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La Hovelette
Thu 2-Feb-12
10:45 am
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Not sure how interested people are but thought I'd update on Madame Scarecrows 'project'.

 

OH (Gearjammer) & I decided Thursday night to go to the Ambazac, visit some friends and pick up a caravan we had there.   So Friday we are on the ferry back to France.

 

Anyway back to subject ......... Our friend live less than 10k away from Les Granges and Madame Scarecrow's previous abode.  As we had spent some time there and still don't know the full story of her being driven out we visited the location for old times sake, with some trepidation.   The villagers we saw were pleased to see us, it was later explained that they have not tarred people associated with La Hovelette with the same brush as Carole.

 

La Hovelette is locked up and sad.  Projects that Madame Scarecrow had volunteers start are falling into disrepair.   I still can't work out if Carole was a con-woman or not but the project that she envisaged would have worked (if she hadn't been totally crazy).  They do say there is a thin line between genius and madness.

 

The visit to France left me sad for the unfulfilled potential and promise.   However on a more positive note it gave me reassurance over moving to BG with OH AND making it work for us.  Somene who moved to France 10 years ago and is still there had only met me and OH through Carole but opened his home to us during our visit, discussed our plans with us and assured us we are approaching our new life in the right way with the right attitude  - something Carole would totally disagree with.   Think I'll listen to the guy who has made it work not the person who had to leave after upsetting most, if not all, of the locals.

 

The larger animals were removed by officials but we saw 2 large rabbits still happily hopping around the garden - not sure how the locals will feel once they start breeding and eating their crops (although they may be caught and provide a nice meal for someone).

 

Anyway that's all folks, still feeling a wee bit sad about how it all turned out. Also hoping Carole is well and succeeding at her next venture.

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Thu 2-Feb-12
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Thanks for the update, I have often wondered what had happened and whether she was ok. Do not be put off moving to BG it is a fantastic adventure to move country and although hard at times it is certainly the best decision we ever made about where to live. Keep us posted with how it goes for you

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Thu 2-Feb-12
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Aly,

 

I have no idea how Carole is doing - she is ignoring all attempts at contact.  Unfortunately I suspect she is still 'licking her wounds'.

 

Nothing could put me off to moving to BG - it is our future, but it was nice to have a vote of confidence over my/our abilities. 

 

No matter how much one believes in oneself others can introduce doubts.  Those doubts have been vanquished.  wave

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Thu 2-Feb-12
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Despite the occasional 'inconsistencies' in her accounts of life at La Hovelette, I thought she was a brilliant story teller.  I'm not getting into the truth (or not) of her adventures, I just took what she said with a pinch of salt and simply enjoyed the stories, she did make me smile.  I hope she's alright, wherever she is and whatever she's doing now.

And what a shame that the work she and the volunteers did is being left to go to wrack and ruin.

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Thu 2-Feb-12
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The phrase that I used when anyone challenged what I was up to...like new job, moving to Gibraltar at twenty one, moving back to the UK, getting divorced and eventually moving down to the south coast and then moving out here...

 

'If I don't go...I'll never know....'

 

Worked for me....kisskiss....but be honest with yourself every step of the way...wink

 

Hope someone enjoys that rabbit pie.....may she be remembered for something good, you just can't p*55 off the locals.  There are more of them than you...eeekeeek

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

Thu 2-Feb-12
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Ooh Elsa, I used to live in Gibraltar.......eeeklaugh

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Thu 2-Feb-12
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My hubby's rationale for us moving was that if in five years time he was sat at the same desk with the same problems and moaning about the same things he would regret trying a new adventure and so 9 years down the line and three countries later we are in Latvia and he's loving it. cheers I'm loving it too but then again I didn't have the same boring old jobcheers

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Thanks, Tracey.

Carloe has not responded to my email either. Hope she is OK.

Just like you lot, I don't know what to make of the epic either.

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