Sunday, January 04, 2015

30 years; a special anniversary

On the evening of 1st January 1985 we went aboard the night ferry to Le Havre. Sometime during that night we crossed into French waters and the start of our new lives.

I’ve now been living in France for more than half of my life. In June 1985 we were married at the Town hall in La Rochelle and in September 1990 we became duel nationals of France and the UK. Out three children were all born in La Rochelle.

People thought that we were both mad to give up our "secure" careers as bank clerks – we didn’t know it at the time, but there were many rounds of redundancies to follow in banking.

You only get one life. We don’t regret our choice at all. We’ve had our share of ups and downs – mainly ups, I’m happy to say.


keith said...

I had the chance to go and live in France when I was younger, but I never took it. I was hesitant for some reason that I can't even remember now. I was a fool, and you have no idea how much I regret it now. The most stupid decision I ever made was to stay in this hell hole of a country as it has now become!

I can still spend holiday time in France each year with my family and friends, but it's not the same.

I am a robot!

Coline said...

Oh,Anji! The move to the dark side has usually signalled the end of blogging for so many who's works I once read...

Donald Bell said...

I agree with Coline, don't give up your blogging!!

(Don's Thoughts V)

Anji Knutsen said...

Keith: I wonder what we would have been doing now if we'd have stayed in the UK. A robot?

Coline: I hope to resist.

Don: I'll try not to give up. it's good to see you back again