Scope for Next Year

Now that ~1200 pages of Brexit folly have been published the mind turns to the legitimacy of our stay here in France. As far as we can tell we have done all the necessary documentation and we bought the house over two years ago now. This move was partially caused by all the Brexit bollocks in the UK media. But also, it was a simple choice, we could afford a house in France and not in the UK. Certainly, one this size with river frontage in Surrey would be way, way, outside our budget, I would estimate at least ten times what we paid for this. Fingers crossed we shall be able to stay. Things are different here, there is often some well-considered thought process about how things are done, much less show.

I was also getting fed up with all the BS and “Look at Me” in the UK self-promotion. Maybe one day England will realise it is no longer a world power, and Britannia no longer rules the waves. Its handling of the pandemic is not “world beating” either….The tensions in the untied kingdom (Word does not like me calling it untied) have risen thanks to the entitled London-centred universe.

There are two decisions upcoming. The first one is do I pay the ~£150 to get the patent application examined or do I let it lapse. This is not a big one.

The second decision maybe to do with having my pin removed. I’ll have to think a bit more about this one. I am due a cancer follow up colonoscopy in July. So, I don’t really want to be in and out of hospital any more than I need. I will possibly get a general anaesthetic for this, that is how they do them here.

Because of my underlying health conditions, I should be able to have an early vaccination against SARS-CoV-2.

The electrician /plumber is coming in January to quote for our new kitchen. Which means late January and most of February we will be clearing out all the old fitments and sorting out the walls.

The early part of 2021 looks to be DIY. Once spring comes there is always a lot more to do in the garden. We have planted loads of bulbs and are looking forward to them, especially the blue bells. There are loads of daffs for Dewi-Sant. We put some out on the road, a bit less obvious than flying a flag.

The year has a DIY start with some hospital fun in summer…

And that is about it…

The virus numbers here are starting to creep up, so one more confinement / lock down looks to be on the cards…

Which means more click and collect and not leaving the compound…