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Everything posted by alittlebitfrench

  1. I have been working on OH's family house in deepest rural France. I love the place. In the far field opposite the house was (or should I say were) a couple of herons that kept me company. Well, that was until a few Sundays back when two chasseurs shot one of them. It took two of them (yes two creeping up on either side) to do their business to the heron. I watched it unfold from a bench sitting in the garden. Is that allowed ? Furthermore... They were wearing fluoresent jackets. But I was not. So that got me thinking, why are they wearing a floresant jacket. Given that I was only a matter of 200 metres away from them when they shot the heron, would it not be better that I wore the fluorescent jacket ? I dunno. ๐Ÿ˜ถ
  2. Blimey, what a bunch of moaning 'place in the sun' Brits ๐Ÿ˜„ I have told you before, it is dog eat dog in France. It has and will always be the same. I reckon right, with all the stuff we order online, in shops, paying bills, insurance, schooling, school meals, taxes bla bla bla etc etc.....we must get back I dunno...100 euros a month with OH fighting against overcharging. The latest one being charged 'x' amount of gas in in July and August this year. The problem being we were not living in the house and the GAS WAS TURNED OFF FOR **** SAKE. LOl. But there is more work to do. The next one will be La Poste charging taxes on a item sent from the UK the other day that cost more than the item itself. ๐Ÿ˜— There is not enough time in the day to sort out all this misery of incompetence. But it is the same for everyone. That is why France is on strike everyday. You just get ripped off in France. But hay Brits, you got a cheap house. Enjoy the sun....in 40 degrees heat ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. I just had a great idea ๐Ÿ˜€ What about opening a French gรฎte in the Dordogne that is actually a nuclear bunker ? Might need an inside swimming pool mind you. ๐Ÿค” I bet 'answer'....sorry I mean Chancer has not thought of that !
  4. Yep. Nuclear vs Climate change. What will cook you first ? Anyway.....we are fecked. The question is.....will Scotland get independence from Britain before the world is fecked. I reckon not. ๐Ÿ˜ NS is really wasting her time. She should be enjoying her limited time on this planet like the rest of us.
  5. I think to answer this question, you have to look at nature. I am a country lad. Born (sort of) and bred. I can tell you that nature is in decline. I see it everyday. You just have to look around you to know that nature is in trouble. Without nature, humans will soon be very decessed. We are fecking the planet. Sorry, we have fecked the planet. It is really too late. So enjoy 28 degrees in late October. Because you may not get the chance again. But I bring this back to a 'French Forum' perspective. I really do think France is fecked more than other countries. Pesticides and tourism...and everything else. It is shocking how France treats its nature. Then any remaining nature left gets shot by a drunken mob who have nothing better to do in life. So yeah, don't move to France for the nature. It has become an industralised wastehole.
  6. Doubt it. Pensions are the biggest swindle ever invented.
  7. Ken my dear dearest forum friend...the world is finished for humans. We are on life support and those running the show know it. Humanity will not live beyong 2050/60. On that point...I am going to glue myself to something. ๐Ÿ˜€
  8. I saw that at lunchtime too ๐Ÿ™‚ I was going to post that but it was on French telly. No one would get it. Most peeps would be too busy worrying about dishy Rishi destroying their pensions ๐Ÿ˜€
  9. What is the point ? You will be pushing up daisies my friend long before the time comes. So it of no importance to you anyway. Enjoy your afterlife. My kids on the other hand...!!! I reckon 2050/60. Something like that. October 10th 2055 sounds good.
  10. We have no chance of altering climate change and its effects. It is far too late for that. Humanity can't turn this one around. As a civilisation, we are doomed. We are gone. I reckon by 2050/60 the world will be pretty much dead. Members of this forum will be long gone before that but our kids, Grandchildren will die a very slow death. Scary innit.
