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    Today I met up with an old friend for lunch and she arrived in a Brit reg car, so I asked how she liked the new car and she said she cant wait to get French plates as she has so many Brits coming up to her !! both of us have been here for years now, but times have changed :cry: :cry:

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    One way of avoiding other Brits, would be to log out now!!! :yahoo:

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    Off the topic a bit rusty but I wondered why, if your friend has been here for years, she has a British car? Just curious.

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    there are quite a lot of first language english speakers where i live but i’ve noticed that it’s only a few of the English who are embarrassed to be in a group of other english speaking immigrants. most of the French, English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Australian, German, American etc are fine with it :unsure:

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    I think it depends where you live. I am in a community with very few English apart from a few holiday homes. I don’t want to live somewhere where every other person is an expat, I might as well have stayed in UK but an English couple who have become very good friends have just moved back to the UK and I am going to miss them. We used to go out for drinks and the odd meal together and going to my local bar now I feel a bit isolated. The locals are very friendly but my French is probably as good as it is going to get now and that is not good enough to keep up with conversations especially between several people. My neighbours are lovely too and I am lucky with that but I do miss having a chat with friends in my own language.

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    Where I am now there are no English speakers and that is annoying. Conversing in French is ok but I do miss a good natter in my native tongue.

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    Don’t we make up for it, Pete? ;-)

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    Where I am now there are no English speakers and that is annoying. Conversing in French is ok but I do miss a good natter in my native tongue. 1+ Users who have liked this:

    But think of the service you have done to all the other Brits in Saint Junien Pete?

    Then of course you could just talk to yourself ? :yes: :yes:

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    I do talk to myself and I do actually talk a lot of sense !!!

    Had to nip back to St Ju on friday to say ‘bye’ to some friends who have sold up near Montrollet. I drove past the golf course which closed last autumn and is now like a jungle –  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry !

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    Nipping back to Saint Junien in your mercedes probably cost the planet another day Pete ! , My goddess , two hail marias and €20 euros in the poor box for you!

    It could be a good thing that the golf in Saint Junien has become a jungle, more carbon secretion .So you may laugh. :yes: :yes:

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    Don’t we make up for it, Pete? ;-)

    You certainly do tigre.

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    Off the topic a bit rusty but I wondered why, if your friend has been here for years, she has a British car? Just curious.

     

    The reason that works for a lot of people is that UK reg. RHD cars are a lot cheaper than cars available here which are not only more expensive but come with much higher mileage.

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    Ahh I see, thanks Sh-Sh, that’s satisfied my curiosity.

    As for the topic I think it’s a case of being as selective here as it is anywhere as to who you make friends with regardless of nationality, we have both British and French friends, but we have never really lived anywhere in France that has been swamped with British people so there has always been a good balance.

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