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Don Fry11/10/2018 16:12:37
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Anyway, I'm doing a dinner party, and the picture of the menu, last item, beef cobbler, is a blast from the past that I have not thought about in 30 years. Will do nicely. And French folk aren't very good at pie sort of things, not in their genes.

Might have to call it  bœuf bourguignon coblére

Edited By Don Fry on 11/10/2018 16:16:24

Percy Verance11/10/2018 16:47:27
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Hi again C8

I've always been staggered by property prices in or within commuting distance of London. It's the norm to pay £400k plus even for an apartment. The same cash here means you'd be looking at larger executive style homes in fairly prestige developments, or, if you prefer, a barn conversion out in the sticks with perhaps a parcel of land to go with it. Move a bit further north towards Windermere though and prices take-off, with some properties priced into the millions. I can't comment regarding rent, as I haven't lived in rented property for 35 years or more.

Well Don, if they don't make or eat pies, or play cricket............  I have actually been back for lunch today, and had the  savoury minced beef and two yorkshire puds plus chips. It was absolutely gorgeous.

You ought to take the bull by the horns Don, and show them a load of good old English cobblers.....

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 17:00:18

Don Fry11/10/2018 17:02:10
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Anyway, the menu photographed has done me for a dinner party I'm doing, last on the list, beef cobbler. Haven't thought of it in thirty years, blast from the past.

And the French don't do pies much, or well. Not in the genes.

Call it bœurf bourguignon coblérre and I'm done.

Don Fry11/10/2018 17:42:03
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Sorry, senile moment.

Cuban811/10/2018 18:30:01
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Posted by Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 16:47:27:

Hi again C8

I've always been staggered by property prices in or within commuting distance of London. It's the norm to pay £400k plus even for an apartment. The same cash here means you'd be looking at larger executive style homes in fairly prestige developments, or, if you prefer, a barn conversion out in the sticks with perhaps a parcel of land to go with it. Move a bit further north towards Windermere though and prices take-off, with some properties priced into the millions. I can't comment regarding rent, as I haven't lived in rented property for 35 years or more.

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 17:00:18

Just for fun, I recently had a look at the Zoopla price of the first house that we bought in Walthamstow E.London in 1981 for £22000. We saved up 25% deposit and struggled to get a mortgage for the rest.

latest Zoopla was....................................£625000! Nothing special, three bed typical late Victorian mid terrace.

Pete Willbourn11/10/2018 19:02:26
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I was born and bred in the lakes, a place that no longer exists , Westmorland ,sometimes it leads to problems when travelling abroad as your passport is examined ,( USSR!).

My"just down the road" was Arnside Chippy , still exists and my flying site was just across the road on the hard sands when the tide was out ,Brilliant !

But as an engineer there was no future up there so had to come south a bit to find a good job,( BSEL) I think there was only the Snuff works and the Wier pumps in Kendal .

My mate bought a huge mobile crane and made a fortune lifting boats off trailers and into the lake at Bowness

cheers.

Percy Verance11/10/2018 19:17:40
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It's the same almost everywhere C8. A property I bought back in the early 80's for about £23000 was sold just a few years back for about £180,000......not quite the jump you get in London, but neither is the price you pay for your next property.

What about Gilkes Engineering Pete? Wasn't there anything there to tempt you?

Fortunately there are a few fairly specialist manufacturing plants in Kendal. There are also Hepworths in the Kentmere valley, the specialist manufacturer of air filtration items. I think a few dozen people work there now. Of course K Shoes was the main employer in Kendal once over, with almost 1000 employees, but sadly foregn imports meant they were forced to shut down in Kendal. The large paper producers - Croppers at Burneside and that Swedish owned outfit at Beetham - employ a few hundred people between them. I think Mardix Switchgear also now employ a good number ( 150+ I think) in Kendal. The major supermarkets employ many hundreds in Kendal, with about 400 or so at Asda alone, not to mention Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsburys and the Tesco Express store in Kendal.

Is your crane owning pal still as busy with the introduction of the 10mph speed limit on Windermere Pete?

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2018 19:33:16

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