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Mrs R



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 09 10:02 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I'm liking the sound of Norway if everyone speaks good english...not that I wouldn't make an effort to learn but in emergencies I'd like to be able to communicate properly!

Mrs R



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 09 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how do you say ox in norweigian?

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10490
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 09 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

okse according to Google

Mrs R



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 09 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

woohoo! thanks *grabs passport*

Mrs R



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 09 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

woohoo! thanks *grabs passport*[/url]

Mr O



Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 5508
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 09 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Badger wrote:
Mr O wrote:
Badger wrote:
Mr O wrote:
Badger wrote:
I've lived in Canada for 3 years now and absolutely love it, I dearly love the UK, but no way could afford back home what I have here


Same here, well apart from the time that is!


How bizarre, you are about 15 kms away from me!


Where abouts Badger?


I'm over in Paradise


Ahh Paradise, near Lawrencetown?, where in the UK did you move from Badger?

Bulgarianlily



Joined: 01 Jun 2008
Posts: 1667
Location: South West Mountains of Bulgaria
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 09 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How come one of us gets to live in Paradise when the rest of us have to make do with the real world????

Badger



Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 27

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 09 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mr O wrote:
Badger wrote:
Mr O wrote:
Badger wrote:
Mr O wrote:
Badger wrote:
I've lived in Canada for 3 years now and absolutely love it, I dearly love the UK, but no way could afford back home what I have here


Same here, well apart from the time that is!


How bizarre, you are about 15 kms away from me!


Where abouts Badger?


I'm over in Paradise


Ahh Paradise, near Lawrencetown?, where in the UK did you move from Badger?


From Kirkstall in Leeds - so moved from the Kirkstall valley to the Annapolis Valley...

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18948
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 09 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You were a mile from me. Was it something I said?

Badger



Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 27

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 09 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tis a small world eh

Le Loup



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
Posts: 91
Location: New England Australia.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 10 1:53 am    Post subject: Where and Why? Reply with quote    

I decided to emigrate from England when I was 19 years of age. My reason for leaving was a need for more room and more freedom. I was born in the country and spent a lot of time in the fields and woods. Slowly the woods and fields were being taken for housing, and my world was shrinking.
I started driving to Cowfold to a property there, but for me this was just not good enough. So I moved to Australia.
Now I own my own forest, Wychwood Forest and I live in it. I have all the freedom and room I need. We have two houses in Wychwood Forest, 4 vehicles, 3 of which are 4WD, and two of those are just for use in the forest. Mainly for transporting firewood.
I could never of acquired this in England, no matter how long and hard I worked.
We are self-sufficient here, or at least we could be if we wanted to grow enough to sell to pay the rates. If TSHTF then we are definately self-sufficient! As it is my Australian wife is a lot younger than I am so she has decided to keep working, where as I have retired and work on the land.
Regards.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1971
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 10 4:50 am    Post subject: Re: Where and Why? Reply with quote    

Le Loup wrote:
I decided to emigrate from England when I was 19 years of age. My reason for leaving was a need for more room and more freedom. I was born in the country and spent a lot of time in the fields and woods. Slowly the woods and fields were being taken for housing, and my world was shrinking.
I started driving to Cowfold to a property there, but for me this was just not good enough. So I moved to Australia.
Now I own my own forest, Wychwood Forest and I live in it. I have all the freedom and room I need. We have two houses in Wychwood Forest, 4 vehicles, 3 of which are 4WD, and two of those are just for use in the forest. Mainly for transporting firewood.
I could never of acquired this in England, no matter how long and hard I worked.
We are self-sufficient here, or at least we could be if we wanted to grow enough to sell to pay the rates. If TSHTF then we are definately self-sufficient! As it is my Australian wife is a lot younger than I am so she has decided to keep working, where as I have retired and work on the land.
Regards.


I moved to France from Worthing, & had my workshops in Steyning; my SIL has a farm just outside Partridge Green.
You're right that the countryside there is being swallowed up with building, it's just a shame that most of it is not affordable for the locals.

Croatia Keith



Joined: 27 Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 12 1:06 pm    Post subject: Croatia has a lot to offer. Reply with quote    

We found Croatia more by luck than good judgement and have been here for 8 years now. http://inlandcroatianews.wordpress.com/

Many people know about Croatia's lovely coastline and islands but anything near the coast was way out of our price range even back then. We now live about 2 hours drive inland near the capital Zagreb.

We have a lovely farm property with several acres of land in a small village and have neighbours that would do anything to help you without question or hesitation.

I'm sitting here watching the diamond jubilee celebrations on the TV and trying to explain to my Croatian friends why us Brits love our royalty as we do. (Well some of us do) They all ask why we would consider leaving such a wonderful country as England? they watch too many BBC programes and think everywhere is like "Midsomer Murders".

There is nothing that we really miss from the UK but being only 2 hours away thanks to Easyjet its easy to head back for family events as and when needed.

The language here can be hard to master but with so many Croats speaking good English its very easy to be lazy.

We wanted to downsize, learn to run our own smallholding and live a much simpler way of life and there was just no way we could afford it back in the UK. Now that we have done it in Croatia we would be very unlikely to go back unless we were forced to.

nugger



Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 27
Location: North Florida
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All the land in Britain is owned by the wealthy & thats the way it will stay, good old uk where every one is hemmed in,in little box's so the rich can enjoy the county side all to themselves & makes any one that wants a little bit of land for themselves move out the country, sad state of affairs. If any one is interested, I have 5 acres for sale, just up the road from me, ready to move on to with septic, power & well, rates are $300 a year, suwannee river 3 miles away with fantastic fishing, you can also watch the sturgeon jumping 6ft out the water. 30 minutes to the gulf of mexico & excellent hunting for deer, turkey, & hogs. $49,000 2 1/2 hrs north of Orlando. Been here for 10 years & love it.

Croatia Keith



Joined: 27 Mar 2012
Posts: 23
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 13 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are back in the UK at the moment for a visit and after nearly 9 years away nothing has changed very much. Very sad.

Friends we left behind years ago are still looking for land.

Glad we are not living in Cyprus though!

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