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    Extension cables and treated timber, far more expensive here. Don’t know that mobile phones are more expensive. I went into Orange a couple of weeks ago and got a contract for 9€ a month. Ok, it isn’t the latest iPhone or anything, but I get 2 hours of calls and unlimited texts to French numbers anywhere in Europe every month, and 3 magic numbers that there are free unlimited calls to. And the phone is ‘very robust and water repellent’.

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    Andrea I suppose the main problem was the clearing off with some bloke you worked with, but 33 years is an awful long while to go into hiding, perhaps you should have got yourself on I’m a celeb, got yourself back into the public eye. Cost of livings going up everywhere, the UK government is cutting back on everything to try and save cash, French carry on spending and taxing. Its only the availability of cheap labour and zero hours contracts which is keeping prices down over the channel, and once the poo poo hits the fan big time, prices will indeed shoot up.

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    Obviously bodiddly you were nowhere near France when we came over haha

    loved France back then – got the t-shirt etc
    As our french friends say – france is in crisis and with hollande or Sarcozy they will never get out of it and Valls – well!!! Marie le pen again the worst that can happen and I am happy to leave you all with them – good luck.
    no matter what we will be once again close to family and to us that what matters. I hope you are never left here alone with all the paperwork to deal with not knowing the system with no one to help – it is a nightmare and I speak and understand French. The French health system is like the Uk – a postcode lottery and even those outside the hospital are appalled at what we have had to go through – hope you have better treatment than us.
    just had the Infirmier du secteur her and the dossier is going to take 2 months to put into practice and maybe even longer so all the help we are entitled to will not come into effect until 2017 – great!! No matter what you say a friend had the same thing in the North East of the UK and has all the help that we are entitled to already and he didn’t have his stroke until June whereas my OH ‘s stroke was back in March and I am still doing all the paperwork even for the insurrance we took out 20 years ago for the mortgage etc and we are still jumping through hoops!!!

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    I’m so sad that you have all this Still to deal with Andrea, I do so understand. We bought in the 1980′ s and yes it was way way cheaper then with the French Franc . Food was cheaper, eating out was cheaper, I agree when they joined the Euro it all got a lot more money for everything. We enjoyed our time in France and we are enjoying our time back in the UK . We came for an adventure , which we had and now we have another one! Each to their own!  Good luck to you and I really hope you get the help you need when you get back  :rose:

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    T, there is a Mc Do, in Redon, which must obviously be patronized, but, now you mention it, after 18yrs here I haven’t met anyone who uses it :good:

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    Hope things work out for You Two soon Andrea, to far away to offer real support :heart:

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    Well I went with some friends to a French McDs it was awful ! Nearly raw burgers, noise levels was way too high, hated it! Never again! :rose: 🍔🍔

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    Bill, over 9,000 people live in  Redon, how many of them do you know?

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    9,000 Only humph!,

    Thought there wazz more than that T.  :unsure:

    Obviously. ;-)

    I No

    All of that wee crowd , just their faces mind, never was great with names :-)

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    I take it after 33 years away even a UK citizen wouldn’t have automatic entitlement to care, I’ve no idea, but the service I have had over here since I had a health scare I can’t fault. But I do know that the treatment my father has received is abysmal, but then the care for old folk’s in Norfolk is way underfunded.

    And no I’ve not been in France for 33 years, but it was 11 francs to the pound when we came over, which did make stuff reasonably priced, but a few years previous to that when we holidayed in France, it was 8 francs to the pound, we then found France quite pricey.

    Swings and roundabouts they call it.

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