Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,030,309
Topics75,827
Members13,715
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs0
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
33 registered members (6 invisible), 1,178 guests, and343 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
178 4 Bridges
New General Forums
Very quiet Wikiwirral.
by Fidelio. 9th Feb 2021 12:00pm
Cruising with casper
by casper. 6th Feb 2021 2:13pm
Hobbies and Pastimes
by granny. 6th Feb 2021 10:28am
Hotel Isolation
by casper. 5th Feb 2021 6:57pm
New Wirral History
What station is this?
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 4:23pm
Guinea Gap
by mikeeb. 25th Feb 2021 12:22pm
79 Caledonia 42 Cathcart Street 237 Cleveland St
by mikeeb. 20th Feb 2021 11:10am
Birkenhead Carnival, 1902
by bert1. 12th Feb 2021 7:29am
Birkenhead aerial photo, 1945
by yoller. 9th Feb 2021 9:28pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
What station is this?
by yoller. 3rd Mar 2021 5:51pm
4 Bridges
by _Ste_. 2nd Mar 2021 9:41pm
Wirral Council budget.
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 10:42am
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
Birkenhead centre development
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 2:20pm
Hobbies and Pastimes
by mikeeb. 28th Feb 2021 12:07pm
62 Sun Inn 203 Bridge Street 203/205
by bert1. 27th Feb 2021 6:03pm
79 Caledonia 42 Cathcart Street 237 Cleveland St
by mikehaynes. 27th Feb 2021 4:34pm
153 Royal Duke Hotel 1 Duke Street
by casper. 27th Feb 2021 2:58pm
March
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Page 1 of 2 1 2
The Golden Years #1050385
20th Dec 2017 9:15pm
20th Dec 2017 9:15pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

Just watching the Real Marigold on Tour. They are in Iceland in tonight's programme.

In which country would like to spend your Golden Years ?


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Google Ads
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050397
20th Dec 2017 10:42pm
20th Dec 2017 10:42pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,764
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,764
wirral
I would like to drift around all the EU countries without having to piss about with visas and passports, but you and your xenophobic friends have made that a lot more difficult.

Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050399
20th Dec 2017 11:22pm
20th Dec 2017 11:22pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

You can still go and the sooner the better ! In fact, you should have gone years ago and found yourself a fat German Frau to share your sauerkraut with. What stopped you ?

Buzz off you old buzzard, and stop trolling.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050401
20th Dec 2017 11:29pm
20th Dec 2017 11:29pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,390
Wirral
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict
Moonstar  Offline

Forum Addict
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,390
Wirral
I quite like it here Granny but must admit the Shetland Islands are looking more and more attractive.

Re: The Golden Years [Re: Moonstar] #1050408
21st Dec 2017 1:44am
21st Dec 2017 1:44am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 13,912
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by Moonstar
I quite like it here Granny but must admit the Shetland Islands are looking more and more attractive.


Never understood the attraction of OAPs to exposed locations with regard to weather. All the coastal towns with OAPs right on the coast facing the winter weather sound like a nightmare for those people.

Shetlands have quite a challenging weather for fit people, ask any service person that's had a posting to Saxa Vord.


The further you are down the pay scale, the more 'essential' you are when the s--- hits the fan... Sue Farbysmith 2020

Insults are engendered from vulgar minds, like toadstools from a dunghill - Charles Caleb Colton

We don't do charity in Germany, We pay taxes. Charity is a failure of governments' responsibilities - Henning Wehn
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050422
21st Dec 2017 10:41am
21st Dec 2017 10:41am
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
J
joney Online content
Enthusiast
joney  Online Content
Enthusiast
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
I think Granny has forgotten to take her tablets.

Re: The Golden Years [Re: joney] #1050423
21st Dec 2017 10:47am
21st Dec 2017 10:47am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
Originally Posted by joney
I think Granny has forgotten to take her tablets.


Granny doesn't take any tablets, but by all accounts you indulge in the red wine. So I assume you're happy living in the land of the grapes ?


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Golden Years [Re: Moonstar] #1050424
21st Dec 2017 10:51am
21st Dec 2017 10:51am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
Originally Posted by Moonstar
I quite like it here Granny but must admit the Shetland Islands are looking more and more attractive.


I remember speaking to someone who moved from Wirral and had lived on the Shetland Isles for a large number of years and they loved it. Difficulties with acquiring certain things back then, (10 yrs ago) but that didn't affect their lifestyle.

Personally, I don't think I could live with such few hours of daylight for so many months but others obviously can.



Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050425
21st Dec 2017 11:25am
21st Dec 2017 11:25am
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 286
NSW Australia
D
dingle Offline
Addict
dingle  Offline
Addict
D
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 286
NSW Australia
I am retired now. Trying to get a pension from the Australian Government, I live in hope. Emigrated in Jan 1970. Best thing I ever did. I have had a great life, have three great kids and 5 wonderful grandkids. Except for the politicians - Australia is the greatest place in the world. You can keep your freezing and windy and snowy places. Yesterday it was 40c(thank the Lord for A/C) and today it has been about 25 and showery. That is the early summer here. Anyway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050453
21st Dec 2017 5:33pm
21st Dec 2017 5:33pm
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,979
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,979
Wirral
Enjoy this programme , just watched last night's as recorded it Granny. I thought it looked a really good place Iceland, obviously very cold but love the idea of long days although wouldn't like the dark ones they have for so long.Maybe only go there in summer ha. I must admit to like watching Miriam Margolyes , she makes me laugh but I expect if you had to put up with her you'd want to kill her, lol. She just doesn't care does she? We could do with her to deal with the irritant you know who???
All the very best to you too Dingle in Australia, ye wouldn't mind a spell their although I don't like creepy crawlies!Enjoy your Xmas dinner done on the barby I expect? santa santa

Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050460
21st Dec 2017 7:20pm
21st Dec 2017 7:20pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,044
Heswallish
Friends who are about 60 have just up sticks and gone to live in Lyness on the Isle of Hoy in the Orkneys. Population 450. Requires a ferry to escape. You know it will be a fairly bleak place by the abscence of trees.... At least ive got another holiday destination ...

Happy to spend golden years in a post brexit UK

Last edited by fish5133; 21st Dec 2017 7:21pm.
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050475
22nd Dec 2017 7:55am
22nd Dec 2017 7:55am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral


It's nice to see people like 'Joney' and 'dingle' dropping into Wikiwirral from their place of refuge.

Nice to hear from you guys, and it would seem you have no regrets, which makes the idea even more appealing. thumbsup


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050476
22nd Dec 2017 8:08am
22nd Dec 2017 8:08am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral
G
granny Offline OP
Wiki Master
granny  Offline OP
Wiki Master
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 17,672
Wirral

I must admit ,I am quite happy with this country. There are others that I once thought would be an option, but as time passes just like Dorothy said "there's no place like home" She was dreaming too about the yellow brick road !

My only dream in recent years has been to do a round Britain tour on the rail network, but planning a route to take in as many places of interest as possible, became virtually impossible within the first few days.
Hotel stopovers etc., too darned expensive ! So I abandoned that idea.

The only other country that might appeal is possibly Canada, but not having been there, I'd have to rely on Snowshoes giving the speel. I'd love the snow and the horse drawn sleigh rides.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050478
22nd Dec 2017 10:59am
22nd Dec 2017 10:59am
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
J
joney Online content
Enthusiast
joney  Online Content
Enthusiast
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
Dont talk about red wine granny it gets me all excited .

Re: The Golden Years [Re: granny] #1050480
22nd Dec 2017 11:01am
22nd Dec 2017 11:01am
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
J
joney Online content
Enthusiast
joney  Online Content
Enthusiast
J
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 196
france
Dont talk about red wine granny it gets me all excited .

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
What station is this?
by mikeeb. 2nd Mar 2021 4:23pm
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
Wirral Council budget.
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 3:38pm
4 Bridges
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 2:28pm
Birkenhead centre development
by mikeeb. 28th Feb 2021 12:06pm
For Sale & Free
CUPS & SAUCERS FREE
by gerry1. 20th Feb 2021 11:52am
Black and Purple Puma Suedes
by Julie64. 16th Feb 2021 1:55pm
Red leather Lacoste bag
by Peter0787. 14th Feb 2021 1:08pm
PLASMA TV/MONITOR £££ 4 U
by _Ste_. 13th Feb 2021 9:44pm
mobility scooter like new
by stumpyduck. 31st Jan 2021 11:41am
Member Spotlight
derekdwc
derekdwc
Birkenhead
Posts: 5,173
Joined: October 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Worky, stuart_, raphail, Scruffbag, PaddyO
13715 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lawrence McCann Ltd
by Worky. 2nd Mar 2021 8:42am
Wirral Council budget.
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 3:38pm
4 Bridges
by mikeeb. 1st Mar 2021 2:28pm
Birkenhead centre development
by mikeeb. 28th Feb 2021 12:06pm
Pier House New Brighton
by Moonstar. 21st Feb 2021 10:31am
News : New Topics
Perseverance
by cools. 19th Feb 2021 10:22am
Lucky horse
by cools. 6th Feb 2021 9:12pm
Brexit Transition
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2018 2:50pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Pooch perfect
by cools. 20th Feb 2021 10:29am
SystemOfADown
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Feb 2021 3:59pm
Free Dog with your Pizza
by granny. 7th Feb 2021 10:15am
If You Want To Know More About Mental Health
by diggingdeeper. 1st Sep 2019 12:20am
Bultaco pursang
by Bultaco. 13th Mar 2019 12:43pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:50am
Sunset Thu 5:56pm
Local Time Thu 9:40pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1