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Re: Brits in France

You two would get on just fine, sitting in the village café with a bottle of red between you, putting the world to rights and bitching at each other🙄
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>BritinBretagne wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"> At least I’m safe here in Brittany and can sleep safe knowing that you won’t be buying the house next door.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are quite safe Brit.

There is nothing wrong with Brittany. There is nothing wrong with Cornwall.

I just find these types of places awkward to live in if you are not Breton or Cornish iMHO. You will always feel out of place.

Happy to go on holiday there though. Live ??? No.

The same applies to Corisca....which is a place I would dearly love live.

I have said before that we have a few relatives in your area Brit.

ner ner nee ner ner!!
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 BritinBretagne wrote:
Let’s be clear, luckily not many people are like you. You can’t get anything right, you even contradict yourself in your final paragraph. At least I’m safe here in Brittany and can sleep safe knowing that you won’t be buying the house next door.


If you feel safe in Brittany, BinB, I feel practically as impregnable and fortified as though I am in Fort Knox!

Absolutely no danger whatsoever of ALBF buying the verger next to my house, clearing the land and building a house thereBig Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Stick out tongue [:P]



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The main reason that living in Cornwall was never a serious option for a place to live is it is no longer the same county where I was born and went to Primary School in. It has been overrun by incommers who have changed the way of life (and house prices) in a way that the Brits in the Dordogne will never match. Brittany is more like the Cornwall I knew.
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 woolybanana wrote:
You two would get on just fine, sitting in the village café with a bottle of red between you, putting the world to rights and bitching at each other🙄


I think it's more like a conversation overheard in a retirement homeBig Smile [:D]

After 2 years in Cornwall as a furriner (from 3 counties away) I agree with ALBF that it's an awkward place to live in, though.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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What area in Cornwall BiB?

 

Its changed massively in the time that I have known it since the 60's, my earliest memories, my grandfather sold his cottage in 1984 to move into sheltered housing, I'm pretty sure the agent scammed him as he was told he was very lucky to get £16K at exactly the same time I bought my first property, a bedsit near Gatwick for £24K, the chocolate box cottage is now worth millions and has been ruined in my eyes by massive unsympathetic extensions.

 

My widowed father also retired there shortly afterwards with his new wife my stepmother, her family leave a lot to be desired to say the least and soon clocked on that they could move down there, get sacked from their seasonal job and be housed and live off the social for the rest of their lives, there are now 3 generations of her offspring there numbering scores and not a worker or contributor to society amongst them.

 

My father moved from the first retirement property to another smaller more manageable new bungalow close to a doctors surgery, a new private estate with hard working neighbours, over the course of 15 years it totally changed, housing associations bought up every property sold and moved in the dregs of society, my father was the only person who was not allegedly disabled, and who paid for his own roof over his head and his own vehicle, all the others had brand new motability vehicles and despite their alleged disabilities all worked part time up to 18 hours a week on  the books (and a lot more off the books) so as not to impact their benefits.


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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>BritinBretagne wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">The main reason that living in Cornwall was never a serious option for a place to live is it is no longer the same county where I was born and went to Primary School in. It has been overrun by incommers who have changed the way of life (and house prices) in a way that the Brits in the Dordogne will never match. Brittany is more like the Cornwall I knew.</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that not a contradiction ?? Are you not a newcomer BreizhinBretagne in Bretagne ?

Having said that....was Brittany joined once with Cornwall hence its name ? Little Britain or something like that ?

PS. In terms of house prices...Brits selling their houses in the Dordogne are trying their best to match Cornwall. LOL. The only people who will pay those prices are other Brits.

ner ner nee ner ner!!
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ALBF, you are right about prices paid in the Dordogne.  In the last few years, in our tiny village, I know of 3 properties sold to other Brits (one to Australians as a holiday home) for roughly THREE times the price I considered them to be "worth".

I couldn't believe it and still can't.  All have spent thousands on those properties since.  Some people have more money than sense.

Admittedly one is not actually in the village but on the road between our village and the next one.  So now we have one British couple more or less full-time and one Australian couple for 10 weeks in the summer.  And they are extremely pleasant and apparently intelligent people so why on earth they paid those crazy prices remains a complete mystery.

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