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Old 13th April 2015, 08:55 PM
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I just found this post I made in May last year!:
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I miss so much! The seasons and the flow of life throughout them speckled with festivals to mark each one. The politeness, the friendliness, I have barely spoken to one of my neighbours here and we have been here over 2 years in this house, when we do speak she is lovely but eveyone seems so preoccupied with thier lives, money, house prices, money, house prices, how much they are earning, money, house prices. i miss the abundance of fresh, local produce. I miss the politeness my children had, always greeting adults with a bious or a handshake even as little boys, here adults are lucky to even be greeted at all by kids, and more often than not a grunt while looking at the floor! I really miss having gorgeous historical sites to visit. My hubby misses the political debate which doesn't exist to anywhere near the same degree as well as the appaulling state of news coverage (we end up reading the internation section of the Guardian to actually get more coverage about certain things happening that are all but hidden from the mainstream Austrailians reading Aussie papers!). I also miss being able to purchase a house at a decent price. I am a midwife and earn decent money (an awful awful lot more than my colleages in France) but even with a large deposit we can barely afford to buy a home here, and after living in old french homes with three foot thick stone walls the three inch thick jobs here just don't seem to hit the mark


The OH is much more political than I and we are starting to feel the same way and are seriously considering a return to France for all sorts of reasons!
We have found a lovely house / barn to renovate with a lovely garden / view on the outskirts of a lovely little village with all amenities in the Perigord Pourpre and about to sign the compromis in the next day or two so hope to complete not much longer than a year after I posted the above!

Kids are starting school after the holidays beginning of May, looking forward to getting stuck into the renovations and garden and spend some time with our new baby boy in our new home! Currently in the UK visiting family and getting bits sorted. I thought I'd just update with our news

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Welcome back to France! Congratulations on finding a house.

(I totally understand your comments about Australia.)

May your lives here be full of joy.

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Good for you! Welcome back - and it's lovely to hear the kids are so excited about the big adventure, too.
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