Couple swap their Horwich home for Italy

The Bolton News: Geoffrey and Judith Pearson's dream home in Italy Geoffrey and Judith Pearson's dream home in Italy

THOUGHTS are now turning towards the warmer months ahead. Will we be lucky enough to enjoy a glorious summer or must we endure more downpours? MELANIE WALLWORK talks to one couple who need no longer worry about the unreliable British summertime.

GEOFFREY and Judith Pearson swapped their Horwich home and Chorley Old Road physiotherapy practice for the olive groves and vineyards of central Italy last year.

And it is not just the lovely weather, with sunshine and highs of 22C in recent days, that the couple are benefiting from, but also a more relaxed pace of life, fresh food and beautiful scenery.

The couple took the plunge last year and moved more than 1,000 miles away from their friends, family, home and business of 30 years.

Mr Pearson said: “We love physiotherapy and love treating patients but the health and safety issues and the bureaucracy that is now coming in to treat patients has become more difficult.

“We looked at a variety of different countries. We looked at France, Spain, one or two of the Balearic Islands.

“In Italy, we looked at Lazio, Tuscany and finally Umbria. We just fell in love with the place.

“It’s very unspoilt, there’s not a huge amount of industry. It borders Tuscany which is very expensive to live in. Umbria is a bit cheaper.

“We wanted somewhere that had better weather than Bolton and a different lifestyle, one that doesn’t have the same constraints and the same rules and regulations that you get in the UK. If it rains, it rains for a couple of hours and then it’s sunshine again. It’s just a very pleasant way of living.

“There are events going on every week. There are food festivals, wine festivals, music, art.”

After four years searching, the property they chose is a farmhouse named Poparello, set overlooking its own farmland and with an apartment the couple rent out to holidaymakers.

It has five acres of land with about 100 olive trees and the pair pick their own olives to make olive oil to sell, which the father of three and grandfather of three says is “stunningly good”.

The couple have found themselves enjoying a much more relaxed way of living since making the move, enjoying leisurely meals instead of grabbing a quick bite in 15 minutes.

Mr Pearson, who had always lived in Bolton apart from seven years in Nottingham where he went to university, said: “The Italians don’t eat until much later in the day.

“Your mealtimes change. They will take two or three hours over a meal.

“You go into a supermarket and there are no ready-made meals.

“You can only buy fruit and veg that are in season.

“The lifestyle, they work around the heat of the sun and they have very flexible ways of living. It’s just a very laid back, a very unhurried way of doing things, although they are very efficient at what they do.”

Mr Pearson went to Italian classes in Chorley and Horwich and made numerous trips to Umbria, at different times of the year, before committing to the move.

He said: “The Italians are very happy to see us but it’s very important that you speak Italian as, if you try, they are very helpful.

“There are no UK enclaves like you get in other places. We watch TV in Italian. Slowly but surely it’s coming.”

They sold their house in Horwich in July and bought an apartment in Heaton, for when they make the trip back to the UK.

Pisa Airport is a two-hour drive from Umbria, while Rome is an hour and 40 minutes away and Perugia is 40 minutes, although flights only go from London Stansted.

Mr Pearson, who remains involved with Christ Church Players and appeared in the amateur theatre group’s sell-out production of Off the Hook in February, said: “The cheapest flight I did last year was £8.93, Pisa to Leeds-Bradford.”

The couple, who are also still involved with Rotary Club of Horwich, are also benefiting from some Italian bargains.

Mr Pearson said: “A good bottle of wine costs three or four Euros. They sell wine by the litre in a farmshop just outside the village for 1.50 Euros — it’s lovely.”

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6:39am Fri 21 Mar 14

Chrome1 says...

And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well? Chrome1
  • Score: 28

7:06am Fri 21 Mar 14

billyexpat says...

Is this really Bolton News
Is this really Bolton News billyexpat
  • Score: 24

8:09am Fri 21 Mar 14

boltonchap says...

