Budgets and reports and a big leap of faith

We signed the deal and pushed the button leaving us 10 days of final reflection. It turned out late in the events, that the septic tanks had quite a few remarks in a report we hadn’t seen. There were no further investigations, which left us with no idea about the costs of getting them up…

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Visit in Denmark

I feel we’ve been on the road for the past 10 days. We’re back in Denmark for a short stop. Mainly to talk to the bank but also to attend an invitation. We’re staying in my parents summerhouse in Tibirke, which is awesome in autumn. I love having the forest next door and seeing all…

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Challenged by compromise

After four weeks of fruitless househunting our faith and plans are challenged when we see yet another house that we don’t like or that doesn’t suit our criteria. It almost feels impossible at times. We had big hopes for a house in La Penne that we saw last Tuesday. Teis found the add and it…

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Househunting and homeschooling

We got our first rejection today. We made an offer on the pink house and they rejected it, not even offering a contra offer. Our real estate agent said that the house was set way too expensive, which was why we tried in the first place. The real estate market here is quite different from…

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First day in France

We made it. We’re finally here. We arrived yesterday in Toulon and picked-up a car and drove to Fayence/Tourrettes where we have rented a 60m2 holiday home until the 26th of September. The drive to Fayence, shopping for the first groceries and Teis cooking his Spaghetti Bolognese feels like coming home. Seeing the kids eat…

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Melancholia and the urge to plan things

Today I received the confirmation that Aya is officially signed out of her school from July 2018. Things are getting real these days. It’s exciting but it also fills me with a melancholy I can’t define. There’s an ambiguity to saying goodbye and at the same time embracing new adventures around the corner. We’re acting…

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Where the hills are green and the sky is blue

Why do you always see the perfect place from a distance and it’s not for sale? Can you see the house on the photo? Placed amidst green hills, in a quiet setting on the other side of an almost uninhabited medieval village. All you hear is the great blue sky. I imagine life in a…

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