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  1. I went armed with books, netbook and my diary,...

    I went armed with books, netbook and my diary, but don't think I spent more than an hour most evenings on my own! Not many other solo travellers - except one bloke who I soon learned to avoid. Mainly...
  2. Hi again Lantern! I took the bull by the horns...

    Hi again Lantern! I took the bull by the horns and went off to Italy a couple of summers ago but I wasn't entirely alone as I booked onto a coach package. At that time I hated flying (but have since...
  3. Thanks Beau - hopefully sorted by the summer!

    Thanks Beau - hopefully sorted by the summer!
  4. Hello Lantern - good to hear from you. I have...

    Hello Lantern - good to hear from you.
    I have lived alone for 7 years now, but it was only when I retired 18 months ago that I realised how much I had relied on the company I had at work every day!...
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    This is a tad confusing..... suggesting the D of...

    This is a tad confusing..... suggesting the D of E is her 'paternal grandfather?????
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    I watched this and will def be keeping up with...

    I watched this and will def be keeping up with it.
    Is it based on a book or written for TV? I have a feeling I read a novel of the same name a few years ago, although I can't find it on my bookshelf...
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    Hi Kimmie, good to see you on the Forums! I live...

    Hi Kimmie, good to see you on the Forums!
    I live in the same area but I'm afraid I don't have information about groups in the village itself. I've PMd you with a bit more info!
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    What an amazing building. Although it's said to...

    What an amazing building. Although it's said to see the damage to the original the replacement is certainly a very striking building!
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    Hope you've had a wonderful day - Happy Birthday!

    Hope you've had a wonderful day - Happy Birthday!
  10. Thread: House Prices

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    I have a foot (more like a toe to be exact) in...

    I have a foot (more like a toe to be exact) in various parts of the country at the moment. I bought in Pembrokeshire 6 years ago and promptly lost 20k on the price. I'm waiting to sell (fortunately...
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    As a recently retired assistant headteacher I...

    As a recently retired assistant headteacher I feel I can dip into this thread with some experience behind me!

    My experience is only in priamry schools and I would say that it depends very much on...
  12. Thread: Art

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    Hi Karina - have you ever been to the Stained...

    Hi Karina - have you ever been to the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral? Been wandering round Worcester Cathedral today and gazed at the Elgar memorial window.
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    Oh and aggie - have you seen the Burne-Jones...

    Oh and aggie - have you seen the Burne-Jones windows in Birmingham Cathedral? We popped in when we went to the Christmas Markets and found this:

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    My favourites would have to be the...

    My favourites would have to be the Pre-Raphaelites, although I also love the French Impressionists. But then I'm also quite taken by Medieval religious art...... and Breugel..... and the dark...
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    I had a bottom drawer, although mine took the...

    I had a bottom drawer, although mine took the form of a wooden ottoman built by my Dad. I filled it with engagement presents and bits and pieces we bought along the way. The box has gone...
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    125,000 a year or more? Must be moving in the wrong circles - nobody I know, or worked with, is earning anywhere near that!!!!
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    Hello all - I've been away for a few days and...

    Hello all - I've been away for a few days and haven't been logging in, until I heard from Karina last night, when I tried and had the same problem as Zib mentioned at the start of this. Made one...
  18. I think it's very easy to see what goes on in the...

    I think it's very easy to see what goes on in the forum pages but we all know that many friendships have been made and developed beyond the forums themselves. Many of the members move on to keep in...
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    Sorry to hear that aggie, thoughts winging your...

    Sorry to hear that aggie, thoughts winging your way x x
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    Kicking myself now! I saw it in a charity shop...

    Kicking myself now! I saw it in a charity shop last week but decided to leave it as I've got a pile of about a dozen still to get through. I've read reviews and want to read it..... could do with a...
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    We do indeed Aggie! Happisburgh is just up the...

    We do indeed Aggie! Happisburgh is just up the road from me Chilla - don't stray too close to the cliffs though!

    I like to have a fiction and non-fiction on the go at the same time. Currently...
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    Quick off the mark there Karina! I bought a...

    Quick off the mark there Karina!

    I bought a bunch of daff buds earlier in the week so they are opening nicely ready for tomorrow. Always buy my first daffs of the year for St David's Day....
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    Have a great time VL - enjoy the sunshine!!!

    Have a great time VL - enjoy the sunshine!!!
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    Like Strictly I retired in September 2012 and am...

    Like Strictly I retired in September 2012 and am living off my work pension as my state pension won't be paid until Jan 2016. As I'm on my own I've had to seriously cut back on my expenditure. While...
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    I do think you have to be open and receptive to...

    I do think you have to be open and receptive to these things and, like chilla, I'm a bit of a sceptic so any presence would probably give me a wide berth!
    I had a quick look at the census for the...
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