Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Renovation Project - Time to say goodbye!

Renovation Project - Time to say goodbye!

We are now on to our last few days in France and it is starting to tell on us, we have so many friends here how are we ever going to get round to them all to say good bye?

We have a night out everyday until we leave, this is a double edged sword, it is so nice to see everyone but we know that this is also the last time we will see some of them, we all say we will visit each other, but it is unlikely we will get the opportunity to visit Brittany again in the near future, yet this has been our home for the last 3 years.

I am so looking forward to our next adventure in Spain, but leaving Huelgoat is going to be so difficult to do.

In some ways it is more difficult than leaving the UK, after all we choose to come here and after everything we have achieved we are leaving it all behind.

When I think back to when we arrived and lived in that leaking tent, moving into that leaking house, which we transformed into a lovely B&B, we met so many nice people and made some friends for life.

How many people can say they followed a dream with no idea what the outcome would be? And succeed!

Will we have the same opportunities in Spain, will I get too write for Spanish magazines? Are we making the wrong decision?

These are all questions that go through my mind.

But it is time to move on, we are not getting any younger and the up side of Spain is that it is so easy too get too, we have already arranged to meet my daughter there and arranged for her to c0me and visit us.

Our final few days go so quickly and we get to say goodbyes and thank you to so many people who have made our time here so special.

We say goodbye to our neighbours, Laurence the little old French lady, who unfortunately I think no longer remembers that we have said goodbye and will be leaving, we still chat every time we see each other and I have so many happy memories of our trying to converse in the beginning and giving up and just singing and dancing together, she is the most wonderful sweet old lady I have ever met.
Didier, out other French neighbour, who could never understand my accent and who would help anybody with anything and who is so sad too see us leave.

Edith and Emilie the wonderful sheep, and all of the wild cats who never really forgave us for taking over their derelict house.

Thank you and goodbye too Sheila and Brian, Gerda and Andy, Sue and Pete, Suzy and Simon, Laurence and Didier, Dave and Jane, Theresa and Craig and everybody else who has been such a big part of our lives, we will miss you and hopefully see you soon.

It's also time to say goodbye to dinner parties with far too much good french wine.

John Kelly and Andy BoltonJenny Lovett and Suzie Crystal

Gerda Bolton, Andy Bolton, Jenny Lovett, John Kelly - Huelgoat B&B opening night

The tears are flowing now, so it is time to go, I hope you all stay with us in Spain


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  2. Good Luck on your next adventure, hope you enjoy it as good as when you were in France.