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Just a thought....
Fri 11-Nov-11
2:18 pm
ep
Bulgaria

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Aly said:

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

Click on it and it enlarges.....

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Fri 11-Nov-11
2:37 pm
Aly
Normandy France

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clever stuff lol

Trying to enjoy life as it is http://www.letertregites.com
Fri 11-Nov-11
3:28 pm
typhoo
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I would do nothing any differently.  I was also dissillusioned with the UK.  Some of the stupid stuff I used to hear (still do - brought our sky with us - shhhhh) on the news used to crack me up.  The violence was getting much worse where we lived, knife crime etc.  In fact a lovely guy who did my opposite shift was stabbed on the way home from work at 7 o'clock in the evening.  Why, cos he didn't have a watch on to tell the muppet who killed him the time!!!!

Husband and I worked different shift patterns and would maybe be off twice a month together, no way to live a life!  Much less stress now, the most stressful thing is at 6 at night and have forgotten to put the chooks away.  Where we live is the way we used to live 50 years ago in UK.   Love it love it love it.  Peace and quiet all around (except for next doors b****y cockerel - can live with that tho).roserose

Fri 11-Nov-11
3:41 pm
Aly
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I have 2 cockerals but no neighbours lol

felt the same way about UK

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Fri 11-Nov-11
6:34 pm
MOS
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Well there seems to be a consencus of getting away to the simple life and being free to do the things that make you feel good about life .we have been doing a bit of web browsing and trying to get an incling of ex pat life ,if seems most fall into two camps ,the ones that create a little england in the sun and surround themselvs with other brits and the pickings of the country they run to ,and the ones that get away from england and imerse themselvs in the country they choose ,i must say i prefer the latter from the outside ,weather it would work out that way when we do decide where to go is impossible to forsee .but we are prety much loners as far as neighbouring is concerned and tend to prefer the locals when we travel in preference to other brits .so prety soon we will have to go a looking and start ticking boxes on what we want from our prospective destinations .

thaughts

the abuility to do our own thing is high on the list

the weather should be fairly gentle although we would miss the seasons so not too hot and sterile

somewhere with a friendly people who tolerate strangers

sencible property prices and cheep cost of living

there would be choices and nowhere is going to be perfect for everyone (or everyone would be living there )then it would be crowded so not perfect for those who like it quiet big_laugh

to be honest the more i hear about BG the more ime inclined to go and see for myself

but i must admit to liking many parts of France ,Spain and Portugal so i feel a bit of a roadtrip coming on ,better go fettle the camper and stock up on dry goods

so sugestions on destinations and why would be food for thaught over the next few meenwhiles untill a route develops

MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside
Fri 11-Nov-11
6:47 pm
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MOS said:

to be honest the more i hear about BG the more ime inclined to go and see for myself

easyJet and I'll meet you in Sofia...but save it for Spring....kisskiss hugs for both of youbig_hugbig_hug 

 

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Fri 11-Nov-11
7:09 pm
Aly
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it is very hard to keep away from expats I have realised as they will find you! I spend more time with French people but other expats seem to need English company and I feel mean ignoring them.So I have made a few English friends since moving here. I do however hide from many in the supermarkets during the tourist season as to be honest I am embarassed by the behavior. If you try the language the French are more than happy to make an effort and we have been welcomed into the community. This week we were heading out for shopping and the postman flashed us and stopped alongside us as he had a parcel that needed signing for, it made us feel accepted! Also last weekend our farmer neighbour came round very late to ask OH to help with an emergency ceasarean on a cow. There are other French farms around but he came to us which was lovely. Mum and calf were fine, it was just too big for the poor mum!

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Fri 11-Nov-11
7:57 pm
MOS
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thats increadible Aly thats the sort of thing that makes you feel part of things ,i envy you that feeling of being a part of it without having to be in the middle of it ,that sounds like a little bit of heaven ,they know you are there and know that you can be called on in troubled times thats what comunity should be all about

MOSbig_hug

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside
Fri 11-Nov-11
8:06 pm
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I am the  only English person in my village and in the area there are only about three other English people. I have learnt the language sufficiently to communicate and I shake hands with the men which is almost a no no.  I am in a very Turkish are where men are assigned to their tasks and women theirs.  And am picking up some Turkish which amuses them no end...whistlewhistle

I am accepted which has taken almost two years.  I am now addressed by name and not the Anglechanka (Englishwoman) of Dushinkovo when I shop in my town of Djebel.... I have arrived.  I joke with the locals about their political parties, their religion and it is thought that I am a Buddhist which is a joke in itself.  The current rumour is that one of my builders has converted to Christianity since he has been working at my house and that he is now associated with another English person in his village....fun and game as OK corale.  The postman phones my builder if there is a letter/parcel for me so that we can collect.

 

I love it here...stay out of the enclaves I would say if you are one that uses this website then you know what I mean......Bulgaria is not for the feint hearted.....you have to wait to be accepted but when you are...it's for keeps.... 

 

LN (Leka Nosht)....

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Fri 11-Nov-11
9:33 pm
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sounds like you have it sussed EP and as with Aly you are a pary of it on your own terms and make of it what you want in your life .we dont expect it to be easy to relocate and certainly dont want to jump into a little england ,but we certainly dont want whats here so one way or another something has to give .MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside
Mon 14-Nov-11
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JoannaS
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I think that most places worth settling in you may find takes time to be accepted. Having other english speakers around here is a boon and a bind, especially as it makes us lazy in learning the language. However, one thing I would say is take the time to learn the cultural language, we might understand all that is said but with eyes open you can see a lot by the way people interact. We have some great friends here, even though we can't communicate really well with words directly, we do enjoy each others company.cheers

Tue 15-Nov-11
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paperman
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I see that I have now made over 900 posts on CSH, what happens when I get to 1,000. Do I get a telegram from the Queen or a visit from Phil the Greek, or a £25.00 voucher to spend in M & S - do I have a choice ? Because if so I would like some warning so I can give it some thought. Or is it a special surprise from Danny and Fiona, like Goodbye Chris you have used up your welcome!!! If it is that then can I have my clock reset please.

Perhaps I will become an 'annointed one' - or maybe just well oiled !!

I might have the body of a decrepid old man but my mind is as sharp as a boulder

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Tue 15-Nov-11
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You become a Councillor I think and get Bling like MOS has, though you'll never top my crown!  big_laugh big_hug

I'll try that again!
Tue 15-Nov-11
7:43 pm
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paperman said:

can I have my clock reset please.

Perhaps I will become an 'annointed one' - or maybe just well oiled !!

Having your clock reset is called reincarnation and as for being anointed I've got some Mazola in  the kitchen if you ever get this far on that motorbike of yours....kisskiss

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Mon 21-Nov-11
11:35 am
ep
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I've just watched the tango scene from 'The Scent of a Woman' on YouTube....three times..........steamsteam

 

I occurred to me though that it probably took them some time to find a 'small' partner for him as I notice she was wearing kitten heels....eeekeeek

 

Any film sequences that you enjoy?

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