We share our time between both locations Warwick. We also have friends who do the same.....between the U.K and Andros, the U.K and France, and the U.K and Cyprus. Only one, (who is half Greek) has a passport for both countries. For some of us it is unrealistic to cut all our ties with the U.K. full time. - There are often occasions I wish I was on Crete all year round, but as I type this I am in France on holiday, and having been back in the U.K. for a couple of months with family, and now driving across Europe again. - We enjoy the lifestyle we have for now. Of course it is all ‘under threat’ with Brexit, which is such a shame, as I have always thought of myself as European.....not just British.
Last night I got in to conversation with a Dutch lady. She has just retired as a university lecturer, and she and her small dog are driving down to Spain and Portugal for the winter. It is the first time she has been able to enjoy such a long holiday due to work commitments. - Her little dog was a ‘rescue dog’ from Zakynthos. She asked me why we are all crazy in the U.K. and want to leave the EU? - I told her I was the wrong person for her to be speaking to! I have to admit I envy the way she can move around the EU without any restrictions, and I dread what Brexit might bring. This morning I spoke to a retired couple from Dijon who were on their way home from a touring holiday along the south coast of the U.K. They said they wanted to do it before Brexit, as they had their dog with them, so were worried about ‘Pet Passports’ etc if the U.K. crashes out of the EU. Everyone here thinks the British are raving mad, and are sad to see us leave, yet if you listen to the Brexiteers they tell us the French as a nation hate us. (Do these people have a Napoleonic mentality?) It is not my own experience of the French.
The Guardian this afternoon reports that the EU was approached by MP’s about an extension to the ‘no deal bill’ before the bill was passed. Brexiteers are now complaining about that, and saying it is an example of the EU meddling in U.K. affairs. If the MP’s had not done it, and an extension had been refused, the Brexiteers would then have complained that unnecessary time had been wasted trying to get the unobtainable! - I think the name ’remoaners’ would be better suited to the Boris and his mates!
Nicholas Soames has done an interview with The Times that is an interesting read.....if anyone has the time.