How the fck does nonews like this get published? Are they friends of the editor? Good luck to the pearsons but move on BN.
How the fck does nonews like this get published? Are they friends of the editor? Good luck to the pearsons but move on BN. boltonchap
  • Score: 15

8:57am Fri 21 Mar 14

Gore Seer says...

Could Our Beautiful Town Centre,Have Drove Them To Spend The £ Abroad.
Could Our Beautiful Town Centre,Have Drove Them To Spend The £ Abroad. Gore Seer
  • Score: 7

9:51am Fri 21 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair. Janch1
  • Score: 16

12:03pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

rats and sinking ships come to mind - i feel as though I have had my nose rubbed well and truly rubbed in it.

it brings to mind Ricky Gervaise firing people and then saying 'and the good news is I've still got a job.'

Basically they don't live here now, not spending money/time here so why the h3ll do we need to know they are living the good life?
rats and sinking ships come to mind - i feel as though I have had my nose rubbed well and truly rubbed in it. it brings to mind Ricky Gervaise firing people and then saying 'and the good news is I've still got a job.' Basically they don't live here now, not spending money/time here so why the h3ll do we need to know they are living the good life? Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 9

12:59pm Fri 21 Mar 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Or maybe good advice for the future from the Bn for anybody that can afford it.
This town will be a wasteland sooner than you think with this lot doing the "strategic planning" so I wouldn't knock articles like this.
Or maybe good advice for the future from the Bn for anybody that can afford it. This town will be a wasteland sooner than you think with this lot doing the "strategic planning" so I wouldn't knock articles like this. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Highlander2 says...

See how relaxed they are going to be when ( not if ) the italian tax people will catch up with them. Italy tax on worldwide assets, and specifically has tax on properties and account abroad ( called IVIE and IVAFE ). Just as well vino is cheap, they will have to drink plenty of it to go trough the pain of the italian bureocrazy ( this is not a spelling mistake !)
See how relaxed they are going to be when ( not if ) the italian tax people will catch up with them. Italy tax on worldwide assets, and specifically has tax on properties and account abroad ( called IVIE and IVAFE ). Just as well vino is cheap, they will have to drink plenty of it to go trough the pain of the italian bureocrazy ( this is not a spelling mistake !) Highlander2
  • Score: 4

8:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

steveG says...

With the onset of climate change weather in Bolton will soon match Umbria.
With the onset of climate change weather in Bolton will soon match Umbria. steveG
  • Score: 1

10:37pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Really nasty car smash in Farnworth today caused by speeding Asians again, luckily no fatalities, very lucky indeed given its proximity to the college.

Oddly, the Bolton News would rather feature useless **** like this story instead. Still, it's better than attacking local businesses - just.

What a joke.
Really nasty car smash in Farnworth today caused by speeding Asians again, luckily no fatalities, very lucky indeed given its proximity to the college. Oddly, the Bolton News would rather feature useless **** like this story instead. Still, it's better than attacking local businesses - just. What a joke. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -4

10:46pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Janch1 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them.

The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.[/p][/quote]I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them. The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 3

10:47pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them.

The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.
A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.[/p][/quote]I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them. The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.[/p][/quote]A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 1

6:39am Sat 22 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them.

The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.
A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.
My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.[/p][/quote]I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them. The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.[/p][/quote]A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.[/p][/quote]My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton. Janch1
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Don Kiddick says...

Janch1 wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them.

The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.
A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.
My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton.
Wasn't unfair? You called them a couple of "over-privileged gloaters" !!!! They've got off the a r s e s and made something happen, ran a business and provided employment in the area, contributed to the local and national coffers by paying taxes and business rates, it's likely they've funded training of others and developed their profession too.

It not their fault the other Boltonians you speak of didn't get off their a r s e s and do the same, instead prefering to think the world owes them a villa in Italy.

Green-eyed monster on your part methinks.

