Posted by Lannis on August 14, 2020, 3:35 pm, in reply to "Re: LEMMINGS"
When I go to visit somewhere and stay in a house for a week or so, I start imagining what it would be like to live there permanently - what would be the Upside, what would be the Downside, what I'd have to do to "get my mind right" to live as the locals do. |
I've done that in Kent (Faversham/Sittingbourne area), on the IOM (Kirk Michael), and in Cornwall (Mousehole). All very pleasant places to live, it looks like to me; low-key, uncrowded, hundreds of miles of places to walk, you'd never be able to see all the interesting places in one lifetime.
In each case, I concluded that with my current lifestyle, I would by no means own a car there. I'd have an old bike like an M21 that would bimble along the old roads at 45 MPH, I'd own something like a modern Vespa with carrying capacity, and everything else would be buses and trains - it looks like they go everywhere there (we have no public transport here outside the big cities).
I'd have a little detached cottage (preferably old but update with plumbing inside) if I were in the country, or a townhouse if I were in a town like Mousehole, with a lockup in the garden for the bikes.
I think I'd enjoy that. But with the grandchildren growing up only 80 miles from me, and me seeing them grow up a little every week, I can't see doing it unless something changes ...