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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:28 pm

I'm impressed ... you all sound real adventurous globetrotters.
I've only lived at 4 addresses and that includes the house I was born in.
It's great fun reading all your exploits.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:08 pm

yes but all this moving cost money!  think what you've saved - all these experiences cost
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:37 pm

I was born in Pinner, Middlesex but don't have any memories as we moved to Stondon Park when my father who was a London Met cop before the war , joined the RN. I was born shortly after the outbreak of war and on one occasion dad was home on leave while his ship was being repaired, and jovially referred to me as "Britain's answer to Hitler".  When the war was over dad stayed in the RN and put in for every overseas posting that was going and we went to Bermuda for 3 years where he was stationed on HMS Malabar, a 'stone frigate'  (shore base). I had 3 years of intense fun! Swimming , fishing and cutting myself on sharp bits of coral.


Then it was to New York for about 6 months, where I learned to speak "Bronx", and when I got home to England my grandparents couldn't understand what I was saying. Then dad was posted to the Reserve Fleet in Harwich, where he was on HMS Tyne, the depot ship , which he swore was aground on gin bottles, and was bored out of his brain for 2 years while I attended Colchester Boys HS as a weekly boarder.

Another possibility turned up of an exchange with the RNZN as an anti submarine and minesweeping specialist in New Zealand, but upon arrival found that there were no submarines or mines to play with so after a series of lectures of a theoretical nature dad became 1st Lt on HMNZS Tui, a small corvette. During my school holidays he managed to wangle me trips on Tui with Sea Cadets or RNZNVR trainees. After a 3 year stint dad had to either sign on at the end of a commission period and go back to England or opt out and stay in NZ. He loved it here so we stayed. I've been back in 1963 for two years and two trips back in 2008 and 2009 but I think, (with all due respect) that he made the right choice.  yes

I went to a total of 14 schools so can't beat The Beast!

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:53 am

Constant moving schools for the children can certainly be an issue and concern.  

When I went to live in Nigeria, my two stayed in the UK with their natural birth father.  It was a difficult decision, but one which had to be made.  When school Summer holidays arrived, I flew back and took them out with me for the duration of holiday period.

However, they did move schools more times than I was happy with.  Although they have both succeeded well in life - son now 51 and daughter 49 next week.  
 affraid   Am I really old enough to have 'children' of that age??   whistle

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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:26 am

us all don't worry!
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:55 am

I was born in London to a Welsh father and English mother. Can you imagine our house rugby match days  batman groan

My parents moved to Wales after WW2 from London as my father's parents were born in Cardiff. Are you falling asleep yet  teacup it's okay am used to it. 

We lived in mostly coastal parts of Wales but moved to Cardiff when I was 7.

I lived in Vale of Glamorgan after my divorce and in 2010 I met Mr Goldie. They don't call me the black widow for nothing you know. No didn't bump off number one.

We decided to retire early and emptied our money boxes and moved to Lanzarote. 

Guess what we are planning another move later on this year. The world is a big place and the clock is ticking and not in the right direction . sun
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:08 pm

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Constant moving schools for the children can certainly be an issue and concern.  

When I went to live in Nigeria, my two stayed in the UK with their natural birth father.  It was a difficult decision, but one which had to be made.  When school Summer holidays arrived, I flew back and took them out with me for the duration of holiday period.

However, they did move schools more times than I was happy with.  Although they have both succeeded well in life - son now 51 and daughter 49 next week.  
 affraid   Am I really old enough to have 'children' of that age??   whistle

 
 
Wow what an interesting life you have lived.

I think personally the education was seeing other countries and cultures and experiencing different sites and sounds..

Children adapt to changing schools.

