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Fri 18-Mar-11
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ep
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MOS said:

yep !!big_laugheeek


 

Takes one to know one.....big_laughbig_laugh

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Fri 18-Mar-11
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yep !! big_laugh

but i can only dream of having my own macwhistle

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sat 19-Mar-11
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Welcome back, Seth. Good to have you walking amongst us again! pint

Are you logging in from an Internet Cafe on Tenerife, MOS?

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Sat 19-Mar-11
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seth said:

if I come straight in from the garden to post will I be a dirty old man with a Mac ? whistle


 

Yes, but you'd still be welcome here.  big_laugh  Glad to have you back m'dear.

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Nov-11
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Heres a CRACKED POT idea up for discussion

if you where to up sticks and start again where would you go and what would you do when you got there

as this is Ep's thread and she has allready don it ,like many others on this forum .would you do it again ,and would you do it differently with hindsight ?

 

And yes ime comming to the end of my teather with scrounging workshy Britain

 A verry Dissalusioned MOS ponder

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Thu 3-Nov-11
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I shall have to ponder this one...ponder

I'll try that again!

Thu 3-Nov-11
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I upped and moved to France to follow my dream of being self sufficient.smile Would never have afforded what I have here in the UK.thumbs_down It has been hard with the renovations and the building work is no where near finished.what_the_heck It has also been a steep learning curve going from a fat salary to a tiny private pension but I am so glad we did it.ok My stress levels have dropped to almost zero and ok I am a little plumper than when I worked but I feel I now have my priorities right. runawayWhere I was always suited and booted it is now jeans, fleece and wellies. If you have a dream go for it I say

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Thu 3-Nov-11
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MOS said:

Heres a CRACKED POT idea up for discussion

if you where to up sticks and start again where would you go and what would you do when you got there

as this is Ep's thread and she has allready don it ,like many others on this forum .would you do it again ,and would you do it differently with hindsight ?

 

And yes ime comming to the end of my teather with scrounging workshy Britain

 A verry Dissalusioned MOS ponder

I'm renovating another wreck that's up for grabs¦all visitors welcome¦my life is very simple out here¦I have two deca of garden, weather to grow stuff in, just bought ten cubics of wood for 35 leva a cubic¦my house tax is 43 leva a year, road tax is 75 leva a year and car insurance is a little more expensive at 260 per year. Sensible..you tax the vehicle not the car so anyone can drive it.  Beer two leva fifty for two litres, red wine 9 leva for five litres¦.and you wonder why I'm here.  Interest on investments¦six percent¦it pays for the wine¦big_laughbig_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

It's not for everyone¦I live in a very Muslim area that is OK for me¦the Mosque starting off my day is an enjoyment in itself especially when the dog down wind wants to join in with his howling¦.I hope you find your elixir, MOS¦.

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Thu 3-Nov-11
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I would do it again and I would do it the same way, but then again it meant we could do what we are doing as it meant a nice little egg nest to smooth the transition. One thing I have observed though, is that it is better to have experience of different cultures to fully appreciate the fact that every country has its idiosyncrasies that are guaranteed to drive you up the wall. I also know the first year or two are like an extended holiday, but it is after that it starts to sink in that those annoying little quirks are there to stay.

I think you would also find that most other countries have their fair share of workshy scroungers as those who are not workshy scroungers move away - at least from places like Latvia. Most of the really good workmen are in England or Ireland and sometimes when folks return they slip back into laid back and sometimes shoddy work. If you are able, I would say go and spend some time in different places, get a feel for them and go because you love a place AND the people, not because you are trying to escape something. Well that's my penn'orthcheers

Thu 3-Nov-11
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Well Elsa i could do the Muslims ,they have to be better than a constant stream of bl¬¬dy jo jo's and morons knocking the door (the last one asked H if he could help her with her problems and she gave him the paint roller and said finish this hall while i have a sit down )big_laugh .

you make it seem like a good choice EP whats the position with the company thing for buying property is it still compulsary and is it a mine field first time round ,

hows the weather ,do you get much of a winter ,i know from your posts that you had some snow last year was that regular or was it a fluke ,must admit allthough i like the sun i think i would miss the seasons if it was just sunny all the while

MOS xx

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Thu 3-Nov-11
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well said Joanne you are right about liking the place first

i think a bit of searching first and a lot of head scratching

MOS xx

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Thu 3-Nov-11
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The hardest thing is doing all the official stuff- and in some countries there is LOADS of official stuff, in another language.Official speak is hard to understand even in your native tongue.

Medical stuff can be problematic too, there can be a huge gulf in culture ( in Holland, when someone asks how you are ,they expect to be told every detail and are very surprised if, being British and owning a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity, you say "fine" when you are clearly ill) and much can get lost in translation betwixt doctor and patient.

As Joanna says, stuff can be annoying anywhere!

Moving somewhere isn't anything like being on holiday there and your friends are far away- making a new circle of friends takes time and it can be tough at first.

But trying somewhere else is a great experience.

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Sun 6-Nov-11
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I think that is the problem Kate, a lot of people think it will be like when they are on holiday and it's not. I felt like it was a holiday for a bit, but then again I quite like new and novel experiences and not particularly attached to routine and knowing what's going on, I go with the flow. cheers

Fri 11-Nov-11
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I saw this and loved it......

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like it! writing is a bit small but managed to read it smile

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