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Wish Someone Would Move in next Door! (Update No. 2))

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When the other side of my semi was sold it was bought by a guy who rented it out. Although our communication was limited to the odd hello and chats about the weather they also left a couple of weeks ago and no one has moved in yet.

I know it's stupid, but I feel a bit vulnerable living next door to an empty house.

EDIT; New neighbours moved in about a week ago and apart from the usual moving in noise, one evening a baby crying for a short time, and banging of nails in the walls, it has been pretty good.

Today the lady of the house knocked on my door and presented me with a bunch of tulips, I nearly cried as it was such an unexpected gesture, and we had a brief chat promising to get together when all this Corona stuff is over.

Lynibis
28 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann198428 days ago

You might regret saying that could be neighbours from hell

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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28 days ago

Oh gosh I guess I deserve a turn as I have had good neighbours my whole life!

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gaelle0501
gaelle050126 days ago

Oh i agree with this! I had terrible neighbours next door a couple years ago and we had to move. The house next to my current house has become empty and I'm dreading who's gonna move in

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Yeah i could move in I think Lyn would have a heart attack!

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold27 days ago

I get you! The flat next door to us was bought by a guy a couple years ago now, we'd see him come & go very occasionally but he didnt appear to be living there, We had a parcel for him we'd taken in that he never got, as no one ever answered when we knocked & no one called for it despite us posting a couple notes through door. Eventually the flat was raided by police, turned out the flat was being used as a cannabis farm. It took them 3 days to clear the flat. The place had been empty ever since & have not seen any one there for months now.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

I guess it's worth renting somewhere if you are making a good profit lol!

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

Glitterandgold did anyone ever come for that parcel

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF197827 days ago

I really want to know what was in that parcel after reading that story!

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Ann1984
Ann198427 days ago

ClaireF1978 me too πŸ˜‚

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold27 days ago

Ann1984 ClaireF1978 Sorry to disappoint you both lol but it was really unexciting. It was a small boxed hamper of Tea, Coffee & biscuits. Sent from the bank as a congratulations for buying the flat. The biscuits were out of date by the time we opened it. πŸ˜‚

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123427 days ago

GlitterandgoldThanks I really need πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold27 days ago

Lynibis The cannabis farmer owned the property, still does as far as I know tho no one has been in it for months.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc26 days ago

"Eventually the flat was raided by police, turned out the flat was being used as a cannabis farm."

What an odd place to grow "vegetables". πŸ˜†

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold26 days ago
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RegularComper90
RegularComper9027 days ago

Seeing as we don't really get on very well with our next door neighbours, you could have them if you want? We'd both be happy then. πŸ˜€

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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27 days ago

Oh dear, that's sad to hear. But I think I will let you keep them!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9027 days ago

Lynibis Very lovely of you. Thank you. xx

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Dont worry its the same everywhere i have done favours for all my neighbours - repairing their tv pcs laptops even did some car mechanics and shopping for some of them (FOR FREE) and been stabbed in the back by every single one so dont fret its just the way old folks are - the young ones who used to live next door were great - what is it with old folks? Why are they so jealous of the younger generation or unwilling to just accept some people are not sheep and say it as it is?

Sad fact is that most people are takes not givers!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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5 days ago

garygemmell I take exception to your comment. I am what you consider old and have always been the best neighbour I possibly can be. First Christmas here I left cards and large tin of sweets for 3 closest, I bake cakes and share them, weed and tidy their drive as well as my own and have given one single mum lots of stuff I could have sold. I am certainly not jealous of the younger generation and would not want to be young again in this nasty world if I were paid. I am content and have had a varied, well travelled life and also served my country in the WRNS.

I am definitely a giver and my sons often despair at my open heartedness as they think I will be conned. But strangely enough I am not stupid.

Now, it will be interesting to see if you accept others 'saying it as it is' and not just yourself being able to be rude and disrespectful as most of your posts seem to be.

