If money was no object ...

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  1. shadowritten

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    ... then:

    1) What would you buy first?

    2) Where would you live?

    3) How would you spend your days?


    Me first:


    1) A plot of land big enough to establish a major cat sanctuary/rehoming centre. Followed by a top-of-the-range Linn system! :D

    2) Somewhere leafy and green in England or Ireland, or somewhere semi-mountainous in Scandinavia.

    3) Running number 1) above, and enjoying afore-mentioned kit! And probably writing books for kids whenever the mood took me.


    Anyone else?
     
  2. mason

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    I would:

    1. Search for a large house or plot of land to build my own followed by an Aston Martin!!!

    2. I would live in Bridge of Alan or Dunblane

    3. I would spend my days pottering about giving advice to small to medium sized buiness' (as i do just now) as well as starting a few business' myself
     
  3. stealther

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    1. I would have two houses built one in Southwest of England and one on a beach in the Caribbean.

    2. I would travel the world and indulge my self with a mixture of extreme sports and relaxing in paradise.

    3. I would have a fleet of classic and contemporary sport cars.

    4. I would give it all up if the money could cure Cancer or more close to home MS.:)
     
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    1. Top of the range Meridian system and a different Range Rover for each day of the week.

    2. In a very big house with lots of room for huge speakers!

    3. "Entertaining" gold-digging bimbos (as long as the wife was out, obviously ;) )
     
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    IF money was no object

    1. a huge piece of land with the ability to build/design my own golf course/aston martin vantage.

    2. a massive house next to the 18th green of the aforementioned golf course

    3. suprisingly enough playing golf, drinking nice wines and partying at my new house!!!
     
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    1) What would you buy first?
    A really modern, minimalist, white concrete beach house.

    2) Where would you live?
    Malibu, California.

    3) How would you spend your days?
    Surfing and touring around California and the south west U.S. deserts.
     
  7. GBDG1

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    1. A peerage, then I would literally lord it all over you.

    2. A castle, a lord should have a suitable home after all.

    3. Sit in the house of lords pontificating about issues I am totally out of touch with.
     
  8. shadowritten

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    Bit like you do on here, then? ;) :rotfl:

    (Dude, I'm totally kidding - just couldn't resist that one! :D )
     
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    Luckily when i am sat here nobody can see my wig. The closest thing I get to being a lord now is when I put on abit of river dance and pretend to be michael flatley lord of the dance, winning the 1997 European song contest for Ireland, even though I am only the half time entertainer.
     
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    The first thing I would do is buy out the businesses of everyone I've worked for in the past.
    The second thing I would do is sack all the bosses of those companies :D
     
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    Better than that, why not set up a direct competitor to them, and undercut them to such an extent on everything that it forces them out of business and the bosses have to come and beg you for a job :)
     
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    1..A big plot of land and build 2 houses, one as the family home and the other as the home entertainment centre...the wife wouldn't mix the two, she still thinks the AV equipment sounds no better than the TV:eek:

    2..The Severn Valley in worcestershire, the most beautiful place

    3..Fishing,fishing and fishing
     
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    1) What would you buy first?

    A buddy inspiration rebreather with Vison electronics and HUD!
    See.... http://www.apdiving.com/rebreathers/ .

    2) Where would you live?

    Tricky! Possibly a lot of the year on my liveaboard research vessel come diving platform, crusing the seven seas.

    3) How would you spend your days?

    Running expeditions to discover and dive on (in)famous wrecks.
     
  14. Confucius

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    An Oxfordshire mansion, an Idaho ranch, an Audi S6 Avant at the former (to be replaced when the twin turbo RS6 is launched), an Audi Q7 at the ranch.
     
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    You'd have all the money in the world at your disposal and you would buy an Audi? a car made by audi such as the Veyron I could understand...
     
  16. unique

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    if i suddenly came into a load of money, like the lottery etc, i would intitially keep it a secret and speak to professional money manager types to invest properly, as you see so many people blow thier money, from the asbo king who won the lottery to the so called king of pop MJ. i'd like to clear my families debts and mortages etc and do the same for a few friends, making up for that bad karma

    and i'd like a few houses in various places, scotland, london, new york, LA, but a nice house in mullholland drive would be rather nice. with plenty of money, the internet, etc, you could get all the home comforts, ie. the tv shows you want (isn't the internet great for bringing music and telly and films to your fingertips so easily, place that order and whatever you want arrives on your doorstep as long as your visa card allows), and your favorite candy and HP sauce, pot noodles and all that kinda stuff if you so wish

    i would get a recording studio built and a nightclub/entertaining style area and arse about with music and invite people over to jam, and of course have a proper home cinema setup. i'd also do a bit of dabbling in investments etc, and invite loads of bimbos round for parties :D
     
  17. la gran siete

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    Personally i find it better to live in the real world and not dream about what ifs. The grass is always greener on the other side ---that is until you get there then one set of problems is replaced with another.
     
