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Old Jan 3rd 2022, 1:10 pm
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Default Home - where is it for you?

I have had many discussions with people over what "home" is and where it is.
At Christmas I was lucky enough to actually get "home" and this photo shows where my heart really belongs. The Wye Valley at Llandogo.
Anyone else care to share a photo of where their heart goes?

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Old Jan 3rd 2022, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
I have had many discussions with people over what "home" is and where it is.
At Christmas I was lucky enough to actually get "home" and this photo shows where my heart really belongs. The Wye Valley at Llandogo.
Anyone else care to share a photo of where their heart goes?
That's a beautiful place.

For me, it's the Big Smoke and Old Father Thames.

This is from my last trip there, in August.



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Old Jan 3rd 2022, 3:25 pm
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For my first twenty years I lived in Buckinghamshire a stone's throw from where these pictures were taken, in the house where I was born on the last Friday of August after the local midwife broke the waters to "get things going" I don't think she wanted to be kept hanging around all bank holiday weekend! Living on the edge of a college town in rural central Pennsylvania feeds the part of my soul that needs fields, hills and trees.



Looks the same from the front - but I know it is very different inside these days.


The church where I was baptised, confirmed and married (first time around).


Village pond - used to catch the school bus by here, and in cold winters there could be enough ice to "skate" on.


Village hall designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.
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For my first twenty years I lived in Buckinghamshire a stone's throw from where these pictures were taken, in the house where I was born on the last Friday of August after the local midwife broke the waters to "get things going" I don't think she wanted to be kept hanging around all bank holiday weekend! Living on the edge of a college town in rural central Pennsylvania feeds the part of my soul that needs fields, hills and trees.



Looks the same from the front - but I know it is very different inside these days.


The church where I was baptised, confirmed and married (first time around).


Village pond - used to catch the school bus by here, and in cold winters there could be enough ice to "skate" on.


Village hall designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.
Village hall looks busy. The WI?
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Village hall looks busy. The WI?
I think it was a martial arts class, but yes it is well used.
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Taunton, Somerset and the County Cricket Ground. Just over the river from where I grew up.






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Great idea for a thread PF.

Originally from Sheffield but I lived in Cheshire for many years. If we moved back home, Cheshire is where I want to be.

Sorry for some reason it will not allow me to upload pics.

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Haworth Moor, where my ashes will repose one day . . .


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It's Carrick. Always has been, and always will. I don't care if I'm supposed to be 'happy' here, or that 99% of everyone I love in the world lives here is isn't Carrick and it never will be either.






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Haworth Moor, where my ashes will repose one day . . .
Beautiful place.
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It's Carrick. Always has been, and always will. I don't care if I'm supposed to be 'happy' here, or that 99% of everyone I love in the world lives here is isn't Carrick and it never will be either.



Lovely with those hills behind the castle.

Cup of tea?
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Lovely with those hills behind the castle.

Cup of tea?
Those hills are technically part of Belfast, the camera zoom makes them look closer (they're still only 12 miles away )

Cup of tea would be lovely. Actually I'd just had one when posting that.
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Those hills are technically part of Belfast, the camera zoom makes them look closer (they're still only 12 miles away )

Cup of tea would be lovely. Actually I'd just had one when posting that.

This is making me homesick, and I've never even been there.
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
I have had many discussions with people over what "home" is and where it is.
At Christmas I was lucky enough to actually get "home" and this photo shows where my heart really belongs. The Wye Valley at Llandogo.
Anyone else care to share a photo of where their heart goes?

My former home is about 10 miles from Llandogo. Not in Monmouthshire though, across the Chepstow bridge and into Gloucestershire. I lived very close to the river Wye, but on the English side. Of interest, Stephen Hawkings parents retired to Llandogo. A popular retirement village, probably a bit pricy now.
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Anywhere that isn't Florida, preferably viewed from the bottom of a bottle of Caol Isla.

It's been a while but I actually feel most at home in a tent in the mountains, preferably sub zero (Celsius if you please) with a moderate gale howling outside.
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