i am getting the g-funk outa here...
apologies for being distant for so long.... i got a lot of shit been going through my head of late and there wasn't a lot of point in writing shit cause i didn't know what was going on...
anyways... monday i sat the wife down and told her i needed a definite date for moving to france because i can't do this shit much longer and i need the light at the end of the tunnel and as a family we need to get out of the UK asap... i said so preferably, for me, that tunnel would be a fucking short one... she totally agreed. We have decided to finish painting the bathroom we had done (she chose the wrong colour) and put the house on the mkt straight away.
1; i've fallen out of love with this job over the last year. there's just so much govt intervention and spin in the equity and commodity mkts right now that it makes it a fucking joke to trade and in my mind, it aint about to change anytime soon
2; i've been doing it 14 years in May... i'm 36... when i look around... the amount of mentally and physically sound 40 year olds in this business is not a large number
3; for the kids... the younger they are when they move , i think the better
4; we have a big family in france... here we have my dad and stepmum, my cousin (who's a bit of a nob) and his wife and kids... and that's it... they can jump on a train 10 mins from where they live and be with us in an hour and 1/4 or jump in a car and be with us in 2.75 hrs.
5; the UK is fucked... the budget they just announced is gonna cripple this country... our debt is through the roof, we're going down the tubes and i'll be fucked if i'm staying on a sinking ship to wave the george cross... i wouldn't mind paying 50% tax if i got anything for my money and indeed i probably will in france... france is in a much better position economically and they actually have some industry aside from here, where we have finance... and we all know that's screwed going forwards for a long time
6; the same amount of people live in the uk as france and france is twice as big... i don't like crowded places.
7; i can probably afford to buy a house outright and have no mortgage when we move... and being debt free is the only way to be truly free.
8; the missus can get a job much easier over there, the kids are at an age now when they'll be both at some kind of schooling (also much better quality there than here) so she'll be free to work, which she needs.
9; french drivers are much more respectful of bikers
10; french women are much hotter
there you go... there are a few reasons... i'm sure the likes of the Lone Groover will be disgusted that i'm bailing out and i am so disparaging about the country that i grew up in but needs must... and as i said... i don't wanna be here when the ship goes down and i don't see a rally in house prices anytime soon that'd warrant me hanging onto the lovely house i have here and the great paying job just to knock that house out at a higher price 2-3 yrs down the line and arrive in france better off... if anything, house prices here are gonna shit the bed in the next year or so... and even if they don't, the pound sterling will... so it'll be worth fuck all in real terms anyways....