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TheCountOfNowhere

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a couple of you noticed I disappeared a week or so ago. well spotted I thought and I was actually quite touched.

well, just wanted you to know, my family has moved to France.

renting a 6 bed property down south, 3 acres of land, access to a local airstrip to fly back to UK, heated pool and some pretty spectacular views. kids are at ideal age to move. my wife has never looked happier, she was brought up in France. it's still warm here and we are thinking we should have done it sooner, but we waited for the ideal time.

have milked my work, good income, long enough now and having finished up somewhere a few weeks ago and with pretty much no work about we decided it was time to get out. let's face it, the UK is ###### and when this insane bubble goes it's going to be really really bad.

we thought about buying somewhere to come back to but we did some viewings and the #### up for sale was appalling. who in their right mind is buying this tripe!

one agent in Northampton told us, this was the decider for us, that agents were over valuing properties by 200k just to try and get properties on their books, but some idiots in chains were buying into it. he told Me it will collapse soon, even did a swooshing move with his arm :lol: the agent couldn't belive his luck last 18 months but said it's not sustainable and a collapse is now inevitable. was good to hear such honesty.

I have a job, working from le chateau, lined up too, so everything has fallen into place.

I've been saying for a white, it's time to leave.

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thanks. I always find the posters on here to be jolly decent people.

I still wouldn't buy a house mind you and I've got even more time to keep up with events.

the bulk of your wealth is still in the UK so quite nervous about how another massive crash night affect that.

interesting times.

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Félicitations.

My partner and I rent in the UK and bought a house in France a couple of years ago, about an hour outside of Toulouse. If you can figure out the work thing (and have some kids to reduce the tax burden) it seems like a no-brainer to live in France. About 20% of our neighbours are British or Dutch (some with kids, some retired) and the French who live there (many who have moved from up north themselves) are all really friendly. The quality of life is hard to compare to the UK.

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Congratulations.

If I had given my career more thought, I would have choosen something where I could work for anywhere.

Are you in IT?

Good for you anway.

more engineering than it but computer based.

this is why I get annoyed with the troll, ea, leeches who want it all for nothing.

I built things. complex things. things that enrich society.

shouldn't there types of jobs ad rewarded before middle man, sales, living off people's backs, funded by the public type jobs.

why would anyone with transferable skills put up with this feudal society.

sure, you might get 100k free equity in your property, said for by the young/pyramid scheme but I am sure they will get that back off you before or when you dieI

as I say.

leave now.

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more engineering than it but computer based.

this is why I get annoyed with the troll, ea, leeches who want it all for nothing.

I built things. complex things. things that enrich society.

shouldn't there types of jobs ad rewarded before middle man, sales, living off people's backs, funded by the public type jobs.

why would anyone with transferable skills put up with this feudal society.

sure, you might get 100k free equity in your property, said for by the young/pyramid scheme but I am sure they will get that back off you before or when you dieI

as I say.

leave now.

Hmmm.... Unfortunately I work in financial services.

Working from home a couple of days a week is possible but that's it really.

I wish I'd gone into programming or engineeering!

Glad things are going well.

Make sure you setup up a French section for HPC!

Edited by growlers

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I was in Languedoc Roussillon this summer. Have to say I was impressed with the area as a whole- and when thinking about living there- the positives certainly seem to outweigh the negatives. Of course, the job situation didn't seem the best, but assuming you have an income sorted I can easily believe one could be very happy. The climate and all the outdoor activities that come with it is the real difference. And of course, I noticed that the house prices were somewhat better value than the UK.

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Hmmm.... Unfortunately I work in financial services.

Working from home a couple of days a week is possible but that's it really.

I wish I'd gone into programming or engineeering!

Glad things are going well.

Make sure you setup up a French section for HPC!

sadly, that's what the UK pap become.

service/financial sector jobs are something a booming economy needs, they in themselves cannot be a booming economy any economy based on them can be little more than a scam, a ponzi, a pyramid scam.

maybe i am wrong but the UK economy looks to be based on same? smoke and mirrors.

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Funny how the french are often cited as the poster child for a failed socialist style system- but they must be doing something right if so many people are happy to go live there.

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Funny how the french are often cited as the poster child for a failed socialist style system- but they must be doing something right if so many people are happy to go live there.

The French do have their problems. I would hate to be a young person trying to get a job there. Whereas Britain is divided into the haves and the have-nots according to whether you bought a house before 2005, France is divided into the insiders and the outsiders according to whether you have a stable job. If you can work around that, it can be a great place to live (outside of Paris).

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It's interesting the reasons people have for emigrating.

People leaving Britain (many more just the south-east, or London, or zone x) to avoid the insane accommodation issues

Young people are leaving France if they can't become an elite civil servant

Young people are leaving other southern Europe, because there are no jobs (in both cases they seem to flock to London)

Horses for courses I suppose.

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Funny how the french are often cited as the poster child for a failed socialist style system- but they must be doing something right if so many people are happy to go live there.

Cited by whom? The pygmy twilight at the IEA, the Centre For Policy Studies, the Adam Smith Institute, City AM...

Meanwhile the French govt gets on with building 400,000 new homes every single year.

H/t to the Count. There is a way.

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> Meanwhile the French govt gets on with building 400,000 new homes every single year.

Well the French govt doesn't build them. Private companies do. It is also why they have issues with regular catastrophic flooding, such as last week, which killed 20 people.

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thanks. I always find the posters on here to be jolly decent people.

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If you fancy watching some comedy on tv' les camèras cachées de Francois l'embrouille' is being shown on the channel Paris Premiere tonight at 20.45 or in english the hidden cameras of Francois Damien.

You can watch him on the TNT channel 41 or on orange channel 34 if your on free its channel 26 well worth watching for a laugh.

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Good luck! May sound strange, but it's the winter I would fear in France seeing as it would have a continental climate. Hope your place is well insulated...

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