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  1. tplatt

    Cornwall Watchers

    A bargain - snap it up!!!!!
  2. Does anybody know of a website whereby you can search for specific criteria without having to put a place name in. I am looking for a specific type of home, but I am not too concerned where it is (well, within reason). Prime location lets you put in words for searches, but you still have to put a place name in.
  3. tplatt

    Moving To Dorset

    only three?!
  4. tplatt

    Moving To Dorset.

    What's wrong with moving out of Cornwall? There are other places than Cornwall. Move here and you pay a premium for a very average property. If you want to be near a beach or have a sea view then unless you've won the lottery forget it. Everything's overpriced - a rip off. You will be forever poor, struggling to exist, unless you are one of the several million on the benefit system, when everything is paid for or you are a recluse and don't get out much.
  5. tplatt

    Herefordshire

    What time did you visit? Are you sure you are in the right town?
  6. tplatt

    Herefordshire

    Yes, we stayed there, but only for use as a base as we had the car. Premier Inns are always consistent and you know what to expect. I am sure there must be an old bit to Hereford, but we didn't see it and yes, it is very generic. Truro has a cathedral, but it was only built at the beginning of the 1900s, so it is not very old and it is deteriorating rapidly because it was built of bath stone, which corrodes in the Cornish climate. Truro is very generic - full of Costa Coffee-type places and phone shops. The old Woolworths is currently a Pound Shop, which has an annoying set of speakers standing out in the street, blasting out the latest offers! We have some good restaurants, which have opened up in the last few years, but the town lacks any atmosphere and most places are empty. The majority of the population stays in Weatherspoons all night as they only have £5 to spend. The car parks are complete rip offs (alot of tourists complain). I notice when you go up country a lot of the small towns have free parking. This would never ever happen in Cornwall as this is a good revenuefor the local council along with rip off council tax. In fact, everything is a rip off. Don't visit Cornwall unless you have plenty of money to throw about.
  7. tplatt

    Herefordshire

    Hi Buckers, sorry to slag off your home town. When we arrived at about 11.30 at night, the town was swaming with police and we got stopped by them for supposedly going through a red light. I think they were just filling in time while they waited for the pubs to empty. Luckily, he just gave us a quick pep and let us go. We stayed at the Premier Inn just outside the town, which was alright, but, sadly, the local pub was a Beefeater and so the menu was pretty basic and cheap and there were drinks promotions! Sadly, due to this, the clientele was a bit chavy. I have never seen so many baby buggies in one place! Luckily, by 8pm most had left. We visited Leominster, which we thought was quite a nice little town, Ledbury, Ludlow, Bromyard. I notice a lot of places begin with 'L'. Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire are all very close to each other and we did at various times drive out of one county into another. I think we went into Gloucestershire also at some point. After a while you get a bit confused as to what county you are in. We had one of the best Sunday Roasts ever at a pub called the Trumpet, just outside Ledbury. The landlords were very friendly and we thought it was a very professionally run establishment. We had thought about moving there, but, as you say, it is very remote and so quiet, but the properties are nice and affordable and we looked to see if we could spot the white water lines from the floods of recent times. I would like a bit of piece and quiet, after all, you expect that in the countryside, unlike the hectic connurbation of Cornwall, which is what it has now become. Every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to live here! Not sure why, there is not a lot of work, very sad wages, the poorest county, too many bungalows and ridiculously overpriced property. I could go on. We have a great village pub, but we could do with some more decent pubs. Most of them are either empty or dives.
  8. tplatt

    Moving To Dorset

    I too am thinking about moving to Dorset from Cornwall. Wareham is very nice, right on the river. There are some nice cafes, pubs and restaurants there and it is quite upmarket, but prices reflect that. I personally don't think property prices are going to drop anymore. In my part of Cornwall, prices are still strong and rising.
  9. tplatt

    Herefordshire

    Have just returned from spending a few days away in Shropshire and Herefordshire, staying on the edge of Hereford. Hereford is terrible - a bit like Reading only much worse. Police everywhere and drunken youths littering the streets. We visited Ludlow, but couldn't find anywhere to park (there is a massive parking problem there), so gave up and decided to return the following day (Sunday), when it was still difficult to find a parking space. A very pretty little town, but I have been told it floods. On driving about, I noticed that Herefordshire is absolutely empty. There are only a few houses dotted about, like hamlets and there don't appear to be any proper villages. One thing I noticed is that there are tons of pubs, like every couple of miles and they appear to be in a sparse area. How on earth do they survive? I know that Herefordshire has a serious flooding problem and I am guessing this is why there is not much in the way of houses or people living there. Can anyone tell me the areas of Herefordshire that don't flood as I know there is a flood plain, but not sure where exactly that is. Apart from Ludlow, are there any other areas of Shropshire that flood?
  10. tplatt

    Shropshire

    Have just returned from spending a few days away in Shropshire and Herefordshire, staying on the edge of Hereford. Hereford is terrible - a bit like Reading only much worse. Police everywhere and drunken youths littering the streets. We visited Ludlow, but couldn't find anywhere to park (there is a massive parking problem there), so gave up and decided to return the following day (Sunday), when it was still difficult to find a parking space. A very pretty little town, but I have been told it floods. On driving about, I noticed that Herefordshire is absolutely empty. There are only a few houses dotted about, like hamlets and there don't appear to be any proper villages. One thing I noticed is that there are tons of pubs, like every couple of miles and they appear to be in a sparse area. How on earth do they survive? I know that Herefordshire has a serious flooding problem and I am guessing this is why there is not much in the way of houses or people living there. Can anyone tell me the areas of Herefordshire that don't flood as I know there is a flood plain, but not sure where exactly that is. Apart from Ludlow, are there any other areas of Shropshire that flood?
  11. National Service didn't involve military training did it? It doesn't matter what they have to do, it's just a discipline. It will make them think that there are things in life far more important than swigging cans of beer in front of their Wii and playing computer games until they are deranged. It will give them a sense of well-being and pride and a reason to get up in the morning.
  12. Time to bring back National Service or start up some kind of army boot training camps and round all the revolting, fat, smelly, lazy, ill-mannered, aggressive, pierced and tatooed lowlifes off the streets. Let's get this country back to the great country it once was. Have I missed anybody out?
  13. Andover? The land that time forgot.
  14. There are no chavs in my village because they can't afford to live there. Actually, thinking about it. there are one or two. They live in rented council houses and, strangely, are next door to one another and their gardens are refuse tips. Luckily, they are nowhere near me. Wherever there are rented council housing, there will be chavs living there and every village in the country has some kind of local authority housing doesn't it? I guess some chavs are better than others, but at the end of the day, they still all behave, talk, act and look the same way.
  15. I was in Dorchester recently and I am sure there were chavs there too.
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