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Post  crackedpipes on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 6:59 am

Okay, this is not for tomorow Rolling Eyes , but my idea is to leave France with my clan and make my place in Scotland (I prefer Edinburgh); running my own business like a B & B with a restaurant or a pub pint
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Post  Veteran Piper on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 11:45 am

crackedpipes wrote:Okay, this is not for tomorow Rolling Eyes , but my idea is to leave France with my clan and make my place in Scotland (I prefer Edinburgh); running my own business like a B & B with a restaurant or a pub pint

Is France just a bad place to live or do you just prefer the Scottish environment?

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Mon 13 Oct 2008, 7:51 am

France is a wonderful place for tourism (first destination in the world), but there are a few things I don't agree with the political and social system that makes me crazy Devil

Scotland is one of the nicest place I have ever seen with cool and nice people attached to their traditions and old european culture: this is one of the reason I like it.
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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Sat 18 Oct 2008, 7:53 am

Another reason: Scottish drivers are real gentlemen Very Happy
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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Wed 22 Oct 2008, 6:32 am

A lot of things in Scotland today seem very close to the country I have known during my childhood in terms of education and respect, does it mean I am a bit old fashioned? I am not sure as I still believe today in the same values as 20 or 30 years ago, the world has changed, not for the best: education has been abandonned by pro-politic loosers who replace it by prohibition; it is so easy to restrain people with new laws than to convince them with education for these who are just looking after the immediate benefits of their 5 years madate...
When I go back to Scotland, I feel like a tree going back to the land of the origins; it is hard to describe such sensation of well-being when everything look so familiar and fill your soul with such hearty thoughts.
Too much idealism? Why not, a wee I am certain but I have been all around the world for many years and lived in many countries without feeling these sensations. I am a kind of nomad and so afraid by the end of the travel like the end of life...but feel I could stop there without these kind of apprehensions.

Does it make sens to any of you?
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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Wed 22 Oct 2008, 6:34 am

Does it make "sensE"...
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Post  Veteran Piper on Mon 27 Oct 2008, 7:37 pm

crackedpipes wrote:Too much idealism? Why not, a wee I am certain but I have been all around the world for many years and lived in many countries without feeling these sensations. I am a kind of nomad and so afraid by the end of the travel like the end of life...but feel I could stop there without these kind of apprehensions.

Does it make sense to any of you?

Yes, at some point you have stop into one port and throw out the anchor!
Been a bit of a Nomad myself, always changing jobs and working a couple years here and there. This is the longest I've ever stayed in one place, coming up to 7 years now, but i don't call it home.

Not sure where home will ever be, but there's more adventure waiting before the end of the journey gets near! ;-)

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  REDNECK on Thu 30 Oct 2008, 6:30 pm

Come over da N.Ireland 'n join Drumlough whilst yer at it.......... idea rolling rolling rolling
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Post  Veteran Piper on Fri 31 Oct 2008, 8:39 pm

REDNECK wrote:Come over da N.Ireland 'n join Drumlough whilst yer at it.......... idea rolling rolling rolling

Iain, you should get a T-shirt made, "Come play for Drumlough before they plough you under! rolling

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 8:52 am

Anyway, as I work by my own but with a contract of the government till mid-2010, I will have some time to think about it and explore the possibilities. 18 months to go, and prospect in which place and what occupation I will do with my family.
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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Fri 07 Nov 2008, 11:36 am

Another reason: if you have never been to Scotland you would be surprised to see how the people there are courteous and nice, even truck drivers who thank you when you give them a way.
I have never seen this before in whole Europe...
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Post  Veteran Piper on Wed 19 Nov 2008, 2:40 pm

crackedpipes wrote:Another reason: if you have never been to Scotland you would be surprised to see how the people there are courteous and nice, even truck drivers who thank you when you give them a way.
I have never seen this before in whole Europe...

We have nice truck drivers here too, they stop and cleanup the mess when they run you over!

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Sat 22 Nov 2008, 9:23 am

Veteran Piper wrote:
crackedpipes wrote:Another reason: if you have never been to Scotland you would be surprised to see how the people there are courteous and nice, even truck drivers who thank you when you give them a way.
I have never seen this before in whole Europe...

We have nice truck drivers here too, they stop and cleanup the mess when they run you over!

And then engage rear gear??? Very Happy
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Post  Veteran Piper on Sun 30 Nov 2008, 1:19 pm

crackedpipes wrote:Okay, this is not for tomorow Rolling Eyes , but my idea is to leave France with my clan and make my place in Scotland (I prefer Edinburgh); running my own business like a B & B with a restaurant or a pub pint

How bad is the recession there now?

