The "why it is difficult to leave" thread

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33 minutes ago, kiplette said:

So, half way through page 2,     posts (pretty blandly), and the usual suspects swoop and yet another thread piddles off into the void. You just can't help yourselves. Not that I am a particular fan of many of his posts, but really.

 

BORING, people, BORING.

 

 

Kiplette,

j2 hijacks pretty much every thread to post his wacky theories. That's why he gets ridiculed.  See his previous post.

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2 hours ago, jeremytwo said:

 

For Jeffo, it was quite a mature post. I think was one of his most sensible. Well done. I mean that.

 

Do you wish to return to the cooler north John? Or maybe you'd like to come to the warmer south like Bayern or Baden Wurtemberg. Lifestyle down here is amazing.

 

 

IF we leave Crete, jeremy, it would have to be Hamburg or close...that´s where we have friends, family, know our way around etc.

It is tough moving to a new place the older we are getting. We are not yet senile or  dying of anything etc but we are not 21..Plus the sort of the Devil you know.

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3 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

These are the tactics these neo-Stalinists attempt.

 

Please name these neo-Stanlists because it is unclear what you mean.  Humiliation and "ridcicule" are used by many people.  Stalin (and Hitler) did not humiliate and "ridcicule".  They killed the people who opposed them.  You are mad.

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3 hours ago, john g. said:

 

Which is the real reason you despise me and try to belittle me, Lavender Rain?

I am curious!

Maybe you could post your answer on lisa13’s True Confessions thread!

 

I have never had any contact to you, have never sent a PM or phoned you or anything.

I wouldn't worry about LR, John. He/she sounds quite bitter so it's more their bag than yours. I like reading your messages and Thank you for them.

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24 minutes ago, john g. said:

IF we leave Crete, jeremy, it would have to be Hamburg or close...that´s where we have friends, family, know our way around etc.

It is tough moving to a new place the older we are getting. We are not yet senile or  dying of anything etc but we are not 21..Plus the sort of the Devil you know!

;)

 

John if you are going to do it do it sooner not later. i believe it is bad for the mind and body to move when much older.

 

13 minutes ago, McDee said:

I wouldn't worry about LR, John. He/she sounds quite bitter so it's more their bag than yours. I like reading your messages and Thank you for them.

I second McDee. Everyone especially me loves reading your South American adventures. Obviously she has never travelled very much (except planet saving Antarctica of course!) :lol:

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31 minutes ago, john g. said:

IF we leave Crete, jeremy, it would have to be Hamburg or close...that´s where we have friends, family, know our way around etc.

It is tough moving to a new place the older we are getting. We are not yet senile or  dying of anything etc but we are not 21..Plus the sort of the Devil you know!

;)

John- be brave- we are never too old, especially when you have family and friends in and around Hamburg. Anthem to S-H!!!!

Declutter, prioritise, plan and Carpe Diem!

Wish you much luck and joy.

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21 minutes ago, McDee said:

I wouldn't worry about LR, John. He/she sounds quite bitter so it's more their bag than yours. I like reading your messages and Thank you for them.

 

 

Thank YOU, McDee! Kind words!

LR is a she. And a bitter one. When she posts pictures of a cruise here or a bit of luxury there, I think. Good for you! I don´t think " how dare you! ".

Enjoy the world. And if there is anything I am proud of (apart from a gloriously beautiful daughter and Nicole and great friends I still have around the world ), it is: " I wasn´t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. " And I have had some beautiful and some terrifying experiences and all the bits in the middle. 

Luck has played its part, good fortune to have met wonderful people. And, you know what? Do not be envious of others. It doesn´t matter if they have 10 cars and a palace. Who cares?

Be thankful you are alive - it is a gift -  and, if sound of mind, just enjoy what you can.

 

By the way, I can´t have a silver spoon in my mouth..my new bridge won´t allow it!

 

:rolleyes:

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23 minutes ago, RedMidge said:

John- be brave- we are never too old, especially when you have family and friends in and around Hamburg. Anthem to S-H!!!!

Declutter, prioritise, plan and Carpe Diem!

Wish you much luck and joy.

Good advice! Am decluttering! Just chucked the dogs out! That´ll save on walkies and dog food!

:D

But I am (seriously now ) taking rubbish bags and chucking stuff out, Will I ever read that book again? Do I need two tin openers? etc.

Have, in recent times, put nice shirts, trousers etc into a bag and left at the doors of one of the local churches.

I want simplicity---not complication.

What was it Leonardo da Vinci once said?

Have forgotten! Will google!

:D

 

Ah, yes... simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!

A bit like the TT quote system!

 

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1 hour ago, john g. said:

Plus the sort of the Devil you know.

 

Plus better health care available (probably) - and you've presumably been paying for it all the years you have been away.

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Health care is definitely an issue. I am not in the German health insurance system here. I am in the Greek health insurance system ie cash!

