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Living and working in paradise?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Truly Exotic, 24th Apr, 2016.

  1. Truly Exotic

    Truly Exotic Well-Known Member

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    so most of us have similar definitions of dreams,
    most would probably involve lazing around on the beach in crystal clear waters full of sun and pina coladas or virgin coladas

    although I havent reached my goal yet, ive stayed in different paradises and it got me thinking,

    even though it would be nice to live here, some people dreams are to get up, do a few hours work from home or on the laptop and then at night hit the town,

    and it got me thinking, I think I would resent the fact that I have to do some work and the fact that I had to do it in a paradise which would taint the experience for me!

    id much rather do my work in a tiny office or away from the beach/poolside and then hit the town at night,

    which pretty much means, its more ideal for me to live in suburbia and retreat to my paradise weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually!
     
  2. Hodor

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    I'd get bored in about one day. Need things to do and a purpose.
     
  3. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Most? Posssibly not. Beaches are a nice place to visit.

    I'd rather explore new places or immerse myself in a different culture. There's nothing better for me than to stumble across something totally unexpected while travelling or spending time with people in a new place.
     
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  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    For me, paradise would be a beautiful house by the lake with uninterrupted lake views, in Como. The beach doesn't do it for me, except that I'd enjoy the uninterrupted view. Or maybe a beach far from the crowds and noise.
     
  5. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I'm lying here listening to the waves at Salt. I could not go to work, stay here (or hereabouts), and pretty sure I wouldn't think twice.

    Sadly, I would need to do something with my children, and I'm not into boarding school.
     
  6. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    ta
    rolf
     
  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I went to the office today, right in the middle of the long weekend. Here's proof.
    20160424_102433.jpg
     
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  8. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    Never been...
     
  9. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    time to come with us next time

    we have a beginners fourbie as a spare....

    ta

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  10. Angel

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    Truly Exotic, I think you are over-thinking it.

    The whole beach and pina coladas retirement works for me, up to a point. Sand can be hot and "sitting" on the beach to use a laptop is really bad for our backs. WH&S measures require a proper desk and chair on the deck at the beach. Fixed it.

    I will drop in to say Hi to Wylie at Lake Como each year, when passing through. I hope she likes the roar of motorcycle engines. I also hear Portugal has very affordable Mediterranean views, and Spain has snow-capped mountains if you don't get a sea view. In Tassie you can have both but the wifi sucks.
     
  11. Westminster

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    I worked in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia last week. Some by the pool, some by the beach but mostly in the air con because it's so hot and humid :)

    Laptop, roaming mobile number and wifi internet at most places I stay allows me to work anywhere. When travelling I tend to do my work in the evenings once the kids are in bed and it might take 1-2hrs each day. I honestly don't mind it.
     
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  12. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    You would be most welcome angel and mr angel :D.

    There is an old hotel at the top of the hill in Como, up via the funicular, abandoned and mysterious (Johnie's home... :eek:)

    I'd love to buy it. Want to come and help renovate it. Probably only 100 rooms :p.
     
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  13. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    In about 10yrs when the youngest will be old enough to fend for herself I'll be in the comfy chair next to @wylie.
     
  14. Ted Varrick

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    Bran, can you give a quick rundown of what you thought about Salt, as I'm thinking of staying there shortly.
     
  15. Ted Varrick

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    Gockie, is this Pearl Beach, NSW? Looks familiar.
     
  16. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    1 beach away - Umina Beach.
    I'm sure its similar!

    I'm lucky - my neighbour has a holiday townhouse and we're using it this weekend. Its a moments walk from all the services at Umina Beach shopping strip :)
    Makes me think I'd like to have one too... then I think... i'll just go stay up in my Brissie IP if/whenever i'm between tenants. :) Tax deductible too - "i'm there to check up on my investment property"
     
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  17. wylie

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    Oh my... as long as we aren't both sitting in comfy chairs in a nursing home :eek::D.
     
  18. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Good point, I will ensure you have uncomfortable chairs.
     
  19. Westminster

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    We'll be here

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    Tis' a simple fix