Time certainly does fly that's for sure  shy
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:14 pm

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I was born in Pinner, Middlesex but don't have any memories as we moved to Stondon Park when my father who was a London Met cop before the war , joined the RN. I was born shortly after the outbreak of war and on one occasion dad was home on leave while his ship was being repaired, and jovially referred to me as "Britain's answer to Hitler".  When the war was over dad stayed in the RN and put in for every overseas posting that was going and we went to Bermuda for 3 years where he was stationed on HMS Malabar, a 'stone frigate'  (shore base). I had 3 years of intense fun! Swimming , fishing and cutting myself on sharp bits of coral.


Then it was to New York for about 6 months, where I learned to speak "Bronx", and when I got home to England my grandparents couldn't understand what I was saying. Then dad was posted to the Reserve Fleet in Harwich, where he was on HMS Tyne, the depot ship , which he swore was aground on gin bottles, and was bored out of his brain for 2 years while I attended Colchester Boys HS as a weekly boarder.

Another possibility turned up of an exchange with the RNZN as an anti submarine and minesweeping specialist in New Zealand, but upon arrival found that there were no submarines or mines to play with so after a series of lectures of a theoretical nature dad became 1st Lt on HMNZS Tui, a small corvette. During my school holidays he managed to wangle me trips on Tui with Sea Cadets or RNZNVR trainees. After a 3 year stint dad had to either sign on at the end of a commission period and go back to England or opt out and stay in NZ. He loved it here so we stayed. I've been back in 1963 for two years and two trips back in 2008 and 2009 but I think, (with all due respect) that he made the right choice.  yes

I went to a total of 14 schools so can't beat The Beast!

 
Another interesting read.

Why is it when you visit New York and ask for directions to Mace's they point and say round the and it's about 5 miles away.  I got used to it in the end as everything  was around the corner  sun
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:16 pm

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yes but all this moving cost money!  think what you've saved - all these experiences cost
 Great who cares about money.  You can't take it with you  hat
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:41 pm

I've lived in a number of houses but haven't gone far. They have all been only a short drive away from my home town of Aldershot, Hampshire. Anyone who has been in the Army will have heard of the town (or lived in the barracks) because of it being the home of the British Army. Nearby is Farnborough, which still hosts the Airshow every two years.

It is an area of high population but also has some good countryside all around. Much of it owned by the Ministry of Defence. Thankfully, they let the public roam most of it with only a few sensible restrictions. It is a military training area and the public are advised not to stray off the paths in some areas. They don't want to clear up the body parts if anyone touches a suspicious object.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:02 am

I notice a bit of conversation about copy/pasting. Typing a post in Notepad (a plain text editor) or the mentioned Wordpad is good. Text typed in these should copy/paste without any formatting problems. A slight drawback with these is that they don't have a spell checker included. I have come across a couple of good plain text editors that include spell checkers. These being 'Jarte' and 'DocPad'.

I'll put a bit about them in the 'Computer Matters' forum tomorrow. Just something that might be found useful.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:12 am

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I've lived in a number of houses but haven't gone far. They have all been only a short drive away from my home town of Aldershot, Hampshire. Anyone who has been in the Army will have heard of the town (or lived in the barracks) because of it being the home of the British Army. Nearby is Farnborough, which still hosts the Airshow every two years.

It is an area of high population but also has some good countryside all around. Much of it owned by the Ministry of Defence. Thankfully, they let the public roam most of it with only a few sensible restrictions. It is a military training area and the public are advised not to stray off the paths in some areas. They don't want to clear up the body parts if anyone touches a suspicious object.
 

Had a relative  in the services who lived in Tidworth. He had arranged for a private Harrier Jump Jet display for me. Amazing  stormy

Beautiful countryside there Mart agree.
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PostSubject: Re: Places where you have lived...   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:36 am

This is where I used to live. Blucks Island in Bermuda. We lived in the house on the left and the other occupied by the owners, Major and Mrs Kitchener. He was the nephew of Lord Kitchener of Khartoom, a lovely old couple. My dad was picked up by a naval launch every morning except when he was officer of the day, when he stayed overnight at HMS Malabar. My mom home schooled me so I became very good at French, Geography, English and History and absolute crap at maths and science!

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