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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Skye is great. Land of my ancestors.
    Yeah, it's absolutely beautiful, so peaceful, natural and unspoiled - and you get FRESH air for free!

    Seriously though, no place is perfect, but if you can, I think it's beneficial living somewhere that *genuinely* suits your lifestyle and personality, as opposed to somewhere you've simply 'ended up' through circumstances - and most importantly of all, where you feel HAPPY

    Quite simply, life's too short not to be happy!

    As you well know, I was born in Glasgow, but through circumstances 'ended up' in North Wales. However, I can absolutely *assure* you, that if I didn't like it here and wasn't happy, I'd have moved to somewhere where I was (and so would Del), LONG ago. I wouldn't just stay and suffer it!

    So in that respect, Wrexham defo isn't perfect, but largely suits our needs:

    1) Del's a 10-min walk from the college where she works, so in decent weather can enjoy a gentle stroll into work, free from any stress-related travelling by car on very busy, overcrowded roads, or queues/delays on unpunctual (often filthy) public transport, and get good exercise and fresh air into the bargain.

    Therefore, little money or time is spent on fuel or commuting, leaving more time for both of us to spend together, as well as more money to spend on the nice things WE like

    2) The weather's generally clement, with rarely any extremes (not too hot, not too cold, and not too much rain).

    3) There's a decent pub, which serves good food and beer, less than 5-mins walk from our house, and a lovely park, full of lots of different wildlife, within 10-mins walk.

    4) We're 35/40 mins by car from a quiet and well-maintained beach, and 15 mins drive from the countryside.

    5) There are more than adequate local amenities, with aside from anything else, every supermarket represented, except Waitrose (which is only 20 mins away in Chester).

    6) Pretty much zero traffic congestion (no rush hour), and 2-hours ample free parking in the centre of town, for shopping, where there's also a great food market, selling local produce.

    7) Both Liverpool and Manchester accessible by car within an hour. Buses into Chester are every 15 mins, from a bus stop across the road from our house. Regular, DIRECT train service into Liverpool, and also to Birmingham.

    8) Two independent record shops, plus a proper 'old-school' hi-fi shop in the centre of town.

    9) Numerous decent local eateries, serving various different types of cuisine. And you get a lot for your money, in terms of house prices.

    10) Short walk to my dad's house, so I can make sure he's ok, do some chores for him and enjoy his company. Plus, good (fast) road links to major motorways, north and south.

    I could go on, lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    It's amazing what having Marco for a neighbour does for house values.

    And Wrexham used to be such a lovely place


    I blame the shock of seeing me parading around indoors, scantily clad, or in the skud. The old lady across the road still hasn't fully recovered from 'inadvertently' catching a glimpse of what lurks under my dressing down

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    suet dumplingss are great..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post


    I blame the shock of seeing me parading around indoors, scantily clad, or in the skud. The old lady across the road still hasn't fully recovered from 'inadvertently' catching a glimpse of what lurks under my dressing down

    Marco.
    i was going down but someone sent me a video of marco strutting his stuff in black and red suspenders etc...
    screen shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    suet dumplingss are great..
    Is that in answer to Marco's parthian shot:

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco
    The old lady across the road still hasn't fully recovered from 'inadvertently' catching a glimpse of what lurks under my dressing down.
    ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Is that in answer to Marco's parthian shot:

    ?
    yeah he was parting with his knickers
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    suet dumplingss are great..
    Nice to hear, I thought it was just me

    When I was a kid, my mum would send me to the shops for 6oz of corned beef (never a quarter or half pound, always 6oz), and a box of Atora. And I knew what we was in for. She just called it stew, and it was very basic, just potatoes, carrots, corned beef and dumplings. Best thing was, there was always a lot, as I always had a massive appetite (still do).

    Amazing really that i grew into the fine figure I am today
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    i was going down but someone sent me a video of marco strutting his stuff in black and red suspenders etc...
    screen shot

    Those are last year's range. Mine have the invaluable PVC 'peek-a-boo' front panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    yeah he was parting with his knickers
    I prefer parting with Del's

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, it's absolutely beautiful, so peaceful, natural and unspoiled - and you get FRESH air for free!

    Seriously though, no place is perfect, but if you can, I think it's beneficial living somewhere that *genuinely* suits your lifestyle and personality, as opposed to somewhere you've simply 'ended up' through circumstances - and most importantly of all, where you feel HAPPY

    Quite simply, life's too short not to be happy!

    As you well know, I was born in Glasgow, but through circumstances 'ended up' in North Wales. However, I can absolutely *assure* you, that if I didn't like it here and wasn't happy, I'd have moved to somewhere where I was (and so would Del), LONG ago. I wouldn't just stay and suffer it!

    So in that respect, Wrexham defo isn't perfect, but largely suits our needs:

    1) Del's a 10-min walk from the college where she works, so in decent weather can enjoy a gentle stroll into work, free from any stress-related travelling by car on very busy, overcrowded roads, or queues/delays on unpunctual (often filthy) public transport, and get good exercise and fresh air into the bargain.

    Therefore, little money or time is spent on fuel or commuting, leaving more time for both of us to spend together, as well as more money to spend on the nice things WE like

    2) The weather's generally clement, with rarely any extremes (not too hot, not too cold, and not too much rain).

    3) There's a decent pub, which serves good food and beer, less than 5-mins walk from our house, and a lovely park, full of lots of different wildlife, within 10-mins walk.

    4) We're 35/40 mins by car from a quiet and well-maintained beach, and 15 mins drive from the countryside.

    5) There are more than adequate local amenities, with aside from anything else, every supermarket represented, except Waitrose (which is only 20 mins away in Chester).

    6) Pretty much zero traffic congestion (no rush hour), and 2-hours ample free parking in the centre of town, for shopping, where there's also a great food market, selling local produce.

    7) Both Liverpool and Manchester accessible by car within an hour. Buses into Chester are every 15 mins, from a bus stop across the road from our house. Regular, DIRECT train service into Liverpool, and also to Birmingham.

    8) Two independent record shops, plus a proper 'old-school' hi-fi shop in the centre of town.

    9) Numerous decent local eateries, serving various different types of cuisine. And you get a lot for your money, in terms of house prices.

    10) Short walk to my dad's house, so I can make sure he's ok, do some chores for him and enjoy his company. Plus, good (fast) road links to major motorways going north and south.

    I could go on, lol....

    Marco.
    Jeez louise!



    I get it, I get it! Where you live is perfect for you.

    But you still haven't explained why you hate 'that London' so much?

    And I'm not talking about central & inner London, I'm referring to the many leafy & attractive suburbs that exist within the M25 that apparently have all the redeeming features of Wrexham you describe whilst a) not being in Wales & b) being within spitting distance of the third most visited city in the world.
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