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21/12/2012 at 19:40
Lots of you seem to have family who live else where in the country to you.
Mine all live in the same town. My parents and my brother live in the same street as my PIL a 2m drive away. My sister lives a 5m drive away, my BIL and his family, my aunties and cousins all live within a 10 minute drive of me.
H only has family on his mam's side which all live down south, he might see them once at year if that.
If you live away from your family, why did you move away? Job? H? Uni?
Just being nosey.
21/12/2012 at 19:44
My brother lives about 5 mins car drive away, my sister about 15 mins drive away and both sets of parents are 15 mins away too. Before we moved we lived closer to parents about a 2 min drive! We moved to a better catchment area for schools
21/12/2012 at 19:53
We live nearby, well we count it as nearby but I suspect a lot of you wouldn't!
We're about 40 mins drive away from both parents, and about 75 mins away by public transport (we don't have a car so that's the more realistic figure). We'd ideally live closer but we couldn't even buy a 1-bed near where they live for the money we spent on our 3-bed. I can't believe it costs quarter of a million pounds to buy a tiny flat and that we're completely priced out of the area we grew up in but hey. Where we live is about as close as we can afford to get, if we had the choice we'd be closer.
Sorry, on a bit of a downer about our housing tonight... I must have heard about 10 police sirens in the past hour alone, no idea what's going on... I know we basically live in gangland but this is extreme!
If it wasn't for our families we'd have moved away by now, we work in universities so could live in any place with a uni nearby and be saving a packet on the mortgage :(
My Dad lives 150 miles away, so does my brother but ina different direction, my sister 200 miles in another direction and two other siblins somewhere else. Not sure where my mother lives. We live in the next town on from my inlaws which was a massive move for my Ex as he had lived in his home twon all his life,
My parents are a 30 minute drive from us, we moved that distance just because it's where we found the perfect house.
H's mum moved away from us 8.5 years ago. She chose to. She's currently in New Zealand until April. Who knows where after that!
21/12/2012 at 19:59
We are 5 minutes drive from each of our sets of parents, my brother and his wife and H's twin and his wife.
21/12/2012 at 20:01
My family are all very close by, my parents being in the next village, but MrDD's are about 45 min drive away
21/12/2012 at 20:02
Most of my family still live in my home town.
21/12/2012 at 20:09
I moved 500 miles for work. Met H and stayed. Would move back home in a heartbeat. I would love my family's support for this next baby. H's family are about a 20min drive away and are useless. But that's a very long different story
21/12/2012 at 20:12
H's family are in Nottingham, my parents are near Wales. The rest of my family are the other side of London.
We moved here for work. We see our families every month/6 weeks. I guess it would be nicer to see them more often but we can't live near both.
We live 5 hours from my Mam, 2.5 hours from the MIL and just over an 1 hour from the FIL.
Mr GB came down here to uni and never left. I came down here after meeting Mr GB.
21/12/2012 at 20:14
We all live in the same town, which can be a bit awkward as my parents and PIL don't really get on, but that's not my problem at the end of the day!
21/12/2012 at 20:18
We live about 75 miles from my parents and brother and some of my dads family. My mums side of the family are spread around the country. I moved away to go to uni and never went back.
H's parents and brother (and most of extended family) live about 30 mins drive from here. When I finish uni we moved closer to where we work to save on travelling.
21/12/2012 at 20:45
I have never left my home town! My parents live a 10 minute walk/2 min drive from us. H's mum lives in same town too. H's dad and step mum live 2 & half hours away but that's actually a good thing!! My brother lives 20 min drive away. I would move away from where I live quite easily if it wasn't for my family as they are the only real support I have.
22/12/2012 at 08:21
My family is huge - probably around 40 of us now with aunties/uncles/cousins etc all live in one (suffocating IMO) village about 20mins outside Wolverhampton, while H's are all in Milton Keynes.
I moved away as soon as I could, my parents had just been through a very messy divorce and it was still all very raw etc, so weeks before my 18th birthday I applied for jobs in my chosen profession, got one and chose the Milton Keynes office - I could have worked for the same company in Birmingham meaning I could stay at home but I purposefully wanted to move away and do my own thing. It's here that I met H.
H was however only visiting Milton Keynes/his parents as he'd joined the army at 16 and was based in North Yorkshire, which is where we both now live.
Now we are considering what happens next - when/if H leaves the army.. My only request is, we don't move back to his/my parents cities! I'll go anywhere else in the world!
22/12/2012 at 08:37
Most of H's family live in the same village we live in. My family are all at least 100 miles away where I grew up, or further as those that have moved away went south and I moved north. I moved up here to live with H after we'd met through work.
22/12/2012 at 08:42
Both me and my husband come from the NW, but we moved to the SW for his job. He works in a specilaised industry so had to go where the jobs were fro progression, and as I worked in a school it was easier for me to relocate.
My sister moved to London for her job and set up home with her husband who works in the City.
My parents remain in the NW.
My SIL moved to the SE be with her first husband after meeting him home holiday and having a long distance realtionship. that relationship broke down and she met a new man at work and fell in love . he is now her husband and she continues to live in the SE with her family.
My ILs moved from the NW to the SE to be 'near their grandchildren' (discounting Luke!).
People think that because we live in the South we are near to each other, but there is a lot of the M4 to cover to get from the SW to the SE.
I miss not living in the area I grew up. It takes a long time to put down roots and create new memories. I still feel an outsider 10 years after moving to this area.
22/12/2012 at 08:47
We wanted to live somewhere 'nice' and esearched it for a loooong time before moving 2 weeks before A was born. Mad really. But I love it here.
His parents are 3 hours away, Mum is 1 hour and Dad 2 hours.
But as you know I'm moving back 'home'which is where my mum is. I'm sad to be leaving here, I've worked very hard to make this home the past ten years and have lots of friends. But I need a fresh start - although I'm sure I'll reconnect with a few old faces!
22/12/2012 at 12:33
We live 1 mile from my parents (south coast) and 348 miles from H's parents (Durham). His choice to move to where I was living as I'd of happily gone there. We've talked about moving somewhere in the middle of the two in a few years or so but I think practicality means staying here is the most likely outcome.
With regards to our siblings my SIL lives in Leeds, I've a sister in Croydon, sister in Hastings and brother in Westerham. We've got Aunties/Uncles in Durham/Luton/Southampton/Carshalton/Worthing - I guess when you marry someone who lived almost 350 miles away from you when you first met it's inevitable that family will be spread out.
22/12/2012 at 14:41
My parents live about 100 miles away, H's dad lives about the same but in a totally different direction. I have one sister who lives about half an hour away and another sister who lives near my parents. My sisters and I live where we live because of our jobs/H's jobs. We all went off to Uni and got jobs and then met H's.
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