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Have you ever been to Appleby?

Updated on June 22, 2013

Appleby is a beautiful village although it is called a town . it has a tiny post office , 2 banks, a school and several English country pubs.

Those of you who are kind enough to read my hubs often will know that Appleby is not my choice of somewhere to grow old in. I miss the Ocean more than anything.

It has now occurred to me , that by missing and pining over my old way of life near the Ocean.(well, almost on top of it. 5 min walk,)

I have inadvertently missed out on the beauty of the countryside.

So I am not going to say much in this hub except to thank my daughters´mother in law who took all these local pictures.

Then you can all gang up on me and tell what an idiot I have been , because of course the place Village or Town is lovely.

Not big enough to be classed as a forest but a wonderful walk in these woods makes you feel good.
Not big enough to be classed as a forest but a wonderful walk in these woods makes you feel good.
One of the few places in Britain where we still find RED squirrels.
One of the few places in Britain where we still find RED squirrels.
Lonely pony.
Lonely pony.
The river runs right through the village// town.
The river runs right through the village// town.
As a child it seems I always so ladybirds around in the summer. These days it's rare.Are they dwindling or is my memory fading.?
As a child it seems I always so ladybirds around in the summer. These days it's rare.Are they dwindling or is my memory fading.?
What a joy! To see a red squirrel up close.
What a joy! To see a red squirrel up close.
Stonewalling is such an ancient art but I love it.
Stonewalling is such an ancient art but I love it.

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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    I am so grateful for my friend getting the perfect shots. She is far more expertt than I am.

    Thank you for reading. I am glad you liked the yellow flowers.

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    RebeccaCurz 

    6 years ago from United States

    The yellow flowers gives refreshing feeling and sweetness. A beautiful shot! Lucky to be there :)

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Eiddwen. We have unusually pleasant weather for March at the moment.

    Everything looks so pretty with sunshine on it.

    I am glad you liked it enough to bookmark. Cheers!!!

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    Eiddwen 

    6 years ago from Wales

    Oh Dim what a truly beauitufl place;yu are surroundd by natural beauty.

    No need to ask where you get your inspiration from.

    Thank you so very much for sharing.

    I vote up plus bookmark.

    Take care and enjoy your day.

    Eddy.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    thank you Alastar, l always loved ladybugs when I was a child.

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    Alastar Packer 

    6 years ago from North Carolina

    Charming Dim. You live in a village that looks like one you'd see in a storybook. Lady bugs do bring good luck!

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    Movie Master 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Oh Dim you have red squirrels!!

    What a lovely village and fabulous photos, thank you for sharing with us and enjoy!

    Voting up, best wishes Lesley

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    Susan Ng Yu 

    6 years ago

    I want to live in Appleby! :) It's such a beautiful place. I'd take walks, lie in the grass, say hi to the horses and other creatures, admire the scenery, breathe in the fresh air and relax! :)

    And you're right, you are an idiot. Haha, kidding. But I really would rather live amidst trees than the ocean. :)

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you, Feline Prophet. I´m am grateful you did not lead a gang against ungrateful me. I can´t help loving the sea and all the friends I´ve left behind, and my son.

    I have the best of both worlds don´t I. My daughter lives here with 3 great boys growing up and I can visit my son near the Ocean. Thank you for being so loyal. I don´t get over to your page often enough.

    Take care Dim

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Dear extended stay, Is that a beach I see in your pic.???? Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhh

    Yes Appleby is not only beautiful but has one of the lowest crime rates in the country., but if that´s a beach and you live there, then it is I who envies you...!!!!!!

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    Feline Prophet 

    6 years ago

    I don't have the heart to gang up on you...but it is truly beautiful! Who needs the ocean when you can have all that lovely green? :)

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi mckbrds,

    I would if I could but I can´t.

    used to be a silly sentence we always ucsed when we were young. Things are not always as easy as they seem are they. I can´t complain. Plus I still get plenty of visits to my son , who still lives where we all did near the Ocean,

    Thanks a lot for commenting.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Happyboomernurse.

    I appreciate your comments and I am delighted that you liked the photos.

    I will certainly pass your message on to Irene.

    Yhank you very much.

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    mckbirdbks 

    6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    You live in a beautiful area. But if your heart wants the ocean, then go find the ocean.

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    Gail Sobotkin 

    6 years ago from South Carolina

    Appleby is a beautiful village and I loved your introduction to it because it's a reminder that it's easy to long for someplace other than the place we are right now and doing so can blind us to the beauty that still surrounds us.

    I share your love of the sea, but the countryside has its own treasures.

    Voted up across the board except for funny.

    BTW: Please thank your daughter's mother-in-law for allowing you to share the stunning photos with us.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you jenubouka,

    I know what you mean about looking out at trucks etc., Now it´s lorryloads of hay or even a tractor going past my window.

    I´m so glad I published these pics.

    All the comments are giving me such a ´feel good factor. Take care.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi there ImKarn23...... I did open myself up to abuse,(joking abuse) with this hub , since I´m always complaining that I want to go home to the Ocean, But I did it because I can laugh at last.

    I love your comment. cant´see the forest for the Ocean. That is exactly IT.

    Thank you so much

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    jenubouka 

    6 years ago

    Wow Dim, something right out of a fairy tale, how lucky your are to be surrounded by such beauty. I envy you for sure, where I dwell the scenery is full of low riders and taco trucks...Need to get out more.

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    Karen Silverman 

    6 years ago

    Good lord, man! That little village looks like heaven on earth! Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the ocean! lol. At least you appreciate what you have now - better late than never! Great hub!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Lovely to see you , Vincent. Thank you for commenting

    The fact that I have finally seen the beauty here , still doesn´t stop me from wanting to go home to the ocean...Glad you love it too.It´s the sounds from the sea that often amaze me.

    Öh! I must go down to the sea again,

    To the lonely sea and the tide,

    And all I ask is a tall ship,

    And a star to steer her by.

    John Masefield (Ithink)

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    Vincent Moore 

    6 years ago

    This village is so lush, green and full of life. Never discount a smaller place to live in, it has it's own set of merits, surprises and beauty. Although I must say living by an ocean is my preference to. Something about the salty sea air, the gulls, the whispers of the mermaids and the rolling of the waves onto shore as they lap and kiss the sand underneath. Oh take me down to the sea please. Lol Lovely pictures Dim. Cheers.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi acaetnna, Thank you for the lovely comment. I can´t really take any credit. My friends are the photographers,. I´m hopeless.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    hello savanahl. Thank you for your comment. I sympathise with your feelings. I´d still prefer to live near the ocaen but at last I have noticed the beauty here. Just wish i wasn´t so darned cold.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi billybuc . I must agree my friend took a real good pic of the bridge. In winter it often gets flooded so one half of the village cannot get over to the other half. We chose to live a fair way UP a hill from the bridge.

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    acaetnna 

    6 years ago from Guildford

    Wow just how simply beautiful is this and what amazing photos you chose to accompany your poem.

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    savanahl 

    6 years ago

    Wow, you live in a very beautiful village. There is beauty everywhere, if we just open our eyes and see. I recently came to that realization myself. After 8 months of complaining of how much I disliked where I moved, I finally opened my eyes and it's quite beautiful her. Thank you for sharing.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well how lovely is that? My goodness you live in a beautiful village. The picture of the bridge is fantastic...I would love to visit one day and if lucky enough I may just have to head for this village. Thank you for sharing!

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