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Old Nov 17th 2022, 7:09 pm
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
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Old Nov 18th 2022, 8:45 am
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
Wishing you all the very best in your move! Hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old Nov 18th 2022, 1:59 pm
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
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Wishing you all the very best in your move! Hope you find what you're looking for.

I don't suppose you are moving from Peterborough to Peterborough?
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Old Nov 18th 2022, 9:12 pm
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Wishing you all the very best in your move! Hope you find what you're looking for.
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I don't suppose you are moving from Peterborough to Peterborough?
Not so far
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Old Nov 18th 2022, 9:17 pm
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
All the very best Bats
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Old Nov 18th 2022, 9:42 pm
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
I'm starting to identify with that feeling. Just sold most of my furniture, now eating dinner off a large cardboard box, and I don't even leave till March, but I wasn't going to say no when offered cash for chairs, tables and bookcases!
I'm sat here thinking "Oh &&&&, now its real

Good luck to you, hope it all goes smoothly and works out well
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 1:30 am
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here
Safe travels.
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 3:20 pm
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The topic of "Life's Turning Points" is all about decisions we took that changed the course of our lives. But equally important, really, are the opportunities we missed or didn't miss, for one reason or another.
One job I applied for but didn't get... In 1988 or '89 it was. I was fighting deportation from Cayman (for getting on the wrong side of the local politicians) and applied for several jobs elsewhere, in case I lost the fight. One was for the post of head of the offshore-companies Office in Liberia. (I know! But I think I must have been a bit desperate.) They flew me up to Langley for an interview (Liberia was a CIA colony, and probably still is), which went well enough until I asked the salary. It was about what I'd been earning in Cayman, and I thought that was way too low for what could be a high-risk position, so backed out. A Hamish Somebody working in Jamaica got the job. Somehow we made phone contact several years later (I can't recall how), and I asked him how it had gone for him in Monrovia. Cue strong Scottish accent here... "Aye it wasna too bad", he said. "Except for the civil war, of course."

Of course. Bad timing for him, good timing for me. I wonder how the job changed his life.
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 8:50 pm
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We fly back to England in 12 days. It's more daunting vthan moving here

Lucky you!!! Hopefully we will be following you in a few months.

Bon Voyage. All the very best. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
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I'm starting to identify with that feeling. Just sold most of my furniture, now eating dinner off a large cardboard box, and I don't even leave till March, but I wasn't going to say no when offered cash for chairs, tables and bookcases!
I'm sat here thinking "Oh &&&&, now its real

Good luck to you, hope it all goes smoothly and works out well
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Safe travels.
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Lucky you!!! Hopefully we will be following you in a few months.

Bon Voyage. All the very best. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
Thanks you and good luck to you all

We have sold as much as we can, only the couch and TV left to sell. The boxes go on Wednesday . Then we move to an airbnb so we can clean up before we move. The dog will be seen by the vet on Thursday and a CFIA vet on Friday. So much paperwork for one little dog. I've put a Tesco order in for delivery to our rental the day we arrive so fingers crossed that the house sale closing is smooth. A few weeks ago we hadn't even thought about this move and yet here we are surrounded by boxes.
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Old Nov 21st 2022, 1:30 am
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Old Nov 22nd 2022, 3:35 am
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Looks like hubby will start dialysis this week. I'm so sad, we're both scared.
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Old Nov 22nd 2022, 5:58 am
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Looks like hubby will start dialysis this week. I'm so sad, we're both scared.
I cannot take away the worry and scaredness. I wish I could . A magic wand somehow.
You both have every right to feel concern because you go into all new unknown territory.
Keep posting PiffPoff. Maybe that will help a weeny little bit and we are here on the other end to hold out a cyber hand.

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Thanks Bevs xx
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Tomorrow. Tomorrow our lives will change,.possibly forever.
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