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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 8:13 pm

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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9111135)
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.


Wow that is some child spacing!! Grey hair? I have none, it is very well looked after by my hairdresser LOL!!

Sounds like a good plan Pauline, which part of the UK will you be wanting to live?

sallysimmons Jan 18th 2011 8:30 pm

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Originally Posted by SomersetGirl (Post 9111025)
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:

How interesting - it was our trip back last year that convinced him to consider it too. We sound like twins! Money permitting, we're going back again later this year - back to Kendal - and I'm hoping it makes the same great impression. I'll make sure we do lots of fun things!

Great answers everyone. I love reading them but it makes me more homesick if that's possible.

Re: the lambs - a few years ago I visited my mum in Cumbria. We were driving round and admiring all the little lambs. That night when we went out to eat, she ordered lamb. I said "How could you???!!!" Put me right off my veggie lasagne :lol:

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 8:32 pm

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Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9111202)
How interesting - it was our trip back last year that convinced him to consider it too. We sound like twins! Money permitting, we're going back again later this year - back to Kendal - and I'm hoping it makes the same great impression. I'll make sure we do lots of fun things!

Great answers everyone. I love reading them but it makes me more homesick if that's possible.

Re: the lambs - a few years ago I visited my mum in Cumbria. We were driving round and admiring all the little lambs. That night when we went out to eat, she ordered lamb. I said "How could you???!!!" Put me right off my veggie lasagne :lol:

I had lamb chops last night, I don't put them in the same category as those little black faced cuties. :ohmy:

Mummy in the foothills Jan 18th 2011 9:34 pm

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Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9111162)
Wow that is some child spacing!! Grey hair? I have none, it is very well looked after by my hairdresser LOL!!

Sounds like a good plan Pauline, which part of the UK will you be wanting to live?

Back to North Wales :thumbsup:
Oh yes I'm a cheapskate, I do my own blondness :lol:

ldyinlv Jan 18th 2011 10:03 pm

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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9111319)
Back to North Wales :thumbsup:
Oh yes I'm a cheapskate, I do my own blondness :lol:

Im watching Oprahs trip to Australia on TV..it really looks nice..I lived there as a child, but cant remember much..:)

Beedubya Jan 18th 2011 10:06 pm

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Originally Posted by ldyinlv (Post 9111369)
Im watching Oprahs trip to Australia on TV..it really looks nice..I lived there as a child, but cant remember much..:)

I make it 7 sleeps for you Jackie, here in the land downunder!!! :thumbsup:

Which thread shall we do your tracking/stalking on? Soooo many now LOL!! :lol:

ldyinlv Jan 18th 2011 10:08 pm

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Originally Posted by Beedubya (Post 9111379)
I make it 7 sleeps for you Jackie, here in the land downunder!!! :thumbsup:

Which thread shall we do your tracking/stalking on? Soooo many now LOL!! :lol:

I have no idea..I am lost, but my guess would be this one???!!!??lol

ldyinlv Jan 18th 2011 10:10 pm

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Originally Posted by ldyinlv (Post 9111383)
I have no idea..I am lost, but my guess would be this one???!!!??lol

:eek::eek::eek::blink::blink::eek::eek: OMG 7 SLEEPS!!!!

beachgal21 Jan 18th 2011 11:01 pm

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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, 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:

You're very courageous Bee, what area are you planning on moving to?

aviva Jan 19th 2011 12:08 am

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I was watching Oprah in Australia and it sounds like the ads they have to try to get people from UK to move there. Think they'll have an influx of of US people moving for a better life. Maybe Sarah's people will go:thumbsup:

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 1:43 am

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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 love that we call her "mummy"....,,,,she is so sensible and has made me quietly cry 'cos she seems to understand when I feel lost.

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 3:20 am

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The unique smell of Belfast. M&S. The icy ocean where we had our beautiful holiday/weekend home (www.Lurganaryfarms.com). The new owners after
our parents death have let the main house fall into disrepair (due to divorce I understand) my son and his partner stayed there last year in one of the guest cottages and he was deeply affected by the change from his childhood memories.
Weird but I have loved the wet and damp weather after the heat of TX after 38.5 years. I just hope my old bones can handle it:o(

Hate queuing in any lines. They are watching every move to sneak in ahead of one. Don't like the rental apartment furniture......black leather......loud wallpaper. Scary narrow roads with cars parked on both sides. Dog poop on streets...not much really serious....

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 3:57 am

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Originally Posted by sallysimmons (Post 9111202)
How interesting - it was our trip back last year that convinced him to consider it too. We sound like twins! Money permitting, we're going back again later this year - back to Kendal - and I'm hoping it makes the same great impression. I'll make sure we do lots of fun things!

Great answers everyone. I love reading them but it makes me more homesick if that's possible.

