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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted -  06/04/2008  :  14:05
That could have been "Time to come home" but its all relative to where one happens to be living at present. Home is not always where you are living but where you consider your true home to be. In my case it is definately "Barlick". I was born there, grew up there, the bulk of both of my family, and my wifes family still live there and it is where the greater part of my happy memories were generated. I have travelled all over the world, resided in Hampshire, on Anglesey, in various ships for months on end and currently just out of Colne in what I consider to be "that other county". Living in a two hundred plus year old listed cottage with nice views is probably a lot of peoples idea of heaven, but on the other side of this idylic coin are walls two feet thick and solid, the ideal breeding ground for very nasty airborne spores that can attack the human respiratory system with complete impunity. The nearest bus stop and regular post box are one and a quarter miles away, the purchase of anything is as best a three mile round trip.  "So" we are going or coming home, hopefully in early May, to a 1936 stone built bungalow with more garden space, a brand new kitchen and bathroom, a garage that doesn't leak like a sieve, the one here used to be be a smithy and a monthly energy bill that is only 40% of that required to make this aged pile comfortable. The bus stop and post box are about forty feet away, and the neares pub, sixty!. We will only be separated from these three items by one of Barlicks four main access roads. The access road to our current home is a narrow country road that also serves as a testing run for boy racers, a proving ground for the dozens of local didums transporters (4 x 4s) and at night as a relief road for the HGVs that are too big to use the main roads in the area, oh yes, and the tractors that would look more at home on the vast plains of North America. But the greatest pull of all is dear old Barlick, that oft joked about hotchpotch of architecture and characters that make it what it is, and unlike most of the other mill towns in Pendle, it almost certain that it will never sucumb to the overwhelming displacement of its indigenous residents by those who have no time for our way of life and what it means. See you all soon.


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Rossie
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Posted - 30/04/2008 : 10:32
Great news Thomo.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 04/05/2008 : 12:43
Zero minus six days and the boxes are gathering en masse. Yesterday we moved a considerable quantity of garden stuff, the rest goes tomorrow. Final assault Friday/Saturday. The Cats are begining to get a bit edgy and being the last to be moved they have the dubious pleasure of watching thier world vanish rapidly.


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 04/05/2008 : 14:23
Hope you get a fine day.


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 13/05/2008 : 09:34
Have we heard how the move went?


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Cathy
Senior Member


4249 Posts
Posted - 13/05/2008 : 09:52
Maybe he hasn't unpacked his computer yet, or organised internet connection.  Maybe he is just keeping us waiting.  Hope all is going well.


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moh
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6860 Posts
Posted - 13/05/2008 : 19:48
Thought someone may have seen him.


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