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Old 9th June 2011, 07:03 AM
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I'm English, live in the UK and visit Denia several times a year.

I have two boys, 15 and 21, and love my life in the UK where my family and friends are. However, I've always had a soft spot for Spain and wouldn't rule out living there on a part time basis if my current work plans do not materialise.
about time too!!

now I don't know whether to hope your work plans work out or not

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Im Yossa, short for Yossarian (Catch 22 anti-hero) not Yossa Hughes (Boys from blackstuff). Just turned 44 last week and quite happy with that. Avid climber/mountaineer and sailor, though not all at the same time...

Ive spent 27 years in IT and decided to quit my London-Newcastle-New York job (I kid you not!) and drop out for a while. Highly paid jobs come with high levels of stress and terrible politics. So, I bought a boat, set several of my suits on fire, which was lush, and decided that bimbling about was all I wanted to do for a while.

I sailed to some fantastic places, met some fantastic people, told many fantastic tall stories and drank fantastic amounts of grog.

Three years later, I find myself 3,000ft up a mountain in Spain, sans boat.

Must have been the grog...
That is almost exactly the story of my life.

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Old 9th June 2011, 08:12 AM
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That is almost exactly the story of my life.
Nooooooo! Not another stalker! Yourre not going to turn up on my doorstep wearing my clothes, swinging an axe and gibbering maniacally in Welsh are you?

Phew, thank goodness for that...

Its a good feeling when you step off that merry go round and start to breathe again, eh?

First thing I did, once I had restored yacht, was to go up to Holy Island, Northumberland, and do nothing.

Nada. Niente. Nowt.

Seals woke me up in the morning, slapping on the hull and barking their orders at me.

Tide dependant, Id plodge or row over to shore and bimble up to cafe, have a potato/egg based brekky, do the crossword and stumble back for a wee sleep. Poor lamb, eh?

Lunch would be in one of the pubs on the island. Occasionally, Id take the boat out for a bimble about.

Did that for a month. Repeat until happy, as a good mate of mine used too say.

Learnt to smile again and be happy with my lot. Not as easy as it sounds.

OK, the yacht was my thing, but Im sure weve all got that little something that puts a glint in our eye. Go on, deny if you want..

If you ever get the chance to get off the merry go round, then do. Im kinda guessing thats why many of you are here in the first place. I doff my cap to you all!

To those thinking/rumminating, dont prevaricate or hesitate. Follow your heart and your instincts. If people tell you youre mad, simply smile and agree, and do what you want to do. (Gibbering maniacally in Welsh helps...)

I did all this around 40, as I had seen too many people retire at 65 and simply be too old/skint to actually follow their hearts desires. Why wait til then, I thought.

I have many friends back in the UK, who have high powered jobs, big `orrible houses, with big `orrible mortgages and most are MISERABLE as sin.

OK, Ill quit my sermon and let you get about your business...

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Real name Martin but have been called "Doggy" since the late 70's

Washed up, sad old rocker whose ambition is to do as little as possible except make sure his lovely wife is happy....... and I have to say it's going quite well


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Hi all, my name is Pat, been out here for 6 years, in Catalunya.
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Hello, glad you've joined us!! Another catalunyan!!!!!

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I'm sonrisa, but usually everyone just calls me Isa. I 'm the only spanish who posts here more or less regularly, I think.
I'm a expat by the book, lived in France, UK, Qatar, Egypt, and I have absolutely no clue whatsoever where I'm heading next.
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Thanks, I've only been on this site 5 mins and already I've had my knuckles rapped
I suggested to someone to not be entirely honest in their tax returns.
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I suggested to someone to not be entirely honest in their tax returns.
Duly warned.
Its not good to suggest dishonesty, it doesnt really help anyone!! Welcome to the forum anyway

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I am a fifty something Belgian male living in Alicante City for many years, used to run my own restaurants here but was not very good at it and had to close them down, Gay and happy in Spain

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