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Lynibis Not at all why would you think i was talking about you i am sure you are a delightful older lady - bit judgemental but you seem a decent sort!

And WRNS well done!!!

Thank you for your service!

I dont judge you by your comments on a shopping forum - thats small minded and i have a large and expansive mind full of useful and helpful things to impart and even if you dont like me i shall still endeavour to help you - turn the other cheek so to speak!

Unfortunately you seem to be like the other sheep on here and have taken a dislike to me because i am honest and say it as it is - it think you might be surprised if you actually knew me but of course like mose you judge me because i am not one of the sheep and diverge from the herd and am a wolf!

Me on the other hand i dont take offence to anyone (well with the exception to the person on here who threatened me with violence over using too many lols and then insulted my parents by saying they should die of coronavirus when my parents actually died of terminalc ancer last year yet you seem to side with this individual over me like a few people on here do)

You dont seem to see i try and make people happy by sharing a joke thread , giving some funny comments, giving MANY useful pieces of advice on cooking , electronics etc and have posted over 500 deals on here and 500 competitions yet you deem me to be some sort of ne'eer do well and that is why I have the impression of "old folks"

Did you even actually read the part where i said "i have done so many favours for all the neighbours"

Or did you conveniently pick and choose what you want to hear about me because you have already made your small mind up about me and that cannot change obviously - pretty sad but your reply illustrates my point perfectly - its not what i give to the forum it seems you prefer to chum up to people who are violent and threatening and insult my folks - thanks for the backup when you are in the trouble it will be interesting to see who comes to your aid - if you were my neighbour i would still come to your aid even though you dislike me because i am actually a pretty good christian and i always do what i say and say what i do - however much you might dislike my way of speaking you have judged and sentenced me like the other sheep on here but thankfully there are some peeps who actually dont and can see I ahve put a lot of effort into helping folks on here - Just ask Lois or RC90!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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5 days ago

garygemmell all I can say Gary, is that sheep are frightened of wolves, and wolves are predatory. When you dig at old people there is no exception just old folk as a whole and that is like me judging all young folk en masse. From things you have previously said I suspect you are on the wrong side of 40!

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Lynibis Your replies illustrate my point exactly - you have judged me and no matter what i say i am the bad guy even though i have nothing against you and see you are a decent person!

You will still side with someone who wished my parents dead and threatened me - that says a lot more about you than it does me!

No idea what the wrong side of 40 is but you are 65 so i guess its 39Β¬

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Ann1984
Ann19845 days ago

Lynibis what a lovely and thoughtful thing to do in these difficult times. I have told my neighbours they ever plan to sell up I will make as much noise they can't sell they brill I would hate some stuck up 2 pence wag wannabe move in a few have moved in down street. Has I laugh with my neighbours they fur coat no knickers I definitely should have been born before the 80s I just can't bare people my age or younger. So maybe I need to move to a island on my own

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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5 days ago

Ann1984 I think the 50s and 60s was a brilliant time to grow up but I expect everyone thinks their own era was the best. I hope you get to keep your lovely neighbours as it is all down to the luck of the draw as people come and go. Just so no one thinks I am one of the 'old grannies on here are probably middle class living in plush leafy neighbourhoods jet washing their driveways and manicuring their immaculate lawns and have never seen a fight or lived.....'

I would like to say that I grew up on the scummiest estate in London that featured in documentaries because of it's bad rep. Having worked since I was 16, never smoked, never drank, raised two children alone I am extremely proud of where my endeavours have got me. I have a nice house but the road is a bit ropey and I often pick up litter outside! It seems you are castigated for being scrummy but also if you have risen out of it. I think most people on here are decent hard-working folk, it is not really a place where you would find druggies, alcoholics etc. I always think 'there but for the Grace of God go I' and am truly grateful for what I have. I hope everyone I chat with comes through this crisis unscathed and has good neighbours to support them when family are unable to.

