This is my last entry to this blog.
I started by asking a question - can a metrogay from the big, bad city give up this life in favour of a rural life in the French countryside, or should he try to share the best of both worlds.
Well, you know I just spent a year living that rural life. It was amazing. Having had my house for many years I have made some friends who are now friends for life. You find some wonderful moments in the smallest things, and you find some days where you wonder what the hell you're doing here.
I have found, and it's only my opinion, that the place and the people are what you make of them. This is a truly wonderful place and the friends I have met I wouldn't swap for anything.
But I also must admit that, being a Cityboy, there are many things I love more - seeing friends I've known all my life anytime I want, Marks & Spencer, theatre, cinema anytime, English food, the wonderful smell of the city, there's so much more. And thankfully I'm still young enough to enjoy it all.
I'm back in France soon, and my view is that I will continue to have the best of the city and the French countryside. So if you ever feel like selling up in Britain lock stock and barrel, remember this - France IS fantastic, the people are lovely, but it is a foreign land, so learn the language, understand their ways, accept it will be different, but always remember that you are British. Remember that we are neighbours and while we may pretend to love to annoy each other, we went to all the trouble of building a tunnel under the sea to be closer, so we probably all like each other a lot more than we are willing to admit.
And for those who really want to know, I'm still looking for my Mr Right, there have been some nearly Right's along the way, but real love is a special thing and having tasted it once or twice before, I'm happy to wait until the real thing happens again.
Take care, and thanks for reading my blog these last four years. Maybe see you on a train sometime sous la Manche.
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