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    #11
    Vote Corbyn ! Save this country !

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      #12
      Not sure Whorty. I'm still living in a 4 bed house with nobody but my little puppet parrot since my son moved out about a year ago. Very slowly doing it up with the idea that I'll move someday but, typically, can never be a*d to get round to it.
      bloggoth

      If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
      John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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        #13
        I shall keep my fingers crossed for you that it all continues to go smoothly.

        Sounds like MrsW is keeping an eye on things for you

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          #14
          Pleased for you.

          I told my wife the same a few years back when things were looking very bleak, much to her annoyance I'm still here making a mess and being a general nuisance!

          Be careful about the flat, 15 years ago I rented one while me and the wife 'had a break' for 6 months. After getting used to a detached house with a fairly private garden I hated it.

          I hated having neighbours on 3 sides at least one of them making a racket, sometimes they got in harmony and all 3 were racketing away. You'll have accumulated more stuff and have no garage or shed to dump it or safely put your cycle. Kitchen appliances make a fecking racket in the open plan ones. Putting rubbish out is tedious. There's at least once a week some tw*t parked in your slot usually coinciding with your return from the weekly shop.

          You'll miss the garden, common areas suck as someone will be playing spice girls 'forever' on loop, just so it feels like forever!

          However, if you manage to find a ground floor flat in a nice converted house, say no more than 4 flats and your own garden it may work, some of those Victorian ones with high ceilings and 'features' are stunning.

          Maybe try renting one for 6 months, just to make sure.

          Good luck whatever though, you deserve some.
          But I discovered nothing else but depraved, excessive superstition. Pliny the younger

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            #15
            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
            I shall keep my fingers crossed for you that it all continues to go smoothly.

            Sounds like MrsW is keeping an eye on things for you
            She always did. Still along way to go and I've yet to sell or buy without something going wrong, so tying to keep level headed.
            I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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              #16
              Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
              Not sure Whorty. I'm still living in a 4 bed house with nobody but my little puppet parrot since my son moved out about a year ago. Very slowly doing it up with the idea that I'll move someday but, typically, can never be a*d to get round to it.
              If I lived in an area I wanted to stay in then I probably wouldn't sell yet, but I live in the country and don't have anyone here to hold me back. Wife and I moved here to give her some peace in her last years and we knew I'd sell when the time came. Didn't really get chance to socialise locally as was looking after wife 24/7 (for which I have no regrets).

              Looking to move back to an area where I have a few friends and there are more people so I can hide in the crowd. Wife and I spoke about this before she passed and she fully agreed.
              I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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                #17
                Originally posted by Gibbon View Post
                Pleased for you.

                I told my wife the same a few years back when things were looking very bleak, much to her annoyance I'm still here making a mess and being a general nuisance!

                Be careful about the flat, 15 years ago I rented one while me and the wife 'had a break' for 6 months. After getting used to a detached house with a fairly private garden I hated it.

                I hated having neighbours on 3 sides at least one of them making a racket, sometimes they got in harmony and all 3 were racketing away. You'll have accumulated more stuff and have no garage or shed to dump it or safely put your cycle. Kitchen appliances make a fecking racket in the open plan ones. Putting rubbish out is tedious. There's at least once a week some tw*t parked in your slot usually coinciding with your return from the weekly shop.

                You'll miss the garden, common areas suck as someone will be playing spice girls 'forever' on loop, just so it feels like forever!

                However, if you manage to find a ground floor flat in a nice converted house, say no more than 4 flats and your own garden it may work, some of those Victorian ones with high ceilings and 'features' are stunning.

                Maybe try renting one for 6 months, just to make sure.

                Good luck whatever though, you deserve some.
                Some good advice.

                I've lived in a flat more than houses ... our first home was a flat, then a 3 bed house, then 4 bed house, then 3 bed flat, followed by this 6 bed house. Yes we have lots of stuff, as in furniture, but we only bought that stuff to fit out rooms. We've actually had a clearance out since we moved here from our London flat so I have less personal stuff now than when I lived in a flat with Mrs W.

                The flat I'm looking at is ground floor with sliding doors to small patio and communal gardens. I never was a great gardener and only really enjoyed being out there when Mrs W was with me. For now, having now garden to look after sounds like paradise, but that might change over time.

                Neighbours are always a risk. But if they play too much Spice Girls I'll have to put on my Anthrax and Metallica CDs

                Car parking is almost always contentious in flats. This will be my biggest bug bear I think, but I'm generally quite patient with people so it doesn't usually annoy me too much.
                I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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                  #18
                  If there's a a long chain, make sure you put the price up 10k on the morning of exchange. It's what Mrs W would have wanted.
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                    #19
                    Good luck, cant really advise to how sudden it is as the two relatives who passed their partners stayed in the Family home for quite a while. But if you are getting older then lower maintenance as a choice is probably sensible. Being able to walk to the Pub, shop etc. to join up with mates is definitely an advantage my Father & Mother in law have fully enjoyed (pre lockdown). Keeping them off the road is also good at their age.

                    They both had large family homes but one moved ~25 years after and the other moved ~5 years before to smaller village locations.

                    Rip your CDs or subscribe to a service it saves a lot of space.
                    Last edited by vetran; 11 January 2021, 17:56.
                    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by Mordac View Post
                      INSKPE
                      By 'more suitable for a single bloke', I think he means 'a luxury bedsit over a kebab shop in Bham'.
                      FTFY

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