"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 11 March 2012

The English Riviera

Well, amazing though it may sound, I've actually found somewhere to hang my hat. The only drawback is that it's miles from family, way down in Torquay. Plus side is that it has a garden so I can do what I do best - grow your own, cook your own, eat your own and play Wagner very loudly. All being well it will be a Summer move, once I've finished with the doc up here. Never make plans, my mother advised me, because you're bound to be disappointed when they don't work out. Speaking as one who's spent a life living impulsively, I think she might have been wrong; it's time to make plans.

I'll be back.




10 comments:

  1. All the most sincere of good fortune.

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  2. Wagner???? And there was I thinking you were a girl of taste and sophistication...... :)

    A friend of mine of over 25 years standing having met this girl, took her out for a first date which comprised sitting through the entire Ring Cycle. When I asked her why she married him the response was to make sure she never had to bloody do it again!

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  3. Don't overlook skegness, the jewel of the east coast.

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  4. Loverly GV, my chum was prospecting down that way a couple of years back and might still eventually find her way down there.

    Good part of UKplc.

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  5. Puccini will set your mind straight. My prayers are with you.

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  7. Thank you OR - your good wishes are much appreciated. @Fradgan I adore Puccini - I'm a sucker for a weepy opera or two. @CaptainRanty - Skeggie? I've never been but I hear it's an under-rated part of the Lincolnshire coastline.

    Thanks Incoming!!!!!!!!! - in theory it shd be quieter than London but crime rates are higher than the national average in some areas. Fortunately, I'll be tucked away close to coastal walks and within strike of fresh fish catches :)

    MrW, I know you usually prefer Chopin to Wagner but ...
    http://youtu.be/AcekLCkaP0A

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  8. Hi Hope it works out for you GV! I wish I could move somewhere nice. It's impossible to sell your house out here in this hell hole. I'm praying I can in the near future.

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  9. Thanks, Bunni - much appreciated :) It's working out quite well on the house front so much so that I'm thinking of re-opening the blog, just waiting on the doc's ok to travel then va-va-voom. I'm missing blogging - so much to say, so little time - twitter doesn't quite do it for me.

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