Purely restorative, you see .

    I've also been measuring and sketching out our largest pieces of furniture. I'm not quite sure where a couple of things will fit so I'll get these cut out and take the tap measure tonight and draw off the room shapes and we can have a play and then be well placed to direct the big and strongs on Saturday.

    I must confess that about an hour ago I had that old familiar feeling 'I'm never moving again.' Then I remembered that the next time we move it might be because we've bought or are very close to buying a house of our own and that cheered me up. I still needed the ice cream though.

    Oh Floss there will be lots of weeding. Ivy, I hope they're nice too...or at least quiet about anything else!

    I must also confess I've been avoiding the election news. I'm sure I'll hear the results in good time tomorrow.
    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 8th Jun 17, 3:50 PM
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    Ivyleaf - thanks for the tip about the MSE guide - at least its confirmed my decision!
    I dont think I'll be watching much TV tonight - I get so irritated by all these 'forecasters' of many ilks whose opinion doesnt add anything to the result!
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Jun 17, 6:46 PM
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    FairyP in case I'm too distracted tomorrow, all the best for Saturday. I have moved 7 times in the last 25 years so my heart goes out to you. You will have a moment when the big and strongs have departed when you think, "what have we done?"and if you are anything like me you will survey the chaos and think, "I want to go home." It will pass.

    Be happy. x
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Jun 17, 7:44 PM
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    I am back from the Christie. My cancer is not all gone but it is shrinking. I will be having another scan in 3 months. Hopefully it will be clear then.

    Hope all goes well for you Saturday FPK. I hope you will be very happy in the country.

    My thoughts are with you all who are moving.
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 8th Jun 17, 7:48 PM
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    Oh nursemaggie, that is encouraging. You must feel so relieved. Let's hope and pray that things go on improving for you, you have more than earned a respite from worry. Sleep better tonight. x
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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 8th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    Oh Nursemaggie - small victories! xxxxx
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • Floss
    • By Floss 8th Jun 17, 8:05 PM
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    NurseMaggie great news!
    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 8th Jun 17, 8:19 PM
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    Thank you I felt better as soon as I heard the results. Going to get an early night now.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 8th Jun 17, 8:59 PM
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    I am back from the Christie. My cancer is not all gone but it is shrinking. I will be having another scan in 3 months. Hopefully it will be clear then.

    Hope all goes well for you Saturday FPK. I hope you will be very happy in the country.

    My thoughts are with you all who are moving.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie
    Good news NM. Fingers crossed for you x
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 8th Jun 17, 9:26 PM
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    Oh NurseMaggie what good news. I had to login just to say. I'll be hoping for you for the next three months.x
    • karcher
    • By karcher 8th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    FairyP in case I'm too distracted tomorrow, all the best for Saturday. I have moved 7 times in the last 25 years so my heart goes out to you. You will have a moment when the big and strongs have departed when you think, "what have we done?"and if you are anything like me you will survey the chaos and think, "I want to go home." It will pass.

    Be happy. x
    Originally posted by monnagran
    Interesting one Monna.

    Where is home?

    For me it was the second home I lived in as a child for 10 years (just around the corner from the first). I never understood why we moved at the time, then as the years passed it became apparent it was a huge mistake.


    Many decades later, I don't think I'll ever be able to call anywhere 'home'.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 8th Jun 17, 10:27 PM
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    Interesting one Monna.

    Where is home?

    For me it was the second home I lived in as a child for 10 years (just around the corner from the first). I never understood why we moved at the time, then as the years passed it became apparent it was a huge mistake.


    Many decades later, I don't think I'll ever be able to call anywhere 'home'.
    Originally posted by karcher
    I called the town I lived in for 31 years home, until I had been in my present town for about 2 years as by then I was settled and so were my kids.
    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 8th Jun 17, 11:33 PM
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    Brilliant news NurseMaggie!

    Hmm home? for me either here or Hale, Altrincham - my parents lived in the latter for almost 40 years - I have lived here for the longest time as a permanent resident! (for years I was 6 months here, then 3 months there and so on!)
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 9th Jun 17, 6:22 AM
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    Great news nursemaggie.

    Hope you'll be very happy in your new home FPK, once the stresses of moving have gone!
    • FairyPrincessk
    • By FairyPrincessk 9th Jun 17, 8:18 AM
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    Where is home is a good question. Similar to Monna, by the time I was 23 I'd moved 27 times. That has slowed down in the past decade, with 8 of those years spent in Manchester (in 3 different locations but still, the same city!). But, I do know what Monna means. I spent a good part of my mid to late 20s homesick for a place I couldn't identify. Turns out, home is where you build it. But, I do understand that for many people particular places have a strong tie. OH never seems to feel 'at home' in rented houses, but he grew up his whole life in the same house. It is a funny thing, isn't it?

    As I type this some of the neighbors are having another row, this time throwing their crockery out the door. I wonder if we'll get bored on the new road??
    • ivyleaf
    • By ivyleaf 9th Jun 17, 10:14 AM
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    Throwing crockery?

    Home for me is Scotland, I think. I only lived there for a couple of years, so it must be to do with the circumstances and the age I was when we lived there. I feel very comfortable there when we go up to visit friends.
    We moved a lot when OH was in the army, but we've lived in our current house for 33 years - but we both agree it doesn't feel like home to us even after all this time. It's just the house where we live. Strange, after so many years.
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 9th Jun 17, 10:21 AM
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    I lurk on this thread, usually, as it's so inspiring.

    Home, for me, is either the town I grew up in (North Netherlands) or 'England'. Yeah... I'm in Belgium at the moment and have been for 9 years in 3 different houses. I think I'm transnational, you know, similar to transgender: born in the wrong country I've lived in England for a few short stints and absolutely loved it.
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