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  • Working from home – Lets all move to the country
  • Premier Icon Cougar
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    To be fair you soon get used to not having those crutches.

    Point was, there’s an element of “the grass is always greener” when the reality is that there’s always trade-offs. You don’t always appreciate what you have till it’s gone.

    As how nice everything else may be your broadband measured in kbps would be an outright deal-breaker for me, it’d be like suggesting I’d learn to get used to doing without hot water. I wouldn’t be able to work from home any longer for a start.

    That being the care might drive infrastructure improvements, of course.

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    I never missed it…. But I used to hit things with a hammer…..

    Now I need internet and 30 meg arrived in time for that .

    Premier Icon nickc
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    To be fair you soon get used to not having those crutches.

    Sure, look, you can get used to anything, and everything in life is compromise. I’m just pointing out that being in the countryside, or rural life is not like the ‘burbs or city life but with extra fields and cows. You forget something at the Co-Op and it’s a 20mins each way trip…In the car, you run out of milk at 10pm and you want some for breakfast..? Well tough, nowhere’s open. There often isn’t choice, and there often isn’t convenience.

    Come live in the countryside fo’shure, but come with your eyes open to what it’s actually like

    Premier Icon crikey
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    No wonder Sylvia Plath got a bit fed up.

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Come live in the countryside fo’shure, but come with your eyes open to what it’s actually like

    In my experience it’s not really possible to know how you’d react to or accept those differences until you’ve lived around them for a bit. And for your milk conundrum, there’s always long life 🙂

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    And for your milk conundrum, there’s always long life 🙂

    You can live off it, but it tastes like shit.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    And for your milk conundrum, there’s always long life cows

    Fixed

    Premier Icon icic
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    I just finished a week working from home at my parents in the countryside.

    It took 30 minutes to download Chrome via their internet connection it reminded me of dial up days, very nostalgic!

    Fortunately I had full 4G on my phone through O2 so working wasn’t impacted in any way at all. On average I was using 2GB of data every day this included calls of about an hour on teams every day (unfortunately 😁).

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Whilst I’ve loved living in the country, milking a cow at 10pm isn’t my idea of a good time. Maybe I’m yet to be fully assimilated?

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Nothing wrong with dog’s milk. Full of goodness, full of vitamins, full of marrowbone jelly. Lasts longer than any other milk, dog’s milk.

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    depends on which cow

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    Premier Icon TheBrick
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    I infinitely prefer the small town set up if you can find one that works for you,

    I think this works best for most people. Many small towns have what you need for day to day life and it’s an occasional trip to a bigger town for the odd things. Walking is usually possible if you’re not lazy, kid can socialise, have some level of public transport to bigger places.

    Premier Icon trickydisco
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    following on from this thread we sold up in Bristol and are moving to wales (brecon beacons) in April. decided to take advantage of the crazy house price rises in my area (110% for us in 7 years)

    Currently living in rental accommodation until the house is finished

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    We’re preparing to move from Edinburgh outskirts to Auchterarder.

    Commute could be a pain on a bad day, v.short drive or pedal to local station then a change OR longer drive/1hr pedal to Dunblane Station and then a direct train. Will only be 2-3 times a week and lots op opportunity to include bike in commute (including once a week summer fantasy of riding all the way into the office, 3hrs through the Ochils and Fife).

    Sadly makes 2 cars inevitable BUT house comes with solar panels so am hoping to at least make second car a wee electric run-around.

    Moving closer to wife’s folks so should earn plenty of free passes to enjoy local riding, and our new build will have BT fibre to the property, so expensive (due to dodgy Openreach/BT monopoly on new builds) but probably fast.

    I really want to look forward to it but still nervous, seems a really silly move in some respects.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Nice one trickydisco. We are in similar boat waiting for our house in Arnside to go through (fingers crossed!).

    Can’t wait to have this view a short walk from the house

    Premier Icon IHN
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    This time next week I’ll be unpacking boxes in the Peak District. Well, about 100m from the Peak District.

    Premier Icon Olly
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    Lasts longer than any other milk, dog’s milk.

    Only ’cause no one will drink it.

    Premier Icon austen
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    You lot moving to the sticks, don’t decide that it’s a bit dark and some streetlights would be a nice addition – this seems to be a serious discussion between some of our new residents!

    Premier Icon dantsw13
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    I feel lucky to have ended up with a bit of the best of both worlds. Rural East Sussex in a village that has a Mainline station 1;10 to London Bridge( wife commutes twice a week pre pandemic). Riding (road and Mtb) is great from the front door – no big hills but everything is lumpy and rolling.

    Premier Icon soobalias
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    ^ austen – turns out they dont need streetlights, just relplace the halogen bulb with an led in that very old pir… the sensor being shot means that everything is lit up like blackpool from dusk till dawn

    Premier Icon large418
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    and don’t forget some tasteful outside lighting that is always on – lighting up the front of your house, garden etc etc. It doesn’t make your house look nicer and it is a real waste of energy.

    Premier Icon trickydisco
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    This time next week I’ll be unpacking boxes in the Peak District. Well, about 100m from the Peak District.

    Awesome IHN. Moving from Chelt then? Are you changing jobs?

    I love the peak district. Some of my favourite riding in the UK.

    (although i will be 20 minutes now from bike park wales.. wohoo)

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Awesome IHN. Moving from Chelt then? Are you changing jobs?

    Well, Cirencester, but yeah. Taking jobs with us, which is pretty handy (er, thank you Covid your kick-in-the-arse to homeworking).

    Just completed 🙂 Pick up the keys tomorrow, this will (pretty much) be the view from our back garden

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