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What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:47

Sunny, 27° in the shade. Tomorrow's forecast is heavy rain, 14°.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:50

Mynx, Stevo's answer is not correct. Ex-pats can vote if they have been living in Europe for less than 15 years.

I am an ex-pat because my husband decided to live in France when our 4 children were small. I really didn't want to, all my friends and family were in England and I love England, but it was go with him or divorce and I loved him. Now my children are married to French people and I have 9 grandchildren in France. My husband died some years ago, but I'm stuck here in a house I can't sell because of French inheritance laws as the children part own it and they don't want to sell. It is a gorgeous house though. But I've since met OH 2 and he moved here because his wife wanted to, she died 3 years later. He managed to sell his French house. We have bought a cottage in Norfolk together, our 2nd home, which we love.

So I can't vote in the referendum, but OH can.

We don't know what would happen if the UK leaves, but we have been told that ex-pats would no longer be in a health service and would need very expensive private health insurance, travelling back to the UK would be more complicated, our pensions may be frozen. A lot of English people here are trying to sell their houses and move back but it can take 3 - 4 years to sell a house in France.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:38

Morning all. Have friends staying.

Dove, we will be in Norfolk 2nd half of June. You'll be back by then?

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:28

That's wise, Tetley. I don't think the thread should be closed, but the subject should be stuck to without upsetting anyone. We can beg to differ. The world would be a boring place if we all thought the same. I don't agree with you over Europe but it's good to read what people think. For me, as an ex-pat, it would be best to stay in. I also think it would be best for the UK to stay in, but it's interesting to read the other views.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:14

That sounds yummy RB. Would rather have it at tea time than breakfast time.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 10:08

How do people know if someone has blocked them?

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 10:05

Have been reading back a bit. Verdun said "I receive quite a number of pm's but would never publish them.....doesn't it cross the line?  Would you trust someone who did this?" When we argued about Christianity Verdun told everyone about a PM I'd sent him because I was hurt by things he had said. He didn't publish all of it but he quoted bits of it out of context. I wasn't the Christian who sent him venomous PMs, but I did tell him I was upset by his attack. Everyone should be free to express themselves, whether right or wrong, so long as they don't deliberately hurt others.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:52

Hostafan, that's why I've kept out of it. But I think out would be a catastophe. Wonder if I'll get hate mail

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:49

Ouch, Lesley, did the doc say how soon it will heal? I hope you can sleep.

That sounds hopeful Hosta, hope it works.

Hollie Hock has never been a troll. I thought Wonkie put it very well.

Grey and cool again. Last time OH's friends came we sat in the garden. Looks as though this time we'll eat inside with the woodburner lit. I haven't worn a summer dress yet this year.

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 23:37

Salvia nemorosa Blauhugel.

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