Well hello all,
I have avoided writing this post because I just didn't want to but now reality has hit and so here goes.
We left our home in France on Tuesday and are back in England for the foreseeable future. Already we are missing France and our home like crazy but hopefully that will get better. The reason we have returned? Well, the promised work contract at an international school had gone from the promised 18 hours a week, barely enough to survive on but we had high hope of our enterprises, to eleven. No question of being able to survive France on that.
When did we find this out? Two and a half weeks ago when Russell picked up his timetable, No-one at the school thought they ought to let us know that he wouldn't be earning enough to live on, although they had assured him in June that his hours would be 18, they had changed their minds. And that is what makes me really cross, because let's face it, they didn't change their minds the day they wrote the time table out.
Anyhow, luckily he had been headhunted for a job in the summer and when he contacted them they still wanted him. So in two weeks we have located a fully furnished, empty and willing to take a dog, tied cottage and are going to sign the lease on it tomorrow and he starts work back in the English education system on Monday. We are still shell shocked and trying really hard to be positive but it is not easy. Anyhow I still intend to start our businesses up just from a different location and we will return to our home but just for the holidays. What I really want to say was a big thank you to all you SFNers who have over the last 18 months answered my questions, re-assured me about the auto entrepreneur system and above all made me laugh. I shall continue to be a member just for a little further afar. So THANK YOU to you all