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Retirement Destinations?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by david ellwood, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Spanish practices?
  2. manicatel

    manicatel pfm Member

  3. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Recently? Luckily I haven't needed them, but judging from some of the horror stories I'm hearing from friends and relatives, I sincerely hope that I can remain healthy.
  4. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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  5. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    Every time I look at the title of the thread this sort of image comes to mind.
    I’m being overly sensitive as I retire very soon…
  6. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    That’s not retirement, that’s recycling.
    TheDecameron and MUTTY1 like this.
  7. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Not many places, but my post wasn't a criticism of the NHS per se, I worked there for 38 years. The problem is the pressure it's operating under at the moment. Obviously things are pretty grim Post-Covid, but the lack of adequate funding, the top-heavy ratio of admin to frontline workers, and the Post-Brexit exodus of trained staff, does not bode well for the future.
    manicatel and PsB like this.
  8. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    Lovely area, just not somewhere I would ever want to retire to, unless global warming seriously changed the weather from October to April :D
    stevec67 likes this.
  9. Spraggons Den

    Spraggons Den pfm Member

    Parts of the Algarve are lovely and in general a bit cheaper than the UK. A friend of my wife’s and her husband retired to the hills near Villamoura and we have dropped in a couple of times whilst on holiday. They bought a dilapidated goat herders cottage and spent the next few years doing it up. He is very clever, practical too and one of his first jobs was designing/building bullet proof cars for VIPs including the Jag which took Hatcher to offer her resignation to the Queen and the Ford Grenada she came back in after Liz had accepted.
  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    A village like Muker, in winter, pub… sorted ;)
    Gingerbeard likes this.
  11. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    I lived in Sleights just outside Whitby for the winter. After a summer in the Lake District I scuttled back south and as far south as possible and stayed here!
    paulfromcamden and Gingerbeard like this.
  12. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    We've got one part of our retirement places, in the Cairngorms, with the plan being that when we sell our Edinburgh place we'll get a place in the Dordogne and split our time between the two.
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

  14. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    sry...that just made me smile. 3 criteria apparently equal. Sun, money to spend and a good internet connection.
  15. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    The broadband requirement was a tongue in cheek reference to a minimum level of development.
  16. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    yeah sry. Each to his own. I retired to Scotland so hahaha
    no help to you at all
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Ya big southern wimp! That said, I would nt choose sleight s in winter and I was born round there. All that NE coast is beautiful, but it's uninhabitable Nov-jan. Inland is better. Get under the shoulder of the Pennines, you can avoid the rains from the west and the winds from Scandinavia.
  18. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    More like a grave mistake.
  19. When I lived in Whitby it was sometimes almost impossible to walk along the West Cliff, the wind could be extremely strong and could blow people off their feet. We got cut off for 3 days once in the winter too, snow ploughs couldn't clear the roads.

    Cheers BB
  20. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    I've done something similar. The 90-day limit is a nuisance, but workable. Additional council taxes and utility bills you just have to grin and bear.
    One thing I didn't consider at the time was climate extremes: close to Bergerac but in an area several degrees warmer on average, it's too hot for me at this time of year (mid-80s last week). And in the Autumn you can be sunbathing at noon after an early morning frost. With hindsight I'd add weather to the research.
    And, as already highlighted, renting first before you buy is common sense.

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