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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:Has anyone ever noticed that people who have grown up in or around cities and towns crave to visit or move or emmigrate to the "countryside" and vice versa

or is that just me confused???

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kermit


kermit

overlord and maggot king
Location: heathmont, victoria, australia

Total posts: 171
Posted:some people, im quite happy to stay right here in the city, but i still enjoy trips to my beach house and the midnight beach twirls we have.

welcome back to kermits mad land.


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:i was born in a city, went to school in a village and grew up in a town.

in a perfect world where i don't have to work, i'd like to live on a beach or up a mountain.

i heart london.


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they do porridge."
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majik


enthusiast
Location: Byron Bay Australia

Total posts: 231
Posted:I know what your saying. But I've grown up in the country and couldn't imagine wanting to live in the city. Though I have friends who I grew up with who took their first chance to go to the city.
I don't think I'd like it much. I'd miss the water, the air, the friendly atmosphere and especially the stars. The stars are so bright here. Give me a tree and a rocky creek any day.


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:on my visit to cornwall last week i was introduced to a girl who grew up in cornwall went to uni in liverpool did egyptology, and went back and she works in a gallery in falmouth, i just died when i saw the place, shes got a sea view, at WORK !

I think living on the south coust for nearly a year i have not liked the journey back to london, dont get me wrong, i really miss the london meets but its so god damn natural and pretty and laid back, yet there are jobs!
Dont get me wrong though london people are sweet as wink


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

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Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:Ahh yes majik the stars and natural sites sounds and feelings no gentle hum of the m11 but the gentle shhh of the ocean !



oops i'm starting to sound like a hippy now eek hehe

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kermit


kermit

overlord and maggot king
Location: heathmont, victoria, australia

Total posts: 171
Posted:the stars, i love the stars from the beach, or when im away with venturers, ill stay up all night with a girl in my arms watching the sky and twirling

welcome back to kermits mad land.


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majik


enthusiast
Location: Byron Bay Australia

Total posts: 231
Posted:Awww....
this is all very nice to think about indeed
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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:i hate cities. Even a day trip to london is enough to do my head in. Its all busy busy and rush rush everywhere. The smell though, its horrible! Here air is fresh, cos were slap bang next to the sea, but in london, it smells of fumes and of stale yukiness. Give me the countryside anyday smile

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kermit

overlord and maggot king
Location: heathmont, victoria, australia

Total posts: 171
Posted:im such a softy when it comes to twirling and fire, my one weakness, that and im scared of the dark, so i love the flame, it brings light and warmth

welcome back to kermits mad land.


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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I have to say - the stars at Falmouth were just beautiful. You hear so much about light pollution near London taking away 80% of the stars but driving from one to the other within 24 hours the difference was amasing. So pretty.

I don't think I'm really a Country or City person - I live in "Rural Suburbia" I think (never been quite sure what that means) so can get to open countryside in 5 minutes or a large town in 15 smile

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Mele
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA

Total posts: 396
Posted:I think i like being a small city person - I like the fact that it can take half an hour to get out to the bush, or half an hour to get to the ocean, or half an hour in the other direction to get into the heart of Perth.
We might not have a big city here, but we have a city enough with clubs and pubs and resturants, and the countryside close by for bushwalking, cycling, and lovely river for kayaking, and a beautiful coastline for fishing and swimming, and everything we need on our doorstep without the pollution of other cities, and the press of people and i love the fact that you are always bumping into new people, who already know people you know.
Perth is small like that, everyone tends to know someone who knows someone that you know. I think i'll miss that.


I smile because i have no idea whats going on!! biggrin

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StoneT
BRONZE Member since Jun 2004

StoneT

Member
Location: Plymouth, UK

Total posts: 114
Posted:Bizzarre about the egyptologist Jem! smile
My sis grew up in devon and went to study Egyptology in Liverpool (where our mum comes from), but she stayed there.
I'm pretty sure she wasn't at falmouth though.
And I'm pretty sure she doesn't spin. wink

Grew up in a large village myself and hated it with a censored passion!
Not the place though, the people. Bunch of scummy thugs! (I am solely refering to my village! NOT country people in general!)
Now live + work in Plymouth but want to move back into the country asap, especially since I now have a kid (2 soon) smile
So much cleaner, healthier, calmer.
And I find:- more chilled out people (generally) meditate


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kiteman


Flying high!
Location: At the beach.

Total posts: 245
Posted:I've lived in and around London all my life and can't wait for the day I move away from the place.

As Amiee said it's rush, rush, rush, cars and people everywhere. I'm for the country .
As soon as I'm back at work, my place is up for sale and I'm off to the coast.


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Madam Flame
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Madam Flame

Satisfying HOPs Lust For Fire
Location: Salem, Oregon

Total posts: 308
Posted:Personally, I think that some people can't relax enough to slow their lifes down to enjoy country life & there are some people who can't handle the speed of city life. For those people I think they'd love to visit but not too stay. Just like people with curly hair want straight hair & vice versa, but few are happy with the change and will often times go back to what they know & are used to.

