Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Moving back or to the UK > The Rovers Return
Reload this Page >

OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Old Oct 13th 2012, 12:41 pm
  #12796  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Back home now in my home town in England U.K. after 36 years in U.S. now retired and loving it,
Posts: 3,208
jasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by cheers View Post
If you do I will play you a game of Conkers.
Yes cheers I would love to play a game of conkers with you, how did we get the conker on the end of the string? did we make a hole through the conker and thread the string through and tie a knot in the end? cant quite remember, but you had to smash the others conker by hitting it with force and smashing it right! anyway great fun, we had a lot of things to amuse ourselves when we were kids didn't we ----- and all these things were free
quite a few people on here like me and you cheers and of course Don and many others were born before TV was invented, and no vcr,s or computers, so no playstations etc etc
but we did have our trusty wireless and all those great plays and things like journey into space and mrs dales diary and the archers
I remember My dad made me a go-cart when I was a kid, he was a carpenter so it turned out to be the coolest one in town did we call it a go-cart here or was that the american name? you know the thing you sit in with wheels and I think we steered it with two rains coming from the front wheels,
jasper123 is offline  
Old Oct 13th 2012, 12:59 pm
  #12797  
Just hanging around
 
Bevm's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Back in England
Posts: 1,447
Bevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond reputeBevm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by cheers View Post
If you do I will play you a game of Conkers.
Do you know that conkers keep out spiders? Odd but true. Lots of people used them in Victoria BC, where spiders in the basement was a common problem. My doctor had her surgery in the basement of her house and there were little baskets of them in every room.

I was surprised to hear someone talking about it on BBC the other day, but clearly people have learned about it over here.

We've been getting spiders inside -- quite a few, not just the odd one -- so we now have conkers dotted around the house.

Bev
Bevm is offline  
Old Oct 13th 2012, 1:32 pm
  #12798  
BE Enthusiast
 
Lorac05's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Cannock, Staffordshire.
Posts: 304
Lorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond reputeLorac05 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by Bevm View Post
Do you know that conkers keep out spiders? Odd but true. Lots of people used them in Victoria BC, where spiders in the basement was a common problem. My doctor had her surgery in the basement of her house and there were little baskets of them in every room.

I was surprised to hear someone talking about it on BBC the other day, but clearly people have learned about it over here.

We've been getting spiders inside -- quite a few, not just the odd one -- so we now have conkers dotted around the house.

Bev
My mom has been using conkers for years here in the UK - and her mother before her!! I have just gotten some myself - an effective and cheap solution
Lorac05 is offline  
Old Oct 13th 2012, 1:51 pm
  #12799  
BE Forum Addict
 
dontheturner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Phibun Mangsahan Ubon Province Thailand.
Posts: 1,073
dontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud of
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by jasper123 View Post
There ya go!!! wish I could find a conker tree around here in these here parts
Bet my conkers would be bigger than yours!

But would you cheat - and pickle 'em?
dontheturner is offline  
Old Oct 13th 2012, 10:29 pm
  #12800  
Finally Home!
 
sallysimmons's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Used to be New York, now North Yorkshire
Posts: 3,610
sallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by dontheturner View Post
Bet my conkers would be bigger than yours!

But would you cheat - and pickle 'em?
We used to put them in the oven. I think that was cheating too

Scientific evidence re: spider and conkers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pdZRMM2VSR4

(hint, it's rubbish!)

Last edited by sallysimmons; Oct 13th 2012 at 10:37 pm.
sallysimmons is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 1:04 am
  #12801  
The Kwisatz Haderach
 
Mummy in the foothills's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: North Wales
Posts: 8,065
Mummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond reputeMummy in the foothills has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by sallysimmons View Post
We used to put them in the oven. I think that was cheating too

Scientific evidence re: spider and conkers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pdZRMM2VSR4

