No place like home...

by David Swatton September. 28, 2018 419 views

I know many people who have lived abroad, people born in other countries choosing to live in England or Brits living abroad but I have to admit it is something that has never appealed to me. Don't get me wrong, I love travelling and have been lucky enough to visit many countries - about 60 at the last count. But I have never been tempted to make one of them my home.

This is my home and I'm quite happy with it - taken a couple of days ago in the hills behind the village.

Also, a couple who own a B&B in the village have a drone that they use to take aerial video and they posted this yesterday on Facebook - dawn above the ruined castle. I think it's spectacular.

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Sydney Solomon 2 years, 2 months ago

spectacular it is.

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Goshaa 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with you! Beautiful country. Excellent pictures. Greetings.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

I can see why you love to call this place home sweet home! Excellent camera work!

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Jay - I'm very conscious of being lucky to have all this on the doorstep.

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Jay Boggess Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 2 months ago

I know what you mean! I'm finally in a spot that I've always dreamed of being, as well!

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 2 months ago

David you got extra room....I am coming over smile  That video is amazing but so are your photos. I don't blame you for not wanting to live anywhere else but "home" but then again who wouldn't, considering you have the pub close by :)

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 2 months ago

LOL... A good pub does make a difference! beers

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

#1 - autumn colors as frame - just beautiful!
You are right the aerial view is spectacular! thumbsup  
I'm an European and home is, where my family and my friends are. I would lose these specific "at home feeling" - I'm living since 1982 in Vienna -, if I would lose them. My huband once had the opportunity to teach either in Istanbul or Washington - I was ready in an blink of an eye, but he didn't want to. Living for four genereations in the same appartment must have made some impression - maybe it's for him the same as for the frog and its pond, the salmon and its river, the stork and its nest?
Yes, I would like a change of scenery, but where to go? At least I know, I don't want to go back to Germany, although my pond, Frankfurt, developed into an excellent city.

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm not sure your husband would be pleased to be described in the same terms as a frog or salmon?triumph

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 2 months ago

He is a biologist and he knows me well: I love storks, frogs and salmons very much!smile

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

Same feeling here David

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 2 months ago

You can't beat "home" grinning

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Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

Whenever I visit the U.K. I no longer feel at home. It has everything to do with the lack of common courtesy.
Maybe I am old and nostalgic, on the other hand I have lived in 5 different European countries where I am treated with respect, never so in my home county of Essex.
I feel European,  the thought of any future passport being non-European fills me with despair. disappointed relieved

2 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Swatton Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

I wonder if the courtesy thing is an urban phenomenon because I felt that living in London yet here it feels like a different country.

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Marilyn Grimble Replied to David Swatton 2 years, 2 months ago

I think you are spot on. When you live in a small village courtesy is obligatory - if you are impolite people don't want to know you. 
I try hard to defend my country of birth, but I often find the the criticism is correct! This hurts! Mx

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David Swatton Replied to Marilyn Grimble 2 years, 2 months ago

All countries have their failings and I think in Europe we are lucky compared with many other places around the world. I think it's important not to take for granted what we have and what previous generations fought hard to obtain.

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