Moving to Wales - an up date

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Agree about the tradesmen! Had roofers and electricians here do exactly that, measure up and never seen again and the loads who have said yes, I will come round Thursday and measure up never even arrive and I am not sure whether they mean Thursday this week, next week, next month, next year or next millenium. It has been known for a tradesman who did the same to one of my friends and who said"I will be back on Wednesday" turned up 5 months later, when my friend protested at the length of time it took for them to return he said"WELL I DID say I would be back on Wednesday" and yes, it WAS on a Wednesday he returned!

Only in Wales, Oz
My ex-farrier used to be famous for that! 'I'll be there 9am on Monday' - Monday comes and goes with no sign and farrier ignores his phone. 2pm next Thursday farrier turns up with no warning and is annoyed that the horse is out and I'm in work. Apparently you need to be telepathic to have a good farrier :eyeroll:.

I know a very good tradesman for general ground, building, and interior work, he's based in Ammanford but will travel. He's also not the type to disappear! He's done a cracking job on various parts of our house - it could do with gutting tbh but he seems to always manage to make it look so much better. PM me if you want his number :).

Oz - I understand what you mean about getting the access lady to actually pay attention. Give me 2 weeks and I'll let you know if I've made some progress :).
 
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Agree about the tradesmen! Had roofers and electricians here do exactly that, measure up and never seen again and the loads who have said yes, I will come round Thursday and measure up never even arrive and I am not sure whether they mean Thursday this week, next week, next month, next year or next millenium. It has been known for a tradesman who did the same to one of my friends and who said"I will be back on Wednesday" turned up 5 months later, when my friend protested at the length of time it took for them to return he said"WELL I DID say I would be back on Wednesday" and yes, it WAS on a Wednesday he returned!
I am sure there is some sort of Bermuda Triangle effect going on in Wales as they just seem to vanish.
Another thing, SO many cows in the same field, all munching away as you drive past and NOT one pile of *****, do they colonic irrigate them before turfing them out?

Only in Wales, Oz
Maybe your geography isn't great and you actually live in Milton Keynes - home of the concrete cows :)
 

annagain

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Glad you're all loving Wales - we're not a bad bunch really. I'm a lot further east and really surpised at your lack of hacking Oz, you always imagine more rural areas will be really good. We don't have a huge amount round our way but we do have a supportive council. They cleared a blocked bridleway for us to use for a charity fund ride a few weeks ago. I know Swansea are really good too as I've been to the Gower withthe horses quite a lot. That's got to be amongst the best riding in Wales.

Keep going wih the Welsh Oz, take baby steps and you'll get there in time. There's a perfect Welsh proverb for this "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg" - persistent blows break the stone. Daliwch ati!
 

amymay

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I'll update too.

This is our fourth year. And we love it. I've started my own dog and pet care business which is going really well and OH continues our renovations (no need for tradesman thankfully- although our newly formed network of friends does include one which is useful).

I walk several miles a day, usually on the coast path or by the river.

Still haven't met up with Gala or Oz!
 

gala

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Amymay, and Oz, we'll have to do something about that. What are you doing next week? Shall we try arrange a meet up?
 
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