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Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:14:14 PM »

Hi all, thought I'd pop in.  The last few months have been busy, sorting stuff out at my late father's house, and putting it on the market.  Had much needed repairs done (leaky roof! Ceiling falling down!)  Got an offer quite early on, which we accepted, and all the legals were plodding through nicely.  It then recently fell through due to no fault of us or the buyer.  So back on the market again.

I've been getting rid of a lot of junk (mine and my late Father's) on ebay and at boot sales, quite surprising what sells and what doesn't.  Old tools are popular at boot fairs.

Using my half of the (eventual) sale proceeds, I'm wondering about buying my own place rather than renting as I am at the moment.  But can't afford much locally (South Coast).  Rightmove has LOTS of much more affordable places in Wales and Up North /  Scotland.  Can forum members sing high praises for particular locations they'd recommend living in?  Or places best avoided, to help guide me as to where I might consider moving to.  I'm really not sure what I want to do at the moment or where I might choose to go to!

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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 06:32:31 PM »

Two words for location ............... Ribble Valley.

Plus, it is a well-known fact that the further north you go, the friendlier the people are. I've yet to see this fact dis-proven.  ;) ;D ;D. Get up here, mate .... cheap ale and beautiful countryside .... oh, and the engineers up here have a better pedigree too.  ;D ;D
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 06:55:19 PM »

Depending upon finances, I'll suggest looking at property in one of the Suffolk "market" towns.  :)
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 09:53:58 PM »

Thanks for your suggestions, will have a look at Suffolk and Ribble Valley on Rightmove, see what's available.

I've been to West Yorkshire a number of times in the past, and I think a friend up there once took me on a tour of bits of the Ribble Valley (I know it's not in West Yorkshire, but it's ~relatively~ local when you're staying in Yorkshire!).  I hadn't considered that area, so will have a look. 

I've got some searches set up on Rightmove, but I don't think anything has come up in Suffolk.  Cost, perhaps.  I have lived in Ipswich a long time ago (working at Martlesham Heath) and got to see a bit of the countryside in that vicinity.


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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 10:17:30 PM »

. . . I don't think anything has come up in Suffolk.  Cost, perhaps.  I have lived in Ipswich a long time ago (working at Martlesham Heath) and got to see a bit of the countryside in that vicinity.

Ah, very close to Beattie's Grimbledon Down. Yes, it is very expensive around that part of Suffolk. North Suffolk or South Norfolk area would be less so expensive.

Over in the NW of England, Lancashire, you could easily be in the catchment area for B4RN.
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 11:14:34 PM »

Ah, very close to Beattie's Grimbledon Down. Yes, it is very expensive around that part of Suffolk. North Suffolk or South Norfolk area would be less so expensive.

Over in the NW of England, Lancashire, you could easily be in the catchment area for B4RN.

I was actually working at  Grimbledon Down !  Though nothing exciting, was doing internal IT systems phone support.  My main memory of that time was the pleasant bike ride from Ipswich to Martlesham Heath (about 7 miles) and the button marked "jump" on the call logging system that you had to press if someone important logged a fault  :no:

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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 11:54:40 PM »

I was actually working at  Grimbledon Down !

I made a few visits in the mid-1980s and my only real memory is of the site security.  :)
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 08:36:23 PM »

Hi Ian :)

I won't make any location recommendations as the UK is so diverse when it comes to property prices.    I do however hope that you find somewhere suitable :)
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 01:52:46 AM »

Hi Ian :)

I won't make any location recommendations as the UK is so diverse when it comes to property prices.    I do however hope that you find somewhere suitable :)

Hi, and thanks :)

Still unsure where I want to go, but, equally, quite excited about idea of new places.

Wherever I end up, there's likely to be some form of shedcam set up!

Ian
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 06:37:17 AM »

I look forward to it. :)
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 10:20:28 AM »

Still unsure where I want to go, but, equally, quite excited about idea of new places.

Perhaps you need to take lots of holidays to areas on your shortlist to get a feel for them.
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 07:00:03 PM »

Wherever I end up, there's likely to be some form of shedcam set up!

Yes please! I knew I was missing something . . .
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 03:07:45 PM »

Derbyshire is nice.
Freecycle.org is a good way to get rid of things that you can not sell.
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 08:15:46 PM »

I've used Freecylce a few times to get rid of things, but it often seems to be grief, I gave away a large double glazed window, the person turned up with a tiny trailer and small estate car with roof rails (no rack), we ended up tying it to the roof, and amazingly he made it back the couple of miles without it breaking. The other day I gave away a large (4 x 4.5 meter) very good quality woven back carpet. The person turned up in a Yaris  :lol: :no: The next person who wanted it also had a Yaris - I asked before they came! The next one actually had a descent size estate car and it just fitted in folded in half.

Yes its a good way to get rid of stuff, but can be a pain sometimes, I'm learning now with the large stuff to ask what people will be collecting it in.
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Re: Hi from the near-abandoned shed
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 02:27:27 PM »

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Yes its a good way to get rid of stuff, but can be a pain sometimes, I'm learning now with the large stuff to ask what people will be collecting it in.
Useful idea, I never let anyone in my house or see what other stuff I have, I make sure the item is outside before collection, some of them look very dodgy .
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