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oxi



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have about 25 years to go... Unless I can settle for a frugal life, earlier. Friends got a vegetable patch outside Rothesay and are living off that and forest mushrooms. I need my meat though
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MMK1



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: rothesay... Reply with quote

plenty of 'chippies' for your meat...
burger n' batter - top cuisine
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in most of my years EFLing in far-flung places I never really thought much about where I was going to spend my declining years. "The Lord will provide." So far that has worked. Better not to try to plan things too tightly ! Plans usually fail.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.fynehomes.org.uk/property.html
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Perilla



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
in most of my years EFLing in far-flung places I never really thought much about where I was going to spend my declining years. "The Lord will provide." So far that has worked. Better not to try to plan things too tightly ! Plans usually fail.


Not sure about the Lord providing, but totally agree that plans usually fail. Best to have a variety of flexible options and an ability to shrug the shoulders if/when none of them work out!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the delights of retiring to a spot near Glasgow -

http://www.gla.ac.uk/courses/openstudies/

Of course the streets covered in vomit and dogshit are the downside.


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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After my travels in the summer of 2012 I have now resolved that my next great journey will be that which takes me over the River Styx.
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oxi



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
After my travels in the summer of 2012 I have now resolved that my next great journey will be that which takes me over the River Styx.


Were your travels so bad?

Or they were so good, you know you can't get better?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A combination of the Afflictions Like Unto Those of The Prophet Job (ie medical "issues") and squabbling with the dearly beloved.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I retired in 2011 aged 64. With the benefit of hindsight I wish I had done it years ago !

I do know ex-colleagues who are slaves of alcohol, with a gambling habit and an addiction toi nicotine who wish they could go back to the classroom.

Jedem das seine ! To each his own !
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Barbaros



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
I retired in 2011 aged 64. With the benefit of hindsight I wish I had done it years ago !


... and a Free Scottish bus travel! Laughing
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much to the displeasure of many in England ! Speed the day when we also get rid of nuclear bases on the Clyde !
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Hod



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more. If the scottish don't want the employment and economic benefits gained from having a naval base (out of only three in the UK), somewhere in England such as Plymouth will. Scotland's loss will be England's gain. Cutting your noses off to spite your faces is fine by the English.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't happen. MOD will use this as a reason for scrapping Trident. Even Michael Portillo has come out and stated that Trident is a nonsense.

http://www.banthebomb.org/ne/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1408:michael-portillo-cnds-new-poster-boy&catid=63:trident&Itemid=95

Public spending should be directed to areas that are of some benefit to all of us.
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sixthchild



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Scott

my time is fast approaching and I would value any advice you may have to offer about dealing with officialdom, social services and all that both in your neck of the woods and south of the border. btw have pm'd you.
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