Hi to you all,
This is my first blog,but have been a member afew months now so i really should at least say something, have read loads though.
My wife Laura and i have been here in Montaudin since sept 2010 and have been really busy tidying up the garden and trying to get the house in some sort of order, lots of putting right the unfinished things left by previous owners,seems never ending,i am always in working clothes x7 days a week , we are starting to ask ourselves what are we doing here!! we have meet a few other English people but they all are retired and in their late 60s/70s only 4 English couples in our area, we are starting to get that feeling of have we done the right thing, is this the way everybody feels to start with?
We bought a small garden maintenace business incl machinery off another English guy (+7 customers)hoping to build this up in the good weather, i am a carpenter/builder which is what i really want to do here in France so have registerd for both, i think the problem feeling maybe that i have not worked since leaving the UK where i was always flat out with work (lots of renovation work) which might be helpfull,might just be the winter blues abit of social life might help.
Our French is not very good so plan to get that sorted soon as poss that will help us i am sure.
sorry to be a bore not looking for a shoulder to cry on just need to get over this period and the better weather comming will hopefully make us feel we should be here.