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Old 12.10.2017, 21:31
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Well, I suppose I’m more likely to get a facelift than a beard
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Use a the pass code for the phone. How hard can it be. Oh yes first world problems :-)
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I registered a finger on hubbys phone then couldn't remember which finger. Haven't managed to turn it on intentionally since but last week I picked it up as it made a noise, it decided to unlock & took a photo of the desk.I still don't know how I managed that.
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Old 14.10.2017, 17:48
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I had a dessert at 5:30pm, now I feel almost jetlagged. Time-shift.

Siesta!
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Old 14.10.2017, 18:24
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I registered a finger on hubbys phone then couldn't remember which finger. Haven't managed to turn it on intentionally since but last week I picked it up as it made a noise, it decided to unlock & took a photo of the desk.I still don't know how I managed that.
So long as the desk was smiling nicely
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Here's mine: I am moving and realise how much great clothes I bought since my last move... to much to pack!
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Old 14.10.2017, 22:14
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Here's mine: I am moving and realise how much great clothes I bought since my last move... to much to pack!
Here's another one for you. You need 10 posts AND one week of membership before you can advertise in Marketplace. Take your time, and welcome to the Forum.
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Old 16.10.2017, 00:28
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I fell in love with Maine on my very first visit. All these years of roaming around the USA, but evidently, I missed the memo about this great state

Additionally, I watched no news for almost 2 weeks. I dread going back to Washington DC.
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I fell in love with Maine on my very first visit. All these years of roaming around the USA, but evidently, I missed the memo about this great state
Funny you should mention Maine...

Whenever I get particularly down in the dumps about the horror that is the Swiss property market (FWP#1), whenever living in a shoebox in a fishbowl without privacy or personal autonomy (FWP#2) particularly gets me down, I try to distract myself by looking at properties back home, dreaming of the day...

Historic property sites are one of my guilty pleasures. Took a peek at one today and found this, an island off the coast of Maine. As in, the whole island. Gloriously alone. No neighbors, no Nachbarrecht. (FWP#3)

http://circaoldhouses.com/property/b...-green-island/

Maine is now on my where-to-retire list.
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Old 16.10.2017, 08:09
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Funny you should mention Maine...

Whenever I get particularly down in the dumps about the horror that is the Swiss property market (FWP#1), whenever living in a shoebox in a fishbowl without privacy or personal autonomy (FWP#2) particularly gets me down, I try to distract myself by looking at properties back home, dreaming of the day...

Historic property sites are one of my guilty pleasures. Took a peek at one today and found this, an island off the coast of Maine. As in, the whole island. Gloriously alone. No neighbors, no Nachbarrecht. (FWP#3)

http://circaoldhouses.com/property/b...-green-island/

Maine is now on my where-to-retire list.
Lovely house but wouldn’t you get a bit dizzy walking the dogs round and round and round........
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Old 16.10.2017, 08:28
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Interesting, no mention of the other property on the island. Is that included and does it mean you would have a neighbour?
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Interesting, no mention of the other property on the island. Is that included and does it mean you would have a neighbour?
No, you are all alone, the other house is just an outbuilding, included in the property - albeit an outbuilding that is larger than my Swiss house.

The Muttley Crew would have to learn to swim, though. The current shelties seem to think that they will melt in water. (FWP#4)

One can dream...
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Old 16.10.2017, 16:55
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No, you are all alone, the other house is just an outbuilding, included in the property - albeit an outbuilding that is larger than my Swiss house.

The Muttley Crew would have to learn to swim, though. The current shelties seem to think that they will melt in water. (FWP#4)

One can dream...
Come on MC. Do you really want wet shelties every day?
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One can dream...
My husband's dream is "no neighbors" too

I'd go for something closer to town, so I can stroll down to the coffee shop/bookstore (my guilty pleasures). There are some lovely properties, also historical, all around; in addition, if nothing strikes one's fancy, you can always buy a piece of land (of which there is plenty for sale) and build anew.

I was taken by the "mountain feel", but on the ocean. I love the sea. I don't think I can ever live again in a landlocked country. FWP
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I was taken by the "mountain feel", but on the ocean. I love the sea. I don't think I can ever live again in a landlocked country. FWP
Completely agree here - my first choice would be British Columbia - Vancouver Island. Unfortunately I'm not alone in that though, and it will alas remain a dream only. I'd even be prepared to run the lighthouse, while others have something similar just as their holiday home apparently - well, according to the prices (well into the several millions).

Still remains a dream though. Anyone up for a group lotto thing by any chance?
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Old 16.10.2017, 21:10
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Lovely place. How many times a month does it get flooded?

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I'd go for something closer to town
Yep, that is my no. 1 dream too. And you see, no neighbour does not have to be far from a town either
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Lovely place. How many times a month does it get flooded?
Probably about as often as you get to light the woodburning stove. (The Island has a grand total of 3 trees.)
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You want someone within walking distance - having been in a mayen in Valais & having to walk to the next village to get help (how weird not electricity & no internet in these strange places) BUT one of the things I most appreciate now is neighbours that stay out of my face despite having no huge hedges & barriers. Total bliss to do your own thing without someone trying to tell you how to live your life, what to plant, etc.
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You want someone within walking distance - having been in a mayen in Valais & having to walk to the next village to get help (how weird not electricity & no internet in these strange places) BUT one of the things I most appreciate now is neighbours that stay out of my face despite having no huge hedges & barriers. Total bliss to do your own thing without someone trying to tell you how to live your life, what to plant, etc.
Didn't you complain the other day about the neighbours watching your bum when you do your gardening?
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LOL that's their problem not mine. I have a very nice arse.
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