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Old Jun 4th 2017, 3:19 pm   #121
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Seriously - I am posting partly to let people see that as a retirement destination the Isle of Bute is not so bad ! And housing is available - from housing associations and private landlords. the natives are friendly. Most of them.
Haven't lost your sense of humor I see😆 sorry to hear about the dialysis! But glad you are coping and still loving life on Bute. See you in September xxx
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Seriously - I am posting partly to let people see that as a retirement destination the Isle of Bute is not so bad ! And housing is available - from housing associations and private landlords. the natives are friendly. Most of them.
Have you got a university? Maybe I can convince the Little Lion to go there and we can all move with him.
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Old Jun 6th 2017, 1:48 pm   #123
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Glasgow is within commuting distance. Paisley too. Lots of universities close by but watch out for those hefty fees for foreign students. Those resident in SCO for three years are exempt.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune%27s_Staircase

Off to this today on a group excursion. One of the wonders of the Industrial Revolution it predates the railways and those ghastly motorways.
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Off to this today on a group excursion. One of the wonders of the Industrial Revolution it predates the railways and those ghastly motorways.
So, how was it?
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"Worth seeing, but not worth going to see !" as that English visitor, Dr Johnson said of another part of Scotia.

On a cheerier note some new arrivals are positive about my native land -

Malek’s journey from Syria and hopes for the future - The Buteman
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Reflecting on life here. i spent an exhausting afternoon being bossed around by my three-year-old granddaughter. Discovered that the secret is to let her watch "Peppa Pig" on Youtube.

Weekends I have some respite from Dialysis. Going to Glasgow nest weekend to see "Victoria and Abdul". It is slated by some critics for being insufficiently critical of British Rule in India. I will reserve judgement and go anyway. At Glasgow Film Theatre, where I am regular visitor to afternoon showings.

Hoping to do Holiday Dialysis in Ger,many in 2018 using my EHIC before Brexit hits us.
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