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Ann1984
Ann19845 days ago

Lynibis yeah hope its over soon we said how see you later to my husband parents yesterday after they went and got us a tonne of stuff so we didn't run out because of kids husband has to work he a keyworker getting stuck from warehouses to stores as well as fixing and trucks broke down. I have to trust him to do the shopping but he not a penny pincher like myself and will just throw anything in trolly πŸ˜‚ will most prob come back with a load of snacks but nothing to make a meal

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig26 days ago

We have some nice neighbours on our street and we all get on well. But we do keep ourselves to ourselves so only really talk when we bump into each other in the car park. Myself and my neighbour 2 doors down go to the same baby class so we see each other once a week and catch up then and our next door neighbour was brilliant and looked after our house and took the bins out when we were in the hospital for our sons operation.

We were very glad for good neighbours then.

Hopefully you get someone nice soon.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc26 days ago

I'd say you're lucky, but you seem like an elderly lady who can't exactly protect herself so it makes sense you'd want neighbors around.

However, there are some neighbors who are rude and even violent for no apparent reason (whether they enjoy or have a few loose screws).

Just have the cops number on speed dial if push comes to shove. And hide somewhere you'd only know, if possible.

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Johnny
Johnny26 days ago

What's elderly? The older I get, the older 'elderly' becomes.

People are living longer, healthier lives. In 2018, a man aged 65 could expect to live for another 18 years, and a woman for 21 more years. So, on average, at age 65 years, women still have a quarter of their lives left to live and men just over one fifth.

70 is the new 65. Loads of people are still working beyond age 65 these days.

One of the guys I sometimes play tennis doubles with is 84 - true he doesn't run about the court very much, but rarely needs to - with age comes experience. He just doesn't miss, and he plays with every trick in the book, drop shots, lobs, the works. He plays three times a week, even in the winter.

Whippersnappers beware - he'll beat you.

You're only as old as you feel. Keep fit!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
26 days ago

Yep, I am pretty savvy when it comes to self protection. My sons look after me well too. But I am not totally thinking of that lol, being a semi it feels a lot colder with no heating on next door!

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Lynibis Semi....

Ok i shall resist the temptation!

😎

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Pjran
Pjran26 days ago

We have neighbours next door but rarely see them as both work full time. Only see them if someone has a drinks party in our close.

Youβ€˜re not vulnerable but if you feel like that carry the phone with you to use in an emergency if necessary. I’ve watched a couple of tv programs with neighbours FROM HELL.

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SalmaS
SalmaS26 days ago

Trust me you rather have an empty house than having my neighbour's. They're a nightmare. Cant sleep at night because they put on very loud music. We found nappies on our pipe, which they threw as they're the only ones with a baby in the area. Their bag garden is filled with rubbish they throw all their rubbish in the garden. They are a very horrible bunch wish I had a empty house next door instead.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

I feel for you, that must be awful. I don't understand how some human beings can make themselves so obnoxious to those around them. Surely life is more pleasant if you are pleasant and it takes more muscles to smile than frown.

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Thats your lower classes for you whether you like it or not its true - pea brain , dole bludging and popping sprogs out by the dozen for a council house and extra benefits and no care for anyone or themselves its the natural order of the UK.

I live in Slovakia 5 months of the year and the only people who behave like that are the alcoholics and the Roma!

The Roma have flooded the UK and say its because "British people are just like us - we feel at home"

How sad is that!

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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5 days ago

garygemmell who is being judgemental now?

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garygemmell
garygemmell5 days ago

Lynibis What is your problem Lyn?

If you dont like my views then why reply and troll its what the pea brains do when they cannot debate or produce a counter argument.

What exactly is untrue about what i said?

I am saying what is fact - you only have to watch programmes like those Benefits britain, Cant pay we will take it away bailiffs are coming or go into any bad neighbourhood in London Glasgow - I take it you dont get out much or have little experience of the drugs problem we have now?

