Living in France 2010

Le Tour de France LondonImage by Kol Tregaskes via Flickr

Let me start by saying I live in the UK – to be precise England. To be even more precise Lincoln. I have lived in France having spent 5 glorious years in the Limousin. We sold up and returned to the UK last year.Would I like to be living in rural France any more?Not at all! The reasons are not hard to understand:

  • France is in the process of some considerable structural change which involves tension between the Government and its public services. This is going to lead to massive disruption in 2010.
  • The economy is struggling with few signs of how to get out of regional recession.
  • The France I went to live in many years ago is fast disappearing.
  • It’s getting very expensive to live there.
  • As the Pound/Euro move to parity there will be some pressure on those who have retired to France for the “good life’ to live much more austere lives.

So we’ve returned and are thankful we were able to do so at a time when houses have become more affordable.We’ve had our French adventure – let’s start a UK one!

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About Gorseinonboy

Hi I'm Vernon Goddard, retired and currently living in Lincoln having spent time abroad in France. My wife Carol and I are enjoying life away from having to make a living; instead we're making plenty of new friends in Lincoln. We have new plans for our time together and new adventures to achieve. Hell Lloyds TSB are still paying for it all and you taxpayers in the UK. So thanks ~ we really appreciate your regular contributions to our spending money. And why not stop and contribute on this site. If you have a view about anything I write you're welcome to post a comment or get in touch with me. When I'm not blogging, I write a little, garden a little less, drink and eat some, exercise when pushed, talk for Wales and think about the grandchildren. Well that's me. Gorseinonboy.
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