Many thanks to our great friend (and high-minded painter) Andy Baird, who both conceived and jump started this attempt to contemporaneously record at least some of the eventings of one move abroad. Regarding content, the narrower column on the left is the supposedly more timeless and reference stuff; ongoing entries are in the larger-width column on the right of the script below - following the (red)


by-line below. The plan is for these at least to be augmented over time.

It should also follow, therefore, that the most recently added post will always be at the top of this right-hand column; so if you want to get a flavour from earlier times, scroll and start NEARER TO or EVEN AT THE BOTTOM (only, please, please if you chose this option, allow yourself a series of snack-breaks; it can be repetitive, and boredom is guaranteed to increase with intensity of effort!)- but ANY comments are not only also welcomed ->but positively encouraged

Remember this folks ......

Remember this folks ......

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Farewell to the Renault

Domestically, we have finally both changed our car AND bought a big-dish statellite system –off of a real live Del-boy. After five years it has to be said faithful service, the (red) Renault 19 has goan. As one with Ballymena blood, the replacement -and equally basic, but rather nice 10-year old (deep maroon, don't you know) Honda Civic Aerodeck (Estate)- exhibits the principal feature of an almost 5000 Euro price tag . Added to a 20% exchange rate drop -for as long as it might last, we basically continue to top up living expenses from UK sterling funds- and a noticeable upwards creep in prices, we still sometimes wonder how we are in the position, but somehow or other we are, even if one of our recent visitors started a story with something like “If only you`d managed to stay at home and make it all work …..” We`re lovin` it!
Keep in touch, come and see us, but mostly, take care.

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