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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by briwy, May 15, 2018.

  1. Gary&Heather
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    Will have to find an excuse to not come to any more meets then
     
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    Go on your own. lol.
     
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    Lists are very important. All girls know THAT!!!
     
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    Have to agree with GrannyJen - However when circumstances dictate or by choice I would say better to travel alone rather than stay at home. The reality is on your travels you will meet people and interact. Life is what you make it and a Cali makes it just that more enjoyable.
     
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    Ah,,,,,

    Mention of my reply,

    An apology to all and especially @briwy for my uncharacteristic serious reply to a light hearted topic.

    I spent a large part of my life pursuing a career as a solo-travelling globe-trotting academic neglecting a certain member of my nearest and dearest family who sadly is now no longer here to share my retirement time and who I miss like hell.

    That sorrow aside, I love my own company. At times I adore solitude, the peace that it brings, and the release of a need to be entirely responsible to only one person,

    On the other hand, I now also relish that my sister, now the closest person I have in my life, is able to join me so often.
     
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    I prefer company but if I'm on my own I like a virtual passenger on the hand's free mobile.
     
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    It's always nice to have a little " Me " time. Not too much, just a little.:)
     
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    Install the Amazon Music app and you can chat to Alexa! ;)
     
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    Well I would have to disagree, with most of these comments. I prefer the company of my wife, trips would not be the same alone.
     
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    I spend way too much time alone. My husband is away a lot and, whilst I enjoy my own company, I am so much happier on Cali adventures with him. He moans about the wittering wife (don't most men?) as when he gets home I've always got a million trivial things to share with him, but I know he prefers joint outings in the van to solo missions. I am reminded of a scene from 'Dinnerladies' - Jean on the subject of living alone after many years of marriage: if you've left the tomatoes on the back seat of the car when you came back from the shop it's just nice to have someone there to say oh I'm an idiot I've left the tomatoes on the back seat … silly really, but companionable :embarrased
     
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    Of course, everyone has different ideas and reasons for being alone/not being alone. For me, working away, most of the time alone, I love being in the Cali with my wife and daughter (who at 15 would otherwise be in her room with ear plugs in) We make most of our family decisions whilst driving, it’s a great time to chat.
     
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    I'm sorry I cannot find that.... you know how it goes!
     
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    Having just lost my wife I can assure you it is definitely not better on you own.
     
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    So sorry. I am sure we all feel for you.
     
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    Sorry to hear that.
     
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    Say that in our house and she will tell you herself! ;)
     
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    Like JRD, I lost my wife six years ago and one reason why I bought my Cali. I don't mind my own company and love the fact that I can do as I please when I please - but I would much rather have her with me to share the experiences any day.......she would have loved it.
     
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    Two sad tales on one thread. We all moan about our spouses, but we wouldn't be without them. You two have my sympathies. I would be lost without my husband.
     

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