Saturday, 21 January 2012

Is it really only the 21st?

If I believed in star signs then this must be a year for change not just the year of the dragon. Although how all the different star signs involved could foretell the same thing is beyond me.

We have left the house in the photo and set up home in our sweet little rented place which has all gone pretty much as planned. There is sooooooooooooo much stuff, but we are in and I am writing this because I am tired of sorting boxes in the new place.

In between the last blog and now, we spent ten days in England (drove 2,500 miles) and have decided that we need to be there for the foreseeable future. After endless, endless discussions about whether to rent or buy in which place, to keep french residency or not, to move our euros or not, we have (for the moment anyway, reached some sort of decisions).

We will keep this rented place for the time being - can't face a total remove and we have to give 3 months notice anyway. In England, we hope to move into a little house owned by a very kind friend who will let us have it very reasonably in exchange for work from Him Outdoors. Yay, keeping him busy and less money, perfect. This will provide a bolthole for Dear Daughter and make us nearer most of the family (sorry Michael but at least we are in the same country). We just have to get rid of the nasty tenants who are in it at the moment who promised to be out by Christmas and now promise 5th Feb.

So nothing much happening then...............................


  1. Gosh, Rosie, it must seem like months have gone by with so much happening! This is a big surprise as you seemed so settled in France, but I'm really glad for your sakes that you've been able to make such good interim arrangements. Fingers crossed the move back goes well and you adapt easily to your new life.

  2. Wow a lot has been happening for you. We also do not know what to do about money € or £, big question at the moment!! Diane

  3. Gracious!
    What a lot has been happening with you!
    Best wishes that everything goes well for you both.