| Rabbie wrote:|
Sometimes you find the right property and buy it before you realise the people are not your type.
It is not always so easy to move at the present time
Rabbie, you are soooo right. We have had 2 years of utter bliss here in a beautiful village and we arguably had the best plot on the edge of the village with lovely views towards the south and a huge bank full of trees on the north side to shelter us from cold winds.
Then, the market continued to drop and a large, stone house that would have "normally" sold for in excess of 280k euros went for little over 80k euros. So, the inevitable happened, people with little money and even less consideration for others have moved in. This is probably their first house and I'll bet they've never lived in any place near civilisation in the past.
They have cut down in excess of 70 trees, many fruit, acacia and other beauties. The high bank is now a destablised mound of mud and, with the recent rains, a lot of mud has now washed down into the road right outside our house.
The fires he has lit to burn what is really green cuttings have left dark, unsightly deposits on our cars, our drives, our terraces, our windows, our shutters. Some of the mud has inevitably left my floors a lot dirtier than they would ever have been.
The smoke has been stinging my eyes and throat and I have had to have double my usual asthma medication. Would I move? Yes, reluctantly, because prior to such undesirable people moving opposite to us, I thought I'd died and gone to paradise.
N'allez pas trop vite - Proust