So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.....

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So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.....

Post: # 235172Post oldjerry »

So nearly three months late,just 4 days to go.A couple of days in Cornwall to say good bye to what's left of my family,and then caio to the UK.The whole thing has been like having a collective breakdown,moving,especially with 3 sprogs,and clearing up a holding like this,has without doubt been the most stressful thing I've ever done,(divorce ,bereavement,genuinely don't come close).My own fault really,through illness and sloth,I've done buggerall to the house for 4 or 5 years,so the last few months have been a whirl of carpentry,decorating,tiling etc, and they're all a poor substitute for farming.
So the goats have gone on their winter holiday(dont fancy dragging them round looking at properties,hope to be reunited in May) the fat Patterdale has her passport(amazingly they leave a space on them for an 'optional' photograph! we've used one of her wearing a set of Christmas 'doodle clackers'!) and it's very nearly time to go.
We're staying for at least a few months at a family place in the hills of Emiglia Romagnia before going South,and as the place has no phone and lousy mobile signal,this is the end of my drivelling on for the foreseeable future...who said nothing good ever happens on Tuesday mornings!!
You've all educated,entertained,amused(and only occasionally really wound me up!)I expect if you reverse the order that would more accurately reflect the effect I have on most people .
So with that trademark note of self importance and pomposity,I ll wish ALL health,Happiness,and success.

Ilegitimi non caborundum..
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Re: So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.....

Post: # 235173Post contadina »

I hope the rest of the move goes well Jerry and see you down in the Mezzogiorno real soon.

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Post: # 235175Post Millymollymandy »

Good luck with the move and see you later on when I expect you will have some interesting stories to tell us! :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 235178Post Mrs H »

Looking forward to your return already!! Ill defo miss ya Oj!! Thanku for sharing your wealth of knowledge and advice with me for the past few months, can't tell u how appreciated its been.
Take care of yourself and ur family and enjoy every second. What an adventure? Ur kids will love it as will u and the Mrs!
Come back and fill us all in asap. Love to you all. Xxxx

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Post: # 235179Post Green Aura »

oj, don't be away too long.

Hope the move goes well and you find somewhere suitable for us all to come and stay! :lol:

Seriously, I hope you find what you're looking for.

Remember to take lots of progress pics so we can catch up later :hugish:
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Post: # 235180Post boboff »

Bugger off you moany old Git!


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Post: # 235187Post Odsox »

See you soon OJ. :wave:
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Post: # 235189Post Susie »

Aww good luck with the move, I hope it goes well and I hope you're reunited with both goats and internet at some point as I will really miss your particular brand of biting cynicism. (I mean that in a friendly & appreciative way!).

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Post: # 235192Post niknik »

best of luck..and come back soon :wave:

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Post: # 235193Post bonniethomas06 »

Good luck with it all OJ, don't be gone too long :wave:
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Post: # 235195Post Mrs Moustoir »

Bon voyage and bon courage (as they say in these parts).

Come back and let the Ish know how it all goes.

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Post: # 235198Post spider8 »

It will all be worth it OJ and may your dreams become reality. Don't stay away too long as we'd love to hear about your progress and well done for taking the plunge and actually making the big move, regards Claire and Dave xx.
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Post: # 235200Post MKG »

You have one month - no longer!!!!!

If we haven't heard from you by then, we'll send Contadina to hunt you down.

Best of luck with the move, OJ.

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Post: # 235203Post chickenchargrill »

So sad that it should come to this...

Good luck with it all x

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Post: # 235204Post contadina »

And reasons to be cheerful, parts one, two and three. :iconbiggrin:

1. There's no chance you'll have a nuclear plant appear in your new neighbourhood, wherever it may be.
2. The water won't be privatised.
3. Berlusconi can be prosecuted

Bella li italia e Berlusconi porta a casa!

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