I am sorry you have taken offence. I am afraid it is not quite as easy for me to just jump up and fly over, you see I am 75% disabled and rely on my wife for much.
Unfortunately with no living relations and no one to care for me it would be very difficult at this time for us to go on holiday leaving six animals at short notice, bring them (impossible at this time).
My wife cannot make a scouting mission because there is no one to look after me, in addition we are having to move at this moment due to local problems with spring water where we are. This we will be based on a remote farm where I have no Internet links. Threfore this is the last week I can regularly use this board.
We are in the process of arranging our affairs, learning to read and write greek with a couple of other languages to back it up. We are doing our best to read ans assimulate as much knowledge as possible. I am desperately trying to get fitter. However there is nothing better than local knowledge is there.......so you all have that and when and if I aquire it I will happily pass it on too.
Out of the blue came a contract for my wife to work on and with a large water sports equipment concern with openings in other countries. I used to swim and dive, I am accomplished with boats and I accounts for hundresds of lives saved. When you are diabled you will find that there are only really three places you are really free, behind the wheel of a car, in freefall from a plane (done that, got T-Shirt) and in the sea.
Starting a business.........not my original intention at all, I have to point out I do not need to work. However if I can do something that I enjoy and at the age of 52 have an even better and more secure life do you not think I might owe it to my wife to try after all since 1998 she's only had 25% of what she married.
Have we become so self centred and bereft of compassion, care, interest to and in to each other, that we cannot freely exchange knowledge and advice. If that is the case why do we join forums such as this? Sureley it can't be for the purpose of sniping at each other, apart from good natured banter, if I am in a position to either dispense my knowledge or advice I freely will.