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Good Day folkses! :wave:

Slowly regaining my proper eyesight. Been to the eye doctor this morning for a check up. They treated me to some eye drops to widen my pupils so my sight is quite blurry and oversensitive to bright light....


 
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Right in the heart of town - about a ten minute walk from where we live.


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Very picturesque and tranquil looking park.
Love the lake.. :dude:
So how far do you have to travel to get to the countryside from your town Tom and what's it like round your neck of the woods..Hilly, flat, wooded etc?
 
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"Broken mind"?
I resemble that remark!
I grew up with my own alphabet soup of syndromes and defects, so while my array of maladies may be different from yours, I think I understand you better than Mr Average would, and just because your particular wiring lets bad stuff bounce off you, that neural shield doesn't make you bad.

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I would imagine that just about everyone in here would be psychiatrists dream come true...:laugh2:
That's what makes them interesting in my opinion.

There are enough people who visit forums like this who take themselves and what they do extremely seriously.
Great if you work in a bank or an accountants office but absolutely totally removed from being a musician of any worth.
All the best musicians I have ever met have all been totally off the wall in one way or another.
 
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Very picturesque and tranquil looking park.
Love the lake.. :dude:
So how far do you have to travel to get to the countryside from your town Tom and what's it like round your neck of the woods..Hilly, flat, wooded etc?
Countryside is just a couple minutes away (by car). Our town's size is very convenient. With a population @ 100.000 it's big enough to have pretty everything to cater to one's needs but it's still small enough that you can access most of by walking (unless you can't walk much anymore that is of course....). Lots of green places and parks right in the heart of the town as well.

Countryside is flatter than where you live but pretty nice nonetheless. Lots of farmland.













We even have our own set of "Royals" - the "Welfs" - I think ssomehow related to the UK twallocks..... :laugh2:


Here's their "castle" - about a fifteen minutes drive from here:


 

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Countryside is just a couple minutes away (by car). Our town's size is very convenient. With a population @ 100.000 it's big enough to have pretty everything to cater to one's needs but it's still small enough that you can access most of by walking (unless you can't walk much anymore that is of course....). Lots of green places and parks right in the heart of the town as well.

Countryside is flatter than where you live but pretty nice nonetheless. Lots of farmland.













We even have our own set of "Royals" - the "Welfs" - I think ssomehow related to the UK twallocks..... :laugh2:


Here's their "castle" - about a fifteen minutes drive from here:


Gorgeous countryside Tom and Wow!...:shock: That castle.
Is it a private residence or like many of our old buildings owned by them but basically opened to the public by the National Heritage Trust as a sort of museum?
 
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If you mean how far into some green pastures or woods - from my place here it's only five to ten minutes to either hit the woods, some park in town or down to the river where you are immediately outside of town.




So are you basically a town person or a countryside person ? ( with regard to living ) I know lots of people who like to live the town or city life and think where we live is too isolated for them and I'll admit that say forty years ago I would have never dreamed of living in the country and that London was where it all happened.
 

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Gorgeous countryside Tom and Wow!...:shock: That castle.
Is it a private residence or like many of our old buildings owned by them but basically opened to the public by the National Heritage Trust as a sort of museum?
It's open to the public - part of it as a museum and as far as I know there's also a cafe and a restaurant. If I have a little time I'll tell you all about the recnt events around it which are quite interesting (and ridiculously funny..)


So are you basically a town person or a countryside person ? ( with regard to living )

Neither nor... I wouldn't want to live in a big city like Hamburg (or London). I enjoy a vacaction there like my travels to Chicago or a ten day visit to London but other than that...

I wouldn't want to live out in the country either (have spent most of my teenage years living in a village because it was where my parents could afford the rent). I think country life is much different here than in the UK at least the way I have perceived it in the last couple of years.

No no - the size and layout of my hometown is just perfect for someone like me - everything you need and if you crave a taste of mother nature it's just a short walk away.
 

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It's open to the public - part of it as a museum and as far as I know there's also a cafe and a restaurant. If I have a little time I'll tell you all about the recnt events around it which are quite interesting (and ridiculously funny..)





Neither nor... I wouldn't want to live in a big city like Hamburg (or London). I enjoy a vacaction there like my travels to Chicago or a ten day visit to London but other than that...

I wouldn't want to live out in the country either (have spent most of my teenage years living in a village because it was where my parents could afford the rent). I think country life is much different here than in the UK at least the way I have perceived it in the last couple of years.

No no - the size and layout of my hometown is just perfect for someone like me - everything you need and if you crave a taste of mother nature it's just a short walk away.
Sounds ideal Tom.
How do you mean by different with regard to country living in Germany and the U.K.?
Mind you, there's country living and country living here in the U.K. too. I just depends where in the U.K. you live.
Love to hear about the funny story of the castle.
 

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Supposed to be a heatwave today but it's actually quite cool and misty.
Just took Peppy out and you can see the mist shrouding the surrounding hills.
Very peaceful just watching the sheep graze so of course this sprang instantly to mind..:laugh2:
Bach's " Where sheep may safely graze".


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Sounds ideal Tom.
How do you mean by different with regard to country living in Germany and the U.K.?
Mind you, there's country living and country living here in the U.K. too. I just depends where in the U.K. you live.

First of all we don't have such beautiful old villages like you do (at least in the Shire). Then there's social control. Everybody is watching you and what you're doing / what you're up to. If you don't join in any of the societies / associations like the football team or join the volunteer fire brigade you'll be an unwelcome outsider.
 

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I would imagine that just about everyone in here would be psychiatrists dream come true...:laugh2:

Understatement of the year, Phil..... If there was a staff shrink for this thread, after just one group discussion, he would be putting his own skratejacket on and dialing the phone with his tongue for the white suits to come get him...

I once was on a parallel track in college to be a psychologist, along with my other degree goals....
If THAT ain't scary, I don't know what is...
 

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First of all we don't have such beautiful old villages like you do (at least in the Shire). Then there's social control. Everybody is watching you and what you're doing / what you're up to. If you don't join in any of the societies / associations like the football team or join the volunteer fire brigade you'll be an unwelcome outsider.
:eek2:....Blimey...It's lucky we don't live in a small German village then, we'd be ostracized within a year..:laugh2:
The English tend to be the complete opposite and mostly keep themselves to themselves. As the old saying goes " An Englishman's home is his castle"
There is plenty to join in with if one wants. The emphasis being on "if one wants".
I may well be wrong as I've never lived up there but I think villages up north can be far more cliquey with regard to people peeping from behind curtains etc.

 


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