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    Where's this greener grass? I'm interested, I want greener grass, it isn't fair. Life would be so much better if I had greener grass :(
     
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    1. I would buy more property as a future investment (portfolio)
    2. I would build a large house with dedicated top end home cinema on the beach in a tropical country ie Maldives, Florida keyes, Caribean.
    3. I would spend my days diving, watersports, training, playing with my Home cinema, traveling, having a laugh with friends and family.

    :D
     
  20. la gran siete

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    Ok- I would have a highly thermoefficient house built with solar panels and all mod cons made to the best spec situated on the side of a hill with breathtaking vistas with horse stables adjacent and a paddock.I'd also have a small house in the wilds of Patagonia and a Pied a Terre in La Belle France.

    Apart from that I shall carry on living in the real world because I'm really not that badly off at all( compared to milions round the world)
     
  21. unique

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    we'll thats why i'd have the other houses. i've spent some time in america bored out of my head and missed home, thus keeping a home in scotland means i can return when i want. the home in london would be as thats where so many things go on, likewise NYC. i'm not really bothered about travel and stuff like that (i personally hate travelling and don't have much interest in seeing the world). but so many things go on in those cities music wise that i'd like to be able to do

    mo' money mo' problems :D
     
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    I'd like to buy up 9 square miles of remote land surrounding an narrow bay inlet with a rocky coast line ... like you might expect on the US north Pacific coast.
    Build a house set back on the inland side of the water in logs / wood / natural materials but with a good sizes underground area to hold an indoor pool / footy pitch and gaming rooms ( ie have the facilities but have them hidden to keep the scenery as unspoilt as possible )

    .. then have a set back 2 lane road built looping round the waterway and over a bridge to come back circuit style ..... so I could race/ rally my collection of sports cars and bikes when mood takes me at what ever speed I like.

    .... and play my music, games and dvds and never bother anyone ... or have anyone bother me :clap:



    .... oh and the helipad to take me to the nearest airport where my Lear Jet waits at my whims ;)
     
  23. la gran siete

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    come to think of it I'd like my house to situated near the Chithurst Buddhist monastery so I can indulge in daily meditation and the chanting of Sanskrit texts.:)
     
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    1. First thing I'd get is a personal assistant as I'd need somebody to handle the paper work/chasing people up for me as I wouldn't want to waste my time with it. Car wise I'd get a Rolls.

    2. I'd buy a plot of land near where I live and commission an architect to build me a rather large house complete with home cinema room, swimming pool, gym and so on. Once that was complete I'd buy another plot of land on a beach somewhere and have another big house built there.

    3. Mainly travelling.
     
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    one of my clients is loaded with a large house in Sussex one in Arizona one in Portugal nad he has jusrt bought another one in Norfolk to have done up - a project to keep him amused. He previously bought his neighbours house just so he could have the tennis court.. Does he have probs ? Yes of course and many more than I have. His properties, nice as they are , are a headache and money pits as well.
     
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    if i had all the money in the world then i'd buy the world :D
     
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    1. I would love to own a projector again.

    2. North East Australia

    3. Chilling, diving, surfing, taking pictures, watching movies and playing the odd game.
     
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    i think i would get bored really easily and lose the lust for life if money was no in the world and just chilled, everyday. i am an active person and get restless real easy so would need to do something to keep my mind occupide. i would also invest in property and small business. with the profits i would start up my own orphanage in various parts of the world. so it gives me an excuse to travel and acitvely do something rather than go halfway across the world to read a book on a beach. so i guess

    1) Invest properties., buinesses
    2) orphange
    3) pay off all my family's and close freinds debt
     
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    1) What would you buy first?
    Ticket to go to the ISS or if just not possible on the Russian flights that cost 10mil USD


    2) Where would you live?
    Anywhere I care to at the time: An Airbus A380 :thumbsup:



    3) How would you spend your days?
    Flying me n my mates all around the world in our luxurious A380 that sleeps maybe 20, plus the crew, and partying like rockstars.
     
  30. Mr.D

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    I always used to say I'd pick a direction on the compass and travel in straight line until I got bored then I'd change direction.

    Houses in Scotland seem popular. I'd want an old baronial pile something with some character not some horrid new fangled thing.

    It would have to be near the sea though ,probably west coast (east coast is freezing) and probably not too far North
     

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