Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.
contadina wrote:We chose southern Italy for a more relaxed way of life and because self-sufficiency is the norm. There are no large farms near us, just families tending their small plots of land to provide for their families and sell any surplus.
Like others have warned; where ever you choose, do it because you want to live there, rather than to escape from somewhere else. You'll get more out of life this way and integrate much quicker. Generally people who move overseas because they hate their previous abode are the ones who don't last, as they can't cope when they experience problems. The grass isn't always greener and everywhere has its pros and cons.
Mustardseedmama wrote:Thankyou (sincerely!) for that harsh-ish smack of reality. I know we need to calm down a lot before we start searching.
Not to stir up any political argument, but we don't want to have to struggle the second half of our lives away under the tyranny of communisim, and I truly believe that is what we are rocketing towards over here.
I spent yesterday mourning the loss of the country I grew up in. I think we could get along in another place,...we are used to problems and setbacks, (layoffs, health problems, family problems, accidents and injuries)...and now that we don't live in "America" anymore it's very tempting to try it,...even with all the challenges it would bring.
oldjerry wrote:Mustardseedmama wrote:[quote="contadina"
With the greatest of respect,and I really mean this,I think that's the saddest and least viable reason to emigrate.I'd still be living abroad were my body not falling apart(Partner and kids Italian citizens) and to be honest,in my experience,the most miserable expats are always the ones slagging off their mother country,as well as usually the country they've moved too.
Politics aside,and I would expect yours and mine would be somewhat divergent,nevertheless whomever had won it would have highlighted a country that's desperately divided,and wether you love or despise the victor, that's just an unhealthy situation.
I would point out too,that many of the people who see the present regime as too far to the left,would find most places in Europe (outside the Russian Federation) hotbeds of Marxism and completely unacceptable.
I hope you and your partner can find peace of mind and solace in your family and home, BWs.
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