Re: the lambs - a few years ago I visited my mum in Cumbria. We were driving round and admiring all the little lambs. That night when we went out to eat, she ordered lamb. I said "How could you???!!!" Put me right off my veggie lasagne :lol:

Same when I was in Adelaide in October. We spent a day in a wildlife park.......not a zoo......romping with the Roos.........then met at a fancy restaurant for dinner with the dog club for which I was judging. Several ate kangaroo for dinner. I was completely stunned.

aviva Jan 19th 2011 4:04 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112012)
Same when I was in Adelaide in October. We spent a day in a wildlife park.......not a zoo......romping with the Roos.........then met at a fancy restaurant for dinner with the dog club for which I was judging. Several ate kangaroo for dinner. I was completely stunned.

I'd have started crying! Can't handle eating anything that can look at me. You know I wanted to get a couple of Borzoi when I get back to UK. I've had 10 over the years, do you know if they are readily available there? Sounds as though it costs a fortune to keep though, going by DR's estimate.

Mummy in the foothills Jan 19th 2011 4:15 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9111788)
I love that we call her "mummy"....,,,,she is so sensible and has made me quietly cry 'cos she seems to understand when I feel lost.

I'm sorry I didn't mean to make you cry. :( I feel pretty lost a lot.

I have found an exercise place that makes me feel good, it may keep me sane while we move. I do Zumba OMG I'm moving bits I haven't moved in years :lol:
I just got back from class, after my shower I'm still glowing from the exercise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glexu90pMxo

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 4:16 am

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Originally Posted by aviva (Post 9112021)
I'd have started crying! Can't handle eating anything that can look at me. You know I wanted to get a couple of Borzoi when I get back to UK. I've had 10 over the years, do you know if they are readily available there? Sounds as though it costs a fortune to keep though, going by DR's estimate.

We are sooo on the same page. Even chickens.......I could make myself crazy. But just look into any animal's eyes.
Yes, go to a Borzoi rescue group. There will be many rescue dogs. Hounds are hard to place........glamorous but with all of the hound traits.
When are you leaving and wherever you settling? I love to stay in touch with dog people and hope to continue as a dog judge in Europe.

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 4:27 am

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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills (Post 9112033)
I'm sorry I didn't mean to make you cry. :( I feel pretty lost a lot.

I have found an exercise place that makes me feel good, it may keep me sane while we move. I do Zumba OMG I'm moving bits I haven't moved in years :lol:
I just got back from class, after my shower I'm still glowing from the exercise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glexu90pMxo

Omg. Exercise is key to sanity. I should be your mommy....67 on Thursday......you just have the knack of making me feel protected.
I have been going to Curves for 3 days a week for four years and they just started Zumba three times a week this year. Can't wait to see it but cos of the pneumonia I have to step back a bit
Got called to Jury Duty pick tomorrow......
Fidelma xx

aviva Jan 19th 2011 4:33 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112035)
We are sooo on the same page. Even chickens.......I could make myself crazy. But just look into any animal's eyes.
Yes, go to a Borzoi rescue group. There will be many rescue dogs. Hounds are hard to place........glamorous but with all of the hound traits.
When are you leaving and wherever you settling? I love to stay in touch with dog people and hope to continue as a dog judge in Europe.

I have dreams of how I would like it to go. First, after 40 years, citizenship (just never got around to it). Then I'd like to save up about 160K (pounds) so I can buy a place, I think. (I'm brilliant at saving money) Either that or rent a place with minimal output so I can spend money on traveling around Europe. I'd like to share with someone, significant or insignificant other, so I can have a better lifestyle. Maybe have a place in Spain or Italy and go alternating back and forth so not to get on nerves. In a perfect world, I'd like to live alone, but I don't think I can, and realistically would rather be slightly irritated by someone else sometimes, than completely lonely as the years go by. Must have pets, artistic endeavors, friends, garden, water source nearby (river, lake, ocean), possible sunshine sometimes.
I've a Masters in Clinical Psychology but do Dog and Cat Grooming. Pets are more fun and rewarding to me.
When? It's a moving target. Three years tops, one year if I could figure it out.
Where? Thought about Scotland but sometimes sounds as though the weather is too harsh? South of England, Devon? Frome?

aviva Jan 19th 2011 4:44 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112035)
We are sooo on the same page. Even chickens.......I could make myself crazy. But just look into any animal's eyes.
Yes, go to a Borzoi rescue group. There will be many rescue dogs. Hounds are hard to place........glamorous but with all of the hound traits.
When are you leaving and wherever you settling? I love to stay in touch with dog people and hope to continue as a dog judge in Europe.

About half of my Borzois have been from the Rescue here in CA. I even picked one up from the pound once! I was registered with them if they ever got one in. Unbelievable. The owner had been arrested and was in jail and not able to get out to claim him. Sweet boy! I was there the second he became available, even before the Rescue.
And I can't look a chicken in the eye either.