Still a s h i t story though.
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.[/p][/quote]I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them. The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.[/p][/quote]A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.[/p][/quote]My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton.[/p][/quote]Wasn't unfair? You called them a couple of "over-privileged gloaters" !!!! They've got off the a r s e s and made something happen, ran a business and provided employment in the area, contributed to the local and national coffers by paying taxes and business rates, it's likely they've funded training of others and developed their profession too. It not their fault the other Boltonians you speak of didn't get off their a r s e s and do the same, instead prefering to think the world owes them a villa in Italy. Green-eyed monster on your part methinks. Still a s h i t story though. Don Kiddick
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5:57am Sun 23 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?
Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.
I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them.

The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.
A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.
My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton.
Wasn't unfair? You called them a couple of "over-privileged gloaters" !!!! They've got off the a r s e s and made something happen, ran a business and provided employment in the area, contributed to the local and national coffers by paying taxes and business rates, it's likely they've funded training of others and developed their profession too.

It not their fault the other Boltonians you speak of didn't get off their a r s e s and do the same, instead prefering to think the world owes them a villa in Italy.

Green-eyed monster on your part methinks.

Still a s h i t story though.
Whatever.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: And why the rubber duck do we want to know this? A gloating smug couple waving two fingers at us Boltonians. I'm going Alton Towers in June can I be included in the news as well?[/p][/quote]Why is this news??? Are the BN so short of stories that they will publish this crap? Who cares about a couple of over privileged gloaters? Do they think people want to read about the fact that their lifestyle is much better than everyone else? That they have loads of money and can make choices that some people could only ever dream of making? They even rubbed it in about buying an apartment in Heaton to come and stay in when they come back to the UK. People here couldn't afford an apartment in Heaton to live in permanently never mind to use as a landing base for when they decided to drop back in. If the UK is so bad that they have fled to Italy then why come back at all, or is that so they can sneer and gloat at everyone back here? The people of Bolton who are struggling to make ends meet, being made redundant and losing their homes really don't want to read about this pair.[/p][/quote]I think this is unfair, the Peasons have done well and are perfectly entitled to live whatever life they wish. It's not their fault other folks lives have gone tits up, thats just life. I hope they enjoy their dream, good luck to them. The Bolton News newsdesk however should take a good luck at themselves, get rid of the excess of dead wood and employ people who get off their backsides and report real news.[/p][/quote]A "good luck" hahaha, it's late - what more can I say.[/p][/quote]My comment was not unfair at all Don. It was just pointing out that this news article is not really news at all. There are a lot of people who emigrate but there is not usually a huge news spread about them. It was over the top and as others on here have said, it sounded like they were rubbing peoples noses in it, for example buying an apartment in Heaton.[/p][/quote]Wasn't unfair? You called them a couple of "over-privileged gloaters" !!!! They've got off the a r s e s and made something happen, ran a business and provided employment in the area, contributed to the local and national coffers by paying taxes and business rates, it's likely they've funded training of others and developed their profession too. It not their fault the other Boltonians you speak of didn't get off their a r s e s and do the same, instead prefering to think the world owes them a villa in Italy. Green-eyed monster on your part methinks. Still a s h i t story though.[/p][/quote]Whatever. Janch1
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Mon 24 Mar 14

SeekThe Truth says...

