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  • #545930
    Cordelia Cale-Doucet
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    4th March 2021

    I like your MG!  The thumbnail looks like a B.  I had a 68 Midget and to this day I have never had so much fun with a car.

    I just joined today so if I do something odd (like accidentally hit a don’t like button) it is completely because I am forum lame.

    Cheers.

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    #545931
    Cordelia Cale-Doucet
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    Hello,

    I am a newbie too so I figure us Explorers need to stick together.  Looking forward to learning more about the folks on here.

    Cheers,

    Cordelia

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    #545933
    Admin Paul
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    23rd June 2019

    Hi Cordelia,

    Thanks for joining!

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    #546150
    Bandit’s Mum
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    7th March 2021

    Hello everyone

    I have been dipping in and out of the forum for a while and have finally got round to actually joining. We have been in France for the best part of 9 years and for  eight and a half have been living in the beautiful Monts D’Arrée in Finistère. Our absolute passion is gardening and, under ‘normal’ circumstances we open our garden 3 weekends a year as part of the association Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts to raise money for French Childrens charities.

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    #546183
    Stinky
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    Hello Cordelia and Bandit’s Mum. Hope you enjoy yourselves on here. Stinky.

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    #546189
    Admin Paul
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    Hello BM, good to see you, and good luck with the garden this year!

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    #546787
    Andy King
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    Hi All, new member here who hasn’t yet worked out how to change his profile picture so excuse the default one! My main reason for registering is to ask some questions about the housing market in Brittany and how it has been affected by Brexit and Covid – I’ll post specific questions in dedicated threads but I am very interested to hear from people “on the ground” what the current situation is and what people expect to transpire over the next 12-14 months. We are trying to figure out whether our rough working plan is actually possible or not, so any comments on current supply and prices, and expected changes in the coming months would be very much appreciated.

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    #546831
    Admin Paul
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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for joining, look forward to your questions, just post them as and when they occur, between us all, I would hope we can help!

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    #547260
    Andy King
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    Hmm, I don’t seem to be able to start a topic of my own, am I missing a huge great big button somewhere? :)

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    #547418
    Admin Paul
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    Hi Andy,

    Just ‘hovver” under “Forums”, the chooose say “General”, and then if you scroll down, you will see the bit where you enter your post. Any probs, just let me know, kind regards, Paul

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    #548497
    Will
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    9th April 2021

    Hello UiB,

    My name is Will and I live in Lanrivain (22480), Cotes d’Armor. I have lived here happily for the past 5 years and now it seems that due to Brexit some dark clouds are on the horizon.

    I will attempt to contribute any knowledge on a subject I am in possession of freely and punctually to assist fellow ‘ex-pats’/immigrants alike. We all need help occasionally and this is vital for a painless integration into the French way of life and to alleviate any feelings of being isolated and alone.

    My experiences thus far re work have been; Graphic design (commercial company + newspapers), Territorial Army (Infantry), air steward and sea steward, bus + coach driver and house and pet sitting services.

    I will be posting various questions on the forums platform in the hope that I may benefit from others knowledge and experience in Brittany and likewise that I might prove useful to others in their quest for answers!

    I am also open to offers regarding work needed as I am physically able (and willing!) to undertake such projects in my free time.

    So, there we are. Wishing all a Covid free 2021 and a fine summer to come (please Lord)!!!

    Kind regards, Will. :bye:

     

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    #548598
    Admin Paul
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    Thank you Will for joining and for such a great intro, these are testing times,but our members are always there for help and advice. Stay safe and well!

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    #549907
    Simon Slade
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    Hi everyone, just joined. My wife and I currently live just north of Frankfurt, she’s German and I’m British. She’s still working and I’m retired. Our aim is to move to Brittany, possibly Finistere as we have friends there, when she stops work in two years time. Clearly we’re got plenty of time to plan everything but it’s surprising how time flys when you get old! What I would like to know at this point is what are the main towns that expats live in or around? Thanks in advance. Simon

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    #549939
    Admin Paul
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    Morning Simon,

    Thanks for joining! That’s an interesting question, I’m not aware that there are any particular towns or regions where expats settle, they seem to be all over!

