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Post: # 206791Post Mylovelyhorse »

I feel like I'm about to explode with excitement, so I need to share what's happening in my life at the moment.

After years of planning and scheming, our plans to move to France are finally becoming reality. At the end of September we're due to sign the Acte de Vente (completion, in English terms) on a lovely house, exactly where we wanted to be in France. To say I'm excited is a bit of an understatement. I've been learning French for the past three years (I'm about to finish an OU course, which takes me to about A-level standard).

As soon as we've got the keys in our hands, we'll start to tie up things in this country. We'll both resign from work, and will hand in notice on the rented place we're in at the moment. So by mid-November, we should be in a position to make the move - permanently.

The house is lovely. It has three bedrooms, and a barn attached. It's definitely habitable as it is, but needs some tlc (and a new kitchen). OH will convert the barn into a pottery studio and will become a full-time potter. I will be a freelance editor (much as I am in this country). There's 1,5 acres of land, certified organic. It's in a beautiful place, and we know a few people in the area so I'm hoping we won't be too isolated.

And to add to the joy, my employers have just asked for volunteers for redundancy... I have no idea if they'll accept my application, but the timing of this seems just too good to be true!

Please join me in celebrating. We've worked so hard for this, and have put so many hours into trying to find a way to do it, it's difficult to believe that it's finally going to happen.

MLH x :flower:

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Post: # 206798Post Susie »

That's the most amazing news. Félicitations! Beaucoup beaucoup de félicitations! (I'm not sure if that's right. You know what I mean).

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Post: # 206801Post Thomzo »

Oh congratulations and good luck. I do hope you get your redundancy, it'd be the icing on the cake (would that be a French Fancy perhaps?).

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Post: # 206807Post 123sologne »

Well done you! Bravo! And I also hope you get the redundancy, that would just be really great!
Where are you going in France? :king: :thumbright:
PS to Susie: I can confirm your French is definitely very readable and understandable :icon_smile:

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Post: # 206815Post Millymollymandy »

I hope the house is in the Correze as that's where your location says you want to be. :lol: Congratulations and I'm very pleased it is all falling into place for you. Look forward to hearing your adventures and seeing photos! :cheers:
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Post: # 206819Post Jandra »

That is exciting! I'll toast with my tea to your new adventure: Santé!
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Post: # 206821Post Green Aura »

Fantastic news!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Isn't it amazing how things sometimes just all fall into place. Photos are your top priority of course so we can see where you're going :lol:
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Post: # 206875Post MuddyWitch »

Wonderful news!!! :brave:

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Post: # 206886Post old tree man »

Congratulations :cheers: sending lots of positive waves your way, have a wonderful time :thumbright: :flower:
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Post: # 206891Post Mylovelyhorse »

Thank you all for the kind thoughts and for celebrating with me!

Yes, the house is in the Corrèze. And I'm about to try to upload a photo of it, so you can see the house... Bear with me, not done this before...
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Post: # 206901Post battybird »

Congratulations...it looks and sounds wonderful...isn't life great when things work out even better than planned?? :cheers: :cheers:
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Post: # 206935Post pelmetman »

Congratulations. Your house looks great, it just goes to show that all your hard work has paid off.

I'm quite sure you will have a wonderful time in France I just love it there.

Do keep us posted on how you get on.

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Post: # 206940Post spider8 »

How wonderful and what a lovely place. All those things to prepare and get ready, really exciting :iconbiggrin: . Well done and keep us informed of your progress - good for you! :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 206945Post Silver Ether »

wonderful ... hope everything goes smooth with the move and no broken dishes Many blessing on joy on your home ... :flower:
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Post: # 207056Post Bikil »

How wonderful! Many congrats and the house looks lovely!
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