Is this 'news'? how does this affect the people of Bolton? Love the quote for one of the reasons for quitting physiotherapy: "We love physiotherapy and love treating patients but the health and safety issues and the bureaucracy that is now coming in to treat patients has become more difficult. "...Really? Maybe they just couldn't keep up with the high calibre of other physio practices nearby in Horwich/ Bolton and the NHS. maybe that's what happens when you try to be a 'jack-of-all-trades'
. I may not be medical but i thought that someone that had had a stroke should go to a stroke specialist physio, not someone who deals with back pain/ shoulder pain etc. The stroke team at Royal Bolton do an awesome job of tailor-made rehab. Also the health &safety issues mentioned are to safeguard Us,the patients! What bureaucracy? The Pearsons were in private practice, the only red tape is for the poor souls that slog it out thanklessly in the NHS. And the NHS does a fantastic job of high quality physio, albeit after a several week wait!
Is this 'news'? how does this affect the people of Bolton? Love the quote for one of the reasons for quitting physiotherapy: "We love physiotherapy and love treating patients but the health and safety issues and the bureaucracy that is now coming in to treat patients has become more difficult. "...Really? Maybe they just couldn't keep up with the high calibre of other physio practices nearby in Horwich/ Bolton and the NHS. maybe that's what happens when you try to be a 'jack-of-all-trades' . I may not be medical but i thought that someone that had had a stroke should go to a stroke specialist physio, not someone who deals with back pain/ shoulder pain etc. The stroke team at Royal Bolton do an awesome job of tailor-made rehab. Also the health &safety issues mentioned are to safeguard Us,the patients! What bureaucracy? The Pearsons were in private practice, the only red tape is for the poor souls that slog it out thanklessly in the NHS. And the NHS does a fantastic job of high quality physio, albeit after a several week wait! SeekThe Truth
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5:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Janch1 says...

SeekThe Truth wrote:
Is this 'news'? how does this affect the people of Bolton? Love the quote for one of the reasons for quitting physiotherapy: "We love physiotherapy and love treating patients but the health and safety issues and the bureaucracy that is now coming in to treat patients has become more difficult. "...Really? Maybe they just couldn't keep up with the high calibre of other physio practices nearby in Horwich/ Bolton and the NHS. maybe that's what happens when you try to be a 'jack-of-all-trades'

. I may not be medical but i thought that someone that had had a stroke should go to a stroke specialist physio, not someone who deals with back pain/ shoulder pain etc. The stroke team at Royal Bolton do an awesome job of tailor-made rehab. Also the health &safety issues mentioned are to safeguard Us,the patients! What bureaucracy? The Pearsons were in private practice, the only red tape is for the poor souls that slog it out thanklessly in the NHS. And the NHS does a fantastic job of high quality physio, albeit after a several week wait!
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]SeekThe Truth[/bold] wrote: Is this 'news'? how does this affect the people of Bolton? Love the quote for one of the reasons for quitting physiotherapy: "We love physiotherapy and love treating patients but the health and safety issues and the bureaucracy that is now coming in to treat patients has become more difficult. "...Really? Maybe they just couldn't keep up with the high calibre of other physio practices nearby in Horwich/ Bolton and the NHS. maybe that's what happens when you try to be a 'jack-of-all-trades' . I may not be medical but i thought that someone that had had a stroke should go to a stroke specialist physio, not someone who deals with back pain/ shoulder pain etc. The stroke team at Royal Bolton do an awesome job of tailor-made rehab. Also the health &safety issues mentioned are to safeguard Us,the patients! What bureaucracy? The Pearsons were in private practice, the only red tape is for the poor souls that slog it out thanklessly in the NHS. And the NHS does a fantastic job of high quality physio, albeit after a several week wait![/p][/quote]Well said! Janch1
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9:40am Sat 5 Apr 14

RachP22 says...

Can I just say that the Pearsons contributed to Bolton and it's community for over 30 years, providing employment and being active members of society before deciding to move to Italy, They also worked extremely hard to be able to afford the move in their retirement, so please try to appreciate that they aren't rubbing people's noses in it when they talk about Italy.
Everyone's entitled to their opinions but get your facts right before your start being nasty, I wish them all the best and welcome back to Bolton whenever they come back!
Can I just say that the Pearsons contributed to Bolton and it's community for over 30 years, providing employment and being active members of society before deciding to move to Italy, They also worked extremely hard to be able to afford the move in their retirement, so please try to appreciate that they aren't rubbing people's noses in it when they talk about Italy. Everyone's entitled to their opinions but get your facts right before your start being nasty, I wish them all the best and welcome back to Bolton whenever they come back! RachP22
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