Hi we have recently moved to Huelgoat, Brittany, France from Manchester in the UK. We have bought a semi derelict townhouse which we intend to renovate into a B&B. I will be keeping a daily blog of our trials, tribulations and triumphs.
Hope you enjoy the read
Website URL: http://jennyandjohninbrittany.blogspot.fr/
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- Post date: 18 September 2012
- Living in France
Well this is it, we’ve done it!!!!!!
We have sold up lock stock and barrel and moved to France, Huelgoat in Brittany to be precise and I would like to welcome you to join us on our adventure, I plan to complete a daily blog (well when the hangover or work do not get in the way) detailing the trials, tribulations and joys of renovating an old town house in to a luxury B&B. You will probably get to hear about the drunken antics, rows and tears as well, but John isn’t too happy about that bit, but hey ho, I’m the one typing!
Let me introduce ourselves, I’m Jenny, I’m 42 in my previous life I was a Quality Management Consultant (great title, I know and roughly translated it meant that I inspected adult social care accommodation). I left work full time approximately 18 months ago to work with John as his labourer come dogsbody, so my family thought I had already had my midlife crisis before setting out on this one.
John is 48 and 4 quarters, he’s still not got his head around being 49 (it was a recent event) and in his previous life he had been a self employed builder for over, well lets just say a very long time.
We met a few years ago and had the same outlook on life and
easy going nature, which is going to be essential for living in a house with no
water, electric or other essentials. First tip of the day is to be very wary of
French estate agent particulars, as we apparently bought a house with
electricity and water!!!!!!!!
Everybody has seen the TV programmes and read the magazines about how fabulous it is to renovate a property abroad, this blog will give you a realistic, detailed account of what it is really like, including leaving children and parents behind, made doubly difficult as one child (she will not be pleased at being called a child) is currently 6 months pregnant with her first child, am I going to be nominated for mum of the year??????read our full blog at http://jennyandjohninbrittany.blogspot.com