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sallysimmons Jan 18th 2011 1:30 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Here you all are! You keep moving but you can't get away from me :lol:

So since this is a chit-chat thread, I have a couple of questions for you all ...

1) What is the thing you're most looking forward to about being back in the UK?

2) What scares you the most about making the move?

Gabgoeshome Jan 18th 2011 2:20 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 
Just saying Hi !

Sue Jan 18th 2011 2:28 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by aviva (Post 9109544)
I asked Pollyana to move us back where people can find us in the Moving Back main area rather than Rovers Return. Have no idea why we were jumped to where people would have a difficult time finding us.

As this is a chit-chat thread I moved it to the Rovers Return which is for chit-chat. Otherwise the main MBTTUK forum gets too cluttered and it's hard to find the serious stuff.

As you were :D

SomersetGirl Jan 18th 2011 3:05 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9110326)
Here you all are! You keep moving but you can't get away from me :lol:

So since this is a chit-chat thread, I have a couple of questions for you all ...

1) What is the thing you're most looking forward to about being back in the UK?

2) What scares you the most about making the move?

Its a bit early in the morning, but here goes....

1) green fields, proper robins, country lanes, old stone walls, fish n chips, cream teas, not having to explain what I'm talking about AGAIN! many more but don't want to take up all the space:D

2) people thinking I'm Canadian, not being able to cope with the weather, missing the sun more than I think I will, living in a teeny tiny house.

sallysimmons Jan 18th 2011 3:14 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by SomersetGirl (Post 9110493)
2) people thinking I'm Canadian, not being able to cope with the weather, missing the sun more than I think I will, living in a teeny tiny house.

I worry about the weather and house size too.

The thing I'm most looking forward to is having all our oldest friends over for a house-warming party.

The things I'm most scared of are a) that I'll miss the sun and b) that my husband will hate it and wish we'd never moved. Since I'm driving this move, that would make me feel very guilty.

beachgal21 Jan 18th 2011 6:30 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9110326)
Here you all are! You keep moving but you can't get away from me :lol:

So since this is a chit-chat thread, I have a couple of questions for you all ...

1) What is the thing you're most looking forward to about being back in the UK?

2) What scares you the most about making the move?

Ok this is easy peasy lemon squeazy. The number one thing I'm most looking forward to is the sense of being back where I belonging. Secondly, the British sense of humor, you just can't find it anywhere else in the world. Third, having friends and neighbors that I can pop round for a coffee with without having to make an appointment. The British countryside, the food, the broadmindedness, the tele, the NHS, I could go on and on .... and some times I do :p

What I'm least looking forward to is the lack of sunny days in the winter. I can't really think of anything else apart from the weather :)

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 6:43 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9110326)
Here you all are! You keep moving but you can't get away from me :lol:

So since this is a chit-chat thread, I have a couple of questions for you all ...

1) What is the thing you're most looking forward to about being back in the UK?

2) What scares you the most about making the move?


Good topic Sally :thumbsup:


1) Feeling like the real authentic ME, family, the green fields, the church spires in the distance and other hidden treasures as your eye alights upon ever changing scenery, interesting, historical places to visit and going to places I have only read about, British food but not too much this time. :D Going to a family wedding 2 weeks after I get back. The nearness and cheapness (I hope) to Europe if you need a dose of sunshine.


2) Missing my kids and grand-kids in Australia and feeling guilty like I did last time. Going to the UK with virtually no money, no furniture, no car............starting all over again at 57. :eek:

Mummy in the foothills Jan 18th 2011 6:46 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9110326)
Here you all are! You keep moving but you can't get away from me :lol:

So since this is a chit-chat thread, I have a couple of questions for you all ...

1) What is the thing you're most looking forward to about being back in the UK?

2) What scares you the most about making the move?

1. Being home, shopping and cooking foods we know and love. Family close by.

2. Family being too close by when we get there, we'll all be squashed in Mums house, After we've been there a whileI may just buy her a ticket to my sister in Spain for a month to let us settle in without her.
Getting Dh to be excited and not afraid.

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 6:49 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9110923)
1. Being home, shopping and cooking foods we know and love. Family close by.

2. Family being too close by when we get there, we'll all be squashed in Mums house, After we've been there a whileI may just buy her a ticket to my sister in Spain for a month to let us settle in without her.
Getting Dh to be excited and not afraid.

I think you are much younger than us Pauline (??) don't feel comfortable calling you Mummy LOL!! :lol:

When do you plan on going back and how do your kids feel about it?

SomersetGirl Jan 18th 2011 6:59 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9110913)
Good topic Sally :thumbsup:

1) Feeling like the real authentic ME, family, the green fields, the church spires in the distance and other hidden treasures as your eye alights upon ever changing scenery, interesting, historical places to visit and going to places I have only read about

Oh yes, you reminded me of another one...hearing the church bells ringing on a warm summer's evening, oh yes, and daffodils in the Spring:wub:

SomersetGirl Jan 18th 2011 7:10 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by beachgal21 (Post 9110892)
Ok this is easy peasy lemon squeazy.


I love that expression...you really made me laugh:rofl::rofl::rofl:....can't remember if its a British one or not??

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 7:13 pm

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Originally Posted by SomersetGirl (Post 9110967)
Oh yes, you reminded me of another one...hearing the church bells ringing on a warm summer's evening, oh yes, and daffodils in the Spring:wub:

And little new born lambs frolicking in the meadow, ha ha sounds like Darling Buds of May. :D

Photo taken in the Lake District.

SomersetGirl Jan 18th 2011 7:25 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9110504)
The things I'm most scared of are b) that my husband will hate it and wish we'd never moved. Since I'm driving this move, that would make me feel very guilty.

Sally, our situation has some similarities to yours in that we've been away for 30 years, no kids and most of the time neither of us have been homesick, even though we had been back for family visits many times. Its only fairly recently that I've been thinking about going back and my husband was never all that interested, so I didn't push it.

But you know, when we went back again last year and a) had gorgeous weather b) a wonderful time walking and driving around the countryside etc. and c) the combination of the exchange rate and cost of buying a house has changed dramatically, that now he too is fully on board (actually I can't believe it):D.

So, maybe you need another visit, especially to a place you might consider moving to, and can afford to live:unsure:

SomersetGirl Jan 18th 2011 7:27 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9110996)
And little new born lambs frolicking in the meadow, ha ha sounds like Darling Buds of May. :D

Photo taken in the Lake District.

YESSS!! :thumbup::thumbup:

Mummy in the foothills Jan 18th 2011 8:05 pm

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK-Silly Chit-Chat & Daily Catch-Up Thread
 

Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9110931)
I think you are much younger than us Pauline (??) don't feel comfortable calling you Mummy LOL!! :lol:

When do you plan on going back and how do your kids feel about it?

I've got gray hair! Well I have been graying since my late teens so maybe that doesn't count. I am nearly 50 (according to Dh) we'll be 49 this year. I just like child spacing, we have a 22 17 and 6 year olds. :lol: Oldest is there already, 17 year old can't wait and want to be a British Policeman, (like my late step father, the only grandad he's known) 6 year old has no clue, she just wants to have fun. and see grandma fingers crossed we go in 2012. Ds has to graduate high school first. and we have a house to sell. and no where else to live.


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