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Bright Side [Dec. 15th, 2014|10:43 am]
Tony Grist
I never thought I'd move from Oldham but then again I never thought I wouldn't. I've never consciously plotted my life.  And I'm always rather taken aback by people who say things like, "I know I'm not bright enough to be a bishop but I aim to be an archdeacon by the time I'm fifty."

I keep thinking, "Hooray, I don't have to worry any longer about securing a parking space on the street outside our house."

To be honest I think we'd become a bit stale. Relocating to Kent has smartened us up no end.
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From: artkouros
2014-12-15 01:16 pm (UTC)
Shake it up!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-15 01:31 pm (UTC)
Too true!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-15 02:24 pm (UTC)
Really?

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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2014-12-15 03:31 pm (UTC)
I felt rather like that when I unexpectedly got some part-time teaching at our local college. I'd resigned myself to saying I was semi-retired, but suddenly I was way out of my comfort zone and learning lots of new stuff to keep ahead of the students.

I think doing the unexpected is good for people of our age. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-15 05:38 pm (UTC)
"Change is good for the soul"- as my father was fond of saying.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2014-12-15 09:51 pm (UTC)
Same here only we moved in the opposite direction. I think I would like Kent.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-12-16 09:04 am (UTC)
You would. Kent is good.
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