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I don’t mind making jokes – but I don’t want to look like one

I’m currently back in France for a few days before heading to the UK for two weeks and I thought it would be a good idea, since I seem unable to find any time at all to write anything new in this busy busy whirl, to re-post some of my old word. So for your entrèe here is the start of my love affair with le Cantal ….

Half Baked In Paradise

There is always a why.  In every situation there will be a reason.  Sometimes it burnishes the surface and gleams for all to see, sometimes it lurks deep down but take a look and there will always be a blazingly obvious reason why.  For many a move to France is all about the lure of more house and land for your money.  For some it is the culture – the perception that life in France means wine, food, wine, more food, wine.  You get my drift.  For us it was about people.  We had friends here.  French friends.

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When we announced our intention to friends in other parts of France they literally laughed, then looked puzzled when they realised we were serious and then set about trying to dissuade us from such terrible folly.  The Husband with Two Brains had lived and worked in Grenoble for 9 years in the…

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  1. Safe travels, my friend. 😊

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    March 31, 2016
    • Thank you – so far, so good … of to England tomorrow – rehearsing my BBC accent for the arrival 😉

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      April 1, 2016
      • Just keep repeating “This is the BBC”. If nothing else, people will think you’re mad and stay out of your way. Cheers 🤔

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        April 1, 2016
      • Mad bag woman with BBC enunciation – I can do that!

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        April 1, 2016
  2. You make Cantal sound very appealing. Someday….

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    March 31, 2016
  3. hope all is well dear Fiona!

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    April 1, 2016
    • Dearest Lynn – I’m all good but rushed off my feet – I’ll need a vacation to recover! Off to England tomorrow to stay with my mummy and then back to the US on 15th after which I will be ringing you again for a natterbang as my Granny would call it 🙂 xxx

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      April 1, 2016
  4. Have a wonderful and safe trip! 🙂

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    April 1, 2016
  5. What a lovely start to this episode of your story. I love the way you describe 2B as a nutter; my personal nutter is currently talking to his new floor….

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    April 1, 2016
    • Excellent – we love floor talkers (not floor walkers you understand – only talkers!) Nutters ROCK! x

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      April 1, 2016
  6. lindywhitton #

    I enjoyed catching up with the beginning of your journey. I’ll come back and do a bit of archiving…

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    April 1, 2016
    • I’ll be posting a few more whilst I’m away …. I seem to be un peu occupée at the mo. But I discovered I could do this so like a child with a new toy ….

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      April 1, 2016
  7. Have a good trip. I remember your re-posted early post – through which we eventually found what a small world it is and that Streatley appears to be the centre of it!

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    April 13, 2016
    • And what a happy coincidence it was!

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      April 13, 2016

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