Guy M wrote:Hi
I should apologise - I wrote the original post while waiting for an oil change at the local garage (cost, about half of the same car in the U.K.) so was probably a bit irritated. But I do think there is a moment of truth facing many expats all over Europe and the future may not be pretty. Also, out of sight does mean out of mind - the government is talking about slaughtering thousands of lambs in case of a No Deal; apart from being an abomination to do such a thing, it does illustrate the scale of the problems being faced - people running low on money here is likely to be treated as collateral damage. Joking aside, everyone should have a get out plan and not rely on the government to provide relief. Sorry to be gloomy.
Agreed. A chilling statement from May a while back included the idea that, if expats lost reciprocal health service rights, they could just pop back to the UK for treatment. Er, that's a little tricky if you have nowhere to live, are not signed up with a GP and, presumably, are rather ill.
Our first steps are to investigate low-rent areas close to a relative or friends who might be able to help out here and there. South Wales is looking favourite for a number of reasons. We'll be sounding out locals here with a view to giving power of attorney to someone trustworthy in return for a commission on an eventual sale (if, indeed, it proves possible to sell). In minor news, it appears to be much more difficult to get our pet parrot back to the UK than it was to export her to Greece in the first place. MrsB has had this bird for over 40 years and would be heartbroken to leave her behind. Seems like a small thing, but it isn't.
What a colossal cockup.