Hello, my name is Chrissie, welcome to my blog.
I am a 62 years old Silver Surfer who will very probably make a pig’s ear of this, but, sometimes, a pig’s ear can turn into a silk purse! One can but hope!
Since March 2007, I have been living in France with some members of my family, in fact, there are three generations of my family living in France. But, the majority of my family members still live in the UK. Having said that, I have family living all around the globe, eg Australia, New Zealand and Germany. However, don’t ask me about exact locations, I haven’t got the foggiest!
I have been married to Tom for over a quarter of a century. As he sometimes reminds me, a prison life sentence could be shorter than that, with parole! Tom is 65 years old with a very droll sense of humour that he has developed through the years, but he does need it, he lives with me and he is in very poor health. In fact, neither of us enjoys good health, Tom has emphysema and I’m a diabetic with a dicky ticker! What the heck, others are much worse off where health is concerned.
We love France, it is a beautiful country with so much space and such a lot to offer, if it were not for the bureaucrats and a Napoleonic judicial timeline that strips human rights like an onion skin!
So, what is my blog about? It’s about living life as hobos in France, with no human rights. What human rights am I talking about? That’s easy, the right to a home that’s not a tent, the right to peaceful enjoyment of a home that’s not a tent, the right to at least adequate healthcare, the right to be heard, the right to live our autumn years as we planned during 79 combined years of working hard and raising our family. Sadly, all those rights have been layers of onion skin since July 2007!
To reiterate, we love France, it’s a wonderful environment in which to live – as long as you belong here! More about the latter will unfold through the pages to come. Suffice to say, the following words will live with me and my family for many years to come, “This is the reality for you in France, Madame.”
This is a serious blog. But, I am often told by folks that I have a really good sense of humour! Let’s see if those folks are right!
Thank you for reading, so far!