Have just booked my Ferry for 29th, hope its nice as the dogs make a right mess in the mud almost every April I have been over.
I know this is possibly a very delicate matter particularly if you actually wear one.
But I was wondering if it was something that may be effecting you in your area of France,?
There is a lot of talk over here in the UK, as to the reasons the French government has implicated this ban.
I will drop my 2 pence worth in, I am far from a prejudice person, but my personal view is when I go on holiday to say an Arab country, I and the wife have to follow very strict rules and regs as to dress and drink etc, certain foods are banned and we take this as a matter of fact because we are in there country.
Surly the same goes for us in Europe, if you want to come here you should obey our culture and rules?
Like I said Controversial or what.
Suppose you will be cutting grass!
[/quote]Yes Jay, if I can persuade her in doors to let me go, It will be the first thing I do.
I dont get over enough, and the grass/weeds are over a meter tall every time.
Thing is, I only have a small concrete yard here in Solihull, and have 3/4 acre there in France.
If only I could persuade myself to move over permanantly.
If I thought I could get work I would jump at it.
I can dream.
Thanks for the Link.
Thats a great link, Thanks cooperlola trust another petrol head to be so quick with a responce.
Looks like I will be booking the ferry then......Better tell her indoors Im off..lol.
Anybody got the weather forcast for this coming week in Normandy, Im thinking of coming over for a short break, and a bit of building work on the old cottage.
If its forcast for a lot of rain, I may change my plans for a week or so.
A better LIVE link.[:-))]
[/quote]Thanks Pachapapa, that is a great link, We love the thought there are so many in our area we can hunt out now.
Our village Saires La Verrerie has a very large car boot (thats what we call it in the UK)
It takes over every road in the village, and there are lots of good items every year.
I wondered if there was any other villages or towns that have such an event? for May day.
Unlike us europeans, who are there for humanitation reasons..........lol.
I am in the UK at the moment and there is a garage just down the road which sells proper old fashioned 4-star (he is a dealer specialising in rather fine old cars). It is just under £2 a litre![:-))]
[/quote]Yes cooperlola, good old 4* and with 400 horses and 8 mpg the old girl dont get out much nowadays, but watch out, hopefully soon be keeping you awake nights down at the LE-MANS Classic's
Very quick question, I am coming over in the next couple of weeks, and wondered how much fuel was in France today, should I fill up in Portsmouth or Caen. Cheers.
[quote user="mustang boss 302"][quote user="just john "]And as I understand it, if you declare and commence work, then the permit continues. . . .[/quote]I sure hope so, we got our planning permission in 2007, in november 2009 we had a message from our architect to say he could extend it which he did for us, we have not had any coms with him this year, we did start work on the property in 2007 but have not done enough to get it signed of and for us to start paying taxes/rates on the place, we wish we could do that to save all this worry as to losing the planning permission.[/quote]
[/quote]Many thanks for the link.
It sounds like, because I started the rebuild it should still have permit, and as long as I do work every year it would be ok?
[quote user="just john "]And as I understand it, if you declare and commence work, then the permit continues. . . .[/quote]I sure hope so, we got our planning permission in 2007, in november 2009 we had a message from our architect to say he could extend it which he did for us, we have not had any coms with him this year, we did start work on the property in 2007 but have not done enough to get it signed of and for us to start paying taxes/rates on the place, we wish we could do that to save all this worry as to losing the planning permission.
[quote user="Jay"]Sometimes you have no choice, the land comes with the house you want. Just put it all down to grass and buy a ride on lawn mower! Can't see why anyone would think you would be impressed by a bit of land, perhaps you just got the wrong idea.
[/quote]The only problem with buying a house with land, you have to get over to France more than once a year.
Maybe this year will be different? Im getting fed up with all the grass cutting. lol
Well certainly some interesting replies to my question,
And in the words of cooperlola....
"I couldn't sleep very well last night. Some noisy b*ggers going around in automobiles kept me awake."
And untill I become one of them noisy b*ggers in my Mustang, I for one have no intentions of selling up and moving lock stock and barrel back to the UK.
But then I have not managed to move out to France permanently yet anyway, I just hope I finish the rebuilt on the old place before I get bored and change my mind in that I want to move.
Heard on the radio today, that a large number of Britts are selling up in France, (or trying to) because of the economic climate, is this true? Surly the prices are low to sell in France just as they are in the UK? or am I missing something, I hope never to have to sell before my retirment in 10 or 15 years time. what are your thoughts?