Banff, Canada - mountains, wildlife, peace and quiet, Molsen. Or possibly propped up on the porch of a large house in Florida, sipping a JD, watching the sunset. ...(sighs)...God I need to win the Lottery.
Post by TheWiseMaster on Jan 26, 2004 18:20:13 GMT
Holidays in the sun have good memories for most of us - hence the huge numbers who head for the Med
However when were on holday we know we are coming back - to familiar places and friends/family - and this is still home
I have friends who have settled on the Costa del Sol who are constantly moaning about the place and weather.
Desperate to get UK TV because there is little or no social life (ie with friends). Living in a British getto with no contact with the locals. This may be just them but they don't paint a pleasant picture. In the area where they live there are almost no people under 50!!
Post by Lakeland Potter on Jan 26, 2004 18:59:41 GMT
WM and wigginb, I have no probs with anyone emigrating. As WM says, doing it without doing some proper research first is dangerous. In my own case I am only moving 400 miles north on retirement and staying in the same country but I still bought my retirement place 6 years ago to give me time to change my mind.
Maybe I am just cautious but in my case it paid off and I have no qualms.
No, my real problem continues to be with those who slag off our country without a) even trying to do anything to look into emigration or, b) trying to make this country better.
I can understand people hating the climate (even though I love it) but people who hate the UK economic conditions forget we live in the 4th/5th largest economy in the world - something to be rather proud of. Of course its always easy to live on a British income in a country with a cheaper cost of living but that's not a reason to slag off the uk.