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Sunday, 28 October 2018

We got to thinking,,.

like you do... 
Where have the years gone?
Ten years ago today we were married on the London Eye.
In the blink of an eye, the last decade has flown.
We have laughed, we have cried (when our much loved little dog died), in the main we have had a blast.  Not at all what you might expect from a pair of old codgers?
As we sit washed up on the shore of life, well Hythe actually.  We raise our bubbles to the next chapter...
fingers crossed and with a following wind our destination is pencilled, nay, inked in with a broad nib and quill pen... Shropshire...

20 comments:

  1. Love Shropshire - Long Mynd and all that. Long way from the sea!

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    1. Maybe that is why we inadvertently chose it, added to which it is the location, location, location.

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  2. Oh, I'm sad that you are leaving that home by the sea. It would be my dream to live there . . . but even better if it was in Cornwall!
    Wishing you well with your 'inked-in' move to Shropshire, though and hoping you will have many happy years together there.

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    1. I will reveal all when things look as if they are going to happen. Until then I am afraid I might jinx it!

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  3. Shropshire is a lovely county, deep in English countryside, not a sniff of the sea for miles. May you be very happy there. A sea view isn't for everyone. My ideal view would be an estuary, such as the Teign Estuary, so you have the best of three things - river, sea and countryside.
    Margaret P

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    1. The funny thing is from now on when we stay in seaside hotels a view of the sea will not be required, having had one of our very own!

      I miss the country more than I ever realised I would. The trees, the garden birds, the smell of the verdant green.

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  4. Shropshire is beautiful..dad used to be the warden at Wilderhope Manor YH..gifted jointly to the Youth Hostels Association and the National Trust. You can take a guided tour there.
    It also has the added bonus of being a good base to travel to other places in any direction.
    I hope you enjoy living there

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  5. gifted by John Cadbury btw...who used to visit regularly..lovely man!

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    1. Being lifetime members of the National Trust, a visit will definitely be on the agenda.

      After Cadbury’s we’re sold on principle I never bought another Cadbury’s anything! Ooh, I lie, the flakes I have had in two cornets this year I suppose
      are made by that awful company. What a tart with highflown principles, shot down with the thought of a stroll along the prom clutching a 99! I am ashamed!

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  6. Good to have you back with a new post. I wish you lots of fun in Shropshire. It's not an area I know very well. I was brought up in Leicester and have lived in Northumberland, and now Hertfordshire for the last 40 yrs. . When do you move? is it all sorted? X

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    1. Thanks Frances, the date is a good way off yet. We are both in the worry ‘will it, won’t it’ zone. So all to play for, hard, with all crossed.

      LXr

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  7. I'm afraid I have no idea where Shropshire is - I know cities in England and roughly where they are but have no idea which counties are which. I only know Kent (an old school friend lives there) and Lancashire (my mum comes from there) and thats it! From other comments I believe it is not near the sea, however, the sea isn't really far from most people in Britain, so I'm sure you'll enjoy a day trip or two if you miss it. I wish you every happiness with your move and every happiness for the next ten plus years to enjoy the new place (and your man!)x

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    1. I shouldn’t worry too much, friends when told say ‘Where?’ It is a beautiful county, one neither of us have lived in. We are trying our hardest not to get too excited. Early days yet... I will keep you posted.

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  8. Beautiful Shropshire - sounds much more 'you'. 'Nuf said, all digits are crossed for you. 'Pickfords' are on standby.

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    1. Three removal quotes already in, just a matter of keeping calm!

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  9. Best thing about Shropshire is that is up against the Welsh border isn't it ?

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    1. With a son in York and a daughter moving to Wales, Shropshire makes a lot more sense than out on a limb here on the Kent coast.
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  10. Hope the house moving plans are going OK. Looking forward to when you have more time for blogging! Missing your lovely posts ! x

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  11. Hello Frances, thanks for your thoughts. The moving plans are all still tickling along nicely. A lot has been happening, good and not so. I just haven’t been in the right frame of mind to blog, added to which the fear of saying too much and it not working out. I have never felt like this before, must be getting old!

    LX

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  12. Sorry to hear about the " not so good". Hope everything pans out for the good!

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