(hint, it's rubbish!)
Darn it, I was going to collect and display conkers to keep away the spiders
Mummy in the foothills is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 10:06 am
  #12802  
Concierge
 
mikelincs's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: ex ex-pat, in Taunton
Posts: 24,043
mikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond reputemikelincs has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by jasper123 View Post
Yes cheers I would love to play a game of conkers with you, how did we get the conker on the end of the string? did we make a hole through the conker and thread the string through and tie a knot in the end? cant quite remember, but you had to smash the others conker by hitting it with force and smashing it right! anyway great fun, we had a lot of things to amuse ourselves when we were kids didn't we ----- and all these things were free
We used to use one of those old meat skewers, the metal ones that had a twist in htem, you can still get them in places, and carefully make the hole from the shiny surface to the hard bottom piece, you did it that way because if you tried the opposite way you always got a small split on the surface which was a starting advantage to your opponent. We would never play with, or against anyone who had either baked or pickled their conkers, it jsut wasn't fair.
mikelincs is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 1:24 pm
  #12803  
BE Forum Addict
 
dontheturner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Phibun Mangsahan Ubon Province Thailand.
Posts: 1,073
dontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud ofdontheturner has much to be proud of
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by jasper123 View Post
Yes cheers I would love to play a game of conkers with you, how did we get the conker on the end of the string? did we make a hole through the conker and thread the string through and tie a knot in the end? cant quite remember, quite a few people on here like me and you cheers and of course Don and many others were born before TV was invented, and no vcr,s or computers, so no playstations etc etc
but we did have our trusty wireless ,Etc.,
I can remember Dad having only the old Accumulator, and rather large High Tension Battery, for the Radio,to listen to Neville Chamberlain's announcement of the outbreak of war, on it......Wowee!
dontheturner is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 6:40 pm
  #12804  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: US
Posts: 4,224
cheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by dontheturner View Post
I can remember Dad having only the old Accumulator, and rather large High Tension Battery, for the Radio,to listen to Neville Chamberlain's announcement of the outbreak of war, on it......Wowee!
Which war? Sorry I couldn't help.
cheers is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 10:52 pm
  #12805  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Back home now in my home town in England U.K. after 36 years in U.S. now retired and loving it,
Posts: 3,208
jasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond reputejasper123 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
We used to use one of those old meat skewers, the metal ones that had a twist in htem, you can still get them in places, and carefully make the hole from the shiny surface to the hard bottom piece, you did it that way because if you tried the opposite way you always got a small split on the surface which was a starting advantage to your opponent. We would never play with, or against anyone who had either baked or pickled their conkers, it jsut wasn't fair.
Yes Mike thank you for reminding me, thats right I used a skewer and made the hole the same way too.
jasper123 is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 10:53 pm
  #12806  
BE Forum Addict
 
bandrui's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,060
bandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond reputebandrui has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by ukgalch View Post
I came onto this forum hoping it would be full of tips for moving back...like eligibility for health care and such like! Should I be looking elsewhere?
You make a very good point, ukgalch. The Chit-Chat thread was started as a home for the general chit-chat but it seems that this thread is now more of a social chat room than of any real assistance to those planning a move back to the UK. It's a shame but that's the way it is, and the reason why I (and apparently others) hardly ever participate here anymore.
bandrui is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 11:43 pm
  #12807  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: South Bucks
Posts: 1,654
feelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

maybe time to start part III ?
feelbritish is offline  
Old Oct 14th 2012, 11:45 pm
  #12808  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: South Bucks
Posts: 1,654
feelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond reputefeelbritish has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

On a lighter note, I do enjoy reading the posts still, I just move on if it gets boring or silly, there is still good info here and we can still post questions to bring it back to topic
feelbritish is offline  
Old Oct 15th 2012, 12:41 am
  #12809  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: US
Posts: 4,224
cheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond reputecheers has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Linda,

Nice to hear from you.

That diversification probably came about because the thread sometimes became very slow.

On topic. We are planning an investigating trip May of next year. North Wales, Cotswold and Kent.

Cheers

Last edited by cheers; Oct 15th 2012 at 12:45 am.
cheers is offline  
Old Oct 15th 2012, 3:21 am
  #12810  
Sue
BE Co-Founder
 
Sue's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2000
Location: Florida
Posts: 25,928
Sue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond reputeSue has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Originally Posted by bandrui View Post
You make a very good point, ukgalch. The Chit-Chat thread was started as a home for the general chit-chat but it seems that this thread is now more of a social chat room than of any real assistance to those planning a move back to the UK.
I agree, and as such I feel that it's time to draw this thread to a close. The Chit-Chat thread is still there, but this thread seems to have become an extension of that and there's really no need to have two threads running on the same thing.

So thread closed, please continue the "chit-chat" here. Other topics can have separate threads, so feel free to start those if you have questions about certain subjects or want to share info.

Thanks all

Sue
Sue is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.