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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:i moved to london 2 yers ago after living in somerset for my whole life.

i think london is possibly the smelliest place in the world. when i get of the train home in the holidays i nearly pass ut from REAL air!


cities suck, and having the cinema nearby is no compensation either.


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Rossco


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Official HoP hobbity potato monster!
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire

Total posts: 434
Posted:ive lived in a city all my life.

Its nice to get away to the country at the weekends but i always seem to have to go without things because the shop closes at about 3 and they dont sell silver rizla! wink rolleyes


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:I was brought up in the country, and hate cities with a passion.
I loath the smell, the pollution, the dirtiness, the graffiti, the crime, the grime, the rush, and the fact that everyone... just..... won't....... slow.......... down.

I thrive in the countryside and the wilderness.
I love the emptiness of it all, and the fact that nature can make you feel so small.
I love taking deep breaths, and knowing how much cleaner the air is.
I love the fact that there's none of the people I hate from the cities...the gangs, the guys with attitude, the homophobes, the religious folk. It's just you, your beliefs, and your way of life- whatever they may be.
I love the ease of access to rivers for canoeing/ kayaking, having all the mountain biking you want on your doorstep, crags to climb nearby.

And more than anything... I love thinking of the people squashed into buildings in the cities for 5 days a week.
I love the fact that (when I'm not in Houston), I can look at all this beautiful countryside around me and know that THIS is my office!
biggrin ubbrollsmile biggrin


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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:its kinda handy that my parents split up, cos i get both worlds regularly.
cambridge isnt a bustling city; theres lots of green around for a city. but i has born in london, lived in the french countryside for the first 3 years of my life, then the next 3 back in london. since then its been a town, or this small city. but when dad moved away, he moved into a derelict methodist chapel, which he built up, but was sadly incompleted. he also bought another chapel in the throws of dorset country. now he lives on the isle of wight with his fiancee and 3 horses, and is aspiring to move to the outer hebrides, or southern france, so ive always had a balance of country and city, altho not My choice... i love both, but there are pros and cons for both. being a teenager without a car, cities are handy, but you cant horse ride for miles here...
love everywhere!


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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

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Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:I have lived in Cornwall (where theres more countryside than you can shake a stick at) for 23 years of my 25, and I can honestly say, I love it here, I can't imagine living in the city with nowhere to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Here, I can be at the seaside within a 5 minute walk and be on moorland within about a 15 minute drive!

biggrin biggrin


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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage

Total posts: 883
Posted:I've lived in the country all my life, I like bits of it, like the stars and the air and the laziness but I love the bustle of the city and the difference
I think I love different environments and the difference in people's behaviour in differnet environments and situations... that stuffs always amazed me.... I love it biggrin


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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

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Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:hmm...well i lived on a farm 50kms from a small country town till i was 6, then we moved to the sunshine coast (regional centre i guess you'd call it...well, it was when we moved there, it's bigger now!), and then i lived there amongst the beaches, open spaces and only half an hour away was hinterland until 3 years ago when i moved to brisbane!! biggrin

i first moved to the northside...ah suburbia! then i moved to new farm - where i could see buildings in the city from every room on the roadside of the apartment. and now i live in auchenflower, leafy, quiet, nice - and only 2 train stations from the city! i love it!! ubblove

i can't imagine moving back to the coast! i love being so close to everything the city (& the valley with all it's awesome music venues!) has to offer, and knowing that if i do want to get away from the busy city it's only an hour drive to be out of it and on a beach somewhere!!

*sigh* peace


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Mistress Aurora


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Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX

Total posts: 1032
Posted:I tend to like the small towns or small cities. Any bigger and you tend to run into so many people in a hurry to get to where they are going that they don't care to run you over. Plus more rude people live in big cities. I can't stand rude people.

My life is the agri cities and towns that when you pick up the paper you get to read about country events such as rodeos and high school sports...Especially football! ubblol



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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz

Total posts: 2615
Posted:So true mistress auroa

country lifesytle is something else . A great place to live if you want to just chill out and can handel remotness.

Im luckly enough to be able experence both lifestyles


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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:peace

I know i am a country person at heart, but i dont realise what privalages i have being near a city, such as mobile phone reception...........


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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:There is plenty of mobile phone reception in the country, its just not where you are when you need it! tongue

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jemima (jem)
SILVER Member since Dec 2002

jemima (jem)

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Location: london

Total posts: 1750
Posted:Ahh its fun looking like a wierdo wandering about a field randomly .............hello lo he heloo can you hallo mum?

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Kombi guy
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Kombi guy

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Location: HOP Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 225
Posted:Yep, Ive lived in the city all my life up until the last year or so. I now live in the country surrounded by nature, nature and more nature. However I work in the city, but thats part of the bonus of making the most of both worlds. Being able to adapt to both or all environments rather than just one or the other, country living or city living both have advantages, for now I choose cruizy country living smile

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