Posted: 20/02/2017 at 13:09
Glad you've recovered from the lurgy, GWRS, I expect you'll feel tired for a few days.
I suppose there was an advantage moving to France, although I didn't want to. My 4 children all had an excellent education, free University (apart from health payments and accommodation), and they all have good jobs, married French people and have been able to buy really nice houses at half the price of English houses, small deposit and low interest rates. But there are a lot of young people here who are unemployed and the unemployment rate is high, partly because of the high taxes and social charges employers have to pay.
I was lucky as a child, because my father went to Cambridge Uni when the war was over, did well, worked very hard, rose up the ladder in his field, so we lived in a lovely house in the country. Not country any more, Gatwick airport and new houses all over the fields I remember.