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The pick of this month’s mus­ings

It’s a funny feel­ing for me when the mag­a­zine lands every month. Ex­cite­ment at the prospect of hav­ing some new, in­ter­est­ing read­ing ma­te­rial, prop­er­ties to look at and the puz­zles to keep my mind busy but also huge dis­ap­point­ment and frus­tra­tion that I’m still re­sid­ing in cold, rainy Eng­land when oth­ers are fol­low­ing their dreams. What is the prob­lem? I hear you ask, well… it’s not lo­ca­tion, as I know where I want to be (Agde); it’s not fi­nance as we have equity in our UK home. It’s all the other ‘smaller’ is­sues. My chil­dren are still young so would need a good school; what is the univer­sity sit­u­a­tion? Can they learn to drive (I’ve never seen a learner on the road)? I would want some­where I can meet like-minded peo­ple and my hus­band wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to job-search­ing. By the time I’ve stressed about all these things I’ve to­tally given up on the dream. So, what should I do? My hus­band’s so­lu­tion is to wait un­til the chil­dren fin­ish school in 10 years how­ever, this prospect makes me feel ridicu­lously sad. I won­der if any other read­ers feel this way? I won­der if I’ll ever get to live ‘ la belle vie’.

The au­thor of this month’s star let­ter WINS a bot­tle of Waf­flart-briet Cu­vée Pres­tige cham­pagne, worth £29 (rawfrance.com / wbcham­pagne.com)

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