Rhae Elliott and her husband Keith did what most of us imagine doing when watching the TV programmes telling the stories of people who sell up and leave all familiar things to start life in a new country. They made the decision to move to Central France making the dream of a life abroad a reality. After several visits investigating different areas of France they bought a wonderful 200-year-old farmhouse and dilapidated cottage in the Berry Creuse region. Here they began a new life. In a year they redecorated the farmhouse, renovated the cottage and ran a successful holiday business. The story tells of the necessary steps to get health cover, problems with local builders and dealings at the Maire. It tells of marathon lunches and drinking copious quantities of wine wilst tring to keep up with their French hosts. It continues with tales of the prolems they got themselves into when visiting local fetes and brocantes. It explains the difficulties encountered mastering the language and the way the British network to help each other in a Foreign Land.There were boxes and boxes of things, long lengths of pipe, pump, skimmer, ladder, endless nuts, bolts, screws and a huge roll ... The people at Sarl Jamet Espaces Verts were agents and had ordered the pool from Duggain Pools in Paris for us. ... The skimmer should be square and the one we had in our pack was oblong.
|Title||:||By Chance to Live in Central France|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2006-02-15|