:o

I can and have to  go to  a top eye specialist in town tomorrow (but more likely Tuesday because thunderstorms are expected early tomorrow ) and get served immediately. 30 euros cash, no receipt and ti kavoume ( how are we ? ). They have fine doctors, dentists etc..mostly trained in the UK, US etc.

The eye surgeon in Heraklion at the hospital, for example, was in London for years at a top university clinic thingy.

And none of this Herr Doktor Doktor stuff...it´s more personal. " Hello, jassou, Mister John."

And you get used to holding that tube thing at the dentist´s on your own because they don´t have assistants or 4 young women at the reception to be paid. Mr Bean-like!

:o

 

And, last time at the dentist´s, it was fun  to see the young child of the dentist come up to me in the chair and chat. It´s just more personal here.

The more I write on this thread, the more...sigh, jeez... Greece, man. Yeah, Greece. But we shall see.

Shame they don´t have nurses here...you have to " order " one at 50 euros a shift in hospital ( which I didn´t know when I was in hospital last year ) and bring your own food, drink and joints!!:D

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"....They have fine doctors, dentists etc..mostly trained in the UK, US etc. ..."

Just not in accounting it seems. A bit like Cyprus.

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37 minutes ago, john g. said:

it is: " I wasn´t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. " 

Luck has played its part, good fortune to have met wonderful people. And, you know what? Do not be envious of others. It doesn´t matter if they have 10 cars and a palace. Who cares?

 

I know lots of people like that and spend a lot of time taking the piss out of them. 

 

Opposite a friend of ours, a guy who owns a Getrnkemarkt chain is building a huge house. I was down in the cellar which has a Tiefgarage for five cars. The facade has this huge window including a full length bathroom with no frosted glass. How bonkers is that?

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Very bonkers, jeremy!

Everyone needs just a simple mirror in their bathroom where you can just count how many teeth you still have left whilst brushing them!

:o

(Assuming your eyesight is good enough! ).

 

As my old dearly departed Colorado buddy Armenio once wrote in a postcard to me in England " John, I lost 4 teeth whilst brushing them today. I hope you are well! "

That would be a Twitter thingy these days but, back then, postcard with stamp! And from a foreign country! Exciting!

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17 minutes ago, jeba said:

"...They have fine doctors, dentists etc..mostly trained in the UK, US etc. ..."

Just not in accounting it seems. A bit like Cyprus.

I don´t know Cyprus but it´s Mediterranean...yeah, can understand!:rolleyes:

Our beach taverna owner, Panagiotis, is a Cypriot. You have no money with you for a meal today? No problem, Mr John. Another time.

We can hug and smile. 

And, on the other hand, businesses are not good at cooperating with each other. He can decide ( as he did ) to introduce free parasols on the beach but a  jealous/envious taverna owner will ( and did ) call the cops to get them removed.

 

Last year, his son Giorgos helped out in the summer. 

Me: " why can´t you cooperate with fellow businesses here? "

Giorgos: " because we´re Greeks."

 

 

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25 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

Opposite a friend of ours, a guy who owns a Getrnkemarkt chain is building a huge house. I was down in the cellar which has a Tiefgarage for five cars. The facade has this huge window including a full length bathroom with no frosted glass. How bonkers is that?

 

17 minutes ago, john g. said:

(Assuming your eyesight is good enough! ).

 

Well if not, a stool and a pair of binoculars when she is showering should suffice.

 

Mind you here in Bayern you get so many topless (and bottomless) bathers at lakes and saunas! As they say, you've seen two you've seen them all!

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Hello. john g i personaly like your topics and posts. if you are going to move there is a beautyfull place on  Crete called Aeghi Ncholaus i have a friend who lives threre she sent me some pictures, The town looks amazing.

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We live close to there, Magmax! It´s about 20 kilometres away! You are a kind young person!

Our mini-skirted lawyer is there ( and she goes on Facebook everyday with sexy poses! ) And my dentist is there! And our bank is there. And the bakery where the Greek lady who lived in Germany speaks German and the internet café where you can use their toilets if you can remember the code number for the door! ( I can´t, usually!! )

 

Bildergebnis für Voulismeni-See

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I have to say from a selfish perspective the photos you post from Crete are rather nice, and I do like the stories of life there, so will you nip up the road and try magmax's suggestion before coming back to Hamburg?

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10 minutes ago, kiplette said:

I have to say from a selfish perspective the photos you post from Crete are rather nice, and I do like the stories of life there, so will you nip up the road and try magmax's suggestion before coming back to Hamburg?

 

We don't know if life is affordable there...

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3 hours ago, john g. said:

Our mini-skirted lawyer is there ( and she goes on Facebook everyday with sexy poses! )

 

4 hours ago, jeremytwo said:

Well if not, a stool and a pair of binoculars when she is showering should suffice.

 

Misogynist much?

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