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1 minute ago, chrisp65 said:

It’s a genuine freekin’ blessing every god damn day.

The sound of the waves today, crashing on the pebbles and dragging them around, just the best.

I see a fair few towns because of my job. The more places I see, the more I’m grateful for living here.

For example, I’ve been to Luton this week, and West Drayton, Bromsgrove, Harrow, and Heathrow. I can’t say I bothered looking at house prices.

I love my adopted home town. People don’t, people, locals find negatives but I love Stafford. I love Staffordshire and the Peak District. I appreciate it greatly and I see beauty and joy in parts of Stafford and Staffordshire. Friends from Telford ask if I would ever move back and I wouldn’t as I love where I live so much. 

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1 minute ago, Seat68 said:

I love my adopted home town. People don’t, people, locals find negatives but I love Stafford. I love Staffordshire and the Peak District. I appreciate it greatly and I see beauty and joy in parts of Stafford and Staffordshire. Friends from Telford ask if I would ever move back and I wouldn’t as I love where I live so much. 

It’s a state of mind, a positive state of mind.

There are plenty of people here that think it’s ‘shit’ or ‘boring’ or whatever. Part of my wife’s job, they organise trips to the beach for kids in town. Some of those kids have never been to the beach. Their parents could **** walk there any day of any week. 

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Living by the coast is awesome.

The Fylde coast where I live now is pretty damned good - sunsets, views etc

But directly before living here, I lived in Newquay, basically on the cliff top. That was immense. The huge autumn and winter storms and swells and gales, glorious summer evenings, beach parties, walking right across the cliff tops to the pub. Simple but wonderful.

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8 minutes ago, Seat68 said:

I love my adopted home town. People don’t, people, locals find negatives but I love Stafford. I love Staffordshire and the Peak District. I appreciate it greatly and I see beauty and joy in parts of Stafford and Staffordshire. Friends from Telford ask if I would ever move back and I wouldn’t as I love where I live so much. 

Yeah but you really are comparing the old 70's desicated dog turd with the fresh newly laid link of a cockapoodle :trollface:

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I like living in Leeds - apart from the football club, naturally. We're perfectly placed between a reasonably sized city and some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. 

But I'm intrigued by the idea of living on the coast. I'd like to at least spend a year in a clifftop location, to watch the sea for a full four seasons. 

Ain't gonna happen now though. 

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That’s kind of it for me, I live 15 / 20 minutes from a big city with gigs, and all the shops and whatnot. But from my house I have a country park at the end of the street that is a 15 / 20 minute walk through that park to be stood on the shoreline. 

In the other direction, I’m a 15 minute walk from the football and the clubhouse.

I think that’s a fairly difficult combination to beat.

Not least, as I’m really not in the slightest bit interested in ‘countryside’. I struggle with a week’s holiday in a cottage. 

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1 hour ago, chrisp65 said:

I’m really not in the slightest bit interested in ‘countryside’. I struggle with a week’s holiday in a cottage.

Can't get my head around that at all. 

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I've always been in awe of the seaside. Mainly because I very rarely see it! Like Mike, I'd love to live in a property right by the sea... hearing the waves crashing over the rocks at night. 

I was in Whitby in January (seems a lifetime ago now!) and the sea was very choppy. I sat on a bench just staring at it.. could have spent hours there. 

I do love the countryside as well.

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1 minute ago, Xela said:

I've always been in awe of the seaside. Mainly because I very rarely see it! Like Mike, I'd love to live in a property right by the sea... hearing the waves crashing over the rocks at night. 

I was in Whitby in January (seems a lifetime ago now!) and the sea was very choppy. I sat on a bench just staring at it.. could have spent hours there. 

I had Whitby on my ‘to do’ list until you posted those pictures!

Too many people.

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9 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

I had Whitby on my ‘to do’ list until you posted those pictures!

Too many people.

I think those pics were of a sunny easter monday! It can get very busy in the summer but weekdays, during the winter, would be fine, I think. Its never going to deserted though, 

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3 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

Can't get my head around that at all. 

 

Just now, Davkaus said:

I'd rather stay home than go on a countryside holiday tbh. 

 

Yep, does nothing for me, not a recent affectation it’s just never been my thing. It’s the space between places of interest.

I can drive along and appreciate a view of fields or the Malvern Hills or whatever, but Lordy no, not a week of looking at grass and hedges.

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1 minute ago, chrisp65 said:

Lordy no, not a week of looking at grass and hedges.

That's like saying the coast is just a strip of sand and a load of water. 

Mountains? Valleys? Lakes? Rivers? Forests? 

I'm a city boy born and bred, but without regular time out walking in the country - whether it's inland or coastal - I get very antsy. 

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1 minute ago, mjmooney said:

That's like saying the coast is just a strip of sand and a load of water. 

Mountains? Valleys? Lakes? Rivers? Forests? 

I'm a city boy born and bred, but without regular time out walking in the country - whether it's inland or coastal - I get very antsy. 

I’ll admit I was playing to the gallery.

But the underlying message was true. We’ve tried it a few times, a cottage in Mid Wales, a small hotel in Warwickshire, a BnB in Kent. Just doesn’t really do it for me. A day trip yes, absolutely fine I’ll happily drive up to the Mountain Centre in Brecon or Storey Arms Or the Forest of Dean and spend a bit of a day there and enjoy it.

But do it again another six consecutive days? Nah, dim diolch.

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7 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

That's like saying the coast is just a strip of sand and a load of water. 

That is exactly what the sea is here. Goes pretty much from our house (the mouth of the Alt) to the Ribble estuary, sand and the most placid no wave sea ever. Southport has the UK's second longest pier and the sea doesn't even reach it for half the day

The dunes behind it are quite spectacular but the sea itself is the most boring area of sea in the in the UK, silent, almost motionless, creeping up and creeping back

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3 hours ago, blandy said:

Living by the coast is awesome.

The Fylde coast where I live now is pretty damned good - sunsets, views etc

But directly before living here, I lived in Newquay, basically on the cliff top. That was immense. The huge autumn and winter storms and swells and gales, glorious summer evenings, beach parties, walking right across the cliff tops to the pub. Simple but wonderful.

Must admit I would love to move there. Specifically St Annes. Lost count the amount of times I have visited and wanted to view houses there. Same for Formby. So effectively want to live near @bicksterand @blandy
 

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2 minutes ago, chrisp65 said:

I’d genuinely happily take that over some **** sparrows in a tree and a view of sweet corn.

 

 

I genuinely did have both until they harvested the sweetcorn last week. With added Seagulls, Pink Footed Geese, Swallows, Sparrowhawks, Owls, Pheasants and gunfire (army range)

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