I gas cheaper too?

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Post  Curt on Sun 30 Nov 2008, 1:45 pm

crackedpipes wrote:Another reason: if you have never been to Scotland you would be surprised to see how the people there are courteous and nice, even truck drivers who thank you when you give them a way.
I have never seen this before in whole Europe...


Europe is a pretty big place. I think you will find courteous drivers in much of Scandinavia.

If I was lucky enough to have and EU passport, I would move about. Go for it.

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  Veteran Piper on Tue 02 Dec 2008, 9:32 pm

Curt wrote:
crackedpipes wrote:Another reason: if you have never been to Scotland you would be surprised to see how the people there are courteous and nice, even truck drivers who thank you when you give them a way.
I have never seen this before in whole Europe...


Europe is a pretty big place. I think you will find courteous drivers in much of Scandinavia.

If I was lucky enough to have and EU passport, I would move about. Go for it.

Would be interesting to live in a couple different places in the EU, but too expensive to move and find new jobs all the time. The same reason why more people don't try living different states, there's so much here to see and experience too.

Tampa is nice place, so is Colorado, the list is long of places to see!

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Post  crackedpipes on Mon 08 Dec 2008, 11:39 am

Sure it would be nice to live in the US too; I have been only in NY and in California, but I guess there are some other nice places to be; but idealism and morality seem to follow different ways in US and Europe?
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Post  John MacDonald on Sat 27 Dec 2008, 8:33 pm

well if you fancy hopping JUST across the channel -consider SOUTHAMPTON or Hampshire. There is a strengthening piping community down here

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Post  MurdoMac on Sat 27 Dec 2008, 8:37 pm

John MacDonald wrote:well if you fancy hopping JUST across the channel -consider SOUTHAMPTON or Hampshire. There is a strengthening piping community down here

John

.....but is that enough to make up for being surrounded by Engerlunders?
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Post  John MacDonald on Sat 10 Jan 2009, 8:59 pm

It is when you relieve them of the Gig money
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Post  REDNECK on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 12:17 pm

MurdoMac wrote:
John MacDonald wrote:well if you fancy hopping JUST across the channel -consider SOUTHAMPTON or Hampshire. There is a strengthening piping community down here

John

.....but is that enough to make up for being surrounded by Engerlunders?

Yer right Ron, he'd be better aff in God's country.........good oul Ulster. Home of the worlds best in most grades whistle whistle whistle whistle thumb
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Post  Piping Connections on Sun 18 Jan 2009, 1:19 pm

REDNECK wrote:

Yer right Ron, he'd be better aff in God's country.........good oul Ulster. Home of the worlds best in most grades whistle whistle whistle whistle thumb

Yeh been on the mourne mist m8

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Re: Want to move in Scotland

Post  crackedpipes on Thu 29 Jan 2009, 9:11 am

I don't really know about the economic situation in Scotland today, but recently read in a newspaper "The Independent" that Edinburgh is one of the best place of UK and more protected of recession because of the vast majority of high graduate people living there.
Anyway, 2009 is the "homecoming year" in Scotland, and I hope there will be some associations that will help people of Scottish origins to plan their comeback...
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Post  MurdoMac on Thu 29 Jan 2009, 9:15 am

hey, maybe you're not so daft....maybe you're the cleverest fecker alive.......the way things are going......you could be the CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland........... Very Happy......for a few bob....

I was thinking myself of buying the bank over, but I thought 5 pence was a bit too much to pay.....

p.s......anyone read "The Sun" today?

And no I don't mean just Page 3.

(a) apparently the new Prime Minister of Iceland is a "lesser".....

(b) the security chief of Gordon Brown's cabinet office has been suspended for employing a bloke as security advisor who faked that he had served in the SAS, when he had in fact been a medic in the TA...

(c) Angelina Jolie is not going to be the next Lara Croft....and;

(d) Amy Winehouse has been playing scrabble ....topless.

And you Americans have the nerve to think that Tom Clancy and John Grisham's new joint novel, namely "Cleveland Obama and the Waving Para-Military Drummie" is the story of the month? lol!

Boy.....how far from reality are you?
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Post  Veteran Piper on Thu 29 Jan 2009, 1:17 pm

MurdoMac wrote:Boy.....how far from reality are you?

Living in this sleepy little Cow Town, I'm sure glad to have the forum for keeping up on World events!

Thanks Murdo for the reality check! rolling

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