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Dartagnan

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  3. She tells me that all the different forces are poaching each other’s officers so transferring isn’t an issue but sadly for me she wants to live in London. She is seriously considering leaving the police and the stories she tells me I can fully understand why. Senior management are gutless and the cuts to their budgets has effectively made them impotent and as for being politically correct!
  4. Correct, selling off the local authority housing for the purpose of gerrymandering has had dreadful consequences Correct, selling off the local authority housing for the purpose of gerrymandering has had dreadful consequences
  5. Historically you are correct though that trend is reversing primarily I suspect through them watching the profit made from housing in the U.K. I do not know when but I genuinely believe social unrest is coming to the U.K. primarily through housing and wealth inequality issues. I am 60 years old so one those baby boomers who was fortunate enough to get on the property ladder in the mid 80’s (when interest rates on a mortgage were 15%!). My daughter returned to London and joined the Metropolitan police. There is absolutely no way she can afford to live in London on her salary due to the
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  8. I have just read the article and whilst I have no personal experience of the London boat scene I do with regard to the scandalous house/rent prices in London. It is a well written article and as I currently sit in a Starbucks in London I look around and genuinely wonder how those on the minimum wage can possibly live in London where they work. I recently passed a 2 bed flat which was our first purchase in London in the mid 80’s. It cost £55K and was a struggle then. It is now valued at £400K and I believe to rent they are about £1800pcm! How on earth can youngsters and those on minimu
  9. He was possibly not wearing his black beret with a red star or indeed the che Guevara t shirt given the publication lol
  10. Thank you very much for those pubs on the Coventry. As a newbie I have watched loads of YouTube videos and the Coventry sounds very appealing. Win win.
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  12. Thank you all very much for taking the time to reply offering your suggestions and advice, I am very great full. I would have replied individually but currently I have a broken wrist so find typing awkward at the minute. Plenty of advice to mull over. Mac of Cygnet, thank you for providing links to your previous threads. I have previously read some of them whilst I wasn’t drinking and they left me longing for a pint and a bag of crisps! The time is now right for me to get in the act lol Halsey I would love to divulge details of the boat but I have had awfully bad luck this year s
  13. I have just placed a deposit on our first ever NB. It’s not what I set out to purchase but to me it’s truly class. By the time the weather turns for the better I should be fit enough health wise to go cruising. having been practically teetotal for the 4 years since my stroke and subsequent cancer issues this year I have decided to get off the wagon and try some real ale in the canal side pubs. I have even purchased the 2018 camra good beer guide! The boat is currently moored in the south but we intend to do some extended cruising and I am seeking info from those in the know as to
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  16. Thanks gents that’s very helpful.
  17. Many thanks for the update. Sounds very good. just to clarify I am not looking for residential moorings as I will be spending time in NI and Kingston upon Thames when we are not out cruising
  18. Give us a clue, where is this particular marina or is it a secret?
  19. Bob thank you for the suggestion, will definitely have a look
  20. Brilliant reply’s, thank you very much. I am so so pleased that I registered with this forum a few years ago. Fantastic source of opinions from experienced boaters sometimes with differing views but all food for genuine thought. Must say I like the idea of reciprocal mooring at different marinas. Sounds just what I want but th local facilities at Newark are also a huge draw. decisions decisions Many thanks - Martin
  21. Thank you all for taking the time to respond. The replies are exactly what I was looking for. Newark sounds very good and we actually visited Newark a few years ago as I have relatives who live near Grantham. We liked Newark as it appeared to have a lovely town centre and market. I also like the thought of much cheaper moorings lol The suggestions re Wigrams turn are also very helpful as to access a few cruising routes which I am very interested in together with the good management. I can now have a look at the area and marinas via on line. one of the reasons for looking at
  22. As I have previously mentioned I currently have some cognitive issues which includes difficulty making decisions as I often make them whilst forgetting pertinent facts therefore I am looking for a bit of assistance regarding marina moorings. I am hoping to purchase a NB in the very near future it is probably going to be a 70ft trad. Therefore I am considering which marina to choose if indeed we need one. We are hoping to do some extended cruising but I will need to return to NI for oncology reviews every four months so will need somewhere to leave the boat for a few days. In addit
  23. I enjoyed that. Off to find your you tube channel
  24. Yes that’s what they suggested but I thought it was a sales come on. Having read your reply I will do a you suggest Many thanks
  25. Many thanks for all your replies. I did do a compression response but it appears to have disappeared into the ether. sadly the boat fitted out by Anthony M is now sold. That’s happened with a few boats at Great Haywood. They tell me the duck is slow to update and I should use their website but that’s the same! Boats advertised for sale but when you enquire they are sold. i still like Alston though."
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