Why I chose to live where I Do

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Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby deb » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:13 pm

Where ever i look from my house I have the most beautiful veiws, I could be a millionaire and not have that.
Where ever I go i am not stuck in traffic jams.
I can pop down the garden and pick a lemon for my gin and tonic.
Because it rains less than england and has beautiful long summers.
Most of the year i can sit outside for meals and am able to plan barbecues, dont have to cancel them because of rain.
My life in spain is so much more relaxed.

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby rafiki » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:36 pm

We can walk a few hundred yards from our house into the Doñana parque natural, stone pines and peace and quiet. I can bicycle further out in safety and tranquillity. We are blessed even if we don't have any money any more!
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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Retro P » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:38 am

I can leave my house and be in the bar downing a San Miguel export in less than seven minutes, the views crap though :lol: (From the bar I mean)
Ah! the full english!!

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby frog » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:31 am

new to spain then deb?
jayne countys most famous song,google it

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Dixie » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:19 pm

Been here nearly two years so I don't know if some still class me as "New" And I'm still taken aback by the beautiful breath taking views I see wherever I go, infact i find them so amazing I'm constantly taking photo's and sending them home to scotland for my family to oggle over :lol: It's a shame some cannot appreciate what is here!!!!
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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Devils Advocate » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:26 pm

Purple...it's the new black :lol:
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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Dixie » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:28 pm

:lol: I'm not a black dull kinda gal :wink:
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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby oliveview01 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:04 pm

We chose where we live now for the outside space. I can´t say we have a ´view´ as the countryside here around us is quite flat. The peace and quiet is lovely (except when the dogs get upset and the peacocks get noisy)
It would be nice to be able to sit outside under the covered patio, except the driving rain is coming across the patio. :(

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Paula » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:42 pm

'cos I couldn't afford Simon Cowells villa nr Marbella!

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Lavanda » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:05 pm

Better standard of living, weather, wide open spaces, healthy eating that's inexpensive, simple lifestyle, fantastic countryside, fewer worries, no commuting, feeling safe, blue skies (mostly - but it's raining like crazy at the moment). :(

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Devils Advocate » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:31 pm

No illegal builds or landgrabs,no worries about the Euro (apart from when we go to our house in Spain),water all the time, stable electrics, being able to go down the garden and pick a turnip (ok its horrible in a G&T :lol: ),nice tasting beef,no minor works licenses needed or stroppy town halls,no ex pats with pony tails,car keeps clean, empty beaches all year round :lol: , no fear of my name on the Boletin without me knowing it,lovely countryside, being able to sit on my terrace with a good thick broth,looking forward to going to Spain,decent bread and no wasps putting me off my bbq.


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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Paula » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:12 pm

:lol:

P.S. You forgot the "no flies" in October

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Lavanda » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:16 pm

You also forgot the sheer joy of wearing Shetland Wool jumpers in August on a big, empty stretch of Devon beach as the wind thrashes the waves on to the clean, white sand and makes that fantastic sucking sound as the water retreats taking the little pebbles with it.

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby GJ » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:32 pm

Lucky you didn't chose this place in Spain
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ccJp6C1xdZ8&fmt=18

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Devils Advocate » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:34 pm

Funniest thing ever is the comments after the clip, Im sure that guy F ages1 is my unfound twin :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol
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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby katy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:14 pm

Devils Advocate wrote:No illegal builds or landgrabs,no worries about the Euro (apart from when we go to our house in Spain),water all the time, stable electrics, being able to go down the garden and pick a turnip (ok its horrible in a G&T :lol: ),nice tasting beef,no minor works licenses needed or stroppy town halls,no ex pats with pony tails,car keeps clean, empty beaches all year round :lol: , no fear of my name on the Boletin without me knowing it,lovely countryside, being able to sit on my terrace with a good thick broth,looking forward to going to Spain,decent bread and no wasps putting me off my bbq.


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I would like to live in one of those places that you can eat outside on the terrace most of the year!

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby oliveview01 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:29 pm

[quote="katy
I would like to live in one of those places that you can eat outside on the terrace most of the year![/quote]

We did last winter, almost every afternoon we were able to sit outside on the patio reading a book in the warmth- not this winter though. We did manage to eat our Christmas dinner outside in the sunshine, our friends who were staying could not believe how hot it was :D

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby julian » Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:35 pm

"I would like to live in one of those places that you can eat outside on the terrace most of the year!".......if it was 20 degrees on your terrace on the 20th january it sounds as if you do live in one of those places!!!

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby Paula » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:01 pm

Those days have been few and far between this winter! I've even looked at glass blinds for around a covered terrace.

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Re: Why I chose to live where I Do

Postby oliveview01 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:08 pm

It was well over 20deg on Christmas day, even last Sunday it was nice, at least I think it was! A week ago is a long time :D


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