Hi everybody, welcome to 2018 !
Upon applying for my various pensions, last year, 47 years after joining the army, it has become obvious that the accumulated pensions can not even cover the cost of our, modest, self-sufficiency lifestyle. And, if anybody thinks that we are going to work on, a bit longer, and pay even more taxes and pension contributions, just so that we can put butter on our self made bread, think again
For years I have enjoyed moaning about how corrupt and wrong the system in which we live is, not anymore, THEY are not worth my breath or contemplation, it's time to do something else !
So, we are planning to sell everything that we have and go on tour. We recently bought a caravan and our old car can pull it, so we are doing all of our admin and getting ready. I thought that selling the horses would be hard, one advert and they were sold the next morning, yesterday. Though I think that we will hurt a while longer, my horse was born here, on our plot, as were her 4 siblings, so they were like children to us.
I'm also expecting it to be hard to sell our house, which we designed ourselves and which took me 10 years to complete, doing 90% of the work myself, and our extensive gardens and orchard which have fed us throughout. Water was never a problem, you should have seen me sweating
If we can get our asking price, and all goes well, we hope to head South, from Berlin, around Autumn. Over into France, across to Spain & Portugal, and aiming to over-winter right and left of Gib., as the wind blows us. Our interests are: Beautiful nature, the bird and the bees, wildlife, especially wild living wolves and bears, archeology, Stone & Bronze Age sites, high quality organic food, plonk and of course horses. So, if any of you have any useful tips of where to go and what to see, we shall be most grateful.
I hope that you all enjoy this year as much as we plan to, welcome to 2018 !