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Mick Covell
Mick Covell
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Joined: 7th Nov 2008
Location: USA
quotePosted at 20:38 on 10th November 2008

I recently found this site when looking for a few pictures of my native Yorkshire in a fit of nostalga . Dont get me wrong I love kansas and its people but I do miss hills ! Sometime last summer I found myself quite unexpectedly head over heels in love with a grand lass I met on the internet . As part of our courtship i found that I wanted to share as much of my life in Yorkshire with my girl as I could . And so I started taking photos of everything in sight ! At times a source of great irritation to friends and family . As a result of that I found that I had fallen in love a second time , this time with the beautiful country in which I lived . In trying to show it to my lass I had rediscovered it myself .

I  now find myself in exile in the state of Kansas in the good old Usa . And while it is indeed a lovely country it is also apparently topgraphically flatter than the proverbial pancake and as I say I do miss hills . And a few other things like good beer , an occasional full english breakfast and bonfire night . Oh and the weather of course ! Inspite of all those things of England which I miss I now find myself a happy exile , a proud husband and father to two great girls .

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Stephanie Jackson
Stephanie Jackson
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quotePosted at 20:43 on 10th November 2008
Hello Mick - great story! Welcome to the site. If you want great Yorkshire pictures check out our Andy Edwards' pictures!
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Krissy
Krissy
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quotePosted at 20:43 on 10th November 2008
Hi Mick!!! Nice to meet you!!! Great story!!! Laughing
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Stephanie Jackson
Stephanie Jackson
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quotePosted at 20:44 on 10th November 2008
PS - couldn't help thinking of the Wizard of Oz!
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Richard Sellers
Richard Sellers
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quotePosted at 20:44 on 10th November 2008

Hello,Mick.

I am next door in Colorado,Golden,right at the foothills of the Rockie Mts.

You are indeed right about the flat part...

Congratulations on the Grand Lass..!

I love it here,yet would love being across the pond more...

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Richard Sellers
Richard Sellers
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quotePosted at 20:47 on 10th November 2008
There is a Wizard of Oz museum in kansas Stephanie !!!!(drove right by it on my way here to Colorado!!!)
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Sue H
Sue H
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quotePosted at 21:04 on 10th November 2008

Welcome to POE (Pictures of England) Mick.

I too am a transplant, and more than homesick.

How long have you been in the States?

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Ron Brind
Ron Brind
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quotePosted at 21:14 on 10th November 2008
Welcome to POE Mick, hope you continue to enjoy the wonderful pictures of our country! Join in with the banter in the forum when you can!
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Mick Covell
Mick Covell
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quotePosted at 21:25 on 10th November 2008
Thanks everyone for the  welcome . I've been here just over a year now . I thought about the Wizard of Oz myself a time or two . In particular when the tornado warning siren went off for the first time . Thankfully the only time so far and a false alarm at that . I'm looking forward to visiting Colorado the first chance I get . Its near the top of a very long list !
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Wolf
Wolf
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quotePosted at 21:25 on 10th November 2008
Eyop Mick, G'day and welcome from me in Aus.Smile
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