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New neighbours...into the unknown.

  Aitchbee 21:11 05 Jul 2012

I live in a block of flats (8), and recently 2 flats have been vacated.

The newcomers will inject a bit of new life into the 'close'.

The 'moving in' processes have just begun.

Thankfully, my flat is situated on a different level.

Why am I having territorial pangs, just like nesting birds have?

  Aitchbee 21:37 05 Jul 2012


  morddwyd 08:01 06 Jul 2012

We had new neighbours, actually next door, the year before last

I was in the garden while their furniture was being moved in.

I said "Hello"

The removal man answered, they did not.

They have never spoken since they moved in

  BT 08:50 06 Jul 2012

My dear old neighbour Bob died last year, and after several months we had a young couple moved in. We were a bit sceptical as there were a lot of their young friends at the beginning but it seems they were only helping with the move.

They have proven to be good neighbours and recently gave my wife assistance with bins etc. while I was in hospital.

  spuds 10:37 06 Jul 2012

Not sure if it still applies elsewhere in the country. But it was once a great social idea viewed by national or local governments, that placing a 'problem family' among a host of 'good families' was the way forward.

Glad that idea didn't really take on, or did it?.

Fortunately, all our neighbours are in the main long term, and while not being to nosey, are always there for help, when the occasions arise. Perhaps just the way it should be?.

  Aitchbee 11:17 06 Jul 2012

The old man who used lived on the ground floor flat (since 1956) passed away last month.

...a woman, her two daughters and a dog are movin' in... I'd better watch my step...and button my lip!

  spuds 11:32 06 Jul 2012

"I'd better watch my step..."

Depends on whether the dog is a lap-dog with a yapping tendency or one with a larger physical un-neighbourly attitude?.

  recap 11:51 06 Jul 2012

Nearly two years ago we moved in to a bungalow that is controlled - this is due to my wife's condition - the neihgbours are all elderly and know how to be good neighbours. - Our first winter here it took me nearly 3 hours to dig our cars out so we could get to work. - In return, through the winter my wife and I either do the shopping for them or take them to the shops.

  Condom 12:28 06 Jul 2012

The old boy next to us finally went into a home last year and his relatives had problems selling it as he had not done much to it in recent years. They finally decided to move in themselves. For the past two months there have been drills going on every day as they dig up the floor to put in underfloor heating and they have at the same time altered the internal layout and stuck on an extension. Money seems to be no problem as the vast patio area is 1" thick welsh slate.

They are also installing a large hot tub in the garden so perhaps they might be party people. They will probably finish just before I leave so here's hoping for the best. Their builders have been very friendly and have been very good when they have been building a new wall down our boundary which is certainly an improvement on the old fence.

  chub_tor 12:39 06 Jul 2012

I have never heard such a lot of moaning minnies in all my life - is it the North and South Divide? We moved from Essex to Devon back in 1969 and have lived in seven different houses and never had a problem with neighbours. On moving in we have always gone round to them and introduced ourselves and invariably been invited in for a cup of tea and a chat to discover that they are as apprehensive as us in acquiring new people next door. As far as we are concerned new neighbours mean hearing of other's lives and we look forward to it. Perhaps we are just nosey, roll on the next set of neighbours we say.

  morddwyd 19:44 06 Jul 2012

The old saying "No such thing as strangers, just friends you have not yet met".

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