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    #553953
    neviba
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    Hello, My name is Pierre. I am french and live in Lorient. I would like to meet people to speak (english and french).

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    #553962
    Admin Paul
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    Hello Pierre, thank you for joining!

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    #554473
    Leela
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    hello user name is Leela – we lived in Brittany until last year and now back in Uk. (Launceston.) I can’t remember how to post a profile photo, can someone help. 

     

    And how do i reduce the size of photos? – Do i have to that before posting here or is there a tool on the forum that does i can use?  thanks so much. :rose:

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    #554474
    Leela
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    Anyway Hi to all. Sorry having trouble with some of the tech.. what are BB codes.. thanks again!

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    #554525
    Admin Paul
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    Hi Leela,

    I know a man who can help you with the tech stuff, I will contact him now!

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    #554839
    admin Wizard
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    Welcome Leela

    BBCode is a lightweight markup language used to format messages on the forum. You can find out a bit more about them here  – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBCode

     

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    #555012
    Leela
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    Hi everyone, just joined. My wife and I currently live just north of Frankfurt, she’s German and I’m British. She’s still working and I’m retired. Our aim is to move to Brittany, possibly Finistere as we have friends there, when she stops work in two years time. Clearly we’re got plenty of time to plan everything but it’s surprising how time flys when you get old! What I would like to know at this point is what are the main towns that expats live in or around? Thanks in advance. Simon

     

    i would suggest nearer to the coast – there are some nice towns in 56 – Quimper – Vanne – Aurey – to name a few. Personally, i would not choose rural towns – unless you like being rural. The harbour towns are expensive but make travel easier.. not that people are travelling nowadays.  Remember resale is much better in the larger towns than in the rural areas. i was going to post some links on both topics – travel, moving, areas, that’s why i joined the forum, but since covid, the rules keep changing and nothing is stable.

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    #555083
    Admin Paul
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    That’s for sure, changes appear every day, it is hard to keep on top of them. And many countries seem to be operating with different rules as well. I guess that’s just life at the moment!

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    nita parker
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    17th August 2021

    hello, just registered here.  i and my partner live in Brittany, just outside of langourla, cotes d’amour, and hope that 1 day we will enjoy it here.  We are still struggling with the bureaucracy that is France.  I do feel that is our own fault for not researching properly, so busy looking at properties.  We have made a start with the help of our “hand holder” but still have some things still to do.  I think i might feel better in being able to share with someone else and i hope whoever reads my first little blog, dont think i am not happy i came, because i am and hope when we have dealt with things, hopefully we will be able to appreciate beautiful brittany.

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    #558938
    Admin Paul
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    Hey Nita, the bureaucracy bit is one of the few downsides, but you are right, it is a beautiful part of the world, and we wish you well for the future. The forum is a great place to ask questions and get information.

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    #559695
    Sharimay
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    Hello

    I have just joined so am saying hi.
    I live on the edge of a tiny village near Merdrignac and Broons with my other half.
    We have had the house nearly 11 years but are now here permanently. We love being here and despite the challenges it’s a nice life!

    Ok so looking forward to meeting some of you ( virtually)

    Sharimay

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    #559736
    Babeth
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    Hello Sharimay, don’t be surprised if you haven’t got too many replies on the welcome topic, I think people are so used to see it on top of the screen that they don’t look at it anymore ;-)

    Welcome and don’t hesitate to participate on the other threads, or create your own :yes:

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    #559737
    Admin Paul
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    23rd June 2019

    Hi Sharimay,

    Thank you for joining! I know Merdrignac, it’s a nice town, and you can get a good pizza there!

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    #559744
    Sharimay
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    Thank you for your welcome.
    I’ll be sure to post on the other threads. Or even start some.

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