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14th Jan 2019 19:52:38
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Good luck with your plans. I agree with what has been said before about doing your research. We recently moved across the Pennines, west to east. Now in North Yorkshire and very happy.

Living somewhere is very different from visiting: supermarkets, restaurants, entertainment, public transport, busyness/quietness, your choice. It is daunting moving somewhere new but nothing ventured....
Response from CaroleAH made on 7th Feb 2019 12:00:19
Great move to God's own county, FullofZest! I'm slightly biased having lived in Yorkshire all my life 🙂
Response from FullofZest made on 8th Feb 2019 07:28:01
7th Feb 2019 11:23:10
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Hi Feajill,
I've just joined this site today and yours was the first post I read!
We are both retired too. Took early retirement at 55 a couple of years ago and we're loving it. I'd always wanted a dog so we got ourselves a lovely black lab called Ziggy.
We moved from Hove to Worthing around 7 years ago. We love the walks - both beach and countryside - and so does Ziggy! Worthing is a great place - nice shops, pubs and restaurants and plenty to do. A couple of lovely cinemas, theatres and plenty of things going on.
The South downs are on our doorstep and there are loads of lovely areas to visit. all in all I'd recommend it as a great place to live.
If you have any questions just shout!
14th Jan 2019 11:22:46
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We moved to Worthing some years ago and lived on the Grand Parade. It was a really nice town but it has grown substantially with new houses all over the place as it is commuter belt for London and Brighton. It is now very busy but transport is good. We also lived on the IOW but the ferries made life very expensive.

We have now moved to a beautiful part of Ireland where we live by the sea but obviously not for everyone.
11th Jan 2019 07:22:53
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Strange that you should say 'maybe even going to church's.. I am sure that most churches would welcome you with open arms for Sunday worship. As a bonus to the worship there is also the social activities that most churches have. Even a chat with fellow worshippers after the service can lead to friendships and introductions.
Response from CaroleAH made on 11th Jan 2019 09:46:57
I agree, David. In my parish (rural with 3 churches serving 4 villages with a small congregation) we welcome newcomers with open arms - we have coffee and biscuits after the service and always make a point of chatting to everyone.
7th Jan 2019 19:33:43
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Hi Feajill,
You don't say in your post where you live now and therefore, how far away you will be moving from your family. It's great that they support you in your ambition - perhaps with an eye on future sea-side holidays 🙂 . I'm afraid that I'm no help as far as the area you are thinking of is concerned (I live in North Yorkshire!) but I think that you need to do a lot of research about your chosen area and, if possible, rent a holiday flat/home for a few weeks in the different seasons of the year to see how you like it .It's very different when you are doing your own catering, finding good shops etc and you might find that what seems like a lovely quiet and peaceful spot might be overrun by tourists in the summer months. If you are members of the U3A it might be worth looking at their website to see what each area has to offer by the way of interest groups and outings etc so that you can join up once you move. Good luck and do let us know how you get on!

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