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 4:49 am

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Originally Posted by aviva (Post 9112070)
I have dreams of how I would like it to go. First, after 40 years, citizenship (just never got around to it). Then I'd like to save up about 160K (pounds) so I can buy a place, I think. (I'm brilliant at saving money) Either that or rent a place with minimal output so I can spend money on traveling around Europe. I'd like to share with someone, significant or insignificant other, so I can have a better lifestyle. Maybe have a place in Spain or Italy and go alternating back and forth so not to get on nerves. In a perfect world, I'd like to live alone, but I don't think I can, and realistically would rather be slightly irritated by someone else sometimes, than completely lonely as the years go by. Must have pets, artistic endeavors, friends, garden, water source nearby (river, lake, ocean), possible sunshine sometimes.
I've a Masters in Clinical Psychology but do Dog and Cat Grooming. Pets are more fun and rewarding to me.
When? It's a moving target. Three years tops, one year if I could figure it out.
Where? Thought about Scotland but sometimes sounds as though the weather is too harsh? South of England, Devon? Frome?

Ha-Ha-Ha Frome would be the ultimate spot for those of us wanting an anchor.....so long as Rosie stays put! Big worldly family. What a trip!

windsong Jan 19th 2011 4:57 am

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Hi everyone - Just had to check in here to this new thread - or is it just an extension of the other one but with a new name?

Anyway, I wanted to put a message here so I can subscribe :)

aviva Jan 19th 2011 4:59 am

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Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9112118)
Hi everyone - Just had to check in here to this new thread - or is it just an extension of the other one but with a new name?

Anyway, I wanted to put a message here so I can subscribe :)

You can talk about ANYTHING here is the difference.

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 4:59 am

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Originally Posted by aviva (Post 9112093)
About half of my Borzois have been from the Rescue here in CA. I even picked one up from the pound once! I was registered with them if they ever got one in. Unbelievable. The owner had been arrested and was in jail and not able to get out to claim him. Sweet boy! I was there the second he became available, even before the Rescue.
And I can't look a chicken in the eye either.

I really don't know about you. Are you British? Are you able to bring your rescues to the UK? Moving animals is a very expensive proposition. One of mine is very elderly......I would not leave without her.......she as been my reason to live......

windsong Jan 19th 2011 5:07 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112122)
I really don't know about you. Are you British? Are you able to bring your rescues to the UK? Moving animals is a very expensive proposition. One of mine is very elderly......I would not leave without her.......she as been my reason to live......

Mine, too, CS. Love for my dear pets has carried me through more than one downturn in my life. I would never leave them or let them down.

aviva Jan 19th 2011 5:09 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112122)
I really don't know about you. Are you British? Are you able to bring your rescues to the UK? Moving animals is a very expensive proposition. One of mine is very elderly......I would not leave without her.......she as been my reason to live......

Originally I'm from Scotland. I left when I was a child. Lived in the West Indies for ten years and here for forty. Have no family back there that I know of.
Pets, no they'e all passed. As you know, the larger breeds don't live much into their teens. I'd love to have pets now, hate not having them, but want to wait till I move. I usually have cats, dogs and birds and pretty much anything that trots by. Thought about a llama once, wouldn't mind a goat and some chickens too (for eggs).

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 5:14 am

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Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9112118)
Hi everyone - Just had to check in here to this new thread - or is it just an extension of the other one but with a new name?

Anyway, I wanted to put a message here so I can subscribe :)

It is sorta sad we all got separated. We should all be on the same page as we all have the same goals and ideas for the future. Chit chat and seriousness can work together.
It is a little harder work to check into two lists every day.
Jury duty tomorrow. Hope they throw me out.

Fidelma

aviva Jan 19th 2011 5:14 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112122)
I really don't know about you. Are you British? Are you able to bring your rescues to the UK? Moving animals is a very expensive proposition. One of mine is very elderly......I would not leave without her.......she as been my reason to live......

I saw on tv (within last 6 months) that there's a group in UK that rescues laying hens once they are past their prime and about to be life-ended. This group knits them sweaters as they frequently have a lot of missing feathers. Wear them for a few weeks, then they get adopted out to people who just want a hen with a few eggs laid every week. Thought I was going to die looking at this table with ladies knitting chicken sweaters!

Celticspirit Jan 19th 2011 5:20 am

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Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9112137)
Mine, too, CS. Love for my dear pets has carried me through more than one downturn in my life. I would never leave them or let them down.

Happy days,
LuLu....AKC champion Emerald To Sir With Love.......not friendly.....Brilliant momma.....Only loves me.

windsong Jan 19th 2011 5:22 am

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Originally Posted by Celticspirit (Post 9112151)
Happy days,
LuLu....AKC champion Emerald To Sir With Love.......not friendly.....Brilliant momma.....Only loves me.

That's all that counts, CS :)

aviva Jan 19th 2011 5:44 am

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

Originally Posted by windsong (Post 9112154)
That's all that counts, CS :)

I'm desperate to have a pet again. First time in 30 year's I haven't. I'm going to have to remain mobile and jump through every possible hoop to find the bucks to move back home though. So the sooner the better!


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