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rafterman

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Location: Scotland, UK
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Posted: Oct 27, 2019 - 12:49pm

Another year passes and RP is still here playing great music. I'm still listening in bonny Scotland.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 2:51pm

 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
When I was a kid, my parents best friends were Bonnie and Bill, and Bill was from Paisley, Scotland.   He was dark and handsome, and when I was six I asked him to marry me.   It was a long running joke in my family, at least until my Dad started sleeping with Bonnie when I was eighteen.  Shortly thereafter, both couple were divorced.  Dad and Bonnie have been married over 35 years now and Bill got lost in the shuffle

Throughout my life, Scotland has been calling to my soul through music and symbolism, and the rich culture of the Celts, so in 1997 while conversing in an AOL chat room, it didn't surprise me to learn that a man I was very attracted to turned out to be from Paisley, Scotland.   Though he'd been living California since 1976, after several months of chatting and two face to face visits, he packed up, moved to New Jersey, and we've been together nearly 20 years.  Yes, I am most definitely was worth moving 3000 miles for..  lol

Two years ago I walked off a great paying job that I held for 37 years, 25 of those as GM/COO.   The stress from a narcissist owner finally broke me and it became a matter of my health or the money.   I chose me.   I went to college for the first time at age 60 and became a certified Graphic Designer, and now my husband, who is already retired, and I have decided to move to the Inverness area of Scotland.

Our reasons are many, but in order of importance, they include:  lower humidity (these east coast summers are unbearable), politics (they're not much better in the UK but at least Trump isn't there), food poisoning (80% of US food is bad for you), healthcare (I'm not eligible for national health care but private insurance is WAY cheaper in the UK, plus, in America they want you to be sick whereas in the UK, they are motivated to keep you healthy).

We've visited Sam's homeland twice over the last several years, and when I stepped off the plane I truly felt like I was home.  I am excited to start a new chapter in a new, wondrous place, and I hope the people of Scotland welcome this old Yank and her handsome lowlander.  

 
TL;DR: "I caused a 21-year delay in my husband's move back to Scotland from LA" {#Wink}
RedTopFireBelow

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Location: The magical land of kilts and rainbows.


Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 11:59am

 Thanks!   I have found the Celtic people to be the most genuine, most welcoming, loving people of all I have encountered.   That is the biggest attraction of all.   But I do love the cold air.   

Raika wrote:
I'm from a bit north of Inverness, and know a Bill from Paisley too (my dad). There's a good handful of Americans living in and around the Inverness area and they seem to enjoy living here, except for the cold. I'm sure the people you meet will be welcoming and good luck with the move over here.

 


Raika

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Location: Scotland
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 11:42am

I'm from a bit north of Inverness, and know a Bill from Paisley too (my dad). There's a good handful of Americans living in and around the Inverness area and they seem to enjoy living here, except for the cold. I'm sure the people you meet will be welcoming and good luck with the move over here.
RedTopFireBelow

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Location: The magical land of kilts and rainbows.


Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 11:13am

When I was a kid, my parents best friends were Bonnie and Bill, and Bill was from Paisley, Scotland.   He was dark and handsome, and when I was six I asked him to marry me.   It was a long running joke in my family, at least until my Dad started sleeping with Bonnie when I was eighteen.  Shortly thereafter, both couple were divorced.  Dad and Bonnie have been married over 35 years now and Bill got lost in the shuffle

Throughout my life, Scotland has been calling to my soul through music and symbolism, and the rich culture of the Celts, so in 1997 while conversing in an AOL chat room, it didn't surprise me to learn that a man I was very attracted to turned out to be from Paisley, Scotland.   Though he'd been living California since 1976, after several months of chatting and two face to face visits, he packed up, moved to New Jersey, and we've been together nearly 20 years.  Yes, I am most definitely was worth moving 3000 miles for..  lol

Two years ago I walked off a great paying job that I held for 37 years, 25 of those as GM/COO.   The stress from a narcissist owner finally broke me and it became a matter of my health or the money.   I chose me.   I went to college for the first time at age 60 and became a certified Graphic Designer, and now my husband, who is already retired, and I have decided to move to the Inverness area of Scotland.

Our reasons are many, but in order of importance, they include:  lower humidity (these east coast summers are unbearable), politics (they're not much better in the UK but at least Trump isn't there), food poisoning (80% of US food is bad for you), healthcare (I'm not eligible for national health care but private insurance is WAY cheaper in the UK, plus, in America they want you to be sick whereas in the UK, they are motivated to keep you healthy).

We've visited Sam's homeland twice over the last several years, and when I stepped off the plane I truly felt like I was home.  I am excited to start a new chapter in a new, wondrous place, and I hope the people of Scotland welcome this old Yank and her handsome lowlander.  
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 7:34am

 haresfur wrote:
Nicki @AwkwardAndOdd 



 
{#Roflol}
sirdroseph

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Location: Not here, I tell you wat
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 6:26am

 haresfur wrote:
Nicki @AwkwardAndOdd 



 
For some reason I am drawn or perhaps they are drawn to me, my best friend and my wife are Scottish.  Do NOT make them angry.
kcar

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Posted: Dec 2, 2018 - 1:04am

 haresfur wrote:
Nicki @AwkwardAndOdd 



 
 
 
 
You mean this doesn't happen all the time on the Edinburgh to Glasgow?
 
 

haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Dec 1, 2018 - 11:50pm

Nicki @AwkwardAndOdd 


oldviolin

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Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 11:13am



 rafterman wrote:
Three years since anyone posted in here and over 13 years since I first heard RP. Where does the time go?
 
First into the blender. Then into the bottle...

rafterman

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Location: Scotland, UK
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 11, 2018 - 11:06am

Three years since anyone posted in here and over 13 years since I first heard RP. Where does the time go?
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: May 21, 2015 - 8:08pm

 BubbaBubbleBath wrote:
Well the elections have been and gone, Scotland's new representatives will have to show everyone that they are capable of bringing innovative ideas to the political table. All the while I can't help but think that Scotland needs its own independent (pardon the pun!) and listener supported radio station available 24/7. Radio Paradise shows just how successful this can be!

 
I imagine question time could be entertaining. Will the ministers need a translator?
BubbaBubbleBath

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Posted: May 21, 2015 - 7:17pm

Well the elections have been and gone, Scotland's new representatives will have to show everyone that they are capable of bringing innovative ideas to the political table. All the while I can't help but think that Scotland needs its own independent (pardon the pun!) and listener supported radio station available 24/7. Radio Paradise shows just how successful this can be!
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 9:16pm

BBC just called it.  No wins.
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 5:04pm

 Manbird wrote:
Why aren't we sending arms to the Scots to fight off the Welsh is what I want to know. No boots on the ground, mind you. Just technical advisers from a coalition of forces from the North Pole and Bakersfield.

 
Oi! shutup, chi yno!
Manbird

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Location: La Villa Toscana
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 4:33pm

Why aren't we sending arms to the Scots to fight off the Welsh is what I want to know. No boots on the ground, mind you. Just technical advisers from a coalition of forces from the North Pole and Bakersfield.
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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 3:55pm




Proclivities

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Location: Paris of the Piedmont
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 8:39am

nessie
miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 5:54am

unwinding empires

it's not very pretty


MrsHobieJoe

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Location: somewhere in Europe
Gender: Female


Posted: Sep 18, 2014 - 2:10am

Pretty much nailed it!  Especially the bit about what the English hate most about England! Ps mr Cameron demanded that there be only a yes no vote rather than the 3 options originally proposed.  The no vote has now turned into what the third option would have been anyway (known as devomax). 
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