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Where would you like to live?

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NancyDonahue Sat 21-Jul-18 09:34:07

If money and work wasn't a deciding factor, where in the world would you like to live?

Me: Scottish highlands
dh: Tuscany
dd1 (teen): New York
dd2 (tween): Our house grin

If we win the lottery we'll struggle!

Glitteryfrog Sat 21-Jul-18 09:42:05

I could live in Paris or Berlin and work
Vegas- I reckon I could be a card dealer for a bit

NancyDonahue Sat 21-Jul-18 12:08:11

My dd would love that, she's a city girl. I loved in London very briefly and hated it. I'm happier with a view of sheep and no shops for an hour drive smile

NancyDonahue Sat 21-Jul-18 12:08:45

Loved = lived. Although there was a bit of love smile

Mojitos Sat 21-Jul-18 12:16:30

There are lots of places which I love, but wouldn't actually want to live in. For example, Venice. Beautiful of course, but far too commercialised now.

Somewhere I always just feel at home at though, is Padstow in Cornwall. It just has this very special feeling in the air. That said, it is a bit Rick Stein-tastic! Could do with less of that, but overall, it's my heaven.

bookmum08 Sat 21-Jul-18 12:17:42

My 'home town' in a modest house with a garden that is walking distance from schools and parks. I would have a car so I can easily get to lots of places and go camping etc. Sounds boring but deep down I dream of that.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Sat 21-Jul-18 12:18:43

Tuscany. It just feels right. Or the south of France.

Not gonna happen, so I’ll settle for here on the south coast.

Tortycat Sat 21-Jul-18 12:19:47

The places I've been that i could inagine living in are Stockholm (would need to be loaded!) and New Zealand. Could be near cities but near beautiful outdoors. Sadly family ties so unlikely sad

bridgetosomewhere Sat 21-Jul-18 12:20:21

Hmm I love where we live - Scottish highlands but I would like it to be warmer.

So I think maybe Tuscany too!

Notabee Sat 21-Jul-18 12:27:02

Me: somewhere where the temperature's always like this and friends are nearby.
Dc1: somewhere cold with fast internet.
Dc2: somewhere with you and the dog!
I'm guessing we can all stay here then!

kayaking Sat 21-Jul-18 12:29:10

Canada, British Columbia in particular, it is the most beautiful place i've ever been and its great for kayaking.
It combines the best bits of the USA and UK lifestyle!

eatyourveg Sat 21-Jul-18 12:31:30

Here - its an island in the Drwyryd estuary in North Wales. There is nothing there but a few fields and an old delapidated farmhouse which I would love to do up. The views are spectacular.

NancyDonahue Sat 21-Jul-18 13:15:26

eatyourveg That looks like heaven on earth!

NancyDonahue Sat 21-Jul-18 13:18:26

mojitos I agree with Padstow. It's a special place. It gets very busy in the summer though. If I lived there I would rent my place out for the summer months and get the hell outsmile

Train101 Sat 21-Jul-18 13:20:37

I would love to live in Brisbane Australia, with a few apartments dotted around the world in Berlin, new York, London, Hong Kong etc

MouseholeCat Sat 21-Jul-18 13:27:46

West Cornwall- Zennor, St Just or Treen. Half of my family are from down there so it's home, DH just loves it. Chosen career paths mean we're a very long way away sadly (USA!).

AhAgain Sat 21-Jul-18 13:39:37

Lots of places

With the “right” amount of money: Hong Kong. Maybe London (again very large amounts of money)

Colorado perhaps.

Here - Bath: great place to live.

ForalltheSaints Sat 21-Jul-18 14:14:58

South of France.

BettyBooHoo Sat 21-Jul-18 14:32:12

A little white terrace cottage in Downalong, St Ives, with a simple but stylish interior (no chintzy shit) and a Devol kitchen. Just something about the place catches at my heart.

A period mews in Notting Hill, with high ceilings window and a tiny courtyard at the back, just big enough for a small table & chairs and a climbing jasmine.

EnglandKeepMyBones Sat 21-Jul-18 14:33:41

Maine or Nova Scotia. DH won't let me move to the US though so we are aiming for NS in the next 3 years.

Bloodybridget Sat 21-Jul-18 14:40:53

Glitteryfrog I just read that Kyoto has been hotter than hell for the past week - killer heatwave in Japan!

Mouseholecat my cousin lives in St Just and I've had so many wonderful visits there - they keep thinking they should move closer to family but can't bear to leave.

Bloodybridget Sat 21-Jul-18 14:44:25

Oh and where would I live, hm, it's a hard one. West coast of Scotland for beauty, islands, peace, but then, midges. Just had a week there and am tormented with bites. If I stayed in London, Highbury would do me nicely.

ScreamingValenta Sat 21-Jul-18 14:46:24

The Lizard, in Cornwall.

I also love Tewkesbury but would be wary of flooding.

Deathraystare Sat 21-Jul-18 14:47:32

We were just having this discussion (after our scotch pie one) at work! I would prefer to stay in West London (Chiswick/Barnes/Notting Hill) as transport is great! I have family in Hampshire and parts of it are lovely but you really need a car.

Mind you, I have been watching A place in the sun/Escape to the Chateau and salivating......

Part of me also wants to go to the Isle of Harris where my Great Grandfather came from.

tangoed2 Sat 21-Jul-18 14:48:18

San Diego any day of the week!

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