I was also a police officer and i am speaking from experience unlike most of you old grannies who just talk out of your bahooky and give the usual virtue signalling nonsense - life in this country when you dont have money is not a nice place to be - is it not better to hear the brutal truth than the usual pink bubble crapola? - you folks live in one and in the next few months you will find out what people are really really like and its not your pink bubble everyone is lovely jaded view of life!

Instead of trolling me then why not give me your counter argument now thats what an intelligent person would do - i so enjoy a good debate but sadly with so many people like you around that is impossible!

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SalmaS
SalmaS4 days ago

garygemmell I don't live in a councils estate. Its my own home. The area isn't dodgy, its just the people who have moved into the town who are wild and horrible people overall. Some lower class people have more manners than the 'higher class'. It depends on the individual and how they've been brought up.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Well, someone has finally moved in and for the last few days there has been a lot of banging. This does not bother me as people have to sort themselves out and it hasn't been continuous or late at night.

However, I have worked the last 3 Saturdays so was looking forward to not setting the alarm this morning........until woken at 7.15 by banging on the other side of the bedroom wall. It stopped immediately but of course I couldn't get back to sleep.

Still, not yet ready to label them neighbours from hell as otherwise it has still been quite peaceful. I look forward to meeting them properly.

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gaelle0501
gaelle050115 days ago

Oh no! I'd say it's normal there's a bit of banging at first with people putting up shelves, picture frames etc. I hope once it's all done they'll be dream neighbours 🀞🀞 No one has moved next door to me yet. I dread it!

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123415 days ago

Morning dear I hope they will settle down soon then you can have good sleep I hope so my neighbor they are good lovely old peoples both sides we will miss them soon when we will shift to other home 🏠 they very sad as well they ask us a favour please don’t put noisy tenants my husband promise them I will not and told them if any problem in future they can phone us anytime about our tenants so for everything good . take care have a lovely day πŸ’πŸ™πŸ»

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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15 days ago

Ah thanks. Yes it is certainly a blessing to have good neighbours and the indications are fine that mine will be. There has been no loud music or booming tv and although the sound of children doesn't bother me (unless they cry all night!) they don't appear to have any.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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10 days ago

Just realised that by only editing my original post, no one would see this so am commenting here. Anyone else had nice gestures from neighbours during this time of crisis?

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Johnny
Johnny9 days ago

😊 πŸ‘

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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9 days ago

Just went outside to introduce myself to the husband (whilst social distancing) as he was jet washing his drive. We had a nice little chat and he even offered to do my drive. I politely declined as I don't want to impose as there may come a time when I am in dire need of a favour.

It is such a blessing to have nice neighbours.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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8 days ago

Isn't it amazing how the smallest gesture can lift your day? Came home from work and approaching door heard a window tapping noise. Looked up to see new neighbour with her two children smiling and waving to me, the children were so happy to smile and wave even though I have not yet met them.

Got indoors and mother's day cards on mat, two things that made me happy today amidst the current crisis!

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Ann1984
Ann19848 days ago

Ah how nice of them Lynibis you have adopted 2 new young ones my mother in law is like every ones nan she gives them sweets once and 10 years later living miles away and still sending each other Xmas cards presents and birthdays some kids do have nice nature

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gaelle0501
gaelle05017 days ago

Lynibis so glad your neighbours are lovely. Especially in this trying time.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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7 days ago

Ann1984 I am looking forward to the end of social distancing to get to know them better. The last neighbours had young children who would jump up and down on their trampoline and wave and smile each time their little heads popped up over the fence. Although there was nothing to complain about their parents I felt it was a shame they weren't as friendly as their children.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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7 days ago

gaelle0501 I can tell even now they are going to be the type of neighbour I will love to have next door. I can sense their warmth and kindness.

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12345 days ago

Hi I am so happy for you at least you found good neighbour. good neighbours really can make our lives happier. yesterday my next doors daughter gave us bunch of flowers πŸ’ and I said thanks to her she reply back aunty Tesco are giving away free flowers my mum told me not to tell you these are free and I smile πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

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