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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2018, 01:15:34 am »
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #226 on: February 14, 2018, 01:17:37 am »
"We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D"
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #227 on: February 14, 2018, 01:27:05 am »
Hi williamthe1st,

Welcome to the Forums.   I do believe we have a few members who tip the scales at or around 67 but I cannot name them. I will be 60 this year.

Re "Blighty", don't get yourself is a tissy over it.  Yeah it's "Home" but you seem to have found a new "home" now  :)

As for giving back to the Community - you already are by chatting here and asking questions.  The answers supplied may help someone.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2018, 02:29:20 am »
Hi williamthe1st,

Welcome to the Forums.   I do believe we have a few members who tip the scales at or around 67 but I cannot name them. I will be 60 this year.

Re "Blighty", don't get yourself is a tissy over it.  Yeah it's "Home" but you seem to have found a new "home" now  :)

As for giving back to the Community - you already are by chatting here and asking questions.  The answers supplied may help someone.

Regards Zeb...

Hi Zeb

Thanks for the welcome , I'm starting to all ready feel at home , your still a spring chicken at the young age of 59  ;D . I do miss some things from back home in Blighty , mainly food related , here rice with every thing can get a bit monotonous  ::) and due to a past stomach problem I have to avoid any thing spicy  :'(

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2018, 02:31:39 am »
"We try to be welcoming .. at least for the first week, then we come to get ya >:D"
(just kiddin)

Yep we suck em in and we spit em out

Only joking :)
 
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Oh no ......Only one weeks grace then I'm on my own  :'(

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #230 on: February 14, 2018, 07:46:58 am »
May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

My guess would be somewhere in the east midlands ? .. that statement starts and with midlands colloquialisms, but if it were the west midlads the middle would likely be "cock" or "cocker" .. or am I totally off the mark because "Y'alreet" could also be much further north. :-\

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Returning after 25 years .. I think you'll be shocked at the extent of the nanny state and cultural "snowflake" attitude where everyone is now so eager to be offended by something/anything that they actively seek out things to grumble about :(

Seriously, I've been here for that 25 years and I don't really recognise England much any more .. or maybe that's just 'me' getting old and grumpy :'(

I think what I'm trying to say is if you're expecting the England of your youth, you're likely to be disappointed .. you're not missing much.

Oh, and if I'm right about the midlands .. it's all balti and rice there now anyway :))
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #231 on: February 14, 2018, 07:53:17 am »
I would have guessed somewhere in Yorkshire ?
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #232 on: February 14, 2018, 08:08:15 am »
Yeah I see your point Zeb, the "Ey up" definitely points there, Y'alreet" could also be Gordie (though not so much the "Eh yup") .. I guess it could be anywhere Midlands --> northward.

It was the "duck" that made me think East Midlands or possibly South Yorkshire such as Nottingham/Chesterfield/Sheffield kinda area.

Now I wanna know ?  ???
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #233 on: February 14, 2018, 08:57:16 am »
"y'alreet"

Got to be a Jeordie

Oh by the way Mark I got you this time it is spelt Jeordie a Gordie is a lassie as far as I'm aware and if you dont believe me
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #234 on: February 14, 2018, 09:34:11 am »
May be one day I will return to my home town where when you meet some one they say '' Ey up me duck y'alreet '' can you guess where my old home town was  ;D

My guess would be somewhere in the east midlands ? .. that statement starts and with midlands colloquialisms, but if it were the west midlads the middle would likely be "cock" or "cocker" .. or am I totally off the mark because "Y'alreet" could also be much further north. :-\

[EDIT]

Returning after 25 years .. I think you'll be shocked at the extent of the nanny state and cultural "snowflake" attitude where everyone is now so eager to be offended by something/anything that they actively seek out things to grumble about :(

Seriously, I've been here for that 25 years and I don't really recognise England much any more .. or maybe that's just 'me' getting old and grumpy :'(

I think what I'm trying to say is if you're expecting the England of your youth, you're likely to be disappointed .. you're not missing much.

Oh, and if I'm right about the midlands .. it's all balti and rice there now anyway :))


Sadly I don't have any remaining relatives alive back in Blighty and most of my small band of close  friends have either passed away or emigrated to different parts of the world , so getting current feed back on how things are progressing back home is difficult apart from reading the some times biased British news articles.

 Personally I did not leave England because I was dissatisfied with life there or had any issues with rules or regulations and the some times frustrating red tape. At the time I left I considered my home to be a safe environment and generally not an expensive place to live.

My home town was inhabited with genuine down to earth people who had a strong sense of pride and community , people who my father would call salt of the earth.

One thing I can honestly say hand on heart after living in many different country's is that no where is perfect , there is no heaven on earth , having said that although I'm currently living in Thailand I do miss many things about good old Blighty , but like you so aptly pointed out may be the things I once loved and now reminisce about are now long gone and the Blighty I once knew is sadly no more. 

Thailand is a wonderful place to live but , yes there's all ways a but .  But you need a new set of knowledge skills to navigate the some times awkward path to make the most of things . The thorn in the side of most long term expats residing in Thailand relates to the Immigration rules and health issues like health insurance .  Having pointed that out there are many positive aspects about life in the land of smiles especially when related to the cost of living .

 As for where my home town was , here's a clue .



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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #235 on: February 14, 2018, 09:37:05 am »
I would have guessed somewhere in Yorkshire ?

Sorry , Eey ba gum Lad  ;D

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #236 on: February 14, 2018, 09:39:17 am »
Yeah I see your point Zeb, the "Ey up" definitely points there, Y'alreet" could also be Gordie (though not so much the "Eh yup") .. I guess it could be anywhere Midlands --> northward.

It was the "duck" that made me think East Midlands or possibly South Yorkshire such as Nottingham/Chesterfield/Sheffield kinda area.

Now I wanna know ?  ???

So near Me Duck  ;D
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« Reply #237 on: February 14, 2018, 10:16:07 am »
I thought I would show you guys today's tea time treat  ;D

 

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #238 on: February 14, 2018, 11:02:02 am »
Graeme, you're right and I was wrong, please accept my humble apologies, I should know not to disagree with your superior wisdom and I'll never do it again
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #239 on: February 14, 2018, 11:11:02 am »
Cloughie .. Dottigab (sorry I have a cold) ?
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