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    Only when priced in worthless FIAT currency.

    That's what they say here isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    Only when priced in worthless FIAT currency.

    That's what they say here isn't it?
    We moved here just over 5 years ago ... if I was like Scooty I could claim that I saw all this coming, sold the London flat at a peak and bought the country house that has now grown by a higher %. Of course, truth is it's all luck; we moved here due to wife's health only and not because the tea leaves told us to do it
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    Aye stay away from the South West it's a right tuliphole.

    Crappy narrow B roads that get flooded out of season or flooded with tourists in season ... crappy regional airports to the big smoke if struggle with the fibre broadband speeds to work remotely ... only one main road out of the place (A30 or A38 then M5 or A330) .. only one trainline (via Dawlish that gets washed away every year, and takes the scenic route so qucker by car) ... too many beaches and moors and nowt to do for the city dwellers scared of going outside when the gyms are closed ... milder weather but that just means more rain and wind off the atlantic, and loads of people poncing about on pieces of board as a hobby clogging up the car parks with their vdub tarted up builders vans.

    So yes, best avoided. Blackpool, Margate, Yarmouth, Skeggy are 'just as good' so no need to travel all the way down to the South West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Aye stay away from the South West it's a right tuliphole.

    Crappy narrow B roads that get flooded out of season or flooded with tourists in season ... crappy regional airports to the big smoke if struggle with the fibre broadband speeds to work remotely ... only one main road out of the place (A30 or A38 then M1 or A330) .. only one trainline (via Dawlish that gets washed away every year, and takes the scenic route so qucker by car) ... too many beaches and moors and nowt to do for the city dwellers scared of going outside when the gyms are closed ... milder weather but that just means more rain and wind off the atlantic, and loads of people poncing about on pieces of board as a hobby clogging up the car parks with their vdub tarted up builders vans.

    So yes, best avoided. Blackpool, Margate, Yarmouth, Skeggy are 'just as good' so no need to travel all the way down to the South West.
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    The M1 goes to the south west?

    How novel.

    And don't go to the Lizard or Zeity's relatives will get you.

    That never ends well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    The M1 goes to the south west?

    How novel.
    Oh yeah. Runs alongside the A330, from Maidenhead to Sunningdale.

    And don't go to the Lizard or Zeity's relatives will get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Aye stay away from the South West it's a right tuliphole.

    Crappy narrow B roads that get flooded out of season or flooded with tourists in season ... crappy regional airports to the big smoke if struggle with the fibre broadband speeds to work remotely ... only one main road out of the place (A30 or A38 then M1 or A330) .. only one trainline (via Dawlish that gets washed away every year, and takes the scenic route so qucker by car) ... too many beaches and moors and nowt to do for the city dwellers scared of going outside when the gyms are closed ... milder weather but that just means more rain and wind off the atlantic, and loads of people poncing about on pieces of board as a hobby clogging up the car parks with their vdub tarted up builders vans.

    So yes, best avoided. Blackpool, Margate, Yarmouth, Skeggy are 'just as good' so no need to travel all the way down to the South West.

    This was actually the reason I legged it from Liskeard quite a number of years ago. Roads mainly in gridlock during the tourist season, frequent accidents on the roads wasting most of the day sitting in traffic.... then when the season ends, you find the shops closing at 4pm and having to travel 18 miles to Plymouth to get the most basic of provisions.

    It's fine for a couple of weeks holiday as a townie, but to live there as a local is an acquired taste.

    Our neighbours over the other side of the farm I rented were one Mr Edward Woodward and his wife, and further over the village the guy who owned Castle Air.

    Interesting times, but not for me.

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    Our family moved from the Midlands to Cornwall, right at the bottom in Penwith. Originally on a tiny track 3 miles from the nearest village, then to the outskirts of Marazion.

    If you don't want to get in/out of Cornwall it's fine, if you do it is a PITA. When I had to travel there after my parent's deaths quite a bit I found the sleeper from London a huge plus. Finish work in the NE, get the east-coast mainline to KGX with dinner and a few G&Ts, mooch about the 1st-class waiting room in Paddington enjoying free wine for a bit then depart London at midnight and pull into Penzance about 8am ready to pick up a hire-car (albeit with a slightly fuzzy head).
    The return leg gets you into London about 0530 which means I can be back home by about 1000 after a cooked breakfast on the train. In both directions, you travel across London when the tube is pretty quiet which is also great.

    Pricey though.
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