  11. Well....I have said it before and will say it again. The biggest factor for anyone moving too, or within France is global warming. Brit peeps are still asking STUPID questions on forums about where they shoud live in France. A dumb question I know. How the **** do I know where you want to live in France ๐Ÿ˜€ That said, I would not advise anyone to live in an area below the Loire river. Unless you like living in 40 degrees in the summer...(or this year the winter) or having your house flooded, burnt down or demolished by wild weather. Yeah...I would say France is in the shรฎt with regards to climate change. The biggest problem in France I think is the heat stress on houses. Houses tend not to be very well made for this type of climate. Big cracks ! There you go. I would go very more North towards the Shetland Islands personally than France. 'Answer' (sorry I mean Chancer ๐Ÿ˜€) has moved to Bergerac. He is going to regret that at his age. Not a good idea.
  12. Macron says ' the UK needs political stability'. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ummm...hello Mr Macron ! How much political stability is there in France ? Talking of stability, are not France and Germany at war again ? Same shรฎt...different coloured flag. As we used to say in the logistics industry.
  13. I don't know how many of those people have lived/visited the UK. All I know is that more French live in the UK than British live in France. So that is an interesting fact in itself. Comparing countries is a dumb debate I agree with Minty. Apart from that London is safer than Paris, Marseille and Lyon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ What pees me off is that French forums are always discussing difficult issues in the UK but not the same issues in France. It is like British peeps living in France don't care what is happening in France. Most arrive in France without a mortgage, live in iydlic areas and don't have to go through the same pressures as everyone else. So they are completely oblivious to France and French social issues. I have been working with a very young French Electrcian for the last month in rural France. It has been an education.
  14. So why is there a reported healthcare crisis in France and hospitals and staff are on strike ? Even medical students are on strike in France !!!! Around ere, you will struggle to get a specialist appointment without waiting a good 6-8 months. And I live in a city with three + hospitals. It was not like that 10 years ago.
  15. I have not met one French person in the last 6 years who would agree with you on that point. I don't think the media (TV or in the papers) would agree with you either. When I go back to the UK now and again it is like a breath of fresh air....regardless of their problems. Hmmm...naaa....France is in a worse space than the UK.
  16. 100% ? France politically and socially is in a terrible mess. The country has fallen apart. It is bad. I am guessing the many many French living in the UK would hedge their bets with staying in the UK than moving back to France.
  17. Is France politically and socially in a worse mess than the UK ?
  18. Can I just remind folks here that you all live in France where..... 1) We have no fuel to put in our cars...well not around ere and most areas of France. 2) There is a massive general strike planned next week which 'will' bring the country to a halt... if it goes ahead. I don't mean one of those wimpy ones they have in the UK. I mean a big one. All hell will break lose and cost all of us (those that pay tax BTW) a fortune. France politically is in more of a mess than the UK. Just saying ๐Ÿ˜€ Back to the Liz Truss discussion ๐Ÿ˜—
  19. Like in Bourges ? It has been headline F3 (region centre) news for the last couple of days. It is an anti Macron thing. Nothing to do with the queens death.
  20. Your budget is not enough for a 2/3 bed house anywhere worth living in France to be fair. I'm not sure buying a fishing lake is a good idea. You will just buy youself a very big headache. So yeah, forget all this nonsense.
  21. I have no real views on this matter (I am not a royalist) except that she did do the British proud. She did keep the country together. We can all agree on that. RIP Queenie.
  22. Ken my dear fellow you are being played on another forum by someone who does not live in France, has no association with France but spends their time on French forums trying get people banned. It turns them on. But I guess even sad people need a hobby. But I am sure there are better things to do in life. They begin with the letter 'C'. So yeah, give it up. Don't waste your time. Just saying.
  23. Because the house has been in the family for over 300 years. It is very old. It will never ever get sold. But also if one of the kids needs a fully functioning house for free, they have one.
  24. What is a DNR ? Do Not Resuscitate ? Are you planing on not resucitating someone Wooly ๐Ÿ˜ณ
  25. I am renovating my OH's family rural house that she inherited. It is in a very good area. 20 Mins from Macon and 50 mins from Lyon. So the house is free. Apart from some Notaire fees. 6 K ish lets say. It is going to cost about...150 k to renovate .....to make it a house worth living in. So this is free (no buying costs) and it going cost 150 k to renovate it. Will it be worth 150 k in rural desert medical France ? No. And to be fair it is in very good condition. So yeah, I would not buy any of those dumps shown in that article.
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