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Burlington

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #105 on: March 16, 2017, 01:04:54 PM »
Been in Canada 15 yrs, gotta say love it. Miss the family and Belfast as you do, but no intention of going home. I either go home or have people over every year so don't feel too disconnected. The oul having to fly to Dublin can be annoying, flying direct to Belfast was so much easier esp when flying with kids.

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2017, 09:51:07 PM »
Same here ,left Belfast  1960 ,always planned to go back just never seem to happen, still miss the old place

Kraffy

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
Been in Australia for over 50 years and never been back to Belfast.  No wish to now. Australia is my home.

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #108 on: August 29, 2017, 01:30:32 PM »
The very second I arrived in London age 19 I knew I never wanted to live in Belfast again.. I left because of the troubles .. i was fortunate that i chose to come away and was not forced out...I am glad that I was born and brought up in Belfast with a loving family and relatives but there was nothing there for me ,no prospects and the 'troubles' was just the icing on the cake... a year or so after I left two people I knew well and considered good friends were killed.. it only made me more determined to live my life and do as well as I could in every way... I have never been 'homesick' but knew people who were and I respected that ,they chose to go  back to Belfast.. girls were expected to just get married and have a family ..when i asked for promotion in a company where i was standing in for the 'boss' who didn't come back( and  I was doing a good job)    i was told "sure you'll be getting married and having wee babies soon"  a man got the job and expected me to show him 'the ropes'...   another good reason to leave the place...We should all do what is best for us. and If I had have  listened to people I wouldn't have done half the things that i have done.. It is a big privilege  to have freedom of choice ,,something I did not have in Belfast ..who would have known that 'the troubles' would have gone on for so very long.. i feel for
everyone who wants/ wanted to go back and were homesick, but we are all on our own individual journeys in life and whats right for one is not right for another..I miss nothing about Belfast,.maybe it is because i left so young alone and the majority of my life has been spent elsewhere...and its been and is a good life...and I am very grateful for it...i might have been out with my friends who were murdered ..


Blueflulew

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #109 on: September 04, 2017, 11:58:43 PM »
I left to go to sea in 1969, went back in 72 and stayed for just over a year, spent 43 at sea and now live in France, only reason is Family & grand daughter. Do occassionally get back over as I love the road racing. I will come home I have no doubt of that. Truth be told in my heart I never left the place.

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Re: DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE AWAY THIS LONG
« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2017, 06:03:12 AM »

I left to go to sea in 1969, went back in 72 and stayed for just over a year, spent 43 at sea and now live in France, only reason is Family & grand daughter. Do occassionally get back over as I love the road racing. I will come home I have no doubt of that. Truth be told in my heart I never left the place.
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  I left Ireland in 1955 and went to my aunt  in Australia, after some time I went to New Caledonia and am still here, we have one thing  in common and that is  the French language..
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