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A cautionary tale about moving to France

Old Sep 14th 2014, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by touraine View Post
Like the French do you mean.

Yes, if you like, like the French. Would these same people buy an old ruin of a farmhouse out in the sticks in the UK and do it up?? No I don't think many would. Its called common sense. Seriously, would you??

Just because you decide to live abroad, in any country, it doesn't mean you have to make life difficult for yourself.

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Old Sep 14th 2014, 1:14 pm
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"the family were forced to rely on what little money they could make themselves."

"Kim was forced to look for a job"

Absolutely outrageous isn't it, I mean what sort of a country is this, where people are expected to work for a living and are held responsible for paying their own bills?
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Old Sep 14th 2014, 6:22 pm
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"the family were forced to rely on what little money they could make themselves."

"Kim was forced to look for a job"

Absolutely outrageous isn't it, I mean what sort of a country is this, where people are expected to work for a living and are held responsible for paying their own bills?
She could have sent her parents out to work again after bankrupting them on a whim it would have taken their minds off things.
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Old Sep 17th 2014, 1:46 pm
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I must admit I almost laughed while reading it!

Sorry but these people are idiots..

Seriously, what did they expect?!
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Old Sep 17th 2014, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by babyposer View Post
I must admit I almost laughed while reading it!

Sorry but these people are idiots..

Seriously, what did they expect?!
It would be nice to hear the story as it was before the Daily Mail got hold of it, it's too ridiculous to be completely true I'm convinced someone has embellished a little bit.
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Old Sep 17th 2014, 2:38 pm
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It would be nice to hear the story as it was before the Daily Mail got hold of it, it's too ridiculous to be completely true I'm convinced someone has embellished a little bit.
Yes the Daily Mail is not the best information source... wonder why this rag is so popular !
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Old Sep 18th 2014, 7:33 pm
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At least one of the stories actually makes a worse picture than the Daily Mail has painted.
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Old Sep 18th 2014, 8:48 pm
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I must admit I almost laughed while reading it!

Sorry but these people are idiots..

Seriously, what did they expect?!
Yes but from time-to-time we get such people on BE telling us they are moving to France without any idea of what awaits them.
My OH came across a man who couldn't speak French and had - on a whim -just bought a bar in a village in Normandy or Brittany.
The village was dying and the future for the bar was bleak - oh and he hadn't discussed it with his OH.
He asked my OH to translate the threatening letters from the bank.
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Old Sep 18th 2014, 9:13 pm
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Yes but from time-to-time we get such people on BE telling us they are moving to France without any idea of what awaits them.
My OH came across a man who couldn't speak French and had - on a whim -just bought a bar in a village in Normandy or Brittany.
The village was dying and the future for the bar was bleak - oh and he hadn't discussed it with his OH.
He asked my OH to translate the threatening letters from the bank.
There was a couple in the Spanish section that threw lots of money at a bar in Spain against all the prior warnings, they are back in England with slimmer wallets I believe. All the bars round here close far too early to make any money, having spent plenty of time in the south where they are open till gone midnight in places I nearly fell over myself when I got turfed out at 9pm here I had only just ordered my first drink
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Yes but from time-to-time we get such people on BE telling us they are moving to France without any idea of what awaits them.
My OH came across a man who couldn't speak French and had - on a whim -just bought a bar in a village in Normandy or Brittany.
The village was dying and the future for the bar was bleak - oh and he hadn't discussed it with his OH.
He asked my OH to translate the threatening letters from the bank.


Oh yeah it's like these topics 'moving soon to France ! urgent !!' - these people already have their flights booked and have no idea what's going on in France. Like this woman who worries about the school of her children two weeks before 'la rentrée'.
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Old Sep 18th 2014, 9:39 pm
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There was a couple in the Spanish section that threw lots of money at a bar in Spain against all the prior warnings, they are back in England with slimmer wallets I believe. All the bars round here close far too early to make any money, having spent plenty of time in the south where they are open till gone midnight in places I nearly fell over myself when I got turfed out at 9pm here I had only just ordered my first drink
Not all of them in our community. Especially a certain "Bar Normandie" down our street a bit on the other side. Thursdays are paydays for the local yokels and everything spills out onto the street until the early hours.

Thank goodness we've put in double glazing.
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Old Sep 19th 2014, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by Novocastrian View Post
Not all of them in our community. Especially a certain "Bar Normandie" down our street a bit on the other side. Thursdays are paydays for the local yokels and everything spills out onto the street until the early hours.

Thank goodness we've put in double glazing.
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