"Southern France", I say, and I can see the immediate effect- either this guy's got "brass" - "scudos" or he's lying!
Well, actually - neither! I live here - far from the madding crowd of Tourists, although the Meditteranean is only 10 miles away, or so, and Tourists, mainly lost, do pass through!
|Yes - I live in the South of France, but I have little to do with the typical tourist occupations!|
|My life is more that of the typical pensioner who has to live SOMEWHERE, and park benches are quite all right, by me!|
|And - yes, there are some traditions which are agreeable, because they're not only traditions, but can be seen day in, day out!|
They're for Tourists!
Since you have to live somewhere, why not choose the South of France instead of Grimsby....?
At least the heating costs are less, although nowadays the Air-Conditioning is taking over, and Summers become as expensive as Winters for the reverse - Cool down instead of warm up!
People always seem to assume Richness with the South of France, and it is exactly the same as elsewhere. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_France
There is EXCESSIVE richness, but also EXCESSIVE poverty. Nothing is spared, except the perpetual 40 days and 40 nights of dripping rain!
|(I only see a beach once a year, and not every year either!)|
It doesn't happen often, and I'm glad to have my permanent small Pension, thanks to the German authorities. If I hoped for things from the British Government, I could hope in extreme vain, in spite of my history of serving "Her Royal and Gracious Majesty" for years, so that other people in their own little corners of a far flung land could advance in their jobs, and finally have their little 2 up and 2 down - or more, protected of course, by their serving military, who they consider as "idiots" and "dispensible" - once they've done their job! That's probably why I have so little to do with such people - anywhere - even including my own family, in their own little worlds.
|This is the type of "home" people associate with me. Actually, there are only tourists who have such things....!|
Oh - hell - I'll leave them in their little worlds.......I'm off to the pool.....in my boat!
|Boat was mine - the Sea is public.....!||(in the background the village of Meze, Herault.- with something on fire!)|