Saturday, April 18, 2009

Love thy neighbour?

It has been more than a year since I did the first Blog which was happy happy happy; how things change. So guess it is good to look back to how it all started and subsequently went wrong!... Here goes....

In 2007 our French next door neighbour (French Bird) was visiting her holiday home and we were discussing how changing your lifestyle can sometimes lead to a better quality of life.

She was fed up with her hectic life in Paris and had dreams of living permanently in rural France so we jokingly said we should buy a local bar/tabac which was for sale.

This conversation led us both to believe it would be a dramatically different lifestyle and could be great fun so we pursued the idea with great pleasure and enjoyment.

First stop was for me to negotiate a 'good' price for the business and when this was eventually agreed with the current owner we started work on the long list of requirements for registering a business in France, arranging bank loans and undertaking the formidable process of applying to become 'Buralists de Tabac'.

It took many months and we supported each other as best we could as we went through each of the difficult tasks needed to make our dream become real. These processes forged a very strong relationship between us; or so I thought. How sad can life be?

1 comment: said...

It is our perception that creates "right" or "wrong". Open to all of your experience being a gift, and it IS and then we are not stuck in the mire of our mind and we continue flowing free of expectations. In this way, no matter our doing we enjoy it.