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I am just being rather nosy but am intrigued to know whether you have ended up where you always wanted to live or if you have a burning desire to have a foray/end your days somewhere else? I am a country girl born and bred but following my marriage break up I lived in Bournemouth for a year where I just didn't earn enough money to live so headed for London - twenty six years now and I have never had a single second of regret at doing so. I love the general buzz, the diversity, the history - in fact everything! So, are you where you are because of circumstance? Happy there? Wish beyond anything that you were elsewhere? I'd love to know.
Are there any enthusiastic ornithologists out there? Either out in the field. Or maybe just the back garden. I am nearly 70 and have been bird watching since I was a 12yo schoolboy at a boarding school right in the heart of the Dorset countryside. And I am thrilled that since coming to Scotland, I have so far.seen four birds that I never ever spotted in England! And I saw my very first red squirrel up here too.
Hi – just wondering whether anyone here is into geo-caching?
My husband and I started late summer after seeing some of our friends disappearing every-so-often saying they were just off to find some caches. To be honest, we didn’t know what they meant until we asked them. It’s the outdoor sport or game of searching for hidden objects by using Global Positioning System and we are ‘hooked’. We love walking so now plan our walks to take in various caches which take us to places we would never have thought of going. For example, I was early for a visit to my dentist so checked my iPhone to find that there was a cache just 300m away. It was a tiny magnetic cache (just big enough to hold a tiny, tiny rolled-up log sheet) and it was placed on a strut right in the middle of a huge bridge over the railway. Unless you knew there was something to find, you would not have known it was there.
We introduced our grand-daughter to geo-caching, and at 5 years of age she loves it. We have managed to find a few caches which contain items to swap so she gaily holds my iPhone and leads the way.
All in all, it is a good sport which makes our walks more interesting and varied. We have found unusual footpaths and routes locally which we didn’t know existed and look forward to planning our next venture.
I have totally eliminated nuisance telephone calls and the solution was completely free of charge.
My telephone provider is TalkTalk and they provide a call screening service called Call Safe.
I've been using it for almost two years and in that time have not received a single sales call or a scam message.
BT has a similar system called Call Guardian but I'm unsure if it is a free service.
I live in Gosport and have a passion for being on or in the Solent. Used to have a yacht but now boatless😩 I am good crew and have a wicked sense of humour.
Cruising only, racing days are over.
I live right by Gosport Marina so that would be ideal, but happy to travel
Autumn is here and we are now using our central heating, how do you run yours?
We run ours in a semi-manual way.
We have the boiler and house thermostat, the boiler is manually turned off every night, and at about 7-30am it is turned on and only the kitchen radiator is opened, at about 9-00am the sitting room radiator is turned on so that about 11am the room is comfortable the radiator is turned off at about 5-30pm and the room stops comfortably for the next couple of hours.
We very seldom use the bedroom radiators as the bedroom gets too warm in the night even when the house heating is off,
What is your system?
So many people who are so alone, some are even homeless, by not any fault of there own. So any sad folks who have no one to talk to, does anyone take the time to say hello to a lonely stranger, to make someone smile, so they feel there are people who care?
I do, does anyone do as I do?